Book Reviews

‘A Brief History of Seven Killings,’ by Marlon James

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:47
Marlon James’s novel examines complicated politics and the growth of gang violence in Jamaica.
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ArtsBeat: Filling In an ’80s Comic With Real Graffiti Tags

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:05
The creators of the first issue of DMC, a new series of comics, are using tags belonging to real graffiti artists.






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Lincoln, Great Manipulator of the press

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:51

New book examines the relationship between the president and newspapers of his day.

       
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Atul Gawande: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:00
The author, most recently, of “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” is a great fan of Dr. Watson: “He is intelligent, observant and faithful, the way we want all doctors to be.”






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Excerpt from Neil Gaiman's 'Trigger Warning'

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 04:03

Read an excerpt and see the cover of his new short story collection.

       
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J.K. Rowling is NOT writing a 'romantic' novel

USAToday Books - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:22

She's refuting a report in the 'Daily Mail.'

       
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Cary Elwes tops Neil Patrick Harris on list

USAToday Books - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:06

'The Hot Zone' is a best seller again, 20 years later.

       
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'Best American' writing in comics, stories, more

USAToday Books - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:39

Annual collections provide a taste of the 'best' American writing.

       
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Bookends: What’s the Most Terrifying Book You’ve Ever Read?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:13
Francine Prose and Ayana Mathis discuss their scariest reading experiences.






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Leon Panetta’s ‘Worthy Fights’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:02
Leslie H. Gelb reviews Leon Panetta’s memoir, which recounts a career in public service, including stints as White House chief of staff, director of the C.I.A. and defense secretary.






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Fallon wants your baby's first word to be 'Dada'

USAToday Books - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:21

Fallon is influencing babies everywhere.

       
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ArtsBeat: Toni Morrison Papers Will Go To Princeton

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 13:20
The Nobel Laureate taught at the university from 1989 to 2006.






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Dark satire 'Beautiful You' takes on modern erotica

USAToday Books - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 12:00

Chuck Palahniuk takes on the culture of modern erotica and fame in 'Beautiful You.'

       
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 04:00

Spend your weekend reading 'Deep Dark Down.'

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 04:00

John Grisham's new legal thriller goes on sale Oct. 21.

       
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'Ruth's Journey': No 'Gone With the Wind'

USAToday Books - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:53

Imagined story of 'Gone With the Wind's Mammy finds slave's repressed dreams, little fury

       
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Princeton will house the papers of author Toni Morrison

USAToday Books - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 11:47

Princeton made the announcement Friday, shortly before the 83-year-old Morrison took part in a forum at the school.

       
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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: The Story of Us

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 15:14
Christine Kenneally discusses “The Invisible History of the Human Race,” and Zephyr Teachout talks about “Corruption in America.”






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ArtsBeat: Elmore Leonard’s Papers (and Hawaiian Shirts) Go to University

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:24
The University of South Carolina has acquired more than 150 boxes of materials for Elmore Leonard’s archive.






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Bookshelf: The Dark

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:40
New picture books include Lizi Boyd’s “Flashlight” and Madeline Valentine’s “George in the Dark.”
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