Book Reviews

Bookends: When Discussing Books, What Does ‘Taste’ Have to Do With It?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 08:00
James Parker and Adam Kirsch debate whether it really all comes down to taste.

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New bio applauds Cosby's cultural impact

USAToday Books - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 14:11

Mark Whitaker's book arrives on the 30th anniversary of 'The Cosby Show.'

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Catch the wave with Yancey's 'Infinite Sea'

USAToday Books - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:44

The sequel to 'The 5th Wave' ups the tension as teen heroes fight aliens.

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James Patterson donates books to the troops

USAToday Books - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:40

The author and his publisher are giving away 180,000 copies of hardcover Patterson books.

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ArtsBeat: Philadelphia Museum Losing Its Maurice Sendak Collection

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:06
The Rosenbach Museum and Library will send thousands of Sendak items to Connecticut, where a Sendak museum is planned.

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ArtsBeat: In the Running for a Young People’s Literature Prize

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:00
The 10 titles on the longlist of the National Book Foundation’s 2014 Award for Young People’s Literature underscore the diversity of subject matter in this area of publishing.

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 04:00

Rick Yancey returns with a sequel to 'The 5th Wave.'

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'Outlander' Episode 6: Mandi and Michelle share their takes

USAToday Books - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 20:03

HEA contributors Mandi and Michelle recap episode six of 'Outlander.'

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Thin characters spoil mystery in 'Secret Place'

USAToday Books - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 12:00

The Dublin Murder Squad is on the case at a boarding school.

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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 04:00

Dog lovers, spend the weekend reading 'Off the Leash.'

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Fall into new books this season

USAToday Books - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 14:27

The fall is crammed with books by celebrities. Here are 30 of the best.

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Ask Randall Munroe about 'absurd' science

USAToday Books - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 13:31

Randall Munroe has a new book based on his stick-figure science webcomic 'xkcd.'

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30 cool books for fall

USAToday Books - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:29

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‘War and Gold,’ by Kwasi Kwarteng

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:54
A historian examines the rise of the gold standard and the economies that have embraced and abandoned it.

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‘Acceptance,’ by Jeff VanderMeer

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:54
In a trilogy’s conclusion, the mysterious ecosystem known as Area X yields more of its secrets.

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‘Station Eleven,’ by Emily St. John Mandel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:54
After a pandemic kills most of the human race, a traveling theater company roams around, searching for an audience.

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‘Agent Storm: My Life Inside Al Qaeda and the CIA,’ by Morten Storm

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:54
A whistle-blower describes his path from biker-gang leader to Muslim activist to spy for three Western intelligence agencies.

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‘Mr. Tall,’ by Tony Earley

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:53
Tony Earley’s stories include a skunk ape, a talking dog and the sometimes surprising, sometimes lonely lives of ordinary people.

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‘De Potter’s Grand Tour,’ by Joanna Scott

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:52
An antiquities collector disappears off the coast of Greece in 1905, and his wife discovers that his life was not what it seemed.

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‘The Children Act,’ by Ian McEwan

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:51
In this Ian McEwan novel, a judge must decide the case of a teenage Jehovah’s Witness who refuses treatment for leukemia.

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