Book Reviews

Open Book: A Bevy of the Best

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:52
Each October brings a shelf full of Best American anthologies.
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Nell Zink’s ‘Wallcreeper’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:52
The wallcreeper of this novel’s title and its protagonist both crave freedom.
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Letters: All in the Game

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:51
Readers respond to recent reviews of Mark Edmundson’s “Why Football Matters,” Steve Almond’s “Against Football” and more.
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Zephyr Teachout’s ‘Corruption in America’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 18:16
In Zephyr Teachout’s history of American political corruption, the main target is the current money-in-politics doctrine.
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‘A Path Appears,’ by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 18:14
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn show how to make a difference in the lives of the disadvantaged.
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Christine Kenneally’s ‘Invisible History of the Human Race’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 18:11
Christine Kenneally explores what DNA can tell us about our ancestors and the rest of human history.
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'Twin Peaks' will go from TV to novel

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:31

Fans will get to find out what happened after the show ended.

        
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John Grisham apologizes for sex crimes comments

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:24

The best-selling author told The Telegraph that judges have "gone crazy" locking up too many people.

        
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Rick Riordan's 'Olympus' lands at No. 1

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:06

The 'Percy Jackson' author is No. 1 on USA TODAY's list again.

        
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Neil Patrick Harris: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 09:00
The author of “Choose Your Own Autobiography” loved “Gone Girl”: “I devoured the acknowledgments, the book cover flaps, the ISBN, you name it. If it had been like a DVD, I could have read the ‘making of’ the writing of the book. I was that into it.”






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ArtsBeat: $25,000 Illustrated Book Prize Goes to Edward Hopper Work

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:03
“Hopper Drawing,” by Carter E. Foster, was published by the Whitney Museum of American Art in connection with a Hopper exhibition in 2013.






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James Risen’s ‘Pay Any Price’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:12
James Risen argues that America’s open society has been a casualty of the war on terror.






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Bookshelf: Tricks and Treats

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:08
New Halloween picture books include “Not Very Scary” and “Bob’s Hungry Ghost.”






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National Book Award finalists announced

USAToday Books - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:56

Five books made the cut in each category.

        
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Critics on the National Book Award finalists

USAToday Books - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 09:43

Do critics agree with the National Book Foundation this year?

        
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ArtsBeat: Shortlists for National Book Awards Announced

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:20
The National Book Foundation announced the finalists for the 2014 National Book Awards in poetry, young adult literature, nonfiction and fiction on Wednesday morning.






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To 'Princess Bride' fans, Elwes says, 'As You Wish'

USAToday Books - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:35

Cary Elwes, aka Westley, shares his 'Princess Bride' stories in a new book.

        
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Australian Richard Flanagan wins Man Booker Prize

USAToday Books - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:19

The prestigious prize went to

        
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You have to see Amy Poehler's author photo

USAToday Books - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:46

She never lets us down.

        
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Bookends: Do We Read Differently at Different Ages?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:00
Daniel Mendelsohn and Pankaj Mishra discuss whether we read differently at various stages of life.






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