Book Reviews

‘Life Drawing,’ by Robin Black

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:59
An attempt to save a marriage proves fatal.






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Courtney Maum’s ‘I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:58
An unfaithful artist attempts to win back his wife’s affection.






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‘O, Africa!’ by Andrew Lewis Conn

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:58
In 1928, two brothers head to Africa to collect film footage.






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‘The Life of the Automobile,’ by Steven Parissien

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:41
A history of the automobile and the boom-and-bust industry it fostered.






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‘Wayfaring Stranger,’ by James Lee Burke

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:40
James Lee Burke’s sprawling novel connects an encounter with Bonnie and Clyde to the Battle of the Bulge and the oil boom.






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‘Everything I Never Told You,’ by Celeste Ng

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:40
A tragedy tears away at a mixed-race family in 1970s Ohio.






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Lydia Netzer’s ‘How to Tell Toledo From the Night Sky’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:40
Children are raised to become soul mates in this novel.






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‘One Kick,’ by Chelsea Cain

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:39
Chelsea Cain’s new heroine can’t escape her past.






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‘Factory Man,’ by Beth Macy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:39
The American furniture maker who battled Wall Street, Chinese competition and his own relatives to keep his company going.






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Richard Bausch’s ‘Before, During, After’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:39
Richard Bausch’s novel, about a relationship under strain, mixes personal and public horrors.






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The Shortlist: Michael Mandelbaum’s ‘Road to Global Prosperity,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:37
New books by Michael Mandelbaum, Daniel W. Drezner, Benjamin Kunkel and Bob Ivry.






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William T. Vollmann’s ‘Last Stories and Other Stories’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:32
In their exploration of mortality and desire, William T. Vollmann’s stories often inhabit supernatural realms.






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Open Book: Keep Vollmann Weird

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:32
William T. Vollmann once said: “The world doesn’t owe me a living, and if the world doesn’t want to buy my books, that’s my problem.”






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Letters: He Had Class

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:31
Readers respond to a recent review of “Brando’s Smile” and more.






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A. Meredith Walters: Sometimes all you need is a good cry

USAToday Books - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 23:06

A. Meredith Walters, author of Lead Me Not, joins HEA with an alternate view on why romance readers read (other than for the happy ever after!).

        
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Check out this week's Top 6 (free and nearly free) romance deals

USAToday Books - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 23:06

BookBub highlights six free and nearly free romance e-books on sale for a limited time.

        
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Real life 'OINTB' character nabs book deal

USAToday Books - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:09

The inspiration for Laura Prepon's character will be writing her own story.

        
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‘Timeless,’ by Lucinda Franks

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:03
Lucinda Franks’s memoir of her marriage is a tribute to her husband.






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‘In the Kingdom of Ice,’ by Hampton Sides

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:02
In 1879, backed by a wealthy American newspaper magnate, 33 men embarked on an ill-fated expedition to the North Pole.






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Jules Feiffer’s ‘Kill My Mother’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:02
Jules Feiffer’s graphic novel is a tribute to film noir and detective fiction.
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