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Audiobooks: Got Sober. Got Married. Got Shafted.

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 04:00
Glennon Doyle Melton reads her memoir, “Love Warrior,” about how she learned that personal crisis can be an opportunity.
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Nonfiction: Seeing the Diversity of Jewish Thought in 18 Classic Texts

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 04:00
In “The People and the Books,” Adam Kirsch summarizes classic texts and finds surprising cultural differences over thousands of years.
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Nonfiction: Escape From East Berlin

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 04:00
Greg Mitchell’s “The Tunnels” recounts how, in 1962, a group of Germans tunnelled under the new wall — with help from NBC.
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Exclusive: Fox anchor Megyn Kelly describes scary, bullying 'Year of Trump'

USAToday Books - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 19:02

Kelly talks with USA TODAY about the president-elect, Roger Ailes and her tumultuous year.

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6 questions about 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' answered

USAToday Books - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 17:24

In case you didn't go to Hogwarts.

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Nonfiction: Black Deaths Matter

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 13:28
In “They Can’t Kill Us All,” the journalist Wesley Lowery wrestles with covering police shootings.
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Trevor Noah recalls childhood under apartheid in new memoir

USAToday Books - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 08:45

The host of 'The Daily Show' writes of growing up in South Africa.

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Nonfiction: Jean Kennedy Smith Remembers Growing Up Kennedy

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 04:00
In “The Nine of Us,” Jean Kennedy Smith recalls her early years with Mother, Father and siblings.
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Dishy new bio of Joan Rivers offers complex portrait

USAToday Books - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 16:57

Author Leslie Bennetts presents a woman both warm and angry, bitter and hopeful.

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Chat live with best-selling author Lee Child

USAToday Books - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 12:58

Missed the live chat? View the recording here.

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Children’s Books: Across the Generations: Four New Picture Books Celebrate the Power of Grandparents

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 11:39
In these picture books, grandparents (and grandparent figures) show children how to take in the world around them.
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Audiobooks: Twain’s Twang: Nick Offerman Reads ‘Tom Sawyer’

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 11/13/2016 - 23:13
Tom Sawyer is back in an audio version, his pranks narrated by Nick Offerman.
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Nonfiction: Blanche Wiesen Cook Concludes Her Biography of Eleanor Roosevelt

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 11/13/2016 - 23:03
The long-awaited third volume of Blanche Wiesen Cook’s biography follows Eleanor Roosevelt’s involvement with the United Nations.
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 11/13/2016 - 05:05

Look for new books by Megyn Kelly, Tony Bennett and David Baldacci.

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Screenwriting is different 'Beast' for 'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling

USAToday Books - Sat, 11/12/2016 - 23:49

The first film in the new 'Fantastic Beasts' franchise opens Friday nationwide.

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New book goes inside world-famous Bellevue Hospital

USAToday Books - Sat, 11/12/2016 - 13:00

Author David Oshinsky covers three centuries of health care in Manhattan.

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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 11/12/2016 - 05:00

Spend your weekend reading 'The Chemist' by Stephenie Meyer.

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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: War Stories

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:32
Thomas Ricks discusses “Thundersticks” and several other new military history books, and Maria Russo talks about the season’s best new children’s books.
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Children’s Books: How Do You Explain the Refugee Crisis to Children? New Picture Books Can Help

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:16
The creators of four new books have taken on a difficult task with courage and compassion in stories of children forced to leave home.
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Children’s Books: ‘Hundred Percent’: A Middle-Grade Book About Friendship, Loyalty and Self-Awareness

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:12
Karen Romano Young’s new novel, “Hundred Percent,” brilliantly captures the hemmed-in feeling of early adolescence.
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