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‘Unremarried Widow,’ by Artis Henderson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:15
A military wife confronts the death of her husband.
    





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‘Promise Land,’ by Jessica Lamb-Shapiro

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:15
A memoir examines the advice and improvement industry.
    





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‘The Time Regulation Institute,’ by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:15
A newly translated novel by a Turkish master satirizes his country’s 20th-century transformation.
    





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The Shortlist: Sudhir Venkatesh’s ‘Floating City,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:14
New books by Sudhir Venkatesh, Anthony M. Townsend, Lyanda Lynn Haupt, and Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker.
    





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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:14
Paperback books of particular interest.
    





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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:14
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
    





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Open Book: Richard Pryor, Thespian

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:13
The comedian didn’t think he could act, but others disagreed.
    





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‘Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:12
A search for the roots of Richard Pryor’s genius opens with a horrific incident.
    





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'Romance Queen' Danielle Steel awarded France's highest honor

USAToday Books - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 22:49
Plus, Morrissey is writing a novel and the lawyer who exposed J.K. Rowling has been fined.
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'Cazalet' author Elizabeth Jane Howard has died

USAToday Books - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 20:09
Long before 'Downton,' she wrote about an English family in the saga of war.
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Letters: Norman Rockwell, New Yorker

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 14:39
Readers respond to a recent review of Deborah Solomon’s “American Mirror” and more.
    





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‘A Life of Barbara Stanwyck,’ by Victoria Wilson

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 14:29
A biography traces Barbara Stanwyck’s evolution from Brooklyn dancer to screen star.
    





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‘Little Failure,’ by Gary Shteyngart

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 14:29
A son’s story of moving from Leningrad to Queens with parents unburdened by any understanding of American life.
    





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‘On Such a Full Sea,’ by Chang-rae Lee

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 14:27
Chang-rae Lee’s new novel imagines a future after the breakdown of society.
    





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Russell Banks: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 13:13
The author, most recently, of “A Permanent Member of the Family” steers clear of any book described as fantasy, “which to me says, ‘Don’t worry, Reader, Death will be absent here.’ ”
    





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Romance author forging new tradition

USAToday Books - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 06:28
Heidi Cullinan is rising star with popular stories of fictional male-male relationships.
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New in paper: 'Tenth of December'

USAToday Books - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 04:33
George Saunders' acclaimed story collection is arriving, along with titles from Sonia Sotomayor, Al Roker and David Foster Wallace.
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/01/2014 - 23:01
Spend your weekend with 'The Kid,' a bio of baseball's best hitter, Ted Williams.
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Veronica Roth's 'Divergent' is No. 1 for the first time

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/01/2014 - 20:36
Plus, Kate DiCamillo is 2014's National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
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ArtsBeat: Danielle Steel Awarded French Legion of Honor

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/01/2014 - 16:25
The writer, who has sold some 600 million books worldwide and lives in San Francisco and Paris, was made a “chevalier” of the Legion of Honor.
    
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