Book Reviews

The Shortlist: ‘We Could Not Fail,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 08:00
New books include “We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program.”
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Author’s Note: Romanticizing the Reader

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:42
Diane Ackerman says that readers and writers provide a kind of outside family for one another.
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‘I Refuse,’ by Per Petterson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:22
Per Petterson’s new novel is about lost parents and the unexpectedly divergent paths of childhood friends who meet again as adults.
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‘Lurid & Cute,’ by Adam Thirlwell

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:15
A loafer lapses into a hedonistic, drug-hazed life.
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Dee Davis on 'Scandal': What the heck is Foxtail?

USAToday Books - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 05:00

HEA contributor Dee Davis reacts to last night's Scandal.

        
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ArtsBeat: Reese Witherspoon Will Be the Voice of Harper Lee’s Second Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 15:15
The actress Reese Witherspoon has signed on to narrate the audiobook for Harper Lee’s second novel, “Go Set a Watchman.”






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Exclusive cover reveal and excerpt: 'The CEO Buys In' by Nancy Herkness

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:36

HEA is thrilled to reveal the cover of The CEO Buys In by RITA-nominated Nancy Herkness, along with an excerpt.

        
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Letters: Traumatic Terrain

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 10:47
Readers respond to recent reviews of Ann Packer’s “The Children’s Crusade,” Paul A. Offit’s “Bad Faith” and more.
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Karl Ove ­Knausgaard’s ‘My Struggle: Book 4’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 08:53
Jeffrey Eugenides reviews Karl Ove Knausgaard’s “My Struggle: Book 4,” which centers on the author’s yearlong stint as a sexually frustrated young teacher in northern Norway.






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Olen Steinhauer: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 08:00
The author, most recently, of “All the Old Knives” says the best espionage stories “not only ask questions about how spying is performed, but they also question the value of the job itself.”
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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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