Book Reviews

Witherspoon to read Harper Lee audio book

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 06:00

The actress and book lover will narrate 'Go Set a Watchman.'

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Read an excerpt from Sue Grafton's 'X'

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 05:02

USA TODAY has a first look at the jacket and title of the new Kinsey Millhone book.

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ArtsBeat: Star-Studded Book Tour Planned for Judy Blume’s Latest

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 15:35
Ms. Blume will cross the country to promote her new book for adults, “In the Unlikely Event.”

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ArtsBeat: Baryshnikov to Perform in a Show Based on Brodsky’s Poetry

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 07:42
The show will not use dance, Mr. Baryshnikov said, but will incorporate body language along with selected poems by Joseph Brodsky.

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‘Mr. West,’ Sarah Blake’s Poems About Kanye West

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 04:30
A “lyric biography” traces the career and influence of Kanye West.

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Wislawa Szymborska’s ‘Map: Collected and Last Poems’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 04:30
This Nobel Prize-winning poet was interested in everything here on earth.

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‘The Do-Over,’ by Kathleen Ossip

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 04:30
In a wide-ranging collection, sonnets, acrostics and prose poems explore mortality and loss.

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Romance Unlaced: Interview with Elizabeth Hoyt (plus excerpt!)

USAToday Books - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 23:20

HEA contributor Madeline Hunter chats with Elizabeth Hoyt about her upcoming Dearest Rogue and shares an excerpt.

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Authors' fave vacay books: 'Shanna,' 'The Red Bikini,' 'Ain't She Sweet?'

USAToday Books - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 23:08

We asked Catherine Bybee, Anna DeStefano and Terri Osburn: What are your favorite vacation spots, and which book you should read to "transport" you there?

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ArtsBeat: New $200,000 Carnegie Fellowships to Aid Researchers in Humanities and Social Science

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 23:05
The award, to be given annually, supports a year or two of full-time research and writing.

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‘Michelle Obama: A Life,’ by Peter Slevin

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 16:34
Michelle Robinson Obama, an Ivy League-educated lawyer, has deep roots in the city of her birth.

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Interview: Anne Rice, author of 'Beauty's Kingdom'

USAToday Books - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:54

Jessie Potts chats with Anne Rice about the new Beauty's Kingdom in her Sleeping Beauty series.

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Bookends: What Do You Read While You Write?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 08:00
Zoë Heller and Anna Holmes discuss their reading habits while working.

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‘The Light of the World,’ by Elizabeth Alexander

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 04:30
Alexander’s memoir — part elegy, part scrapbook — reflects on the sudden death of her husband.

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Exclusive cover reveal and first look: 'Hard Beat' by K. Bromberg

USAToday Books - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 23:06

HEA contributor Vilma Gonzalez unveils the cover of Hard Beat by K. Bromberg and shares an excerpt.

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All about 'All the Light We Cannot See'

USAToday Books - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 16:45

Anthony Doerr's WWII Pulitzer-winning novel has been a best seller for nearly a year.

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Must-read romances: 'For Your Love,' 'Silent Praise,' 'Follow Your Heart'

USAToday Books - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 12:20

HEA contributor Michelle Monkou recs reads by Beverly Jenkins, Michelle Lindo-Rice, Ruth Kaufman and Ey Wade.

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Morrison tackles race in bold 'Child'

USAToday Books - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 11:51

'God Help the Child' is the new novel from Nobel laureate Toni Morrison.

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'Missoula' is a compelling cautionary tale

USAToday Books - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 10:18

The campus rape crisis generated outcry and anguish. Jon Krakauer explores it thoughtfully.

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‘The Road to Character,’ by David Brooks

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 04:30
David Brooks contrasts marketplace skills and the drive toward self-promotion with inner character.

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