Book Reviews

‘Romantic Outlaws,’ About the Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:06
A dual biography of the 18th-century English feminist Mary Wollstonecraft and the daughter she never knew.







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‘Smart Money,’ by Andrew Palmer

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:05
A journalist examines financial instruments that seek to do good.







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‘Where Women Are Kings,’ by Christie Watson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:05
A boy is removed from his unstable mother’s care.







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‘The Lost Child,’ by Caryl Phillips

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:04
Caryl Phillips’s characters are separated from their families.







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The Shortlist: On the Job

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:03
New books by Chen Guangcheng, Nina MacLaughlin, Heather Lende and Steve Osborne.







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‘Hold Still,’ a Memoir by Sally Mann

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 09:19
Sally Mann’s memoir reckons with motherhood and the controversial images that made her famous.







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John Ashbery: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 08:45
The poet, whose latest collection is “Breezeway,” enjoys reading novels. “I’m no doubt a frustrated novelist. Maybe I should try, but at barely three months shy of 88 it seems unlikely.”







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Read an excerpt from Rainn Wilson's book

USAToday Books - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 05:02

The TV star writes about being a band geek in 'The Bassoon King.'

        
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Maggie Nelson’s ‘The Argonauts’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 04:30
A pregnancy prompts a critic to examine physical transformation and the ways our bodies define and limit us.







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Sci-Fi Encounters: Interview with Sharon Lynn Fisher

USAToday Books - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 23:16

HEA contributor Veronica Scott chats with Sharon Lynn Fisher about her latest, Echo 8.

        
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In Bed With a Romance Author recs: 'Nine Minutes,' 'Sweet,' 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

USAToday Books - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 23:10

HEA contributor Rachel Blaufeld climbs into bed with some great romances and goes to the movies.

        
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ArtsBeat: New Charlie Hebdo Issue Skewers PEN Critics

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 19:12
An editorial offers a defense against the charge that the satirical weekly is hostile to Muslims and immigrants.







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ArtsBeat: Alice Notley Wins $100,000 Poetry Prize

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 13:29
The Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize is presented annually to a living American poet for lifetime accomplishment.







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New in paper: Joan Rivers, Rob Lowe

USAToday Books - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 10:51

'The Invention of Wings' was an Oprah Book Club 2.0 pick.

        
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Children’s Books: At Home by the Sea

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 09:00
A modest yet captivating picture book conjures the everyday life of a Vietnamese fisherman’s family.






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‘Speak Now,’ by Kenji Yoshino

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 04:30
A memoir combined with analysis of a same-sex marriage case.






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ArtsBeat: Daniel Clowes’s ‘The Complete Eightball’ Comes Out Next Month

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 13:11
Mr. Clowes discusses Eightball’s history and his latest work, “Patience,” a 180-page time-travel adventure due next March from Fantagraphics.






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Willie Nelson has quite a 'Story' to tell

USAToday Books - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 11:05

The country legend recounts his life in a new memoir.

        
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Bookends: What’s the Best Book That’s Been Made Into a Great Movie?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 10:12
Alice Gregory and Charles McGrath discuss the best literature that’s succeeded on the big screen.






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‘The Quartet,’ by Joseph J. Ellis

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 04:30
Joseph J. Ellis points to a small faction of founders as the driving force behind the Constitution.






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