Book Reviews

17 pop culture icons having milestone anniversaries in 2017

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 10:48

Hard to believe there was ever a time when Star Wars, Sgt. Pepper, Harry Potter or jazz were new. But they were. And not so long ago, either.

        
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Fiction: What Can Explain a Mother’s Murder of Her Child?, a Novel Asks

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 04:00
In “Idaho,” a debut novel by Emily Ruskovich, a woman seeks the facts about the killing of her husband’s young daughter by his ex-wife.
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Nonfiction: The War to Stay Out of the War Against War

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 04:00
In “War Against War,” Michael Kazin reminds us that opposition to World War I was deep and widespread.
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Nonfiction: Shorthand for Suffering: Siberia Under the Czars

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 04:00
In “The House of the Dead,” his new history of Siberia as a prison colony, Daniel Beer shows how the czars planted the seeds of their own destruction.
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Bookends: Is It Possible for a Writer to Be Objective?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 12:55
Pankaj Mishra and Leslie Jamison discuss whether writers can ever truly put aside their own prejudices and interpretations.
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Nonfiction: Two New Books Look at the Holocaust in Civic and Military Terms

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 11:03
David Cesarani’s “Final Solution” and Peter Hayes’s “Why?” offer fresh perspectives on the Holocaust.
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Annotated 'Mein Kampf' sold 85,000 copies

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 10:50

An annotated edition of "Mein Kampf," has become a non-fiction best-seller in Germany. The book is Adolf Hitler's notorious manifesto. According to News agency dpa, 85,000 copies of the book have been sold since it was first published a year ago.

        
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Annotated 'Mein Kampf' sold 85,000 copies

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 10:50

An annotated edition of "Mein Kampf," has become a non-fiction best-seller in Germany. The book is Adolf Hitler's notorious manifesto. According to News agency dpa, 85,000 copies of the book have been sold since it was first published a year ago.

        
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Roxane Gay's 'Difficult Women' make an impression

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 06:02

Roxane Gay's story collection is a tough but rewarding read.

        
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Roxane Gay's 'Difficult Women' make an impression

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 06:02

Roxane Gay's story collection is a tough but rewarding read.

        
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Oprah Winfrey serves up a yummy cookbook

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 05:05

It's called 'Food, Health and Happiness.'

        
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Oprah Winfrey serves up a yummy cookbook

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 05:05

It's called 'Food, Health and Happiness.'

        
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Fiction: No Shrinking Violets: A Short Story Collection From Roxane Gay

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 04:00
Troubled, troublesome narrators star in “Difficult Women,” a collection of stories by Roxane Gay.
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Douglas Preston's 'Lost City' is a real find

USAToday Books - Mon, 01/02/2017 - 12:02

'The Lost City of the Monkey God' charts an expedition deep in the Honduran jungle.

        
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Douglas Preston's 'Lost City' is a real find

USAToday Books - Mon, 01/02/2017 - 12:02

'The Lost City of the Monkey God' charts an expedition deep in the Honduran jungle.

        
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Nonfiction: What Not to Eat: ‘The Case Against Sugar’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 01/02/2017 - 04:00
Gary Taubes’s “The Case Against Sugar” sugarcoats nothing. The stuff kills.
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 01/01/2017 - 05:02

Oprah Winfrey serves up a cookbook.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 01/01/2017 - 05:02

Oprah Winfrey serves up a cookbook.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 12/31/2016 - 05:02

Spend your weekend reading 'Books for Living.'

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 12/31/2016 - 05:02

Spend your weekend reading 'Books for Living.'

        
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