Book Reviews

Kick off the season with these football books

USAToday Books - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 07:00

A roundup of writings about the "national sport," from high school to the pros

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 05:00

'The Children Act,' the new book by Ian McEwan, goes on sale Sept. 9.

        
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'Off the Leash': And they call it puppy love

USAToday Books - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 13:37

Matthew Gilbert's book has been optioned by NBC.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 05:00

Jan Karon brings back the whole Mitford gang in 'Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good.'

        
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Joan Rivers' books soar up Amazon best seller lists

USAToday Books - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 15:24

Her titles have climbed Amazon's charts since the news of her death broke Thursday.

        
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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Eichmann Before Jerusalem’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 13:57
This week’s Book Review Podcast.






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ArtsBeat: George R. R. Martin to Appear at 92nd St Y

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:02
George Martin, author of the “Song of Ice and Fire” series, will be promoting his new book at the 92nd St. Y.






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Crime: Louise Penny’s ‘The Long Way Home,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:59
In Louise Penny’s “The Long Way Home,” Chief Inspector Armand Gamache follows a lost artist’s perilous journey to find himself.






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‘Fractured Times,’ by Eric Hobsbawm

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:58
This collection of reviews and lectures, posthumously published, mourns the end of European high culture.






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‘Time Present and Time Past,’ by Deirdre Madden

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:58
A series of challenges unsettles an extended family’s comfortable existence.






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‘Big Little Man,’ by Alex Tizon

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:57
A journalist examines Asian-American manhood and the cultural stereotypes that shaped his coming-of-age.






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‘Hold the Dark,’ by William Giraldi

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:56
Grief and cold dominate this novel set in remote Alaska.






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‘Sweetness #9,’ by Stephan Eirik Clark

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:56
A flavor chemist lands a job as an animal tester and is disturbed by the effects a new sweetener appears to have on his rats.






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‘Friendswood,’ by René Steinke

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:55
A small town falters after an industrial disaster.






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‘The Moor’s Account,’ by Laila Lalami

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:55
A fictional memoir narrated by Estebanico, a Moroccan slave and the first black explorer of America.






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‘10:04,’ by Ben Lerner

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:54
A Brooklyn-based narrator preoccupied with identity decides to help his best friend have a child.






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‘Rainey Royal,’ by Dylan Landis

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:54
Sex and cruelty are tools a 14-year-old uses to cope with a devastatingly irresponsible father in 1970s Greenwich Village.






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‘The Human Age,’ by Diane Ackerman

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:53
Diane Ackerman surveys the technology and innovations that define our human-dominated epoch.






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Elena Ferrante’s ‘Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:52
The third novel in Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan series tracks a long and complicated friendship.






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