Book Reviews

Reading this weekend? Check out some hot new romance releases

USAToday Books - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:03

Check out some of this week's hot new romance releases, such as Vixen in Velvet by Loretta Chase.

        
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'Ice Cream Queen' is a tasty summertime treat

USAToday Books - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:00

Novel tells the story of a cranky but colorful woman and her ice cream empire.

        
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China 'effectively bans' Hillary Clinton's memoir

USAToday Books - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 13:00

Chinese publishers declined to buy the book's translation rights, and it will not be imported in English, either.

        
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George F. Will’s ‘A Nice Little Place on the North Side’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:20
With Wrigley Field celebrating its centennial, George F. Will takes a deeply personal look at his hapless Chicago Cubs.






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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:17
J. K. Rowling, whose “Silkworm” (written as Robert Galbraith) is No. 2 on the hardcover fiction list, has found herself caught up in a couple of recent controversies.






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‘The Arsonist,’ by Sue Miller

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:14
A series of fires in a New England town exposes tensions between summer and year-round residents.






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‘The French Intifada,’ by Andrew Hussey

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:03
Andrew Hussey discusses France’s colonial legacy in North Africa and the violence it has spurred at home.






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Larry McMurtry’s ‘Last Kind Words Saloon’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:03
A novel about the unsavory but fascinating friends Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.






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Crime: ‘The Bones Beneath,’ by Mark Billingham, and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:56
In Mark Billingham’s “The Bones Beneath,” Inspector Tom Thorne is part of a group stranded on an island off the coast of Wales with two murderers.






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‘The Fever,’ by Megan Abbott

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:56
Megan Abbott’s novel centers on teenage desire and the outbreak of a mysterious illness.






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‘Clouds of Glory,’ Michael Korda’s Robert E. Lee Biography

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:56
Michael Korda searches for the human being behind our conception of Robert E. Lee.






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The Shortlist: ‘Five Came Back,’ by Mark Harris, and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:55
New books by Mark Harris, Donna Kornhaber, Noah Isenberg and Steven Awalt.






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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:54
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:54
Paperback books of particular interest.






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Open Book: Starting From Scratch

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:53
John Banville is one of several authors to write mystery novels under a pseudonym in recent years.






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Letters: Carter’s Woman Question

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:53
Readers react to recent reviews of “The Redeemer” and “Call to Action,” Boris Fishman’s “A Replacement Life” and more.






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‘The Fourth Revolution,’ by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 15:34
The bloated democracies of the West need to become as lean as their autocratic competitors, this manifesto urges.






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Deep Cover: Alice Goffman’s ‘On the Run’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 15:33
For six years, Alice Goffman saw America’s penal system through the eyes of young black men in Philadelphia.






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Dave Eggers’s ‘Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 15:32
A novel in dialogue between a man and a series of people he has kidnapped and chained up in a decommissioned military base.






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Judy Blume adult novel coming summer 2015

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 13:38

It is her first book for adults in 15 years.

        
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