Book Reviews

'The Real Doctor' is a real delight

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 13:02

Matt McCarthy hits a home run with his followup to baseball memoir 'Odd Man Out.'

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 05:00

Spend your weekend reading the new Toni Morrison novel.

        
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ArtsBeat: Alabama Town Loses Rights to Produce Play of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 14:42
The Monroeville, Ala. museum that produces the theater adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel announced that it has lost licensing rights.






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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 09:30
Cokie Roberts’s “Capital Dames,” No. 10 on the hardcover nonfiction list, is about powerful women in Washington during the Civil War era.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 09:00
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 09:00
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Open Book: Sing, O Muse

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 08:27
If National Poetry Month is partly intended to encourage poetry’s engagement with contemporary culture, two young poets reviewed in this issue are doing their part.
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‘The Longest August,’ About India and Pakistan, by Dilip Hiro

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 08:27
Dilip Hiro probes the cultural and strategic differences underpinning the India-Pakistan conflict.
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‘The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me,’ by Sofka Zinovieff

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 08:12
In the 1930s and ’40s, a resplendent English estate was the home of a most unconventional family.
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The Shortlist: ‘We Could Not Fail,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 08:00
New books include “We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program.”
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Author’s Note: Romanticizing the Reader

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:42
Diane Ackerman says that readers and writers provide a kind of outside family for one another.
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‘I Refuse,’ by Per Petterson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:22
Per Petterson’s new novel is about lost parents and the unexpectedly divergent paths of childhood friends who meet again as adults.
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‘Lurid & Cute,’ by Adam Thirlwell

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:15
A loafer lapses into a hedonistic, drug-hazed life.
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Dee Davis on 'Scandal': What the heck is Foxtail?

USAToday Books - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 05:00

HEA contributor Dee Davis reacts to last night's Scandal.

        
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ArtsBeat: Reese Witherspoon Will Be the Voice of Harper Lee’s Second Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 15:15
The actress Reese Witherspoon has signed on to narrate the audiobook for Harper Lee’s second novel, “Go Set a Watchman.”






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Exclusive cover reveal and excerpt: 'The CEO Buys In' by Nancy Herkness

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:36

HEA is thrilled to reveal the cover of The CEO Buys In by RITA-nominated Nancy Herkness, along with an excerpt.

        
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Letters: Traumatic Terrain

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 10:47
Readers respond to recent reviews of Ann Packer’s “The Children’s Crusade,” Paul A. Offit’s “Bad Faith” and more.
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Karl Ove ­Knausgaard’s ‘My Struggle: Book 4’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 08:53
Jeffrey Eugenides reviews Karl Ove Knausgaard’s “My Struggle: Book 4,” which centers on the author’s yearlong stint as a sexually frustrated young teacher in northern Norway.






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Olen Steinhauer: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 08:00
The author, most recently, of “All the Old Knives” says the best espionage stories “not only ask questions about how spying is performed, but they also question the value of the job itself.”
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