Book Reviews

Critic’s Take: Please Look After This Bear

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:12
The stories of Paddington’s adventures bounce along with a Wodehousian lightness and consistency.

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‘My Heart Is a Drunken Compass,’ by Domingo Martinez

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:12
The author heads for a breakdown as his world implodes.

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‘Vanessa and Her Sister,’ by Priya Parmar

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:12
A novel of Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf includes invented letters and diary entries.

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The Shortlist: Elmore Leonard Novels From Library of America and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 09:56
New books include four Elmore Leonard novels from the Library of America, a collection of Donald Westlake’s nonfiction and more.

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Must-see book trailers: 'Eyes Turned Skyward,' 'Rough Rider,' 'Love Least Expected'

USAToday Books - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 00:27

HEA contributor Robin Covington recs trailers for books by Rebecca Yarros and Victoria Vane and the boxed set Love Least Expected.

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ArtsBeat: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Publish a Novel About Sherlock Holmes’s Brother Mycroft

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 16:12
Mr. Abdul-Jabbar will release his first novel this fall: “Mycroft Holmes,” starring Sherlock Holmes’ brainy older brother.

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ArtsBeat: Yale Library Acquires Paula Vogel Archive

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 13:17
Ms. Vogel’s archive will join those of other playwrights, including Eugene O’Neill and Thornton Wilder, in the Yale Collection of American Literature.

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ArtsBeat: How to Design an Indian Classic

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 12:49
Up close with the color and the type for Harvard University Press’s Murty Classical Library of India.

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'Big Little Lies' surges; movie tie-ins stay hot

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 16:00

The four top books on USA TODAY's best-seller list are now in movie theaters.

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Essay: Among the Disrupted

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:27
Leon Wieseltier on the state of culture in the digital age.

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New in Paper: 'Dominion' by C.J. Sansom

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:22

'The Kid,' a bio of baseball's Ted Williams, is also newly out in paperback.

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‘America’s Bitter Pill,’ by Steven Brill

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:48
Zephyr Teachout reviews Steven Brill’s new book, a guide to the maze of issues in American health care and health care reform.

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Rachel Cusk’s ‘Outline’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:00
The British memoirist and novelist Rachel Cusk “skews the boundary between autobiography and fiction.”

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By the Book: Miranda July: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 09:30
The director, screenwriter, actor, artist and author, most recently, of “The First Bad Man,” can’t stand Garfield. “That dumb man and his dumb, mean cat have gotten more of our attention than they deserve.”

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Book puts standardized testing under microscope

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 18:15

In new book, journalist Anya Kamenetz examines schools' testing practices

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Winter books preview: Morrison, Lehane, Hornby

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 16:18

New titles include a first novel from David Duchovny and a memoir from Candice Bergen.

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Author Nicholas Sparks and wife separate

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:02

Here's one romance that has reached the last chapter.

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Bookends: Why Do We Hate Cliché?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:00
Rivka Galchen and Leslie Jamison discuss why we react so strongly against clichés.

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Excerpt: 'Trust No One' by Jayne Ann Krentz

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 00:18

Jayne Ann Krentz shares a scene from today's new release, Trust No One.

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ArtsBeat: Proulx Says She Regrets ‘Brokeback Mountain’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 21:21
“I wish I’d never written the story,” Annie Proulx says of “Brokeback Mountain.”

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