Book Reviews

‘The Most Dangerous Book,’ About Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
The decade-long battle to overcome the ban against James Joyce’s “Ulysses” in America extended the definition of free speech.






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Children’s Books: ‘Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
In three picture books, dancers who prefer to practice alone learn to share their talents with others.






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Open Book: On the Syllabus

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
Reporters at The Times share their favorite books about education.






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Children’s Books: Kelly DiPucchio’s ‘Gaston,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
Some are prim and petite, while others are stout and slobbery. But one way or another, these canine characters come out on top.






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‘Geek Sublime,’ by Vikram Chandra

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
Vikram Chandra, novelist and computer programmer, traces the connections between these two worlds of art and technology.






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‘Egg & Spoon,’ by Gregory Maguire

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
Two girls (one rich, one poor) trade places on their way to visit the czar in St. Petersburg.






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The Shortlist: Joseph T. Hallinan’s ‘Kidding Ourselves,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
New books by Joseph T. Hallinan, Clifton Crais, Jason Padgett and Maureen Seaberg, Jennifer Ouellette, and Jonathan Rottenberg.






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Applied Reading: Gateways to the Classical World

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
A variety of inventive apps are devoted to Greek, Latin and the history of Greco-Roman civilization.






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Letters: ‘A Troublesome Inheritance’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
Nicholas Wade responds to a recent letter about his book “A Troublesome Inheritance.”






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‘The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke,’ by David Bromwich

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
As portrayed by David Bromwich, Edmund Burke was tolerant and humane.






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Children’s Books: Jacqueline Woodson’s ‘Brown Girl Dreaming’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
Jacqueline Woodson’s memoir in verse offers poems about sibling rivalry, parents and the friends who help you through.
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'Fierce' bio paints portrait of Gen. Sherman

USAToday Books - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 15:08

Robert O'Connell balances history and storytelling in his account of America's first "celebrity general."

        
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Read an excerpt from 'Shopaholic to the Stars'

USAToday Books - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:13

Sophie Kinsella and her heroine are both coming to the USA.

        
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Exclusive: See the 'The Wicked Will Rise' cover

USAToday Books - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:04

Amy Gumm continues the title mission of Danielle Paige's series 'Dorothy Must Die.'

        
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For Chloe Moretz, the best part was meeting Hillary

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 14:09

The young star brings Mia Hall to life in the film adaptation of 'If I Stay.'

        
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Chloe Grace Moretz: Filming love scenes is 'awkward'

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 14:07

The young star of 'If I Stay' says co-star Jamie Blackley is a "teddy bear."

        
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Study finds people absorb less on e-readers

USAToday Books - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 17:15

Readers were less likely to remember what order events in a story occurred in.

        
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Stephen King on adapting his own book

USAToday Books - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:50

He wrote the script for the upcoming film 'A Good Marriage.'

        
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Malala Yousafzai: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:16
The activist and co-author of “I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World” relished “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” the first book she read in the hospital when recovering from an attack by the Taliban.






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Bookends: Can Writing Be Taught?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:00
Rivka Galchen and Zoë Heller discuss whether writing can be taught.






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