Book Reviews

Letters: ‘The Letters of Robert Frost’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:12
Readers respond to recent reviews of “The Letters of Robert Frost,” Aharon Appelfeld’s “Suddenly, Love” and more.

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‘Uncertain Justice’ and ‘Scalia’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 09:49
The judicial philosophy of originalism, pioneered by Antonin Scalia, has become a hallmark of the Roberts court.

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‘Our Declaration,’ by Danielle Allen

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 09:31
A political theorist scrutinizes the Declaration of Independence, and see it as a clarion call for equality.

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Lynne Cheney: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 09:30
The author of “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered” says the last book to make her cry was Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree”: “I have to steel myself before I read it to my grandchildren.”

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ArtsBeat: Orwell Birthplace in India to Become a Museum

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 16:00
The bungalo where George Orwell was born, in what is now Motihari, India, is being restored.

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'Outlander' on TV: Author's 'dream come true'

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 14:10

The 16-hour adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's novel starts Aug. 9 on Starz.

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Authors play dress-up for museum exhibit

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:32

Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett Phillip Pullman and more dress as their favorite characters.

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Bookends: Are Categories Like Immigrant Fiction and ‘New American’ Fiction Valid or Worthwhile?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 09:00
Pankaj Mishra and Francine Prose discuss whether categories like immigrant fiction are useful or meaningful labels.

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ArtsBeat: France Gives Cold Shoulder to Amazon

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 14:17
The French Senate has passed legislation, nicknamed the anti-Amazon law, designed to protect local bookstores.
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Raymond Chandler to get Walk of Fame star

USAToday Books - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:01

He is one of only a handful of writers to get a star.

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'One Plus One' equals a delightful love story

USAToday Books - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:11

Author Jojo Moyes delivers again with her latest quirky family saga.

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‘The Devil’s Snake Curve,’ by Josh Ostergaard

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 10:37
A nonlinear look at 150 years of baseball history, with an eye to the social, cultural and political forces behind the game.

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'Last Magazine' was star reporter's last journalism satire

USAToday Books - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 13:00

Author Michael Hastings died at 33 in 2013.

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The 'crazy' sculptor who hoisted 'Liberty's Torch'

USAToday Books - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 07:26

The 'great adventure' that created the Statue of Liberty.

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 05:02

The new novel by Dean Koontz goes on sale July 1.

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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 05:03

Spend your weekend in 1930s San Francisco with Lisa See's 'China Dolls.'

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Meryl Gordon’s ‘Phantom of Fifth Avenue’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:11
Meryl Gordon recounts the life of Huguette Clark, who went from Jazz Age socialite to hospital-bound recluse.

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George R.R. Martin spills on new 'GOT' book

USAToday Books - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:03

But he still won't say when it will hit bookshelves.

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Reading this weekend? Check out some hot new romance releases

USAToday Books - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:03

Check out some of this week's hot new romance releases, such as Vixen in Velvet by Loretta Chase.

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'Ice Cream Queen' is a tasty summertime treat

USAToday Books - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:00

Novel tells the story of a cranky but colorful woman and her ice cream empire.

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