Book Reviews

Eileen Rendahl on 'Madam Secretary': Why it's important to own more than one scarf

USAToday Books - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 11:43

HEA contributor Eileen Rendahl reacts to last night's Madam Secretary.

        
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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘One of Us’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 09:40
Eric Schlosser discusses Asne Seierstad’s “One of Us,” and Meghan O’Rourke talks about Elizabeth Alexander’s “The Light of the World.”






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‘The Life of Saul Bellow: To Fame and Fortune, 1915-1964,’ by Zachary Leader

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 04:30
The first volume of Zachary Leader’s biography of Saul Bellow ends in 1964, with the publication of “Herzog.”
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‘There Is Simply Too Much to Think About,’ Saul Bellow’s Nonfiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 04:30
Martin Amis reviews a new collection of Saul Bellow’s nonfiction, including criticism, interviews and speeches.
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Fave wedding romances: 'Breaking Dawn,' 'Sound of Music,' 'Steel Magnolias'

USAToday Books - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 23:06

Authors Lynne Graham, Jennifer Hayward and Kat Cantrell share three of their favorite romance novels/movies that feature weddings.

        
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Novel offers explosive look at L.A. riots

USAToday Books - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 13:02

The Rodney King verdict of 1992 sets Ryan Gattis' 'All Involved' in motion.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 08:22

A woman president stars in Nicolle Wallace's new novel.

        
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"Underwater Babies" get along swimmingly

USAToday Books - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 08:20

        
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‘Infamy’ and ‘The Train to Crystal City’

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 07:22
Two books about the internment of Japanese- (and sometimes German-) Americans during World War II.






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'The Real Doctor' is a real delight

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 13:02

Matt McCarthy hits a home run with his followup to baseball memoir 'Odd Man Out.'

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 05:00

Spend your weekend reading the new Toni Morrison novel.

        
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ArtsBeat: Alabama Town Loses Rights to Produce Play of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 14:42
The Monroeville, Ala. museum that produces the theater adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel announced that it has lost licensing rights.






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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 09:30
Cokie Roberts’s “Capital Dames,” No. 10 on the hardcover nonfiction list, is about powerful women in Washington during the Civil War era.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 09:00
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 09:00
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Open Book: Sing, O Muse

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 08:27
If National Poetry Month is partly intended to encourage poetry’s engagement with contemporary culture, two young poets reviewed in this issue are doing their part.
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‘The Longest August,’ About India and Pakistan, by Dilip Hiro

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 08:27
Dilip Hiro probes the cultural and strategic differences underpinning the India-Pakistan conflict.
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‘The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me,’ by Sofka Zinovieff

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 08:12
In the 1930s and ’40s, a resplendent English estate was the home of a most unconventional family.
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The Shortlist: ‘We Could Not Fail,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 08:00
New books include “We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program.”
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