Book Reviews

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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Max Brooks talks WWI graphic novel 'Harlem Hellfighters'

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 07:01
'World War Z' author Max Brooks discusses his new graphic novel
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With movie, 'Heaven Is for Real' rises on USA TODAY list

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 06:46
Former aide to write book about Nelson Mandela; new Anne Tyler novel coming.
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Exclusive news: 'Star Wars' Reads Day returns

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:56
Mark your calendars for Oct. 11, when bookstores and libraries will be celebrating.
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Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez hospitalized

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 23:48
Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, greatest living writer in Spanish, is hospitalized.
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Bryan Cranston to write memoir about 'Breaking Bad'

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 23:35
He's the one who knocks -- over your bookshelf? Cranston is writing a memoir.
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'Men' star Jon Cryer is writing his memoir

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 07:41
Ted Cruz and Lorraine Bracco are writing books, too.
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New dog, new hip give Gail Caldwell a 'New Life'

USAToday Books - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 23:48
Memoir tells the story of a woman nearing 60 who deals with loss and moves on.
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New Voices: Daniel Levine retells Jekyll and Hyde

USAToday Books - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 22:13
Robert Louis Stevenson's Hyde is presented as a tragic hero in new novel.
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In the kitchen with 'Sous Chef' author Michael Gibney

USAToday Books - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:04
New book depicts a day in the life of a sous chef in a New York restaurant.
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New paperbacks: 'The Interestings,' 'Francona'

USAToday Books - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:14
Actress Shirley Jones' memoir is also out in paperback.
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Open Book: The End of a Long Road

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 09:36
David Brion Davis’s “The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation” completes a trilogy that he began writing in 1959.
    





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Bookends: What Were the First Books You Felt You ‘Should’ Read?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 09:15
Dana Stevens and Anna Holmes discuss the first books they felt obliged to read, and why.
    





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Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers is writing memoir

USAToday Books - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 07:07
Giuliana Rancic is also writing a memoir; Michael Lewis' 'Flash Boys' stirs Wall Street.
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