Book Reviews

‘A Manual for Cleaning Women,’ by Lucia Berlin

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 08:33
Lucia Berlin’s unadorned stories feature hard-pressed women and figures on the fringe.

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Haruki Murakami’s ‘Wind/Pinball’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 08:31
Two novels reveal Haruki Murakami’s early interest in pop culture and slippery temporal realms.

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Day's story is anything but 'Weird'

USAToday Books - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 10:31

Felicia Day's memoir is a joy to read, even if you're not a nerd.

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Bookends: Why Do We Always Proclaim That the Novel Is Dead?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 06:00
Liesl Schillinger and Benjamin Moser talk about why the novel’s demise so regularly looms.

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‘The Hairdresser of Harare,’ by Tendai Huchu

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:00
The trials of daily life in Zimbabwe.

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‘In the Language of Miracles,’ by Rajia Hassib

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 03:00
An Egyptian immigrant family struggles in their suburban community after their son kills a neighbor’s daughter.

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Novel paints portrait of artist's mother

USAToday Books - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 13:15

Alice Hoffman's 'A Marriage of Opposites' puts spotlight on Pissarro's mother.

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Ivan Doig’s ‘Last Bus to Wisdom’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 11:37
A plucky 11-year-old hits the road in Ivan Doig’s final novel.

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Vu Tran’s ‘Dragonfish’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 11:29
A cop searches for his ex-wife, a haunted Vietnamese immigrant, in the city’s sleazy depths.

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Al Roker's at the center of this 'Storm'

USAToday Books - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 09:56

The NBC weatherman has written an account of the 1900 hurricane in Galveston, Texas.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 09:49
The author, most recently, of “Between the World and Me” is a fan of the late E.L. Doctorow. “‘The Waterworks” is one of the most thrilling books I’ve ever read. And I still believe in that, you know? That stories should sometimes thrill people.”

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Must-reads: 'Best Kept Secrets,' 'Baby Love'; interview with Tina Coleman Bausinger

USAToday Books - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 22:18

HEA contributor Michelle Monkou recs reads by Tia Kelly and Shelly Ellis and chats with Tina Coleman Bausinger.

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Jackson book like winning the 'Lottery'

USAToday Books - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 12:04

Shirley Jackson's children have collected stories, essays in 'Let Me Tell You.'

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 04:00

Al Roker's 'The Storm of the Century' arrives on Aug. 11.

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