Book Reviews

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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‘Gangster Warlords’ and ‘Narconomics’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 05:30
Two books turn to the international drug trade and the vast networks that profit from it.









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Books of The Times: Review: Adam Cohen’s ‘Imbeciles’, on the Supreme Court and Justice Not for All

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 03/06/2016 - 17:31
The court’s 1927 decision in Buck v. Bell upheld a statute that enabled the State of Virginia to sterilize “mental defectives,” amid a mania for eugenics in the United States.









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Frank Mankiewicz's wry take on Hollywood and Washington

USAToday Books - Sun, 03/06/2016 - 14:02

Frank Mankiewicz knew everybody in both power centers.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 03/06/2016 - 06:02

Look for new books from Padma Lakshmi and Chris Pavone.

        
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Chrissy Teigen cooks up a No. 1 hit with 'Cravings'

USAToday Books - Sat, 03/05/2016 - 15:04

The supermodel's first cookbook is an instant USA TODAY best seller.

        
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'Prince of Tides' author Pat Conroy dies at 70

USAToday Books - Sat, 03/05/2016 - 09:39

Author Pat Conroy died Friday after battling pancreatic cancer. Video provided by Newsy

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 03/05/2016 - 06:02

Spend your weekend reading 'The Widow' by Fiona Barton.

        
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Romance recs: Gena Showalter and Kiera Cass

USAToday Books - Fri, 03/04/2016 - 13:21

Check out some new romances recommended by Happy Ever After's contributors.

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: ‘All the Single Ladies’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/04/2016 - 01:59
Rebecca Traister talks about “All the Single Ladies,” Richard Armitage discusses his audiobook recording of “David Copperfield” and Ben Ratliff talks about “Every Song Ever.”









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Crime: Jo Nesbo’s ‘Midnight Sun,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/04/2016 - 01:29
Jo Nesbo’s latest is about a Norwegian hit man who flees Oslo to escape the wrath of his boss, a mobster known as the Fisherman.









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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/04/2016 - 01:29
Debbie Macomber, now a regular best seller, struggled early in her career: “I got rejected so fast, my manuscripts would hit me in the back of the head on my way back from the post office.”









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The Shortlist: First Novels

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/04/2016 - 01:28
New books by Kate Hamer, A. Igoni Barrett, Matthew Griffin, Natasha Stagg and Sari Wilson.









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