Book Reviews

War saves Helen Simonson's slow-burning 'Summer'

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 14:14

'The Summer Before the War' is set in pastoral England before World War I.

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'Firebrand' celebrates a friendship that made a difference

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 14:13

New book explores the friendship of Pauli Murray and Eleanor Roosevelt.

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After movie deal, Harlan Coben's 'Fool Me Once' is back at No. 1

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 14:06

Julia Roberts will star in a film version of the new thriller, a USA TODAY best seller.

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New paperbacks: 'Dead Wake,' Luckiest Girl Alive'

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 13:14

New paperbacks include titles by Candice Bergen, Melissa Rivers and Nick Offerman.

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The Shortlist: Y.A. Crossover

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:35
New novels by Alwyn Hamilton, Louise O’Neill, Tommy Wallach and Peter Rock.

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New memoir: Why Toni Tennille left the Captain

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 17:46

Fans were shocked after news broke in 2014 that ‘70s musical duo the Captain & Tennille were splitting after 39 years of marriage.

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Lena Dunham gets her own publishing imprint, Lenny

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 10:37

Lena Dunham has a new notch on her literary belt: publisher.

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The new trailer for Spielberg's 'The BFG' will sweep you away

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 09:06

He's big, he's friendly and he's a giant. And we're very happy to see him. 

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Children’s Books: ‘When Spring Comes,’ by Kevin Henkes

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 09:00
A new picture book from the author-illlustrator of “Waiting” has even more to say about the challenges and rewards of patience.

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‘American Amnesia,’ by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 04:30
Two political scientists say that Americans’ opinion of federal power has been manipulated and we’re now paying the price.

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Author’s Note: A Twist in Her Plot

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 04:30
I came to understand that embracing my identity had more to do with genre than gender.

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Kimberly Williams-Paisley rediscovers her mother through book on dementia

USAToday Books - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 22:42

In new book, the actress chronicles her mother's battle with early onset dementia.

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‘The Dig,’ by John Preston

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 17:20
In a novel based on the excavations at Sutton Hoo, the searchers expose as much about themselves as they do the past.

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J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' chair up for auction

USAToday Books - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 14:10

The chair could fetch more than $65,000.

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