Book Reviews

In David Denby's 'Lit Up,' teaching teens to love books

USAToday Books - Wed, 02/17/2016 - 17:20

The author goes inside the classroom as high-school sophomores tackle literary classics.

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Children’s Books: ‘Over-Scheduled Andrew,’ by Ashley Spires

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 02/17/2016 - 11:31
A new picture book about a harried little bird takes aim at the current vogue for jam-packing children’s days with adult-run activities.

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‘Ginny Gall,’ by Charlie Smith

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 02/17/2016 - 05:30
Charlie Smith’s coming-of-age novel examines black suffering, aspiration and endurance in the Jim Crow South.

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‘West of Eden,’ by Jean Stein

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/16/2016 - 15:26
“West of Eden” gives a sort of aerial view of five Los Angeles clans that amassed fortunes in the 20th century.

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‘Indentured,’ by Joe Nocera and Ben Strauss

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/16/2016 - 15:13
How the N.C.A.A. went from protecting student-athletes to exploiting them.

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Bookends: Where Do You Draw the Line Between Commercial and Literary Fiction?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/16/2016 - 12:53
James Parker and Rivka Galchen on where they draw the boundary — if they do — between commercial and literary fiction.

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William Shatner remembers his friend Leonard Nimoy in new book

USAToday Books - Mon, 02/15/2016 - 12:38

A friendship forged over 50 years and 'Star Trek.'

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Author Pat Conroy has pancreatic cancer

USAToday Books - Mon, 02/15/2016 - 09:38

Conroy's best sellers include 'The Prince of Tides' and 'The Great Santini.'

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‘A Mother’s Reckoning,’ by Sue Klebold

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 02/15/2016 - 05:00
The mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the Columbine killers, writes about how well she knew — and didn’t know — her own son.

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King, Abrams team for time-travel thriller '11.22.63'

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/14/2016 - 14:53

James Franco heads back to the past to stop the Kennedy assassination.

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Jhumpa Lahiri's 'In Other Words' fails to translate

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/14/2016 - 14:00

The acclaimed novelist travels to Italy to learn, and write in, the language.

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Kids' picture books celebrate black history

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/14/2016 - 08:00

Inspirational tales of Frederick Douglass and a heroic trash collector in New Orleans.

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/14/2016 - 06:01

Look for new books by Kate Hudson, William Shatner and Sue Klebold.

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300-pound woman climbed Kilimanjaro — twice

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/14/2016 - 01:17

She failed in between the two hikes, still weighs a lot but is learning to gain power over food.

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Stephen Harrigan's 'Friend' delivers a very human Lincoln

USAToday Books - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 14:02

The fine novel 'A Friend of Lincoln' deftly blends fact and fiction.

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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 06:00

Spend your weekend reading a new novel about painter Georgia O'Keeffe.

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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Love and Death

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 15:43
Andrew Solomon discusses five new books about death and dying; Alexandra Fuller talks about Olga Grushin’s “Forty Rooms”; and readers recommend books for Valentine’s Day.

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‘Weathering,’ by Lucy Wood

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:10
The beauty and humanity of a daughter’s remembrance drive this debut novel.

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‘The Narrow Door,’ by Paul Lisicky

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:10
A memoir illuminates two momentous relationships.

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Children’s Books: ‘The Red Hat,’ ‘The Story of Snowflake and Inkdrop’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:09
Four picture books follow the many courses of love, from first meetings to the pain of separation.

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