Book Reviews

In 'Station Eleven,' end of the world feels fine

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:22

The novel by Emily St. John Mandel finds joy in a post-apocalyptic world.

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Jodi Picoult: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 08:00
The author, most recently, of “Leaving Time” hates Russian lit. “You need genealogy charts to just figure out the characters, every novel is a thousand pages and pretty much everyone dies.”

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Lena Dunham hits No. 5 on USA TODAY's books list

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 04:00

Gillian Flynn is also riding high on USA TODAY's list.

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Must-read suspenses: 'Midnight Betrayal,' 'Trapped,' 'Fatal Hearts'

USAToday Books - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 22:08

HEA contributor Kathy Altman recs reads by Melinda Leigh, Beverly Long and Norah Wilson.

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Gail Sheehy’s 'Daring: My Passages'

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 15:27
Gail Sheehy’s memoir recalls New York magazine and the New Journalism.

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Jonathan Eig's 'The Birth of the Pill'

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 15:22
We know it simply as “the pill,” but as Jonathan Eig’s cultural history shows, its genesis was anything but simple.

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Billy Idol: As 'candid as possible' in memoir

USAToday Books - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:03

The '80s rocker has written a memoir and has a new album.

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J.K. Rowling keeps her fans guessing with anagram

USAToday Books - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 16:55

Harry Potter fans were in a frenzy trying to solve Rowling's riddle.

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ArtsBeat: Random House Makes a Big Bet on Emma Cline’s Debut Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 13:01
Ms. Cline’s book, “The Girls,” which takes place in a hippie commune in 1969, set off a heated bidding war.

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ArtsBeat: Sinead O’Connor’s Memoir Promises Deep-Dish Dirt

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:44
The Irish singer said, “I look forward to dishing the sexual dirt on everyone I’ve ever slept with” in the book, coming in March 2016.

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Bookends: Is This a Golden Age for Women Essayists?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:00
Cheryl Strayed and Benjamin Moser discuss the current generation of women essayists.

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Martin Amis’s ‘Zone of Interest’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:14
Auschwitz serves as the backdrop to Martin Amis’s novel of intimacy and moral collapse.

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'Gone Girl' to be No. 1 on best-seller list

USAToday Books - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 13:39

Gillian Flynn's thriller will hit the top spot this week.

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Interview: Richard Castle, author of 'Raging Heat'

USAToday Books - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 13:37

HEA curator Joyce Lamb chats with Richard Castle about his latest release, Derrick Storm and Beckett.

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Exclusive: Johnny Depp's intro to Joe Perry's memoir

USAToday Books - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 10:49

Actor pens profane but appreciative foreword for 'Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith.'

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'Jobs' author Isaacson tackles tech history

USAToday Books - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 10:41

After telling the tale of Steve Jobs, Isaacson returns to his broad history of tech

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Smiley's trilogy promises bountiful harvest

USAToday Books - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 10:11

'Some Luck' begins the saga of the Langdon clan of Iowa farmers.

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In 'Station Eleven,' the apocalypse feels fine

USAToday Books - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 12:00

The novel by Emily St. John Mandel finds joy in a post-apocalyptic world.

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 04:00

Walter Isaacson's 'The Innovators' goes on sale Oct. 7.

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Singer Jimmy Wayne turns trauma into inspiring book

USAToday Books - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 15:58

Jimmy Wayne's autobiography tells the story of his triumph over a painful childhood.

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