Book Reviews

Bookshelf: Snow Days

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:34
New picture books include Peter McCarty’s “First Snow” and Deirdre Gill’s “Outside.”

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Crime: Rebecca Scherm’s ‘Unbecoming,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:30
In Rebecca Scherm’s first novel, “Unbecoming,” an art student reinvents herself.

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Let's talk Chicago, Copenhagen and Shemar Moore (yes!)

USAToday Books - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:10

Nichelle Gregory, Katy Swann and Viktor Alexander share some of their favorite vacation destinations and actors.

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Children’s Books: ‘I’m Glad I Did’ and ‘Scripted’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:08
Two Y.A. novels consider the perks and the costs of celebrity and show business.

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Open Book: Houellebecq Provokes Again

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 13:10
Michel Houellebecq’s new novel imagines France in 2022, when a Muslim political party has won the presidency.

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‘A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 13:08
Irving Howe was one of the greatest critics of his generation, a perspicacious reader of difficult texts.

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Aviator Beryl Markham takes flight in new novel

USAToday Books - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 06:00

Paula McLain, author of 'The Paris Wife,' has new book called 'Circling the Sun.'

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Sci-Fi Encounters: Interview with Alexis Duran

USAToday Books - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 00:26

HEA contributor Veronica Scott chats with fantasy author Alexis Duran about her spicy tales of m/m romance.

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Time to de-stress! Find out what these authors do

USAToday Books - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 00:09

Kathleen Eagle, Andrea Laurence and Abby Green share ways they relax and de-stress.

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ArtsBeat: A Promotion for Lydia Davis in French Order of Arts and Letters

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 16:50
The writer and translator Lydia Davis, already a chevalier in the French Order of Arts and Letters, is being named an officer in the order.

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'FIOS,' 'Gone Girl' top 2014 USA TODAY best sellers

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 16:10

Movie tie-ins, books for kids dominated USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list.

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'Still Alice' moves up list; Franzen booked

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 15:19

The movie helps the novel about Alzheimer's charge up USA TODAY's best-seller list.

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By the Book: Alan Gilbert: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 14:15
The conductor and music director of The New York Philharmonic says that after his cameo appearance on “30 Rock,” he read Tina Fey’s “Bossypants”: “It is brilliant, insightful and spot on in its crazy observations about life.”

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Top 100 USA TODAY best sellers of 2014

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 13:11

John Green's 'The Fault in Our Stars' is No. 1 for the year.

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ArtsBeat: New David Mitchell Novel Coming in October

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 13:08
His seventh novel, “Slade House,” will be published Oct. 27 by Random House.

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Children’s Books: Roz Chast’s ‘Around the Clock!’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 10:00
A new picture book from the cartoonist Roz Chast supplies a laugh for every hour of the day.
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Romance Unlaced: Seeking shelter from the heat?

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 00:16

HEA contributor Madeline Hunter shares a roundup of romances for readers who're looking for something sweet.

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ArtsBeat: Lorrie Moore Among Finalists for Story Prize

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:28
Ms. Moore, Francesca Marciano and Elizabeth McCracken will compete for the $20,000 prize.

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Bookends: Why Are We Obsessed With the Great American Novel?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:00
Cheryl Strayed and Adam Kirsch try to get to the bottom of our long-running obsession with the Great American Novel.

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Interview: Tami Hoag, author of 'Cold Cold Heart'

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 00:18

Tami Hoag chats with us about her new release, the challenge of writing characters with brain injuries and her guilty pleasures on TV.

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