Book Reviews

Jeffrey Tambor of 'Transparent' will publish memoir

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 13:30

Emmy-winning character actor will riff on his career in amusing autobiographical essays.

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Bill O'Reilly's next 'Killing' book targets WWII Japan

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 13:21

The sixth book in a best-selling franchise is called 'Killing the Rising Sun.'

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By the Book: Philip Kerr: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 07:00
The author, most recently, of “The Other Side of Silence” thinks heroes are “always too heroic to be real. Or wholly sympathetic. James Bond is nicely flawed. Sadistic. Sexist. Bitter. I like that.”
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Read an excerpt from Ransom Riggs' 'Tales of the Peculiar'

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 05:04

The new book arrives Sept. 3, "Loop Day," before Tim Burton's 'Miss Peregrine' movie.

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Chat live with 'Outlander' author Diana Gabaldon

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 15:54

Watch for our chat with the best-selling 'Outlander' author on April 7.

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Shouldn't have waited for it: 'Hamiltome' is out of stock on Amazon

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:28

We threw away our shot.

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Anderson Cooper, mom Gloria Vanderbilt have a best seller

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:02

'The Rainbow Comes and Goes' lands high on USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list.

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‘At the Existentialist Café,’ by Sarah Bakewell

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 04:30
An examination of the careers of existentialist thinkers clarifies their philosophy and its influence.
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‘The Lady With the Borzoi: Blanche Knopf, Literary Tastemaker Extraordinaire’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 04:30
The publisher Alfred A. Knopf annexed the achievements of his wife, Blanche.
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‘Ghetto,’ by Mitchell Duneier

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 15:55
The notion of the ghetto as both a physical space and an embodiment of power and restriction.
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‘John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit,’ by James Traub

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:54
A new biography of the sixth president takes full advantage of the 14,000-page journal he kept.

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New book looks at Mount St. Helens' deadly volcanic eruption

USAToday Books - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:52

'Eruption' by Steve Olson delves into the "untold story" of Mount St. Helens.

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'First Women' peeks inside the White House

USAToday Books - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:05

A new book looks at modern first ladies, from Jackie Kennedy through Michelle Obama.

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Children’s Books: Beverly Cleary Turns 100

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:30
A look back The Times’s coverage of the author and her work.
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Bookends: Which Subjects Are Underrepresented in Contemporary Fiction?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 09:46
Ayana Mathis and Siddhartha Deb discuss joy, class and other subjects missing from too much fiction these days.
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‘The Regional Office Is Under Attack!’ by Manuel Gonzales

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 04:30
A high-concept satire with female superheroes and foes, amid a pop-culture landscape.
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'Hamilton' the Broadway musical is now a dazzling book

USAToday Books - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 14:41

The creator of a Broadway sensation takes us behind the scenes to tell his own story.

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Man sacrificing comics collection for daughter's college tuition

USAToday Books - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 10:43

Man hopes 5,000 comic books can translate to thousands off daughter's college bill.

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Colm Toibin Reviews ‘The North Water’ by Ian McGuire

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 04:30
Colm Toibin says Ian McGuire’s riveting novel about the voyage of a whaling ship recalls the work of Joseph Conrad and Cormac McCarthy.
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For CBS' Lesley Stahl, nothing beats 'Becoming Grandma'

USAToday Books - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 13:04

The '60 Minutes' correspondent writes a book on the joys of being a grandparent.

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