Book Reviews

The Shortlist: ‘The Teenage Brain,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 09:49
New books by Frances E. Jensen, Norman Doidge and Michael S. Gazzaniga.
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Dee Davis on 'Scandal': Twisty and turny and ohhh ...

USAToday Books - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:01

Romance author Dee Davis reacts to last night's Scandal.

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Why do we love men in kilts? (We're looking at you, Jamie Fraser)

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 23:16

Suzanne Enoch helps us explore what it is we love so much about a guy in a kilt.

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Letters: ‘The Age of Acquiescence’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 14:42
Readers respond to recent reviews of Steve Fraser’s new book, Scott Timberg’s “Culture Crash” and more.
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New in paper: Tartt's 'The Goldfinch'

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 10:05

Books by Jojo Moyes, Malcolm Gladwell and Diane Keaton also come to paperback.

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‘The Sympathizer,’ by Viet Thanh Nguyen

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 09:47
Viet Thanh Nguyen’s tragicomic debut novel compels us to look at the Vietnam War and its aftermath in a new light.

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Lydia Davis: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 07:00
The author, most recently, of “Can’t and Won’t” abandoned reading Harry Potter alongside her son: “I found the writing flat and shallow, and the characters less than interesting.”
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‘Eye on the Struggle,’ James McGrath Morris’s Biography of Ethel Payne

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 04:30
The life of the journalist Ethel Payne, who roved the world and brought black experience to readers and listeners.

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Must-read paranormals: 'The Unleashing,' 'The Shadows,' 'Wicked Will Rise'

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 23:21

HEA contributor Jessie Potts recs reads by Shelly Laurenston, J.R. Ward and Danielle Paige.

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ArtsBeat: Marlon James Among Anisfield-Wolf Award Winners

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:59
The annual awards are given to books that deal with race and diversity.

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Harlan Coben derails 'Girl on the Train'

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 11:26

'The Stranger' lands at No. 1 on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list.

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'NCIS' recap by Donna Kauffman: The awkward edition

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 05:04

HEA contributor and bestselling romance author Donna Kauffman recaps last night's NCIS.

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s ‘Heretic’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 04:30
Ayaan Hirsi Ali believes that extremist violence is rooted in Islam’s fundamental texts.

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MaryJanice Davidson on car doors and concerts

USAToday Books - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:07

HEA welcomes USA TODAY and New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson to its roster of contributors.

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First look at new Stieg Larsson jacket

USAToday Books - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:34

'The Girl in the Spider's Web' by David Lagercrantz arrives on Sept. 1.

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‘Becoming Steve Jobs,’ by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 04:30
A portrait of a volatile boy wonder and his path to technological vanguard.

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‘The Contender,’ a Biography of Andrew Cuomo

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 04:30
A biography of Andrew Cuomo shows how he has often defined himself in opposition to the record of his father, Mario.

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Interview: Jennifer Ryan, author of 'When It's Right'

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 23:18

Jennifer Ryan joins us to chat about her newest release, When It's Right; favorite romance tropes; and tacos (and shares a recipe!).

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Aziz Ansari to 'Romance' BookCon

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 17:53

The 'Parks & Rec' explores the world of modern dating in his new book.

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ArtsBeat: Ready Thyself for an All-Night Philosophy Jam

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:47
At “A Night of Philosophy,” more than 60 philosophers will hold forth on knotty problems in logic, ethics, metaphysics and religion

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