Book Reviews

Author inspirations: A persistent vampire, 'Ocean's Eleven,' and 'Pretty Woman'

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 00:03

Rebecca Zanetti, Kelly Bowen and Colleen Shannon share some of the inspirations behind their new releases.

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'Killing Patton,' movie tie-ins are big sellers

USAToday Books - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 16:23

'Unbroken,' 'American Sniper' are high on best-seller list with movies set to open.

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ArtsBeat: A Book on Fidel Castro From Jon Lee Anderson

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 14:52
The New Yorker writer Jon Lee Anderson is aiming for “the defining portrait” of Fidel Castro.

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ArtsBeat: Freud Gets Marathon Reading Treatment

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 13:52
Writers, philosophers and veterans will gather to read from “Civilization and Its Discontents,” a work the organizers called “the definitive text on human destructiveness.”

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What's hot for 2015: Books

USAToday Books - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:59

USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg runs through the year's anticipated page-turners.

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Bookends: What Accounts for Our Current — or Recurrent — Fascination With Memoir-Novels?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:50
Leslie Jamison and Daniel Mendelsohn discuss our interest in narratives that blur the line between the real and the fabricated.

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Why is Draco so bad? J.K. Rowling explains for Xmas

USAToday Books - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:57

Why is Draco so bad? Why do some still like him? J.K. Rowling explains in Xmas treat.

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David Orr’s 10 Favorite Poetry Books of 2014

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 12:53
Books by Louise Glück, Fanny Howe, Christian Wiman and others.

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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Disappearing Religions

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 12:09
Gerard Russell talks about “Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms,” and Phil Zuckerman discusses “Living the Secular Life.”

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Love in Suspense exclusive excerpt: 'Beyond Limits' by Laura Griffin

USAToday Books - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 00:48

HEA contributor Vilma Gonzalez shares an exclusive excerpt from Beyond Limits by Laura Griffin.

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Tamara Mataya on diversity in romance covers and stories

USAToday Books - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 00:12

Tamara Mataya, author of Taken by Storm, shares with us the challenge of finding stock art for a cover on a romance about a Polynesian woman and Caucasian man.

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Must-read romances: 'Driving Lessons,' 'Asher's Shot,' 'The Kidnapped Christmas Bride,' 'Flames of Passion'

USAToday Books - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 00:05

HEA contributor Michelle Monkou recs reads by Annameekee Hesik, Elizabeth Wheeler, Jane Porter and Kayla Perrin.

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Must-read inspy romances: 'Lady of Fire,' 'A Cliché Christmas,' 'The Wishing Season'

USAToday Books - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 00:05

HEA contributor Serena Chase recs books by Tamara Leigh, Nicole Deese and Denise Hunter.

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Sister tells the 'Truth' behind 'Into the Wild'

USAToday Books - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 14:00

Carine McCandless's memoir is a harrowing tale of childhood abuse.

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 06:03

Go crazy for a new book about Prince and 'Purple Rain.'

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A searing look at Richard Pryor's comedic genius

USAToday Books - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 14:02

A new biography captures the comic's demons and creativity.

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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 06:04

Spend your weekend with short story master Alice Munro.

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ArtsBeat: Koons Again Accused of Copyright Infringement

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 15:48
A work by Jeff Koons in his retrospective in Paris could set off a legal battle.
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Raphaël Jerusalmy’s ‘Brotherhood of Book Hunters’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 13:39
François Villon travels to Jerusalem in this literary mystery.
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‘America’s Pastor,’ About Billy Graham, by Grant Wacker

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 13:39
A study of Billy Graham’s ministry examines how American culture shaped him — and he shaped it.
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