Book Reviews

Kalamazoo emerges as a literary hot spot

USAToday Books - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 03:52
Authors enjoy the peace, quiet and quirkiness of the midsize Michigan city.
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John Green's 'Paper Towns' heads to the big screen

USAToday Books - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 02:45
He's the author of the best seller 'The Fault in Our Stars,' which hits theaters on June 6.
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Amy Poehler signs on for World Book Night

USAToday Books - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 00:29
Star of 'Parks and Recreation' says she grew up loving books.
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Patrick Kennedy to write memoir on addiction, politics

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:53
'A Common Struggle' is due out next year.
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Giveaway: Win a new 'Game of Thrones' pop-up book!

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 06:24
Enter now, and you could receive this stunning pop-up book of Westeros.
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'Humorologist' dissects why 'New Yorker' cartoons are funny

USAToday Books - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 23:18
Bob Mankoff on how and why cartoons work.
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'Never' has been good to cartoon editor Bob Mankoff

USAToday Books - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 23:18
A New Yorker editor examines a 'life in cartoons.'
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 01:02
Spend your weekend reading about high-end Manhattan real estate.
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'Soul Train' is one hip 'Trip' in George's new book

USAToday Books - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 21:01
Nelson George recounts the glory days of TV's dance show 'Soul Train.'
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 01:03
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week.
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'Cairo' is an affair to remember

USAToday Books - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 21:00
Olen Steinhauer sets his spy tale in Cairo during the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011.
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‘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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