Book Reviews

Katha Pollitt's 'Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights'

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:47
Katha Pollitt argues that women should stop apologizing and reclaim abortion as a “positive social good.”
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Kirsten Gillibrand's 'Off the Sidelines'

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:41
Jennifer Senior reviews Kirsten Gillibrand’s memoir, which doubles as a campaign document.
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French novelist Patrick Modiano wins Nobel

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:31

Cited for the "art of memory."

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Lena Dunham's 'Not That Kind of Girl'

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:30
Lena Dunham’s memoir in the guise of an advice book combines essays, lists and emails.
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Smiley's farm trilogy promises bountiful harvest

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 13:40

'Some Luck' begins the saga of the Langdon clan of Iowa farmers.

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In 'Station Eleven,' end of the world feels fine

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 13:22

The novel by Emily St. John Mandel finds joy in a post-apocalyptic world.

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Jodi Picoult: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:00
The author, most recently, of “Leaving Time” hates Russian lit. “You need genealogy charts to just figure out the characters, every novel is a thousand pages and pretty much everyone dies.”

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Lena Dunham hits No. 5 on USA TODAY's books list

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 05:00

Gillian Flynn is also riding high on USA TODAY's list.

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Must-read suspenses: 'Midnight Betrayal,' 'Trapped,' 'Fatal Hearts'

USAToday Books - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 23:08

HEA contributor Kathy Altman recs reads by Melinda Leigh, Beverly Long and Norah Wilson.

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Gail Sheehy’s 'Daring: My Passages'

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 16:27
Gail Sheehy’s memoir recalls New York magazine and the New Journalism.

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Jonathan Eig's 'The Birth of the Pill'

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 16:22
We know it simply as “the pill,” but as Jonathan Eig’s cultural history shows, its genesis was anything but simple.

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Billy Idol: As 'candid as possible' in memoir

USAToday Books - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 14:03

The '80s rocker has written a memoir and has a new album.

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J.K. Rowling keeps her fans guessing with anagram

USAToday Books - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:55

Harry Potter fans were in a frenzy trying to solve Rowling's riddle.

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ArtsBeat: Random House Makes a Big Bet on Emma Cline’s Debut Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 14:01
Ms. Cline’s book, “The Girls,” which takes place in a hippie commune in 1969, set off a heated bidding war.

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ArtsBeat: Sinead O’Connor’s Memoir Promises Deep-Dish Dirt

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:44
The Irish singer said, “I look forward to dishing the sexual dirt on everyone I’ve ever slept with” in the book, coming in March 2016.

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Bookends: Is This a Golden Age for Women Essayists?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:00
Cheryl Strayed and Benjamin Moser discuss the current generation of women essayists.

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Martin Amis’s ‘Zone of Interest’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 15:14
Auschwitz serves as the backdrop to Martin Amis’s novel of intimacy and moral collapse.

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'Gone Girl' to be No. 1 on best-seller list

USAToday Books - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:39

Gillian Flynn's thriller will hit the top spot this week.

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Interview: Richard Castle, author of 'Raging Heat'

USAToday Books - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:37

HEA curator Joyce Lamb chats with Richard Castle about his latest release, Derrick Storm and Beckett.

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Exclusive: Johnny Depp's intro to Joe Perry's memoir

USAToday Books - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:49

Actor pens profane but appreciative foreword for 'Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith.'

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