Book Reviews

Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/03/2016 - 12:49
Paperback books of particular interest.

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New paperbacks: 'Bowie' bio, 'H Is for Hawk'

USAToday Books - Thu, 03/03/2016 - 11:55

Titles newly out in paperback include Wendy Leigh's biography of David Bowie.

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‘Madonnaland,’ by Alina Simone

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/03/2016 - 11:16
A book about Madonna looks at everyday people on the margins of her fame.

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Jonathan Kellerman: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/03/2016 - 08:00
The author, most recently, of the thriller “Breakdown” says: “So much of Scripture deals unflinchingly with the worst aspects of human behavior. The perfect education for a crime novelist.”

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Read an excerpt from Grisham's 'Theodore Boone: The Scandal'

USAToday Books - Thu, 03/03/2016 - 06:02

USA TODAY has an exclusive excerpt from John Grisham's lastest "kid lawyer" mystery.

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Letters: ‘Lit Up’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/02/2016 - 15:38
Readers respond to recent reviews of David Denby’s “Lit Up,” Olga Grushin’s “Forty Rooms” and more.

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'American Girls,' an alarming study of teens and social media

USAToday Books - Wed, 03/02/2016 - 15:17

Nancy Jo Sales talked to teenage girls who spend their lives on their phones.

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Bookends: Which Writer’s Journals Are Worth Reading?

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/02/2016 - 11:54
Thomas Mallon and Pankaj Mishra recommend the journals of Dawn Powell, Virginia Woolf and others.

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Children’s Books: ‘The SheepOver,’ by John Churchman and Jennifer Churchman

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/02/2016 - 09:00
A farmer and his wife tell, and photograph, a story of the animals they tend.

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Stephen King confirms Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey in 'Dark Tower'

USAToday Books - Tue, 03/01/2016 - 10:36

They'll be playing nemeses in the movie adaptation.

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‘All the Single Ladies,’ by Rebecca Traister

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/01/2016 - 05:30
Rebecca Traister tracks a shifting demographic, as fewer women choose to head down the aisle.

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‘Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War,’ by Fred Kaplan

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/01/2016 - 05:30
A look at the world of cyberwarfare, how it’s waged and the vulnerabilities it creates.

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Climb these 'Mountains' with Yann Martel

USAToday Books - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 11:45

'The High Mountains of Portugal' is a fable by the author of 'Life of Pi.'

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‘The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe,’ by Elaine Showalter

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 05:30
In a riveting new biography, Elaine Showalter argues that Julia Ward Howe was much more than the writer of the lyrics to the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

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‘Constance Fenimore Woolson’ and ‘Miss Grief and Other Stories’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 05:30
A new biography resurrects Constance Fenimore Woolson as a pioneering author who chose a literary career over marriage and motherhood, and another new book collects her stories.

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Fiona Barton's 'The Widow' offers psychological thrills

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/28/2016 - 14:02

Did Jean Taylor's husband abduct a little girl?

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A busy season for literary mashups

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/28/2016 - 12:48

New titles include 'Jane Steele,' 'Nelly Dean' and 'The Madwoman Upstairs.'

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Literary mashups: When 'Dexter' meets 'Jane Eyre'

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/28/2016 - 12:47

Contemporary writers take a page or two out of the Brontes, Dickens, Austen and Poe.

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New mysteries: Murder, mayhem and mixtapes

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/28/2016 - 08:01

Titles from Gregg Hurwitz, Alafair Burke, Libby Cudmore and Idra Novey.

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/28/2016 - 06:00

Look for new books by John Feinstein, Shirley MacLaine and Clive Cussler.

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