Book Reviews

Chat live with Debbie Macomber!

USAToday Books - Tue, 02/23/2016 - 17:23

Watch for our chat with the best-selling author on March 1.

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Self-pitying Joyce Maynard heroine falls 'Under the Influence'

USAToday Books - Tue, 02/23/2016 - 15:34

A vulnerable woman becomes enamored of a glamorous couple in Joyce Maynard's new novel.

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‘Sunny’s Nights,’ by Tim Sultan

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/23/2016 - 12:41
A writer becomes a regular at a Brooklyn neighborhood bar.

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‘Until There Is Justice,’ by Jennifer Scanlon

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/23/2016 - 12:35
Anna Arnold Hedgeman’s lifelong fight for civil rights.

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Otherworldly: The Latest in Science Fiction and Fantasy

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/23/2016 - 12:24
A family on the margins threatened by a comet, a prolific mother shot by Castro’s troops, civil war in a land of almonds and myrrh, and a city populated by insects.

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‘A Doubter’s Almanac,’ by Ethan Canin

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 02/22/2016 - 12:21
A mathematics genius inflicts emotional and physical pain on his wife and children.

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‘The Life of Elves,’ by Muriel Barbery

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 02/22/2016 - 12:15
Two girls with special gifts can bring about the return of elfin power.

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‘The Good Death,’ ‘When Breath Becomes Air’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Sat, 02/20/2016 - 21:20
Five books explore the way we are shaped by our knowledge of mortality.

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Harper Lee buried in Alabama hometown

USAToday Books - Sat, 02/20/2016 - 18:08

Only close family and friends were present at the memorial for the 'To Kill a Mockingbird' author.

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Math is a problem in Ethan Canin's 'Almanac'

USAToday Books - Sat, 02/20/2016 - 14:02

'A Doubter's Almanac' is the story of a gifted mathematician and his son.

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Harper Lee: Opus the Penguin's No. 1 fan

USAToday Books - Sat, 02/20/2016 - 12:35

Here's one more reason to be grateful to the literary icon.

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Bruce Springsteen's memoir: 8 must-answer questions

USAToday Books - Sat, 02/20/2016 - 10:22

Springsteen’s upcoming autobiography, "Born to Run," is due Sept. 27 from Simon & Schuster.

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'The Name of the Rose' author Umberto Eco dies at 84

USAToday Books - Sat, 02/20/2016 - 10:10

Italian author of the best-seller 'The Name of the Rose' succumbed to cancer Friday.

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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 02/20/2016 - 06:07

Spend your weekend reading 'Leonard' by William Shatner.

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Appreciation: Why Harper Lee's 'Mockingbird' will endure

USAToday Books - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 18:00

An American literary classic of the South will live on, despite recent controversy.

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'Mockingbird' author Harper Lee dies, age 89

USAToday Books - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 17:03

The woman who wrote one of the 20th century's culture-changing novels is gone.

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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: ‘West of Eden’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 16:47
Maria Russo discusses Jean Stein’s “West of Eden,” and A. O. Scott talks about “Better Living Through Criticism.”

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Harper Lee, author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' dies at 89

USAToday Books - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 14:52

Celebrated author Harper Lee died at the age of 89 in her beloved hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. Her 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning book 'To Kill a Mockingbird' remains one of America's most culturally significant novels.

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A look at Harper Lee and 'To Kill A Mockingbird' in pop culture

USAToday Books - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 14:18

From Homer Simpson to Taylor Swift.

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Fans, celebrities, authors remember Harper Lee

USAToday Books - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 13:13

The author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' has died at the age of 89.

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