Book Reviews

Bookends: What Makes the Russian Literature of the 19th Century So Distinctive?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 09:00
Francine Prose and Benjamin Moser discuss the great Russian writers and their approach to the human heart and soul.






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ArtsBeat: Neal Cassady’s Famous Lost Letter to Jack Kerouac to Be Auctioned

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 16:28
A 16,000-word letter that inspired Kerouac to rewrite “On the Road” has been found, and will be sold at auction in December.






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ArtsBeat: A 19th-Century-Style ‘Christmas Carol’ on the Upper East Side

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 10:52
A new performance of the Dickens Christmas classic recreates a 19th-century-style salon performance.






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Spain's Juan Goytisolo wins Cervantes literary prize

USAToday Books - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 10:29

Cervantes Prize, Spanish-speaking world's highest literary honor, goes to Juan Goytisolo.

        
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Chris Colfer has multibook deal

USAToday Books - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 10:17

'Glee' actor continues 'Land of Stories' series.

        
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‘Embattled Rebel,’ by James M. McPherson

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 09:36
James M. McPherson reconsiders Jefferson Davis, the Confederate president and military commander.






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Love in Suspense: Dual cover reveals, excerpt by Georgia Cates

USAToday Books - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 23:20

HEA contributor Vilma Gonzalez shares an excerpt and reveals covers for A Necessary Sin and The Next Sin by Georgia Cates.

        
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Ann Aguirre and Nyrae Dawn discuss diversity in romance

USAToday Books - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 23:04

Authors Ann Aguirre and Nyrae Dawn chat about how important it is for readers to see themselves in the novels they read.

        
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Recent times, through the eyes of Maeve Binchy

USAToday Books - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 13:00

The Irish novelist's journalism is collected in a new book.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 05:04

James Patterson's latest Alex Cross novel is hitting stores.

        
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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Deep Down Dark’

New York Times Book Reviews - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 21:02
Héctor Tobar discusses “Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free.”






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Final advice from an 'Unbroken' legend

USAToday Books - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 13:00

Inspirational words from the late Louis Zamperini of 'Unbroken' fame.

        
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5 biggest changes from 'Mockingjay' book to movie

USAToday Books - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 07:16

The movie was pretty faithful, but there were some big changes.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 05:01

Richard Zoglin calls Bob Hope the 'Entertainer of the Century.'

        
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ArtsBeat: Daniel Handler Apologizes Over ‘Racist’ Comment at National Book Awards

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 13:46
The author, who hosted the awards ceremony Wednesday night, apologized profusely for what he described as a racist comment.






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Critic's Take: The End of Biography

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:09
How can thousand-page biographies continue to compete for the attention of readers?
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‘The Republic of Imagination,’ by Azar Nafisi

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:09
Azar Nafisi uses three classic novels as a window on American society.
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Stephen King’s ‘Revival’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:09
Two men are locked in a battle of wills in Stephen King’s novel of fanaticism and what might exist on the other side of life.
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‘All My Puny Sorrows,’ by Miriam Toews

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:09
In Miriam Toews’s novel, a writer travels to a Winnipeg hospital to spend time with her sister, who has attempted suicide.
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Nuruddin Farah’s ‘Hiding in Plain Sight’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:09
The terrorist killing of a Somali U.N. official brings strife to his family in Nuruddin Farah’s novel.
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