Book Reviews

‘The Sellout’ Wins National Book Critics Circle’s Fiction Award

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 08:31
The Paul Beatty novel, and “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic,” a nonfiction title by Sam Quinones, were given the top prizes by the literary critics and editors’ group.

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Padma Lakshmi dishes on 'Love, Loss, and What We Ate'

USAToday Books - Thu, 03/17/2016 - 16:49

In her memoir, the 'Top Chef' host recalls a life of struggles and rewards, with recipes.

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A 'Ruthless' Scientology tell-all is coming

USAToday Books - Thu, 03/17/2016 - 12:45

From the church leader's father.

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Jim Harrison: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/17/2016 - 04:35
The author, most recently, of “The Ancient Minstrel” is an inveterate reader of cookbooks, including Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain and Gabrielle Hamilton.

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‘The Lonely City,’ by Olivia Laing

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/17/2016 - 04:30
A memoir considers how cultural figures like Andy Warhol and Edward Hopper might ease the pain of urban loneliness.

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‘Noonday,’ by Pat Barker

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/17/2016 - 04:30
Pat Barker’s novel follows the tense months of the London bombings of World War II.

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'Allegiant' no more? The state of YA at the movies isn't great

USAToday Books - Wed, 03/16/2016 - 18:01

The hunt for the next 'Hunger Games' hasn't been successful so far.

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Letters: Writing Women

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/16/2016 - 15:19
Readers respond to recent reviews of “Constance Fenimore Woolson,” “The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe” and more.

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‘The Black Calhouns,’ by Gail Lumet Buckley

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/16/2016 - 04:30
A black family’s world over 150 years holds a critical mirror to the denial of racism’s historical force.

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Bookends: Which Books Have Been Unfairly Maligned?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/15/2016 - 06:00
Benjamin Moser and Charles McGrath discuss books with undeserved bad reputations

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‘The Association of Small Bombs,’ by Karan Mahajan

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/15/2016 - 04:30
A novel insists that we consider — and possibly even like — the people who are drawn to terrorism.

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‘The Highest Glass Ceiling,’ by Ellen Fitzpatrick

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/15/2016 - 04:30
The stories of three women who set their sights on the White House.

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‘The Syrian Jihad,’ by Charles R. Lister

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/15/2016 - 04:27
A study of the Syrian civil war offers a guide to jihadi factions: how they are organized, why people join them.

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Jennifer Garner finds faith, again, in 'Miracles From Heaven'

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/14/2016 - 16:59

A new film based on the best-selling book took the actress back to her roots.

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Neil Patrick Harris to star in 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/14/2016 - 14:41

Netflix' Lemony Snicket adaptation just got its Count Olaf.

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‘In Other Words,’ by Jhumpa Lahiri

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/14/2016 - 04:30
Jhumpa Lahiri, a prize-winning novelist in English, now writes in Italian.

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Mass-market 'To Kill a Mockingbird' edition to end in April

USAToday Books - Sun, 03/13/2016 - 13:47

License was not renewed due to 'the wishes of the author.'

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Monkey business is no joke in 'Charlie Freeman'

USAToday Books - Sun, 03/13/2016 - 13:02

Kaitlyn Greenidge's witty debut novel follows a black family who "adopt" a baby chimp.

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 03/13/2016 - 05:02

Look for new books from James Patterson, Jacquelyn Mitchard and Tracy Chevalier.

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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 03/12/2016 - 06:04

Spend your weekend reading 'Love, Loss and What I Ate' by Padma Lakshmi.

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