Book Reviews

Bookends: What’s Become of the So-Called Literary Bad Boy?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 12:39
William S. Burroughs was born 100 years ago this month. James Parker and Rivka Galchen discuss where literary bad boys live today.
    





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Dan Stevens, Jake Gyllenhaal score Audie nominations

USAToday Books - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 07:38
In other books news, Mavis Gallant dies at 91 and Knopf announces new Murakami novel.
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Shalvis and Higgins: Regrets … they've had a few

USAToday Books - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 07:35
In honor of Jill's new Once in a Lifetime, she and Wonder Twin Kristan share a few of their regrets.
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Authors share their favorites from J.D. Robb's In Death series

USAToday Books - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 07:26
As Concealed in Death comes out, HEA asked romance authors to share what they love most about J.D. Robb's In Death series.
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Astronaut is lost in space in thrilling 'Martian'

USAToday Books - Mon, 02/17/2014 - 06:42
Andy Weir's new space thriller is headed to the big screen.
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New thriller due from J.K. Rowling

USAToday Books - Mon, 02/17/2014 - 05:04
She's back as her alter ego, Robert Galbraith
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Children’s Books: ‘Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy,’ by Karen Foxlee

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 22:06
In Karen Foxlee’s novel, set in a strange, wintry city, an unlikely heroine discovers an imprisoned boy who asks for her help.
    





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The Shortlist: ‘Annihilation,’ by Jeff VanderMeer, and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 22:06
New books by Jeff VanderMeer, Adam Sternbergh and Paulette Jiles.
    





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'Network,' mad as hell and right about the future

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 20:28
Dave Itzkoff's new book looks back at the brilliant 1976 movie 'Network.'
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Ready for more Rowling? Robert Galbraith returns

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 20:02
In June, J.K. Rowling will deliver the second mystery written as Robert Galbraith.
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 06:37
Alice Hoffman's new historical novel goes on sale Feb. 18.
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 02/15/2014 - 01:24
Spend your weekend with Daniel Jones and 'Love Illuminated.'
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'Speculation' finds trivia in divorce

USAToday Books - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 21:35
Jenny Offill's brief, elliptical novel about a marriage is filled with sorrow.
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Children's Books: ‘Grasshopper Jungle,’ by Andrew Smith

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:13
In Andrew Smith’s novel, a sexually confused 16-year-old chronicles the world’s demise brought on by praying mantises.
    





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Children’s Books: Sharon Robinson’s ‘Under the Same Sun,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:12
How to teach children about the violent past or the pain of abandonment? Three picture books offer some tools.
    





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Children’s Books: ‘Zane and the Hurricane,’ by Rodman Philbrick

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:12
Trapped in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, this novel’s young hero teams up with an aging musician and a feisty girl.
    





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‘Abraham Joshua Heschel,’ by Shai Held

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:11
Shai Held examines the theology of Abraham Joshua Heschel against the background of contemporary thinkers.
    





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‘Our Mathematical Universe,’ by Max Tegmark

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:11
An M.I.T. physicist takes a speculative look at space, time and the possibility of parallel universes.
    





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‘A Dreadful Deceit,’ by Jacqueline Jones

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:11
A historian argues that America’s supposed racial problems are in fact caused by economic exploitation.
    





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Crime: ‘Love Story, With Murders,’ by Harry Bingham, and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:10
In Harry Bingham’s “Love Story, With Murders,” Fiona Griffiths is still spending quality time in the morgue.
    





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