Book Reviews

'Up the Down Staircase' writer Bel Kaufman dead at 103

USAToday Books - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 14:15

She died Friday at her home in Manhattan.

        
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Philby case a tale of old-school ties, betrayal

USAToday Books - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 13:12

British case is the template for classic intelligence moles.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 05:04

Spend your weekend rocking out to Bob Stanley's brilliant pop history.

        
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Colbert gives another Hachette author a lift

USAToday Books - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:11

The comedian continues his own personal battle against Amazon.

        
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‘Falling Out of Time,’ by David Grossman

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:27
David Grossman’s book in verse is an intimate study of grief and mourning.






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Dr. Seuss is on the loose again in new collection

USAToday Books - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:09

Four 'largely forgotten' magazine stories from the 1950s.

        
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:09
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:57
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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‘The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:35
Elia Kazan’s letters underscore his central importance in the maturing of American film and theater at midcentury.
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Tim Winton’s ‘Eyrie’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:34
Tim Winton’s hero, a disgraced and despairing activist in Western Australia, is called to help a childhood friend.
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‘Lucian Freud,’ by Phoebe Hoban

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:33
A biography of the painter who crossed paths with everyone from Kate Moss to the Kray brothers.
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‘The Golden Age Shtetl,’ by Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:33
A history of Jewish life in the villages of Eastern Europe before the period familiar to American Jews.
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‘All the Rage,’ by A. L. Kennedy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:32
Cruelty and lust predominate in A. L. Kennedy’s stories.
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‘Take This Man,’ by Brando Skyhorse

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:32
Brando Skyhorse’s turbulent childhood was built on myth.
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Howard Norman’s ‘Next Life Might Be Kinder’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:31
This novel’s protagonist cannot surmount his grief over his wife’s murder.
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‘Liberalism,’ by Edmund Fawcett

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:31
A history of liberalism, told through the lives and ideas of a dynamic group of European and American thinkers.
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‘The Essential Ellen Willis’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:30
Ellen Willis, who emerged in the 1960s, asked serious questions about culture and politics.
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‘Snow in May,’ by Kseniya Melnik

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:30
These stories portray women’s lives in Magadan, Russia, a town known as an entryway to gulag labor camps.
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‘Closed Doors,’ by Lisa O’Donnell

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:29
A boy in a remote Scottish town tries to understand the terrible thing that has happened to his mother.
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‘Stuff Matters,’ by Mark Miodownik

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:29
Why do paper clips bend? What makes elastic stretchy? A scientist examines the ubiquitous substances we take for granted.
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