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Twain meets Stanley in final Hijuelos novel

USAToday Books - Sun, 11/22/2015 - 13:02

Mark Twain and famed explorer Henry Stanley star in new historical novel.

        
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Fiction roundup: New 'Shopaholic,' Jojo Moyes

USAToday Books - Sun, 11/22/2015 - 07:00

'Shopaholic to the Rescue' will save you from the blues; 'House of Thieves' is a steal.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 11/22/2015 - 05:02

Look for memoirs from singers Tom Jones and Carly Simon, plus a new James Patterson.

        
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‘The Money Makers,’ by Eric Rauchway

New York Times Book Reviews - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 14:53
Monetary policy’s role in overcoming the Great Depression.









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A rockin' bio of the man who discovered Elvis

USAToday Books - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 13:02

Peter Guralnick's biography of Sam Phillips celebrates his musical contributions.

        
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The 5 biggest 'Mockingjay 2' book-to-movie changes

USAToday Books - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 10:24

Book fans may have some thoughts about the movie's ending.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 11/21/2015 - 05:03

Spend your weekend reading 'The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto.'

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: David Hare’s Memoir

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 14:18
Hare discusses “The Blue Touch Paper,” and Sarah Vowell talks about “Lafayette in the Somewhat United States.”









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Enjoy a romance before holiday madness starts

USAToday Books - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 14:00

What better time than now to sit back with a new romance and relax a bit?

        
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ArtsBeat: Winnie-the-Pooh’s Skull: Relic of Inspirational Bear Goes on Display

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 13:31
The skull of Winnipeg, the bear that inspired “Winnie-the-Pooh,” has gone on display in London.









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The Shortlist: Faction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:32
New novels include roles for Friedrich Engels, Alice James and Mark Twain.









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Author’s Note: Aural Sex

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:31
Audio recordings of erotic fiction are a booming business.









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‘Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty,’ by Dan Jones

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:31
Magna Carta’s historical importance is still debated, but the story behind it has its own merits.









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Joe Klein’s ‘Charlie Mike’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:31
A group of veterans start a volunteer organization for soldiers who have returned to civilian life.









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‘Lights Out,’ by Ted Koppel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:31
Ted Koppel says a cyberattack on the nation’s power sources is likely, and we’re nowhere near ready.









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Carrie Brownstein’s ‘Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:31
Brownstein’s memoir highlights the role of music in her life.









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‘Augustine: Conversions to Confessions,’ by Robin Lane Fox

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:31
A British historian covers roughly the first half of ­Augustine’s life, running from his youth to the writing of “Confessions.”









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Mary Beard’s ‘SPQR’ and Tom Holland’s ‘Dynasty’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:31
One history of ancient Rome and another of the first five Roman emperors.









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‘These United States,’ by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore and Thomas J. Sugrue

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:31
Two historians offer a revisionist account of the years since 1890.









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‘Soda Politics’ and ‘Saving Gotham’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:31
Two books examine the dire health consequences of soda, and the effort to limit them.









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