Book Reviews

Rick Riordan's 'Olympus' lands at No. 1

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 09:06

The 'Percy Jackson' author is No. 1 on USA TODAY's list again.

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Neil Patrick Harris: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:00
The author of “Choose Your Own Autobiography” loved “Gone Girl”: “I devoured the acknowledgments, the book cover flaps, the ISBN, you name it. If it had been like a DVD, I could have read the ‘making of’ the writing of the book. I was that into it.”

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ArtsBeat: $25,000 Illustrated Book Prize Goes to Edward Hopper Work

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:03
“Hopper Drawing,” by Carter E. Foster, was published by the Whitney Museum of American Art in connection with a Hopper exhibition in 2013.

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James Risen’s ‘Pay Any Price’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:12
James Risen argues that America’s open society has been a casualty of the war on terror.

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Bookshelf: Tricks and Treats

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:08
New Halloween picture books include “Not Very Scary” and “Bob’s Hungry Ghost.”

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National Book Award finalists announced

USAToday Books - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:56

Five books made the cut in each category.

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Critics on the National Book Award finalists

USAToday Books - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:43

Do critics agree with the National Book Foundation this year?

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ArtsBeat: Shortlists for National Book Awards Announced

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:20
The National Book Foundation announced the finalists for the 2014 National Book Awards in poetry, young adult literature, nonfiction and fiction on Wednesday morning.

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To 'Princess Bride' fans, Elwes says, 'As You Wish'

USAToday Books - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 15:35

Cary Elwes, aka Westley, shares his 'Princess Bride' stories in a new book.

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Australian Richard Flanagan wins Man Booker Prize

USAToday Books - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 15:19

The prestigious prize went to

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You have to see Amy Poehler's author photo

USAToday Books - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:46

She never lets us down.

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Bookends: Do We Read Differently at Different Ages?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:00
Daniel Mendelsohn and Pankaj Mishra discuss whether we read differently at various stages of life.

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A girl searches for mom in Picoult's 'Time'

USAToday Books - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 16:14

In 'Leaving Time,' an elephant researcher disappears.

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Lena Dunham adapting medieval YA novel

USAToday Books - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:19

She's working on bringing 'Catherine, Called Birdy' to the big screen.

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ArtsBeat: Symphony Space Marking 30 Years of ‘Selected Shorts’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 07:05
A special performance and an opening-night benefit party will mark 30 years of Symphony Space’s radio program “Selected Shorts.”

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The inside story of the Chilean mine disaster

USAToday Books - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 12:03

Author of 'Deep Down Dark' spoke with all 33 survivors.

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'Ruth's Journey' reimagines 'Gone With the Wind's Mammy

USAToday Books - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 06:03

This is the third sequel authorized by the Margaret Mitchell estate.

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After 'GWTW,' sequels arrived, with approval

USAToday Books - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 06:03

'Scarlett,' 'Rhett Butler's People' and 'Ruth's Journey' all are authorized sequels.

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 04:02

New memoirs by Neil Patrick Harris and Norman Lear are on sale Oct. 14.

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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 20:54

Spend your weekend reading 'Some Luck' by Jane Smiley.

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