Book Reviews

ArtsBeat: Whiting Awards Celebrate 30 Years With 10 Winning Writers

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 14:07
This year’s winners include the playwrights Lucas Hnath and Anne Washburn.






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In 'Whipping Boy,' a search for a tormentor

USAToday Books - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 14:02

Author Allen Kurzweil spent 40 years looking for his childhood bully.

        
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Erik Larson: Bring your book, pass it over, run

USAToday Books - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 07:38

Erik Larson, author of 'Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania,' admits he is not a filmmaker. So when someone wants to turn one of his books into a movie... he passes it over, takes his money and runs. Video shot by Todd Plitt for USA TODAY.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 06:02

A posthumous memoir from ESPN anchor Stuart Scott will be published March 10.

        
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Tale of departed twin is 'Damned' scary

USAToday Books - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 14:02

Going to the afterlife and returning has not been a fun trip for Danny Orchard.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 06:00

Jennifer Lawrence is set to play author Lynsey Addario in 'It's What I Do.'

        
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Spend the weekend curled up with a hot romance book

USAToday Books - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 15:08

HEA compiles the week's recs in romance, so get ready to read this weekend.

        
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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Erik Larson’s ‘Dead Wake’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 15:00
Mr. Larson discusses his new book about the Lusitania, and Orlando Patterson talks about two new books by black conservatives.






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‘There’s Something I Want You to Do,’ by Charles Baxter

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:44
Charles Baxter’s stories hinge on “request moments,” when taking action involves a suggestion or a demand.
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Nina Stibbe’s ‘Man at the Helm’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:44
Two sisters living in an English village seek out suitors for their single parent in this comic novel.
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‘To Explain the World,’ by Steven Weinberg

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:44
A physicist surveys the misguided and evolving methods used to decipher scientific phenomena.
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Robert Christgau’s ‘Going Into the City’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:44
The rock critic Robert Christgau calls himself an “opinionated bigmouth.”
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ArtsBeat: MoMA to Host Wikipedia Editing Marathon, to Improve Coverage of Women in the Arts

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:15
The group Art + Feminism is organizing its second edit-a-thon to address gender imbalance on Saturday, with tutorials at the Museum of Modern Art and satellite sessions around the world.






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The Shortlist: Dominique Fabre’s ‘Guys Like Me,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:54
New books by Dominique Fabre, Romain Puértolas, Denis Thériault and Michel Déon.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:54
Paperback books of particular interest.
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‘The Tusk That Did the Damage,’ by Tania James

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:54
A rogue bull is one of the narrators of this novel.
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‘Gods and Kings,’ by Dana Thomas

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:54
The designers Alexander McQueen and John Galliano pushed boundaries.
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‘The Last Good Paradise,’ by Tatjana Soli

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:54
Tatjana Soli’s jaded characters converge on a South Pacific atoll.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:54
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Inside the List: Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:54
The crime novelist Joanne Fluke, whose “Double Fudge Brownie Murder” is No. 13 on the hardcover fiction list, wrote thrillers in a darker vein before she added desserts to the mix.
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