Book Reviews

Gamache returns in Penny's 'Long Way Home'

USAToday Books - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:34

So much for retirement as the detective is pulled into a missing-persons case.

        
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John Grisham takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

USAToday Books - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:10

He did it with a cigar in his mouth.

        
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'Not Ourselves' delves into the American dream

USAToday Books - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 13:03

It's an ambitious, beautifully written novel about ambition and what it can do and not do.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 05:04

The new Louise Penny mystery 'The Long Way Home' goes on sale on Aug. 26.

        
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'Outlander' Episode 3: Mandi and Michelle share their takes

USAToday Books - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 21:04

HEA contributors Mandi and Michelle share their thoughts on episode three of 'Outlander.'

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 05:02

Spend your weekend reading Helen Thorpe's revealing 'Soldier Girls.'

        
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Martin: More 'flexibility' to kill 'GOT' characters

USAToday Books - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:52

If you need us, we'll be crying in the corner.

        
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Children's Books: ‘Anatomy of a Misfit,’ by Andrea Portes

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
In this young adult novel, a teenager indulges a rebellious streak lurking beneath her “apple pie” appearance.






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‘The New Arabs,’ by Juan Cole

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
A professor surveys youth uprisings in the Middle East.






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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
Paperback books of particular interest.






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Children's Books: ‘El Deafo,’ by Cece Bell

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
Making new friends at school can be tough, but doing so while wearing a bulky hearing aid? That requires superpowers!






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‘How We Learn,’ by Benedict Carey

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
Drudgery may not be the key to success, research shows.






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‘Whatever Happened to the Metric System?’ by John Bemelmans Marciano

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
Most of the world is on the metric system; why isn’t America?






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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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‘Powers of Two’ by Joshua Wolf Shenk

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
Joshua Wolf Shenk challenges the notion of the lone genius.






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‘The Teacher Wars,’ by Dana Goldstein

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
Dana Goldstein surveys the history of American public education and offers suggestions for its reform.






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‘The Brown Reader,’ Edited by Judy Sternlight

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
Memories of Brown University to mark its 250th anniversary.






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‘Building a Better Teacher’ and ‘Getting Schooled’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
Two books assess the state of public education and the realities facing instructors today.






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Children’s Books: ‘The Fourteenth Goldfish,’ by Jennifer L. Holm

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
Galileo. Newton. Salk. Curie. Science can change the world, but has Ellie’s grandfather gone too far?






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Children’s Books: Kate DiCamillo’s ‘Leroy Ninker Saddles Up,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
The characters in three books for early readers are propelled by their self-deception and passion.






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