Book Reviews

‘Extreme Medicine,’ by Kevin Fong

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
Physical extremes not only test human limits, according to an anesthesiologist; they also spawn medical breakthroughs.
    





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The Shortlist: Anna Hope’s ‘Wake,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
New books by Anna Hope, Vivien Shotwell and Kate Alcott.
    





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Open Book: Coach Wooden’s Bookshelf

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
John Wooden found inspiration in books about historical exemplars like Gandhi, Lincoln and Churchill.
    





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Crime: Jean Zimmerman’s ‘Savage Girl,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
In “Savage Girl,” Jean Zimmerman turns to the Gilded Age for a sweeping narrative that raises touchy questions about what it means to be civilized.
    





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‘The Free,’ by Willy Vlautin

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
Crises — financial, familial, existential — converge in this novel.
    





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Book Review: ‘More Than Conquerors,’ by Megan Hustad

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
In Megan Hustad’s childhood and youth, her family went where they believed God led them.
    





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Nadifa Mohamed’s ‘Orchard of Lost Souls’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
Three women negotiate difficult circumstances in this novel set against the backdrop of Somali unrest.
    





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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
    





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‘Thermonuclear Monarchy,’ by Elaine Scarry

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
The ability of one leader to deploy a nuclear weapon is inherently undemocratic, a social theorist argues.
    





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‘The Bombers and the Bombed,’ by Richard Overy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
An exploration of the Allied bombing of civilian areas during World War II examines those in the air and those on the ground.
    





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Brigid Pasulka’s ‘Sun and Other Stars’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
A grieving Italian man discovers the redemptive power of soccer.
    





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‘Stokely: A Life,’ by Peniel E. Joseph

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
A biography of the civil rights firebrand Stokely Carmichael.
    





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‘The Cairo Affair,’ by Olen Steinhauer

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
After a diplomat is assassinated in Budapest, his wife steps into the world of espionage to search for the killer.
    





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Donal Ryan’s ‘Spinning Heart’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
Many voices build a picture of malaise in rural Ireland.
    





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‘Silence Once Begun,’ by Jesse Ball

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
This novel’s criminal defendant won’t speak for himself.
    





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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
Paperback books of particular interest.
    





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Molly Antopol’s ‘UnAmericans’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
Young or old, the characters in Molly Antopol’s story collection know the pain of estrangement.
    





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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 07:55
Patricia Briggs, whose fantasy novel “Night Broken” is new at No. 2 on the hardcover fiction list, has received praise for her treatment of rape and its aftermath in her Mercy Thompson series.
    





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Female authors we wish would ditch the pen names

USAToday Books - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 07:06
These ladies should ditch the pseudonyms
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The Week in Pop: Cultural faves from the last seven days

USAToday Books - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 06:34
See what new books, music and more Whtiney has dug this week.
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