Book Reviews

Harper Lee's new novel big as 'Harry Potter' in Amazon pre-orders

USAToday Books - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 16:25

Amazon said on Thursday that "Go Set a Watchman," the much-anticipated second novel by "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee, is the most pre-ordered print title on since the last book in the "Harry Potter" series.

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Etgar Keret: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:00
The novelist, story writer and author, most recently, of the memoir “The Seven Good Years,” is a fan of Kafka. “It was a great comfort to discover a writer who seemed to be even more stressed and screwed up than I was.”

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Harper Lee fêted as novel looms

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 15:31

It's a rare sighting of the author, now 89, in advance of her new book.

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Can Harper Lee beat 'Grey' in sales?

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 12:32

E.L. James' erotic novel 'Grey' is No. 1 on USA TODAY's best seller list again.

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Cheryl Strayed plans book of quotes

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 11:22

'Brave Enough' draws on Strayed's writings including 'Wild.'

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Artist makes Wikipedia - the book

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 07:17

If you miss the days when encyclopedias were something you picked up rather than clicked, there's good news: artist Michael Mandiberg is making the whole English version of Wikipedia available as printed books - 7,600 of them in all.

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‘The Sage of Waterloo,’ by Leona Francombe

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 04:00
A rabbit’s-eye view of Napoleon’s crushing defeat.

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‘The Unraveling,’ by Emma Sky

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 04:00
In this memoir, a British Arabist who had opposed the invasion of Iraq recounts her time advising American forces after the fall of Saddam Hussein.

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Book: 'Ghost Fleet' authors discuss their vision of WWIII

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 15:25

P. W. Singer and August Cole sit down with USA TODAY enterprise editor Ray Locker to chat about their new book, 'Ghost Fleet.'

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ArtsBeat: Man Booker International Prize Changes Its Focus

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 14:09
Starting next year, the prize, which had been issued every two years to a living author for an entire body of work, will be awarded annually to a single novel translated into English and published in Britain.

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Bookends: Do Moralists Make Bad Novelists?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 11:30
Alice Gregory and Pankaj Mishra discuss whether moral preoccupations have a place in good fiction.

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World awaits new Harper Lee novel

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 10:58

'Go Set a Watchman' arrives on July 14, and bookstores are ready.

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‘Among the Ten Thousand Things,’ by Julia Pierpont

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 04:00
A husband’s affair, cruelly revealed, leaves his family’s future uncertain.

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‘KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps,’ by Nikolaus Wachsmann

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 04:00
A historian depicts the concentration camps where many of the Holocaust’s millions died.

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Quinn finds the funny in race relations

USAToday Books - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 13:59

Colin Quinn's new book is called 'The Coloring Book.'

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Review: 'Ghost Fleet' creates tech-induced suspense and fear

USAToday Books - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 13:44

The authors match Tom Clancy's suspense-building abilities.

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Author’s Note: They’ve Said Too Much

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 07/06/2015 - 12:58
The author of a memoir is no longer quite as thrilled that all her youthful misadventures have their own I.S.B.N.

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Must-read romances: 'Blissful Summer,' 'Caught Up in the Touch,' 'Crossing the Line'

USAToday Books - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 23:18

HEA contributor Michelle Monkou recs reads by Cheris Hodges, Lisa Marie Perry, Laura Trentham and Lisa B. Kamps.

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Excerpt: 'SEAL's Code' by Sharon Hamilton

USAToday Books - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 14:28

Sharon Hamilton joins us to share an excerpt from her new SEAL's Code, book three in her Bad Boys of SEAL Team 3 series.

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'The Oregon Trail' is a trip back in time

USAToday Books - Sun, 07/05/2015 - 13:02

Rinker Buck and his brother take a covered wagon trip.

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