Book Reviews

Children’s Books: ‘Moone Boy: The Blunder Years’ and ‘The Imaginary’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 16:54
Two new novels about children with imaginary friends.







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Start the weekend with a new romance book

USAToday Books - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 14:02

Check out which newer romances HEA's contributors recommended this week.

        
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ArtsBeat: Mandela Documentary Wins Top Prize for Audio Books

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 13:47
“Mandela: An Audio History,” a documentary with first-person interviews and archival recordings, was named the Audiobook of the Year by the Audio Publishers Association.







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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Judy Blume’s ‘In the Unlikely Event’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 13:14
Ms. Blume talks about her new novel; Liesl Schillinger rounds up new travel books; and Vanessa Grigoriadis discusses Wednesday Martin’s memoir, “Primates of Park Avenue.”







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Nathan Lane and 'Mabel' get naughty

USAToday Books - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:29

The Broadway star has written a kids' book about his French bulldog.

       
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ArtsBeat: James Bond to Find an Old Acquaintance in New Novel: Pussy Galore

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:13
The author Anthony Horowitz reveals some details of his coming James Bond novel, “Trigger Mortis.”







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‘Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir,’ by Wednesday Martin

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:11
Wednesday Martin’s memoir is a takedown of upper-class culture by an outsider with a front-row seat.







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Cooking

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:10
New cookbooks include “Food52 Genius Recipes,” “Milk Bar Life” and “A Bird in the Hand.”







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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:05
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.







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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:00
Paperback books of particular interest.







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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 10:46
Dan Santat was stunned when his picture book “The Adventures of Beekle” won the Caldecott Medal in February: “I crumpled to the floor and started crying.”







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Gary Clement’s ‘Swimming, Swimming,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 10:45
A place for playing with friends, freeing the imagination and, of course, swimming: Three picture books celebrate the pool.







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‘The Last Bookaneer,’ by Matthew Pearl

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 10:45
Matthew Pearl’s fifth novel conceives of 19th-century literary pirates who published manuscripts and books without their authors’ permission as swashbuckling criminals.







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‘Bitter Bronx’ and ‘Just Kids From the Bronx’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 10:45
An interlocking collection of short fiction and a sprawling series of reminiscences, both set in the Bronx.







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‘Church of Marvels,’ by Leslie Parry

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 10:45
This debut novel tells closely linked stories set in New York City in the 1890s.







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‘The Sculptor,’ by Scott McCloud

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 10:36
In Scott McCloud’s first graphic novel since 1998, a sculptor trades his life for his art.







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‘Gironimo!’ and ‘Lanterne Rouge’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 10:36
One writer retraces the 1914 route of the Tour of Italy, and another researches the men who have finished last in the Tour de France.







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‘Beale Street Dynasty’ and ‘Dreams to Remember’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 10:36
“Beale Street Dynasty” adds a fascinating chapter to civil rights history, and “Dreams to Remember” evokes the fire of Otis Redding and his Memphis label, Stax Records.







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‘Oh! You Pretty Things,’ by Shanna Mahin

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 10:36
The heroine of this first novel set in Los Angeles is preoccupied with fame and its discontents.







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The Shortlist: Y.A. Crossover

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 10:33
New books by Margo Rabb, David Almond, Justine Larbalestier and Nova Ren Suma.







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