Book Reviews

By the Book: Charles Johnson: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 05:00
The author of “Middle Passage” and, most recently, “The Way of the Writer” agrees with Sartre: “If literature isn’t everything, it’s not worth a single hour of someone’s trouble.”
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Nonfiction: Woody Allen Reviews a Graphic Tale of a Scandalous Starlet

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 04:00
“Mary Astor’s Purple Diary,” by Edward Sorel, is a juicy, funny and, in the end, touching look at the actress’s life.
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Clarabell the Christmas Cow

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 23:14

This annual holiday favorite for children was first published in Memphis in 1976.

        
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Clarabell the Christmas Cow

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 23:14

This annual holiday favorite for children was first published in Memphis in 1976.

        
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Lean story of McDonald's will leave you hungry for more

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 16:51

'Ray & Joan' tells the story of the couple behind the mega-chain.

        
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Lean story of McDonald's will leave you hungry for more

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 16:51

'Ray & Joan' tells the story of the couple behind the mega-chain.

        
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Bookends: What’s the Best Book, New or Old, You Read This Year?

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 12:08
All 16 Bookends columnists share their favorite reading experiences of 2016.
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Children’s Books: R.J. Palacio and Meg Medina Talk Diversity and Children’s Books

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 12/20/2016 - 11:49
The children’s books authors R.J. Palacio and Meg Medina talk to Maria Russo, The Times’ children’s books editor, about being — and choosing not to be — a Latina author.
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Harper Lee, author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' dies at 89

USAToday Books - Tue, 12/20/2016 - 11:04

Celebrated author Harper Lee died at the age of 89 in her beloved hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. Her 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning book "To Kill a Mockingbird" remains one of America's most culturally significant novels.

        
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Harper Lee, author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' dies at 89

USAToday Books - Tue, 12/20/2016 - 11:04

Celebrated author Harper Lee died at the age of 89 in her beloved hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. Her 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning book "To Kill a Mockingbird" remains one of America's most culturally significant novels.

        
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Fiction: Stories and Sherry Trifle: A Christmas Gift From the Novelist Jeanette Winterson

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 12/20/2016 - 10:09
In “Christmas Days,” Winterson shares stories and recipes from her favorite holiday.
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'Wars of the Roosevelts' is a gossipy history

USAToday Books - Mon, 12/19/2016 - 10:53

Author William J. Mann finds dysfunction in a famous family.

        
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'Wars of the Roosevelts' is a gossipy history

USAToday Books - Mon, 12/19/2016 - 10:53

Author William J. Mann finds dysfunction in a famous family.

        
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Open Book: My Year in Reading

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 12/19/2016 - 10:01
Highlights included four novels by Anita Brookner and two classics I neglected to read in school.
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A heavenly history of Harvard's female stargazers

USAToday Books - Mon, 12/19/2016 - 06:07

Dava Sobel's latest book is 'The Glass Universe.'

        
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A heavenly history of Harvard's female stargazers

USAToday Books - Mon, 12/19/2016 - 06:07

Dava Sobel's latest book is 'The Glass Universe.'

        
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Four new mysteries to cozy up with this winter

USAToday Books - Sun, 12/18/2016 - 07:01

Four thrilling tales, including an anthology inspired by Edward Hopper.

        
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Four new mysteries to cozy up with this winter

USAToday Books - Sun, 12/18/2016 - 07:01

Four thrilling tales, including an anthology inspired by Edward Hopper.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 12/18/2016 - 05:02

Books on Hemingway at war, Cuban cuisine, dogs (and cats) on Instagram.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 12/18/2016 - 05:02

Books on Hemingway at war, Cuban cuisine, dogs (and cats) on Instagram.

        
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