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Brigid Pasulka’s ‘Sun and Other Stars’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
A grieving Italian man discovers the redemptive power of soccer.
    





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‘Stokely: A Life,’ by Peniel E. Joseph

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
A biography of the civil rights firebrand Stokely Carmichael.
    





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‘The Cairo Affair,’ by Olen Steinhauer

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
After a diplomat is assassinated in Budapest, his wife steps into the world of espionage to search for the killer.
    





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Donal Ryan’s ‘Spinning Heart’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
Many voices build a picture of malaise in rural Ireland.
    





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‘Silence Once Begun,’ by Jesse Ball

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
This novel’s criminal defendant won’t speak for himself.
    





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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
Paperback books of particular interest.
    





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Molly Antopol’s ‘UnAmericans’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
Young or old, the characters in Molly Antopol’s story collection know the pain of estrangement.
    





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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 07:55
Patricia Briggs, whose fantasy novel “Night Broken” is new at No. 2 on the hardcover fiction list, has received praise for her treatment of rape and its aftermath in her Mercy Thompson series.
    





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Female authors we wish would ditch the pen names

USAToday Books - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 07:06
These ladies should ditch the pseudonyms
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The Week in Pop: Cultural faves from the last seven days

USAToday Books - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 06:34
See what new books, music and more Whtiney has dug this week.
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Harlan Coben: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 08:00
The author of “Missing You” and “Tell No One” says most of his classmates probably remember him “more for the basketball I was dribbling than the book I may have been carrying.”
    





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Must-see trailers: 'A Sweet Deal,' 'Quinn's Deirdre,' 'Big Fat Disaster'

USAToday Books - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 07:22
HEA contributor Robin Covington recommends trailers for books by Monia Tillery, Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy and Deth Fehlbaum.
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Cover reveal: Rick Yancey's 'The Infinite Sea'

USAToday Books - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 07:12
Author continues his series with a teen heroine pitted against an alien invasion.
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Elizabeth Vargas to write about her 'dark double life'

USAToday Books - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 04:25
The ABC News anchor will tell all about growing up with anxiety that led to alcoholism.
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Rowling on Quidditch; 'Divergent' leads USA TODAY's list

USAToday Books - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 20:32
Elizabeth Vargas and Emmylou Harris writing memoirs; 'Divergent' trilogy is on a roll.
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Dining With Cannibals: Carl Hoffman's Month in New Guinea

USAToday Books - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 20:05
Hoffman follows the mystery of Michael Rockefeller to New Guinea
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‘Wooden,’ by Seth Davis

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 18:40
A biography of the coach who led U.C.L.A. to the pinnacle of men’s college basketball.
    





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‘Smarter,’ by Dan Hurley

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 18:13
A journalist explores the possibility that cognitive exercises improve working memory and problem solving.
    





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‘All Our Names,’ by Dinaw Mengestu

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 17:33
Dinaw Mengestu’s “All Our Names” follows the relationship between a foreign exchange student from Ethiopia and the Midwestern social worker assigned to help him.
    





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Letters: ‘Peyton Place’ Revisited

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 13:55
Readers react to recent essays about “Peyton Place,” reviews of Fred D’Aguiar’s “Children of Paradise” and Barry Miles’s “Call Me Burroughs,” and more.
    





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