Book Reviews

'Soldier Girls': Complex look at women at war

USAToday Books - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 13:07

Author Helen Thorpe looks at the experiences of three female soldiers.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 05:02

Spend your weekend along on the "grand and terrible voyage" of the USS Jeannette.

        
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Book Buzz: Scully drops an excerpt from her sci-fi novel

USAToday Books - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:50

Scully from X-Files is writing a sci-fi book

        
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:02
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:02
Lev Grossman’s “The Magician’s Land,” which debuts at No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list, owes a debt to “Brideshead Revisited.”






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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:01
Paperback books of particular interest.






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Crime: Rennie Airth’s ‘The Reckoning,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:00
In Rennie Airth’s “The Reckoning,” a former Scotland Yard detective comes out of retirement to assist in the investigation of killings committed with the same pistol.






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‘Road Ends,’ by Mary Lawson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:00
A family struggles to cope after its take-charge daughter flees.






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‘Season to Taste,’ by Natalie Young

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:00
A British housewife kills her husband. Then she eats him.






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‘Panic in a Suitcase,’ by Yelena Akhtiorskaya

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:00
As a Ukrainian family adapts to life in Brooklyn, memories of the old country linger.






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‘Life Drawing,’ by Robin Black

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:59
An attempt to save a marriage proves fatal.






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Courtney Maum’s ‘I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:58
An unfaithful artist attempts to win back his wife’s affection.






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‘O, Africa!’ by Andrew Lewis Conn

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:58
In 1928, two brothers head to Africa to collect film footage.






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‘The Life of the Automobile,’ by Steven Parissien

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:41
A history of the automobile and the boom-and-bust industry it fostered.






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‘Wayfaring Stranger,’ by James Lee Burke

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:40
James Lee Burke’s sprawling novel connects an encounter with Bonnie and Clyde to the Battle of the Bulge and the oil boom.






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‘Everything I Never Told You,’ by Celeste Ng

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:40
A tragedy tears away at a mixed-race family in 1970s Ohio.






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Lydia Netzer’s ‘How to Tell Toledo From the Night Sky’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:40
Children are raised to become soul mates in this novel.






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‘One Kick,’ by Chelsea Cain

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:39
Chelsea Cain’s new heroine can’t escape her past.






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‘Factory Man,’ by Beth Macy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:39
The American furniture maker who battled Wall Street, Chinese competition and his own relatives to keep his company going.






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Richard Bausch’s ‘Before, During, After’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:39
Richard Bausch’s novel, about a relationship under strain, mixes personal and public horrors.






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