Book Reviews

Must-read romances: 'Tempest,' 'Twisted Vows of Seduction,' 'Total Eclipse'

USAToday Books - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 23:09

HEA contributor Michelle Monkou recs reads by Shakir Rashaan, S.K. Hardy and N'Tyse.

        
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Joe Kennedy, Churchill star in compelling 'Lions'

USAToday Books - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 13:04

Author Thomas Maier looks mines WWII history in 'When Lions Roar.'

        
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Classic mysteries every fan should read

USAToday Books - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 07:02

Mystery novelist Charles Finch picks his six favorites.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 05:00

Stephen King and George W. Bush have new books.

        
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Faber soars with emotional 'New Things'

USAToday Books - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 18:03

Most books involving aliens fall fall under sci-fi. But Faber's novel is not most books.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 05:00

Spend your weekend on the case with Harry Bosch and 'The Burning Room.'

        
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ArtsBeat: Book Offers a New Overview of Nick Drake

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 13:13
“Remembered for a While” is a compilation of essays and memorabilia edited by Gabrielle Drake, the singer’s sister, and Cally Callomon, the manager of his musical estate.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Empire of Sin’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:02
Gary Krist discusses “Empire of Sin” and Maria Russo talks about this week’s Children’s Books section.






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Children's Books: ‘In Real Life,’ by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
A teenager joins an all-female online group and is given a troubling assignment with real-world repercussions.
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Children's Books: ‘The Doubt Factory’ and ‘Love Is the Drug’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
Two young adult thrillers exploit the conventions of genre to offer head-on critiques of today’s political landscape.
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‘How Google Works,’ by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
Two technology executives explain the business methods behind Google’s groundbreaking success.
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Children's Books: ‘Afterworlds,’ by Scott Westerfeld

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
This young adult novel’s 18-year-old protagonist is the author of her own young adult novel about life after death.
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Children's Books: ‘Ambassador’ and ‘Lowriders in Space’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
Latino characters take readers on a journey into the cosmos in these middle-grade books.
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Johanna Skibsrud’s ‘Quartet for the End of Time’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
From Washington to Paris, four interwoven characters grapple with guilt and injustice.
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Children's Books: Christopher Paul Curtis’s ‘Madman of Piney Woods’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
In a small Canadian town in 1901, boys from very different backgrounds meet, bond and solve a mystery together.
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‘The Laughing Monsters,’ by Denis Johnson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
In Denis Johnson’s new novel, set in Africa, a spy and his ne’er-do-well friend plan to become rich by exploiting post-9/11 politics.
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Children's Books: ‘As an Oak Tree Grows,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
Three picture books appeal to children’s fascination with trees, providing information and flights of imagination.
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Author's Note: A Manual for Life

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
The author credits the official guide of the Boy Scouts of America for his secondary education.
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Children's Books: ‘Arcady’s Goal,’ by Eugene Yelchin

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
For Eugene Yelchin’s young hero, athletic prowess becomes a means of surviving Stalinist oppression.
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Jane Smiley’s ‘Some Luck’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
Jane Smiley’s novel, the first in a planned trilogy, follows an Iowa family over three transformative decades in America.
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