Book Reviews

Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 05:01

'Killing Patton' by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard goes on sale Sept. 23.

        
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Time to check in for riveting 'Paying Guests'

USAToday Books - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 13:00

Sarah Waters' latest, set in 1922 England, involves secret lovers and a murder trial.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 05:00

Spend your weekend reading a new biography of comedian Bill Cosby.

        
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'How We Learn' looks at how our brains work

USAToday Books - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 15:55

New research sheds light on how best to study.

        
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Author Beth Cato on her fantasy heroine

USAToday Books - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:03

The author of 'The Clockwork Dagger' writes about the inspiration behind her heroine.

        
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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Cosby: His Life and Times’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:33
Mark Whitaker discusses his new biography of Bill Cosby, and Jeff Hobbs talks about “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace.”






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ArtsBeat: The Bradbury Chronicles: Hundreds of Items Owned by Author Going to Auction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:56
Items including awards and even bottles of wine owned by Bradbury are to be auctioned this month.






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Children's Books: ‘Nest,’ by Esther Ehrlich

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:59
In this middle-grade novel, a girl finds a way forward after the loss of her mother.
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Children's Books: ‘Belzhar,’ by Meg Wolitzer

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:58
Students at a therapeutic boarding school discover a way to return to the past, before their personal traumas.
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‘Neverhome,’ by Laird Hunt

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:53
Disguised as a man, Laird Hunt’s heroine joins the Union Army.
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Margaret Forster’s ‘Unknown Bridesmaid’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:53
A child psychologist is troubled by her own adolescence.
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Author's Note: Be Polite With Your Books

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:52
The etiquette of borrowing, recommending and reshelving books.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:52
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:52
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:51
Ian McEwan, whose novel “The Children Act” is No. 4 on the hardcover fiction list, keeps a tally on his website of academic dissertations and theses discussing his work.
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Bookshelf: Laughs

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:51
New picture books include Mac Barnett’s “Sam and Dave Dig a Hole.”
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Deborah Levy’s ‘Black Vodka’ and ‘Things I Don’t Want to Know’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:48
In two books, Deborah Levy explores exile, estrangement and the deferral of desire.
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‘The Paying Guests,’ by Sarah Waters

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:48
In Sarah Waters’s novel of illicit love in 1920s London, a widow and her spinster daughter take a young couple into their home.
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‘A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing,’ by Eimear McBride

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:47
An Irish woman leaves behind a sick brother and an abusive home life in this coming-of-age novel.
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‘Stone Mattress,’ by Margaret Atwood

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:47
There’s plenty of life left in the aging protagonists of Margaret Atwood’s “tales.”
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