Book Reviews

Crime: The Sleuth Next Door

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:45
In Leah Stewart’s “The New Neighbor,” two women are guarding secrets and can’t afford to make friends.









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‘Independence Lost,’ by Kathleen DuVal

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:44
The American Revolution was also fought on the Gulf Coast.









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‘Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham,’ by Emily Bingham

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:44
The Jazz Age figure Henrietta Bingham charmed the British.









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Etgar Keret’s ‘The Seven Good Years: A Memoir’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:43
An Israeli writer describes a parent’s daily life in a combat zone.









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Joseph Luzzi’s ‘In a Dark Wood’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:43
Joseph Luzzi turned to Dante to come to terms with grief after his wife’s death.









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‘The Body Where I Was Born,’ by Guadalupe Nettel

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:43
A woman’s harrowing girlhood, as told to her analyst.









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‘A Lady of Good Family,’ by Jeanne Mackin

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:43
A novel follows the Grand Tour of a landscape-design pioneer.









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Nathaniel Popper’s ‘Digital Gold’ Looks at Bitcoin

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:42
A journalist profiles the developers and devotees who have aided the rise of cybercurrency.









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‘Life #6,’ by Diana Wagman

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:42
Facing cancer, this novel’s heroine considers life, death and a long-ago nearly fatal voyage.









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‘Valley Fever,’ by Katherine Taylor

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:41
A young woman reluctantly returns to her parents’ California farm to nurse a case of heartache.









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Open Book: Search Results

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:41
Douglas Coupland’s “Search” compiles the most common search queries on Google for a thousand words and phrases.









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‘Joan of Arc: A History,’ by Helen Castor

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:22
Helen Castor frames Joan of Arc’s story within the political and religious turmoil of 15th-century France.









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‘Book of Numbers,’ by Joshua Cohen

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:22
A failed novelist is tasked with producing a tech mogul’s memoirs.









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‘The Truth and Other Lies,’ by Sascha Arango

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:22
A best-selling author schemes to conceal his role in murder and literary fraud.









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Anthony Doerr: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 07:00
The author of “All the Light We Cannot See” read “The Sheltering Sky” when he was 11 or 12. “I was incredibly blessed, because neither my mother nor the local librarians ever said: ‘This is outside your age range, Tony. You can’t handle this.’”









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Barbara White Daille: What's so fun about opposites attract?

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 23:09

Barbara White Daille asks some of our favorite romance authors why the opposites-attract trope is so fun.

        
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'Grey' is No. 1 for second week

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 13:55

E.L. James' erotic novel has sold 1.5 million copies; 'The Martian' soars.

        
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New in paper: 'The Bone Clocks'

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:34

Also out in paperback: 'Station Eleven' by Emily St. John Mandel.

        
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ArtsBeat: ‘Absolute Transmetropolitan’ and ‘Melody': A Squalid City and a Stripper Memoir

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:13
Two new reprint collections, “Absolute Transmetropolitan: Volume 1” and “Melody: Story of a Nude Dancer,” take on social injustice.









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William Styron’s ‘My Generation: Collected Nonfiction’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 04:00
Essays by the author of “Sophie’s Choice” consider an era of American literature shaped by global catastrophe.









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