Book Reviews

Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 12/28/2014 - 05:00

'The Rosie Project' gets a sequel.

        
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Marilyn Johnson digs deep in 'Lives in Ruins'

USAToday Books - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 13:00

Author profiles dedicated archaeologists in the Caribbean and Mediterranean.

       
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 05:00

Spend your weekend reading about the talents and demons of comedian Richard Pryor.

        
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ArtsBeat: The Blame Game: Karen Armstrong Talks About ‘Fields of Blood’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 14:39
Ms. Armstrong discusses her new book, which examines the relationship between religion and violence throughout history.






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‘The Lives of Others,’ by Neel Mukherjee

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:51
In the 1960s, a middle-class urbanite leaves Calcutta to join the Maoist rebellion.
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‘Why Homer Matters,’ by Adam Nicolson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:51
For the voyager Adam Nicolson, Homer is impossible to understand while sitting behind a desk.
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‘Hand to Mouth,’ by Linda Tirado

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:51
The plight of the working poor, from an author with firsthand experience.
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‘Me, Myself, and Us,’ by Brian R. Little

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:50
A look at science on personality, and ways of understanding different traits, including your own.
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‘How to Be a Victorian,’ by Ruth Goodman

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:50
From dawn to dusk, a social historian sees for herself the intricacies of life in Victorian England.
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‘Havel: A Life,’ by Michael Zantovsky

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:50
A playwright turned statesman, Vaclav Havel came to embody the soul of post-Communist Czechoslovakia.
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‘How We Got to Now,’ by Steven Johnson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:50
Steven Johnson explores the ramifications, good and bad, of six technologies that have changed the world.
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Will Self’s ‘Shark’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:50
Will Self’s follow-up to “Umbrella” is set in the 1970s but pivots around a nightmarish episode from World War II.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:29
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:23
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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The Shortlist: Laura Kipnis’s ‘Men,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:23
New books by Michael Hofmann, Rebecca Solnit, Adam Kirsch and Laura Kipnis.
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Open Book: Anna’s Triumph

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:03
A century and more ago, quibbles about “Anna Karenina” could be found in The Times.
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Letters: ‘Without You, There Is No Us’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:01
Readers respond to recent reviews of Suki Kim’s memoir about time spent in North Korea, Karen Armstrong’s “Fields of Blood” and more.
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:01
Marie Kondo’s “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” admonishes readers to get rid of any belongings that fail to “spark joy.”
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Love and Lust recs: 'Christmas, Snow and ... a Merman?' 'Naughty and Nice'

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 23:18

HEA contributor Becky Condit recs Christmas reads by Beany Sparks and Jet Mykles.

        
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All about female PI's from the perspective of a fictional one

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 23:02

S.L. Ellis' Lane Changes is out now. Her lead character clues us in on what it's like to be a female private investigator.

        
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