Book Reviews

‘Havel: A Life,’ by Michael Zantovsky

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:50
A playwright turned statesman, Vaclav Havel came to embody the soul of post-Communist Czechoslovakia.
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‘How We Got to Now,’ by Steven Johnson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:50
Steven Johnson explores the ramifications, good and bad, of six technologies that have changed the world.
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Will Self’s ‘Shark’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:50
Will Self’s follow-up to “Umbrella” is set in the 1970s but pivots around a nightmarish episode from World War II.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:29
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:23
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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The Shortlist: Laura Kipnis’s ‘Men,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:23
New books by Michael Hofmann, Rebecca Solnit, Adam Kirsch and Laura Kipnis.
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Open Book: Anna’s Triumph

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:03
A century and more ago, quibbles about “Anna Karenina” could be found in The Times.
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Letters: ‘Without You, There Is No Us’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:01
Readers respond to recent reviews of Suki Kim’s memoir about time spent in North Korea, Karen Armstrong’s “Fields of Blood” and more.
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:01
Marie Kondo’s “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” admonishes readers to get rid of any belongings that fail to “spark joy.”
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Love and Lust recs: 'Christmas, Snow and ... a Merman?' 'Naughty and Nice'

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 23:18

HEA contributor Becky Condit recs Christmas reads by Beany Sparks and Jet Mykles.

        
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All about female PI's from the perspective of a fictional one

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 23:02

S.L. Ellis' Lane Changes is out now. Her lead character clues us in on what it's like to be a female private investigator.

        
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By the Book: Janet Evanovich: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 09:00
The author, most recently, of “The Job” is a big fan of Scrooge McDuck. “I still aspire to have a money bin like Scrooge and push my spare change around with a bulldozer.”






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Here's a recap of recent HEA recs for your new e-reader/tablet

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 23:42

A selection of the recs that HEA's contributors have made in recent weeks to help you figure out what to put on your new e-reader/tablet.

        
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Critic’s Take: Remembering Julio Cortázar

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 14:24
Remembering the Argentine novelist Julio Cortázar a century after he was born.
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Patrick Modiano’s ‘Suspended Sentences’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 14:15
Three translated novellas set in the shadow of the Nazi occupation of Paris, by the 2014 Nobel Prize winner.
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Magical Creatures

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 13:36
New picture books include “Julia’s House for Lost Creatures” and “Night Sky Dragons.”






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Must-read romances: 'Running Hot,' 'The Prince,' 'Ice,' 'Bad Romeo'

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 11:04

HEA contributor Lea Franczak recs reads by HelenKay Dimon, Sylvain Reynard, Chelsea Camaron & Jessie Lane and Leisa Rayven.

        
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'FIOS' author John Green had a very good year

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 08:48

        
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Author of the Year: John Green

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 08:12

'The Fault in Our Stars' has been a hit book and movie.

        
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Romance Unlaced: Traditions of Christmas Past

USAToday Books - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 23:18

HEA contributor Madeline Hunter asks fellow historical authors to share some historic holiday traditions.

        
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