Book Reviews

'Midnight,' a compelling history of a Japanese-American family

USAToday Books - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:17

Pamela Rotner Sakamoto's book looks at a wartime family 'caught between two worlds.'

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Bill Bryson hails Britannia, irreverently

USAToday Books - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 16:52

'The Road to Little Dribbling' is a sequel to 'Notes from a Small Island.'

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Post-prison, Teresa Giudice has a best seller with 'Turning the Tables'

USAToday Books - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 16:49

The star of 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' releases a memoir.

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Readers Respond: ‘A Mother’s Reckoning’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 15:58
Readers comment on a review of Sue Klebold’s memoir about her son, one of the killers at Columbine High School in 1999.

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Darryl Pinckney: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 08:00
The author, most recently, of “Black Deutschland” read “Othello” early: “It was important to me that ‘we’ were there, proof that ‘we’ had been on the mind of the exalted William Shakespeare.”

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Pierce Brown lands at No. 1 with 'Morning Star,' plans new series

USAToday Books - Wed, 02/17/2016 - 19:51

The author will write a new sci-fi trilogy that builds on 'Red Rising.'

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In David Denby's 'Lit Up,' teaching teens to love books

USAToday Books - Wed, 02/17/2016 - 17:20

The author goes inside the classroom as high-school sophomores tackle literary classics.

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Children’s Books: ‘Over-Scheduled Andrew,’ by Ashley Spires

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 02/17/2016 - 11:31
A new picture book about a harried little bird takes aim at the current vogue for jam-packing children’s days with adult-run activities.

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‘Ginny Gall,’ by Charlie Smith

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 02/17/2016 - 05:30
Charlie Smith’s coming-of-age novel examines black suffering, aspiration and endurance in the Jim Crow South.

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‘West of Eden,’ by Jean Stein

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/16/2016 - 15:26
“West of Eden” gives a sort of aerial view of five Los Angeles clans that amassed fortunes in the 20th century.

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‘Indentured,’ by Joe Nocera and Ben Strauss

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/16/2016 - 15:13
How the N.C.A.A. went from protecting student-athletes to exploiting them.

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Bookends: Where Do You Draw the Line Between Commercial and Literary Fiction?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/16/2016 - 12:53
James Parker and Rivka Galchen on where they draw the boundary — if they do — between commercial and literary fiction.

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William Shatner remembers his friend Leonard Nimoy in new book

USAToday Books - Mon, 02/15/2016 - 12:38

A friendship forged over 50 years and 'Star Trek.'

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Author Pat Conroy has pancreatic cancer

USAToday Books - Mon, 02/15/2016 - 09:38

Conroy's best sellers include 'The Prince of Tides' and 'The Great Santini.'

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‘A Mother’s Reckoning,’ by Sue Klebold

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 02/15/2016 - 05:00
The mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the Columbine killers, writes about how well she knew — and didn’t know — her own son.

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King, Abrams team for time-travel thriller '11.22.63'

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/14/2016 - 14:53

James Franco heads back to the past to stop the Kennedy assassination.

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Jhumpa Lahiri's 'In Other Words' fails to translate

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/14/2016 - 14:00

The acclaimed novelist travels to Italy to learn, and write in, the language.

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Kids' picture books celebrate black history

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/14/2016 - 08:00

Inspirational tales of Frederick Douglass and a heroic trash collector in New Orleans.

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/14/2016 - 06:01

Look for new books by Kate Hudson, William Shatner and Sue Klebold.

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300-pound woman climbed Kilimanjaro — twice

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/14/2016 - 01:17

She failed in between the two hikes, still weighs a lot but is learning to gain power over food.

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