Book Reviews

David Oyelowo sends Black Bond talk into overdrive

USAToday Books - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 07:26

British actor David Oyelowo sent the black Bond movement into a frenzy after it was announced he would narrate upcoming audiobook "Trigger Mortis." Video provided by Newsy

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Private nurse pens book about life with Elvis Presley

USAToday Books - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 00:57

“He was not only my patient, but a good friend,” private nurse says of time with star.

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To the beach: Obama's summer reading list

USAToday Books - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 14:42

White House releases list of three fiction and three non-fiction books on president's list

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Adam Johnson’s ‘Fortune Smiles’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 12:06
A collection of gleefully bleak stories from the author of ‘The Orphan Master’s Son.’

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Letters: ‘The Conservative Heart’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:22
Readers respond to recent reviews of Arthur C. Brooks’s “The Conservative Heart,” Shirley Jackson’s “Let Me Tell You” and more.

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Open Book: Reaching Back

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:14
Vu Tran is one of a number of writers in his generation with Vietnamese roots who have recently met with literary success.

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Sci-Fi Encounters: Interview with Anna Kashina

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 23:19

HEA contributor Veronica Scott chats with Anna Kashina about her latest, The Guild of Assassins.

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USA TODAY Top 150 Books List

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 21:21

USA TODAY Top 150 Books List

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James Patterson 'Alert': He's No. 1

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 11:04

And Mark R. Levin has a USA TODAY best seller with 'Plunder and Deceit.'

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‘A Manual for Cleaning Women,’ by Lucia Berlin

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 09:33
Lucia Berlin’s unadorned stories feature hard-pressed women and figures on the fringe.

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Haruki Murakami’s ‘Wind/Pinball’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/12/2015 - 09:31
Two novels reveal Haruki Murakami’s early interest in pop culture and slippery temporal realms.

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Day's story is anything but 'Weird'

USAToday Books - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 11:31

Felicia Day's memoir is a joy to read, even if you're not a nerd.

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Bookends: Why Do We Always Proclaim That the Novel Is Dead?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 07:00
Liesl Schillinger and Benjamin Moser talk about why the novel’s demise so regularly looms.

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‘The Hairdresser of Harare,’ by Tendai Huchu

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 04:00
The trials of daily life in Zimbabwe.

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‘In the Language of Miracles,’ by Rajia Hassib

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 04:00
An Egyptian immigrant family struggles in their suburban community after their son kills a neighbor’s daughter.

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Novel paints portrait of artist's mother

USAToday Books - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 14:15

Alice Hoffman's 'A Marriage of Opposites' puts spotlight on Pissarro's mother.

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Ivan Doig’s ‘Last Bus to Wisdom’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:37
A plucky 11-year-old hits the road in Ivan Doig’s final novel.

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Vu Tran’s ‘Dragonfish’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:29
A cop searches for his ex-wife, a haunted Vietnamese immigrant, in the city’s sleazy depths.

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Al Roker's at the center of this 'Storm'

USAToday Books - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 10:56

The NBC weatherman has written an account of the 1900 hurricane in Galveston, Texas.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 10:49
The author, most recently, of “Between the World and Me” is a fan of the late E.L. Doctorow. “‘The Waterworks” is one of the most thrilling books I’ve ever read. And I still believe in that, you know? That stories should sometimes thrill people.”

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