Book Reviews

Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 06:02

Spend your weekend reading 'When Books Went to War.'

        
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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Charles D’Ambrosio’s ‘Loitering’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 12:30
Phillip Lopate talks about “Loitering,” and Sven Beckert discusses “Empire of Cotton.”






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‘Noontide Toll,’ by Romesh Gunesekera

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:38
Foreign visitors in Sri Lanka unhesitantly spill their secrets in front of a minivan driver.
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Jane Gardam’s ‘Hollow Land’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:38
A powerful friendship between two lads illuminates family and community ties in Jane Gardam’s linked stories.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:38
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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‘The Ploughmen,’ by Kim Zupan

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:38
Two hardened men — a Montana deputy and a killer awaiting trial — forge an uneasy friendship in this debut novel.
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‘A Tale of Two Plantations,’ by Richard S. Dunn

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:38
The lives and experiences of three generations of slaves on a Caribbean sugar estate and a Southern plantation.
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‘Citizen Coke,’ by Bartow J. Elmore

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:38
A historian portrays Coca-Cola as an international public health burden, profiting from other nations’ infrastructures.
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‘The Happiest People in the World,’ by Brock Clarke

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:38
Spies, terrorism, adultery, guns — Brock Clarke’s novel sets this combustible mix in remote upstate New York.
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Letters: Who but a Psychopath?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:38
Readers respond to a recent review of Phil Zuckerman’s “Living the Secular Life” and a question posed by Dick Cavett.
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‘To Make Men Free,’ by Heather Cox Richardson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:38
What is the proper role of government? A history of the Republican Party traces its responses to that question.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:38
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Open Book: New Books for the New Year

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:38
A look ahead to new novels by Toni Morrison, Jonathan Franzen and others.
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Crime: ‘A Fine Summer’s Day,’ by Charles Todd, and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:37
Charles Todd’s latest historical mystery opens on the day the Austrian archduke and his wife are assassinated in Sarajevo.
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The Shortlist: Javier Cercas’s ‘Outlaws,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:37
New books by Javier Cercas, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt and Alina Bronsky.
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‘The Bully of Order,’ by Brian Hart

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:37
In a logging town on the Pacific Coast, a family grapples with violence and tragedy at the turn of the 20th century.
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‘Us,’ by David Nicholls

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:37
In this novel, a British couple on the verge of divorce and their unpleasant son trek around Europe.
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‘Mermaids in Paradise,’ by Lydia Millet

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:37
Lydia Millet satirizes our rapacious culture in this novel of mermaids, mercenaries and a Caribbean honeymoon gone awry.
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‘Loitering,’ Essays by Charles D’Ambrosio

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:23
From J. D. Salinger to the complexities of suicide, Charles D’Ambrosio’s essays search for long-forgotten ideals.
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Love and Lust rec: 'The Bells of Times Square' by Amy Lane

USAToday Books - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 00:18

HEA contributor Becky Condit recs The Bells of Times Square by Amy Lane.

        
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