Book Reviews

All rise! 9 amazingly feminist Ruth Bader Ginsburg quotes in honor of her new book

USAToday Books - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 14:19

'My Own Words,' the Notorious RBG's collection of her best writings, is coming soon.

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Letters: Why Convert?

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 11:46
Readers respond to recent reviews of Susan Jacoby’s “Strange Gods,” Sue Klebold’s “A Mother’s Reckoning” and more.

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New book gathers writings by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

USAToday Books - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 10:43

'My Own Words' by the Supreme Court justice is due in January 2017.

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American wizards are even more underground in third Pottermore story

USAToday Books - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 09:34

Rowling reveals a deeper schism between the magic and non-magic community.

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Roving Eye: New Ways of Being

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 07:00
The literature of immigration is not as fashionable as it once was,but readers are still interested. Two new novels about migrants tell a dark story.

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Wendell Berry: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 07:00
The poet, novelist and environmentalist does not want his biography written. “As the only person who ever has lived my life, I know that most of it can never be documented, is beyond writing and beyond words.”

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Next 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' book arrives on Nov. 1

USAToday Books - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 06:04

The best-selling series about a middle-schooler continues with Book 11.

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Oscars boost book sales for 'Room,' 'The Revenant'

USAToday Books - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 11:23

After the Academy Awards, these best-selling books go home winners.

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That time a book club tweeted J.K. Rowling and she crashed it for cake

USAToday Books - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 10:54

The powers of lemon cake.

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‘The Secret Life of the American Musical,’ by Jack Viertel

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 10:50
A longtime theater professional explains what makes musicals work..

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‘Apostle,’ by Tom Bissell

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 10:13
Part investigation, part travelogue, a book asks what Christians actually know about Jesus’ disciples.

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J.K. Rowling unveils the secrets of Salem in second Pottermore entry

USAToday Books - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 09:53

Also: wizard bounty hunters.

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At Amazon's bookstores, books are just window dressing

USAToday Books - Tue, 03/08/2016 - 16:58

Analysts say books are just window dressing for the real draw, which are its devices.

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Amy Schumer's 'Tattoo' book will arrive in August

USAToday Books - Tue, 03/08/2016 - 11:14

The comedian's book is called 'The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo.'

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J.K. Rowling reveals details of Native American wizards

USAToday Books - Tue, 03/08/2016 - 09:29

It's part one of her 'History of Magic in North America' series on Pottermore.

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'Making a Murderer' defense lawyer Jerry Buting to publish a book

USAToday Books - Tue, 03/08/2016 - 09:21

The book will touch on the Steven Avery case, but largely tackles the justice system.

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‘Because of Sex,’ by Gillian Thomas

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/08/2016 - 05:30
A last-minute amendment to the 1964 Civil Rights Act would have far-reaching effects on equality in the workplace.

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‘The Profiteers,’ by Sally Denton

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/08/2016 - 04:30
The famously secretive Bechtel Corporation, of Hoover Dam fame, and its decades of extraordinary influence in Washington.

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'Prince of Tides' author Pat Conroy dies at 70

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 14:20

'Great Santini' and 'Prince of Tides' author lost brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

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‘The Ancient Minstrel,’ by Jim Harrison

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 05:30
Jim Harrison’s obsessions include rural roughneck mores, the writing life and male lust.

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