Book Reviews

Fiction: A Fictional (So Far) History of the Second American Civil War

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:00
Omar El Akkad’s “American War” is a disturbingly plausible tale of a future America torn asunder by its own political and tribal affiliations.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 14:00
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Nonfiction: A Plague Year: A Doctor at Work in an Ebola Treatment Unit

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 04:00
Steven Hatch recounts his experience as an American doctor at an Ebola treatment unit in rural Liberia in the new memoir “Inferno.”
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By the Book: John Waters: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 04:00
The film director and author of “Make Trouble” says that when a publisher asked him for a blurb for “Transit,” he sent back, “Rachel Cusk is too smart for her own good.”
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With O'Reilly making a 'Killing,' publisher backs its star

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 16:47

Bill O'Reilly's 'Killing' franchise has produced four No. 1 USA TODAY best sellers.

        
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Books of The Times: In ‘Janesville,’ When the G.M. Plant Closed, Havoc Followed

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 16:09
Amy Goldstein chronicles in vivid, sophisticated detail the evisceration of life in a Wisconsin town after the loss of its major employer.
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The Shortlist: 3 Very Short Books on 3 Very Big Ideas

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 15:05
Three short books on tyranny, the First Amendment and Wall Street approach substantial topics in slim volumes.
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11 books you need on your springtime booklist

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:29

To help you enjoy the season, we've rounded up 11 books, from cleaning manuals to gardening how-to's.

        
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#BookmarkThis: Eric Jerome Dickey on his silent character, Sierra

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:16

Author Eric Jerome Dickey talks to USA TODAY's Carly Mallenbaum during a #BookmarkThis chat about one of his characters, Sierra, who never speaks.

        
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#BookmarkThis: Eric Jerome Dickey on writing sexy scenes

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:14

Author Eric Jerome Dickey talks to USA TODAY's Carly Mallenbaum about what works, and what doesn't, when writing erotic scenes during a #BookmarkThis Facebook Live chat.

        
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#BookmarkThis: Eric Jerome Dickey on mysterious Gideon

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:12

Eric Jerome Dickey tells USA TODAY's Carly Mallenbaum that he has no idea what his famous character "Gideon" looks like during a Facebook Live #BookmarkThis chat.

        
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'The 'Underground Railroad' chugs back into USA TODAY's top 50

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:21

After Pulitzer win, fresh sales for Colson Whitehead's novel about slavery.

       
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Help Desk: Sex-Ed for Grown-Ups: A Roundup of Relationship Self-Help

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 09:01
With books on orgasm equality, sexual freedom and C.E.O.-style marriage prioritizing, loveologists offer new takes on hooking up and settling down.
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John Grisham ready for 1st big book tour in 25 years

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 06:08

The author's new novel, 'Camino Island' debuts in June, and Grisham will go to a dozen cities to see fans.

        
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#BookmarkThis: Eric Jerome Dickey dishes on 'Finding Gideon'

USAToday Books - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 20:21

The writer's new book, 'Finding Gideon,' brings back a popular character who's a hit man.

       
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Watch: Author Eric Jerome Dickey's #BookmarkThis chat

USAToday Books - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 15:39

Did you miss it? Watch the whole thing at your leisure.

        
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Nonfiction: Elizabeth Warren Lays Out the Reasons Democrats Should Keep Fighting

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 12:38
In “This Fight Is Our Fight,” Elizabeth Warren offers a manifesto for the Democratic resistance to President Trump.
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Daphne du Maurier lives on in dreamy 'Manderley Forever'

USAToday Books - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 07:00

Novelist Tatiana de Rosnay writes an admiring biography of the 'Rebecca' author.

       
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Nonfiction: People Have Limited Knowledge. What’s the Remedy? Nobody Knows

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 06:00
In a complex world, people fail to realize just how ignorant they are. In “The Knowledge Illusion,” Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach tell them.
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Match Book: Mom Seeks Novel for Family Book Club, No Kafka or Y.A. Allowed

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 04:50
In this installment of Match Book, a woman seeks a work of fiction that will unite her “disparate group of avid readers,” also known as her children.
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