Book Reviews

Children’s Books: ‘A Snicker of Magic,’ by Natalie Lloyd

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:08
The plucky heroine of this middle-grade novel wants to stay put after yet another move, this one to a magical place.






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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:07
Paperback books of particular interest.






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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:07
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:06
In “Thrive,” which is No. 1 on the hardcover nonfiction list, Arianna Huffington offers a technocratic version of the old work-life equation, swathed in New Age incense.






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‘The Cold Song,’ by Linn Ullmann

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:04
Linn Ullmann’s family novel is set in motion by a nanny’s murder.






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‘The Ballad of a Small Player,’ by Lawrence Osborne

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:04
A crooked lawyer on the run plays the tables in Macau and Hong Kong.






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The Shortlist: Wil S. Hylton’s ‘Vanished,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:01
New books by Neil Swidey, Wil S. Hylton and Peter Stark.






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‘Can’t and Won’t,’ by Lydia Davis

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 09:58
Stories that investigate the strange, the mundane and the profound, with thoughts on Flaubert, housekeeping and roosters.






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Open Book: The Joads Turn 75

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 09:57
This month marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath,” one of the most decorated novels ever written by an American.






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Rec'd romances: 'Loving Logan,' 'Where There Is Will,' 'She Can Hide'

USAToday Books - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 07:14
HEA contributor Kathy Altman recs reads by Katie Bryan, Monica Epstein and Melinda Leigh.
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Six authors who are making a difference

USAToday Books - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 07:03
These authors are putting their money where their mouth is and giving back
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'Reasons My Kid Is Crying' will make you laugh out loud

USAToday Books - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:58
The popular blog has been published as a book.
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April showers bring some new romances to read

USAToday Books - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 02:03
So it's been a little more like spring, hasn't it? To celebrate, here are some highlights from this week's newly released romances.
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Hey, Whit: Can you recommend some good books by women?

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 22:07
By request, Whitney lists a few of her favorite titles from female contemporary authors.
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‘Shotgun Lovesongs,’ by Nickolas Butler

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 16:14
Lifelong bonds are tested in a small Midwestern town in this first novel.






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Bookshelf: Newfound Friends

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 14:55
New picture books include “Stella’s Starliner,” by Rosemary Wells, about a little fox and her shiny Airstream trailer.






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‘The Rise’ and ‘The Up Side of Down’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:22
Two new books present failure — personal and professional — as a quintessential part of success.






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Akhil Sharma’s ‘Family Life’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:21
Akhil Sharma’s new novel, “Family Life,” charts the lives of a boy and his parents as they struggle with grief and a recent move from India to America.






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Letters: Among the Bombed

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:32
Readers respond to a review of Richard Overy’s “The Bombers and the Bombed,” an interview with Philip Roth and more.






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John Paul Stevens: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:00
The former Supreme Court justice and author of, most recently, “Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution,” feels indebted to Norman Maclean, who taught him poetry at the University of Chicago.
    





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