Book Reviews

T. C. Boyle’s ‘The Harder They Come’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 04:30
In T. C. Boyle’s latest novel, violence and far-right sensibilities intersect, with devastating consequences.

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‘The Children’s Crusade,’ by Ann Packer

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 04:30
A man upends the lives of his siblings when he returns to their childhood home.

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'Edge' seeks love, Loch Ness monster

USAToday Books - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 14:21

'At the Water's Edge': Sara Gruen chases love and monsters in wartime Scotland

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ArtsBeat: Atticus Lish Wins PEN/Faulkner Prize

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:00
Mr. Lish’s first novel, “Preparation for the Next Life,” follows characters living on the margins in Queens.

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‘Ravensbrück,’ by Sarah Helm

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 08:39
A “biography” of the only concentration camp built primarily to hold female prisoners.

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‘The Brothers,’ Masha Gessen’s Book About the Boston Marathon Bombers

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 08:28
Masha Gessen’s new book explores why the Tsarnaev brothers shifted from living aimless lives to orchestrating a terrorist attack.

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Bookends: Is There Anything One Should Feel Ashamed of Reading?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 07:00
James Parker and Charles McGrath discuss whether any books should provoke shame in readers.

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Excerpt: 'Say My Name' by J. Kenner

USAToday Books - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 23:19

J. Kenner shares an excerpt from her new erotic romance, Say My Name (out today!), book one in her new trilogy, Stark International.

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Heidi Cullinan: Writing disability, visible and invisible

USAToday Books - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 23:05

Heidi Cullinan, author of Carry the Ocean (out today!), book one in the Roosevelt series, finds inspiration in an autistic character on TV.

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Inside Lisa Genova's medical best sellers

USAToday Books - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 19:45

The author of 'Still Alice' takes on Huntington's disease in 'Inside the O'Briens.'

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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 15:07
Brad Stone discusses a new biography of Steve Jobs, and Amanda Schaffer discusses three new books about neuroscience.

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Exclusive interview: Jasinda Wilder on her 1st traditional pub deal

USAToday Books - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 09:02

HEA contributor Vilma Gonzalez talks with Jasinda Wilder about her very first traditional publishing deal.

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‘Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 04:30
Reflections on choosing not to become a parent.

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‘Better Than Before,’ by Gretchen Rubin

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 04:30
Gretchen Rubin looks at how routines structure and govern our lives.

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Must-read romances: 'Fatal Mistake,' 'Force of Nature,' 'London Bound'

USAToday Books - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 23:34

HEA contributor Michelle Monkou chats with Iris Bolling and recs reads by Kris Norris, Jessica Jarman and Lynn Crandall.

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Anna is one very unhappy 'Hausfrau'

USAToday Books - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 13:00

An American in Germany is a fish out of water in Jill Alexander Essbaum's novel.

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Ghosts, witches on the prowl in teen books

USAToday Books - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 11:06

New YA books include two sequels and a book spun off a hit YouTube series.

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 05:01

Celebrity memoirs from Candice Bergen and Jon Cryer arrive on April 7.

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‘ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 15:32
Three books attempt to understand the Islamic State.

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'The Buried Giant' stands tall

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 13:00

Kazuo Ishiguro's latest is a fable about a couple searching for their son.

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