Book Reviews

James M. McPherson: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:00
The author, most recently, of “Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief” says that coming of age in Minnesota in the ’50s, he saw the South as “a mysterious, almost foreign land.”

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'Killing Patton' lands at No. 1

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 05:00

'Killing Patton' is the fourth book in a franchise by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard.

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'Star Wars' trilogy is retold in new kids' book

USAToday Books - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 20:15

'The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight' kicks off a new series.

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Dunham to pay book tour acts after criticism

USAToday Books - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 13:13

Her opening acts will in fact be paid, she said on Twitter.

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ArtsBeat: Capitalized Clues to a Glitch

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:32
Some copies of the advance reading edition of Anthony Horowitz’s “Moriarity” — about Sherlock Holmes and his nemesis — had a little something extra.

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Crime: John Harvey's 'Darkness, Darkness' and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 14:31
“Darkness, Darkness,” John Harvey’s final novel in his series featuring Inspector Charlie Resnick, strikes an elegiac tone.

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Parents have attachment to print, study says

USAToday Books - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:28

Findings from a Nielsen study will be presented at a summit in December.

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Hilary Mantel takes aim at Maggie Thatcher

USAToday Books - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:57

A short story collection from the author of 'Wolf Hall.'

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Bill O'Reilly says he knows who killed Gen. Patton

USAToday Books - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:04

His new 'Killing' book is the latest in the best-selling "investigative history" series.

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Bookends: ‘The Giving Tree’: Tender Story of Unconditional Love or Disturbing Tale of Selfishness?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:00
Anna Holmes and Rivka Galchen reconsider Shel Silverstein’s classic, published 50 years ago.

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ArtsBeat: Kirkus Announces Finalists for Book Prizes

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:00
Siri Hustvedt, Dinaw Mengestu, Roz Chast and Thomas Piketty are among the finalists for the first annual awards.

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Another book joins the Star Wars universe

USAToday Books - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:30

Chris Taylor's book tackles entire scope of the franchise.

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Lena Dunham bares her most 'intimate' thoughts

USAToday Books - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:11

She's honest, candid, raunchy and ridiculously funny in her new memoir

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Two celebs penning new books

USAToday Books - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 14:20

Mary-Louise Parker and Nathan Lane both have books coming out in the fall of 2015.

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'Today' show book club picks Rawl's 'Positive'

USAToday Books - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:18

It's the first time the show has picked a non-fiction book.

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Tennessee Williams' 'Mad Pilgrimage' revealed

USAToday Books - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 13:00

John Lahr's biography has been long-listed for the National Book Award.

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 09:33

Lena Dunham's memoir goes on sale Sept. 30.

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Amis' Auschwitz is a sardonic take on evil

USAToday Books - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 14:52

Martin Amis explores a blighted love story amid the evil of Auschwitz

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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 05:00

Spend your weekend in gritty Detroit with the crime novel 'Broken Monsters.'

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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Texting While Driving

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 15:13
Matt Richtel discusses “A Deadly Wandering,” and Mark Edmundson talks about “Why Football Matters.”

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