Book Reviews

Children’s Books: Capping It Off

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 12:38
A late-arriving sequel to the classic “Caps for Sale” reunites a peddler and some mischievous monkeys.









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Surprise! 'Harry Potter' play tickets are really, really hard to get

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 07:52

Trying to get tickets for this play is worse than the Cruciatus Curse.

        
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Gloria Steinem: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 07:00
The author, most recently, of the memoir “My Life on the Road” says poetry has replaced novels in her reading. “If you poured water on a great poem, you would get a novel.”









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Horror: Stephen King’s ‘The Bazaar of Bad Dreams’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 04:30
To a surprising extent, King tries to play it straight in his new collection.









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‘Career of Evil,’ by J.K. Rowling Writing as Robert Galbraith

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 04:30
J.K. Rowling brings the heroine of her murder-mystery series into sharper focus.









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Dip into "Best American" writing of 2015

USAToday Books - Wed, 10/28/2015 - 13:01

New collections in travel, comics, mystery tales and more.

        
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Book buyers 'Binge' on Tyler Oakley; John Grisham lands at No. 1

USAToday Books - Wed, 10/28/2015 - 10:07

YouTube stars are burning up USA TODAY's best-seller list; 'Rogue Lawyer' is a hit.

        
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Gregory Maguire’s ‘After Alice’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/28/2015 - 03:30
In the Oxford that Alice left behind, nonsense is right at home.









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‘A Wild Swan,’ by Michael Cunningham

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/28/2015 - 03:30
Reworked fairy tales offer back stories and physical imperfection.









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‘Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s and 1950s’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/28/2015 - 03:30
An eight-novel collection reveals the influence of women on midcentury noir.









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ArtsBeat: American Writers Museum Finds a Nice Address in Chicago

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/27/2015 - 12:57
The American Writers Museum, scheduled to open in 2017, says it will lease a site on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago.









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Bookends: Does Fiction Based on Fact Have a Responsibility to the Truth?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/27/2015 - 06:00
Thomas Mallon and Ayana Mathis discuss whether writers of historical fiction need to keep the facts in mind.









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‘Witches of America,’ by Alex Mar

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/27/2015 - 03:30
Traveling in the world of witchcraft, a documentary filmmaker strives to define it.









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‘The Witches: Salem, 1692,’ by Stacy Schiff

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/27/2015 - 03:30
An acclaimed biographer sets out to make Salem intelligible to the contemporary reader.









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ArtsBeat: A Dylan Thomas Poem Resurfaces, 73 Years Later

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/26/2015 - 13:59
“A Dream of Winter,” a poem by Dylan Thomas published in 1942, will be read in London on Friday.









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‘Great Is the Truth’ Looks at Horace Mann Scandal

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/26/2015 - 09:01
Things went badly for a lot of Horace Mann students, both after class and in legal proceedings years later.









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‘John le Carré: The Biography,’ and Frederick Forsyth’s ‘The Outsider’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/26/2015 - 08:56
A biography of John le Carré and a memoir by Frederick Forsyth explore their shared history in intelligence.









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‘The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories’ and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s ‘Mycroft Holmes’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/26/2015 - 08:19
An anthology — and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — add homage and parody to the ever-expanding Holmes franchise.









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Early Truman Capote stories take risks

USAToday Books - Sun, 10/25/2015 - 12:05

Some of these tales, written in high school, explore then-taboo topics.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 10/25/2015 - 04:05

Look for new books by Ellen DeGeneres, Drew Barrymore and Patricia Cornwell.

        
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