Book Reviews

Bookends: Should Literature Be Considered Useful?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 09:00
Adam Kirsch and Dana Stevens discuss whether literature should be valued for its utility.






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Stine's timeless scares coming to a screen near you

USAToday Books - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:29

'Goosebumps' movie hits theaters next year, 'Mostly Ghostly' arrives on home video Tuesday.

        
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Best summer ever: 5 names flying high on success

USAToday Books - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:00

If they can keep up their momentum, these celebs will have many great summers to come.

        
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'The Bone Clocks' is worth the time-traveling

USAToday Books - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 13:00

Some characters recur from David Mitchell's earlier novel.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 05:01

Sheila E. releases her memoir, 'The Beat of My Own Drum.'

        
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Scalzi locks in on a scary future in new novel

USAToday Books - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 13:49

Sci-fi novelist combines futuristic tale with classic whodunit.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:03

Spend your weekend reading 'We Are Not Ourselves' by Matthew Thomas.

        
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:50
Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican whose first book, “The Way Forward,” is No. 5 on the hardcover nonfiction list, has opened up about his father’s alcoholism and early death.






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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:49
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:49
Paperback books of particular interest.






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‘The City Under the Skin’ by Geoff Nicholson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:48
In a nameless city, women are abducted, tattooed with crude maps and released.






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Robert Timberg’s ‘Blue-Eyed Boy’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:48
Robert Timberg traces his personal journey from disfigured Vietnam veteran to author and journalist.






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‘The Birth of Korean Cool,’ by Euny Hong

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:48
Cultural influence has kept pace with South Korea’s growth.






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‘The Shadow Hero,’ by Gene Luen Yang

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:47
A tribute to an Asian superhero from the 1940s.






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‘The Invention of Exile,’ by Vanessa Manko

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:47
A Russian immigrant, deported from the United States, attempts to reunite with his family.






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Alessandro Baricco’s ‘Mr. Gwyn and Three Times at Dawn’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:46
A celebrated British author embarks on a strange new career in these linked novellas by Alessandro Baricco.






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Richard Flanagan’s ‘Narrow Road to the Deep North’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:45
A frail humanity survives the unspeakable in Richard Flanagan’s novel of the Burma-Thailand Railway.






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‘Home Leave,’ by Brittani Sonnenberg

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:45
A restless executive subjects his family to an itinerant existence on three continents.






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‘Your Face in Mine,’ by Jess Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:45
A man undergoes a surgical procedure to transform from white to black.






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The Shortlist: Naomi Wood’s ‘Mrs. Hemingway,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:44
New books by Naomi Wood, Sally O’Reilly, Nina Siegal and Sheila Kohler.






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