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New 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' cover is so creepy

USAToday Books - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 14:33

Charlie Bucket would NOT approve of this.

        
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Feeling beachy? Time to read a new romance

USAToday Books - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 14:03

It's August! You know what that means? Time to read a romance at the beach, of course.

        
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‘Bulletproof Vest,’ by Maria Venegas

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:31
From Mexico to Chicago, from past to present, Maria Venegas confronts her gun-toting father’s violent legacy.






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‘Remember Me Like This,’ by Bret Anthony Johnston

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:25
In Bret Anthony Johnston’s debut novel, the rescue of a missing boy is only the beginning of his family’s healing process.






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‘The Novel,’ by Michael Schmidt

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:25
Michael Schmidt surveys 700 years of the novel, from Austen to Zola.






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‘Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel,’ by Anya Ulinich

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:25
The heroine of Anya Ulinich’s graphic novel goes on a campaign to rectify her woeful romantic inexperience.






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‘Soldier Girls,’ by Helen Thorpe

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:24
Following three women to Afghanistan and back home.






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‘The Rush,’ by Edward Dolnick

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:22
For tens of thousands of Americans who journeyed west, the gold rush offered a chance for a better life.






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‘Lucky Us,’ by Amy Bloom

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:22
Two sisters from Ohio reinvent themselves in 1940s America.






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Letters: ‘A Troublesome Inheritance’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:20
Readers respond to a recent review of Nicholas Wade’s “A Troublesome Inheritance” and more.






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Christopher Beha’s ‘Arts & Entertainments’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:17
Christopher Beha’s antihero, a washed-up actor, makes a Faustian bargain with a cynical television producer.






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The Shortlist: Sarah Bird’s ‘Above the East China Sea,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:17
New books by Sarah Bird, Jennifer Vanderbes and Kate Mosse.






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‘Becoming Freud,’ by Adam Phillips

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:16
In this brief biography, Adam Phillips focuses on the discovery of the unconscious.






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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:16
Liane Moriarty, whose “Big Little Lies” is No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list, realized something while reading “Fifty Shades of Grey”: “I couldn’t write a sexy spanking scene to save my life.”






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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:16
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:15
Paperback books of particular interest.






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‘The Thing With Feathers’ and ‘The Homing Instinct’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:57
Two scientists’ studies of migrating birds shed light on their intelligence and ability to love.






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Darragh McKeon’s ‘All That Is Solid Melts Into Air’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:56
Darragh McKeon’s novel of the Chernobyl disaster captures the inner workings of a crumbling Soviet Union.






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Open Book: Books for the Road

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:55
Patti Smith talks about her history of reading Haruki Murakami, and shares what she’s been reading on tour.






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Garrison Keillor: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:00
The host of “A Prairie Home Companion” and the author, most recently, of “The Keillor Reader” collects hymnals, phrase books and tales of heroic collies.






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