Book Reviews

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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Stephen Harrigan's 'Friend' delivers a very human Lincoln

USAToday Books - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 14:02

The fine novel 'A Friend of Lincoln' deftly blends fact and fiction.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 06:00

Spend your weekend reading a new novel about painter Georgia O'Keeffe.

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Love and Death

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 15:43
Andrew Solomon discusses five new books about death and dying; Alexandra Fuller talks about Olga Grushin’s “Forty Rooms”; and readers recommend books for Valentine’s Day.









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‘Weathering,’ by Lucy Wood

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:10
The beauty and humanity of a daughter’s remembrance drive this debut novel.









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‘The Narrow Door,’ by Paul Lisicky

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:10
A memoir illuminates two momentous relationships.









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Children’s Books: ‘The Red Hat,’ ‘The Story of Snowflake and Inkdrop’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:09
Four picture books follow the many courses of love, from first meetings to the pain of separation.









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Children’s Books: ‘Pax,’ by Sara Pennypacker

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:09
Forced to separate, a boy and his pet fox (for whom the author translates) go on adventures of discovery and maturation.









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‘Alive, Alive Oh!’ by Diana Athill

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:07
Athill reports on her life at 98 with a still vibrant spirit.









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‘Where My Heart Used to Beat,’ by Sebastian Faulks

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:07
A self-destructing veteran finally confronts his memories and the mystery of his father’s death.









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‘The High Mountains of Portugal,’ by Yann Martel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:06
Three men in different eras search the Iberian countryside for a thing they may never find.









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‘I’m Glad About You,’ by Theresa Rebeck

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:05
A sympathetic romp through the terrains of love, regret and, not least, Hollywood.









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‘Tender,’ by Belinda McKeon

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:05
An Irish college student has adjustment issues after finding that the man she adores is gay.









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