Book Reviews

‘Constance Fenimore Woolson’ and ‘Miss Grief and Other Stories’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 05:30
A new biography resurrects Constance Fenimore Woolson as a pioneering author who chose a literary career over marriage and motherhood, and another new book collects her stories.









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Fiona Barton's 'The Widow' offers psychological thrills

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/28/2016 - 14:02

Did Jean Taylor's husband abduct a little girl?

        
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A busy season for literary mashups

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/28/2016 - 12:48

New titles include 'Jane Steele,' 'Nelly Dean' and 'The Madwoman Upstairs.'

        
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Literary mashups: When 'Dexter' meets 'Jane Eyre'

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/28/2016 - 12:47

Contemporary writers take a page or two out of the Brontes, Dickens, Austen and Poe.

       
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New mysteries: Murder, mayhem and mixtapes

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/28/2016 - 08:01

Titles from Gregg Hurwitz, Alafair Burke, Libby Cudmore and Idra Novey.

       
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/28/2016 - 06:00

Look for new books by John Feinstein, Shirley MacLaine and Clive Cussler.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 06:03

Spend your weekend reading 'A Friend of Mr. Lincoln' by Stephen Harrigan.

        
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George R.R. Martin promises book-only plot twist

USAToday Books - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 16:15

Story line won't show up on 'GoT' because the character is dead on TV. But who is it?

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: ‘A Mother’s Reckoning’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 15:19
Sue Klebold talks about her new memoir, and Matthew Desmond discusses “Evicted.”









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‘War Music,’ by Christopher Logue

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 12:52
The poet Christopher Logue layers a variety of times, places and sensibilities over the framework of the ‘Iliad.’









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My Kabubble, Starring Tina Fey

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 12:47
What’s it like to have Tina Fey play you?









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Matthew Desmond’s ‘Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 12:45
Barbara Ehrenreich says that “Evicted,” like Katherine Boo’s “Behind the Beautiful Forevers,” sets a new standard for reporting on poverty.









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‘Strange Gods,’ by Susan Jacoby

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 12:44
Susan Jacoby examines the motives for religious conversion.









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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 12:40
William Shatner’s new book about his 50-year relationship with Leonard Nimoy is No. 11 on the hardcover nonfiction list. Readers looking for gossip about Kirk and Spock won’t be disappointed.









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The Shortlist: Artists in Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 11:48
New novels about Leonardo, Michelangelo, Dora Maar and Georgia O’Keeffe.









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‘Weatherland,’ by Alexandra Harris

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 11:26
The English obsession with weather is reflected in all manner of creative expression across the centuries.









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‘Ways to Disappear,’ by Idra Novey

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 11:26
A novelist vanishes, prompting a revelatory search by family, friends and the not so friendly.









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‘The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition,’ by Manisha Sinha

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 11:24
Manisha Sinha has produced an encyclopedic study of the abolitionist movement...









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‘The Book of Memory,’ by Petina Gappah

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 11:23
An African inmate struggles for clarity about her early years.









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‘Be Frank With Me,’ by Julia Claiborne Johnson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 11:23
A child obsessed with old films is at the center of this novel.









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