Book Reviews

‘The Great Reformer,’ a Biography of Pope Francis

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
A biography of Jorge Mario Bergoglio traces his Argentine origins and his path to the Vatican.
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‘Ardor,’ by Roberto Calasso

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
Roberto Calasso delves into the enigmatic web of ritual and myth that defined the ancient Vedic world.
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Children's Books: ‘Space Case’ and ‘The Twin Powers’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
In these middle-grade novels, a young detective solves a lunar murder, and twins reunite to save their threatened worlds.
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Children's Books: ‘Alphabetabum,’ ‘Take Away the A’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
Five alphabet books feature rhyme and alliteration, exuberant animals and found photos of children from the past.
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‘The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Volume I’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
The first volume of Norton’s two-part anthology includes texts of Hinduism, Buddhism and Daoism.
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Crime: Anthony Horowitz’s ‘Moriarty,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
Anthony Horowitz’s “Moriarty” is a Sherlock ­Holmes pastiche that opens five days after the great detective and his nemesis plunged to their doom.
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Evan Thompson’s ‘Waking, Dreaming, Being’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
Merging neuroscience and philosophy, Evan Thompson casts new light on the relationship between the self and the brain.
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‘Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms,’ by Gerard Russell

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
Gerard Russell chronicles the long survival of religious minorities in the Middle East, and the extreme peril they face today..
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‘Living the Secular Life,’ by Phil Zuckerman

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
As more Americans eschew religious affiliation, a sociologist examines the secular lifestyle.
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‘The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Volume II’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
The second volume of Norton’s two-part anthology compiles texts and commentaries on Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
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Bookshelf: Can’t Sleep

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:33
New picture books include “Naptime,” “A Bed for Kitty” and “Goodnight Already!”
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Children's Books: ‘Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future,’ by A. S. King

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:05
A high school senior grappling with her mother’s suicide is suddenly able to envision people’s pasts and futures.
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Children's Books: ‘Isabel’s War,’ by Lila Perl

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:02
This novel’s 12-year-old heroine, growing up in 1940s New York, finds World War II a nuisance, until she meets a refugee.
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Rebecca York's out-of-this-world recipes

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 23:16

Rebecca York, author of The Off World Cookbook, introduces her latest cookbook, filled with recipes inspired by the stories in her futuristic Off World Series.

        
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Love and Lust rec: 'The Heart of Christmas' by Brenda Novak

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 23:06

HEA contributor Becky Condit recs The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak.

        
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IndieReader asks romance authors what they want during holidays

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 23:06

IndieReader asks romance authors what they want during the holidays.

        
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Deck your Kindle with these romance e-book deals

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 23:06

BookBub highlights some amazing romance e-book deals. Happy holidays!

        
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ArtsBeat: Cuba: A Reading List

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 13:43
Recommended books for learning more about Cuba’s history and its relationship to the United States.






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