Book Reviews

The Shortlist: Katherine Heiny’s ‘Single, Carefree, Mellow,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:37
New books by Katherine Heiny, Megan Mayhew Bergman, Mark Kurlansky and Shelly Oria.






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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:36
Paperback books of particular interest.






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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:36
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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‘Ideas of Order,’ by Neil L. Rudenstine

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:35
A guide to Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets, and an argument that they contain an underlying narrative.






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Open Book: Reading in Transit

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:35
The photographer Reinier Gerritsen captures the reading habits of New York’s subway riders.






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Scott Blackwood’s ‘See How Small’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:35
Inspired by real events, Scott Blackwood’s novel imagines the aftermath of the murder of three teenage girls.






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‘The Sacrifice,’ by Joyce Carol Oates

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:35
In Joyce Carol Oates’s novel, a teenage girl is the alleged victim of a brutal rape.






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‘The Girl From Human Street,’ by Roger Cohen

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:35
From Lithuania to South Africa, England, America and Israel, a journalist chronicles his family’s story of repeated upheaval.






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‘The Girl on the Train,’ by Paula Hawkins

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:35
A psychological thriller of intersecting lives and betrayals.






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Letters: ‘Among the Disrupted’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:35
Readers respond to a recent essay by Leon Wieseltier.






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Crime: Tom Cooper’s ‘The Marauders,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:35
Every last one of the gaudy characters in Tom Cooper’s first novel, “The Marauders,” has a story to tell about life on the Gulf Coast.






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‘A Theory of the Drone,’ by Grégoire Chamayou

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:35
A French philosopher asks what drones mean for the moral basis of war.






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Jenny Uglow’s ‘In These Times’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:35
Jenny Uglow’s multifaceted history of the British home front during the Napoleonic wars.






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‘Hall of Small Mammals,’ by Thomas Pierce

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:35
The characters of Thomas Pierce’s stories inhabit a strange world where reality meets irreality.






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‘Only One Thing Can Save Us,’ by Thomas Geoghegan

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:35
How the labor movement could survive and thrive.






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ArtsBeat: Anne Enright Is Ireland’s First Fiction Laureate

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:28
The novelist Anne Enright is the first person chosen as fiction laureate for Ireland.






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Hot romances that scored touchdowns this week

USAToday Books - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:00

If you're looking for a hot romance to read this Super Bowl weekend, check out what romances HEA's contributors recommended this week.

        
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A romance author's take on Scandal's mid-winter return

USAToday Books - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 06:04

Bestselling author Dee Davis shares her take on the latest episode of Scandal.

        
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'Thorn Birds' author Colleen McCullough dies

USAToday Books - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:03

She was 77.

        
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An eloquent essay on Huck Finn and race

USAToday Books - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 13:10

A short but in-depth look at Mark Twain's still-controversial American classic.

       
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