Book Reviews

Laurie Penny's 'Unspeakable Things'

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:41
Laurie Penny’s polemic on gender and power in the 21st century.
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'The News Sorority,' by Sheila Weller

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:38
Sheila Weller chronicles the triumphs and setbacks of three powerful women in the male-dominated realm of network news.
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Sarah Ruhl's '100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write'

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:38
A playwright on how to write and create when life — and children — constantly intervene.
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Caitlin Moran's 'How to Build a Girl'

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:38
A plain, poor British teenager transforms herself into a music critic in Caitlin Moran’s “How to Build a Girl.”
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Open Book: Worthwhile Woolf

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:35
A look back at The Times’s coverage of Virginia Woolf.
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:35
S. C. Gwynne, whose “Rebel Yell,” about Stonewall Jackson, is No. 10 on the hardcover nonfiction list, said he was interested in his subject’s transformation from eccentric college professor to Confederate leader.
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The Shortlist: Rebecca Makkai's 'Hundred-Year House,' and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:35
New books by Rebecca Makkai, Susan Coll and Margaret Bradham Thornton.
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ArtsBeat: A French Siren Returns

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 15:27
A new adaptation of “Barbarella” and a selection of comic book covers from Marvel.






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'The Underground Girls of Kabul,' by Jenny Nordberg

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 15:10
In Afghanistan, girls are disguised and raised as boys for safety, social status and greater freedom.
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Katha Pollitt's 'Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights'

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:47
Katha Pollitt argues that women should stop apologizing and reclaim abortion as a “positive social good.”
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Kirsten Gillibrand's 'Off the Sidelines'

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:41
Jennifer Senior reviews Kirsten Gillibrand’s memoir, which doubles as a campaign document.
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French novelist Patrick Modiano wins Nobel

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:31

Cited for the "art of memory."

        
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Lena Dunham's 'Not That Kind of Girl'

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:30
Lena Dunham’s memoir in the guise of an advice book combines essays, lists and emails.
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Smiley's farm trilogy promises bountiful harvest

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 13:40

'Some Luck' begins the saga of the Langdon clan of Iowa farmers.

        
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In 'Station Eleven,' end of the world feels fine

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 13:22

The novel by Emily St. John Mandel finds joy in a post-apocalyptic world.

        
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Jodi Picoult: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:00
The author, most recently, of “Leaving Time” hates Russian lit. “You need genealogy charts to just figure out the characters, every novel is a thousand pages and pretty much everyone dies.”






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Lena Dunham hits No. 5 on USA TODAY's books list

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 05:00

Gillian Flynn is also riding high on USA TODAY's list.

        
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Must-read suspenses: 'Midnight Betrayal,' 'Trapped,' 'Fatal Hearts'

USAToday Books - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:08

HEA contributor Kathy Altman recs reads by Melinda Leigh, Beverly Long and Norah Wilson.

        
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Gail Sheehy’s 'Daring: My Passages'

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 16:27
Gail Sheehy’s memoir recalls New York magazine and the New Journalism.






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Jonathan Eig's 'The Birth of the Pill'

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 16:22
We know it simply as “the pill,” but as Jonathan Eig’s cultural history shows, its genesis was anything but simple.






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