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New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:50
Paperback books of particular interest.

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‘We Are Not Ourselves,’ by Matthew Thomas

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:48
This first novel probes the lives of three generations of an Irish-American family in the 20th century.

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Open Book: Getting to the Heart of Things

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:48
Matthew Thomas, who earned two master’s degrees in writing, says the workshop environment “serves its purpose and then you have to move on.”

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The Shortlist: Terrence Holt’s ‘Internal Medicine,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:47
New books by Terrence Holt, Judy Melinek and T. J. Mitchell, and Paul A. Marks and James Sterngold.

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Letters: Poor Little Lambs

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:47
Readers respond to a recent review of William Deresiewicz’s “Excellent Sheep” and more.

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James Ellroy’s ‘Perfidia’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 14:19
Police officers and criminals are hard to tell apart in James Ellroy’s novel of 1940s Los Angeles.

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‘The Dog,’ by Joseph O’Neill

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 14:18
Joseph O’Neill’s “The Dog” is about a lost and tormented New York lawyer working in Dubai for a family of Lebanese billionaires.

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The 5 best nuns in literature

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:03

The author of 'If nuns Ruled the World' lists her favorite literary Sisters.

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Ken Follett: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:00
The author of “The Pillars of the Earth” and, most recently, “Edge of Eternity” can’t stand whimsical fantasy: “If there are no rules, and anything can happen, then where’s the suspense? I hate elves.”

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Exclusive cover reveal: 'The Ruby Circle' by Richelle Mead

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 22:06

HEA unveils the cover of The Ruby Circle, the final installment of Richelle Mead's Bloodlines series.

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Must-read inspys: 'The Story Keeper,' 'All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes,' 'Thief of Glory'

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 22:05

HEA contributor Serena Chase recs reads by Lisa Wingate, Betsy St. Amant and Sigmund Brouwer.

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Booksellers pick potential hits for fall

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 14:56

Ken Follett and Ian McEwan are among the authors with new works on the way.

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Cool fall author: Jason Mott

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 14:51

'The Wonder of All Things' is the follow-up to 'The Returned.'

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Cool fall author: Alan Cumming

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 14:48

The actor's memoir, 'Not My Father's Son,' is about uncovering family secrets.

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‘The Animals: Love Letters Between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 13:50
Letters between Christopher Isherwood and his partner, Don Bachardy, mock the world’s ridiculous spectacle.

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A judge faces crises at home and in court

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:09

Spare novel explores how messy life can get.

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Book Buzz: Bush's bio of dad to be titled '41'

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:03

First book by a president about his presidential father.

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30 cool books for fall

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:02

It's a fall season crammed with books by celebrities, from Lena Dunham to George W. Bush.

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New in Paper: 'Bleeding Edge,' 'Bully Pulpit'

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 10:57

Thomas Pynchon's latest takes place in 2001 New York, before 9/11.

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It's 'Good' to be back in Mitford with Karon

USAToday Books - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:23

Jan Karon's gang returns after a nine-year absence in 'Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good.'

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