Book Reviews

‘Citizen Coke,’ by Bartow J. Elmore

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 10:38
A historian portrays Coca-Cola as an international public health burden, profiting from other nations’ infrastructures.
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‘The Happiest People in the World,’ by Brock Clarke

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 10:38
Spies, terrorism, adultery, guns — Brock Clarke’s novel sets this combustible mix in remote upstate New York.
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Letters: Who but a Psychopath?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 10:38
Readers respond to a recent review of Phil Zuckerman’s “Living the Secular Life” and a question posed by Dick Cavett.
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‘To Make Men Free,’ by Heather Cox Richardson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 10:38
What is the proper role of government? A history of the Republican Party traces its responses to that question.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 10:38
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Open Book: New Books for the New Year

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 10:38
A look ahead to new novels by Toni Morrison, Jonathan Franzen and others.
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Crime: ‘A Fine Summer’s Day,’ by Charles Todd, and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 10:37
Charles Todd’s latest historical mystery opens on the day the Austrian archduke and his wife are assassinated in Sarajevo.
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The Shortlist: Javier Cercas’s ‘Outlaws,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 10:37
New books by Javier Cercas, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt and Alina Bronsky.
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‘The Bully of Order,’ by Brian Hart

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 10:37
In a logging town on the Pacific Coast, a family grapples with violence and tragedy at the turn of the 20th century.
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‘Us,’ by David Nicholls

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 10:37
In this novel, a British couple on the verge of divorce and their unpleasant son trek around Europe.
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‘Mermaids in Paradise,’ by Lydia Millet

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 10:37
Lydia Millet satirizes our rapacious culture in this novel of mermaids, mercenaries and a Caribbean honeymoon gone awry.
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‘Loitering,’ Essays by Charles D’Ambrosio

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 10:23
From J. D. Salinger to the complexities of suicide, Charles D’Ambrosio’s essays search for long-forgotten ideals.
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Love and Lust rec: 'The Bells of Times Square' by Amy Lane

USAToday Books - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 23:18

HEA contributor Becky Condit recs The Bells of Times Square by Amy Lane.

        
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Authors of Brit Boys: On Boys set explore British hero appeal

USAToday Books - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 23:03

Author of Brit Boys: On Boys boxed set explore what's so great about British guys.

        
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SF&F authors make some resolutions for their main characters

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 23:18

HEA contributor Veronica Scott gathers the resolutions for some popular SF&F characters from their creators.

        
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Romance authors share their New Year's resolutions

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 23:06

Resolutions abound, even for romance writers. Here, several share what they're hoping for in 2015.

        
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Children's author tackles environment

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 12:54

Paul Fleischman is the author of 'Eyes Wide Open.'

        
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‘Empire’s Crossroads,’ by Carrie Gibson

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 10:16
Carrie Gibson makes a case for the centrality of the Caribbean through 500 years of exploitative history.
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Edith Pearlman’s ‘Honeydew’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 10:04
The stories in Edith Pearlman’s “Honeydew” capture the complex and surprising turns in seemingly ordinary lives.






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By the Book: Patton Oswalt: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 10:03
The actor, comedian and author, most recently, of “Silver Screen Fiend” loves poetry: “Wallace Stevens especially. I don’t talk about it much; it just never comes up. But I’m a neophyte poetry buff.”






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