Book Reviews

'Incendiary' is an explosive look at New York City bomb case

USAToday Books - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:59

In the 1950s, a "mad bomber" terrorized Gothamites and eluded police.

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'Dreaming the Beatles': We love them yeah, yeah, yeah!

USAToday Books - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:54

You didn't need to live through the '60s to worship The Beatles, Rob Sheffield writes.

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Sheryl Sandberg: 'I felt like a ghost' after husband's death

USAToday Books - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 08:07

The Facebook COO has co-written a new book, 'Option B,' about facing devastating loss.

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'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' author Robert Pirsig dies at 88

USAToday Books - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 07:23

The 1974 book became a cultural touchstone after more than 100 publishers turned it down.

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Famous novelist turned down by over 100 publishers dies

USAToday Books - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 07:22

It was a novel that made history after it was turned down by more than 100 publishers. Robert Pirsig, author of “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” has died. He was 88-years-old. Aaron Dickens reports.

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Match Book: In Search of New Memoirs That Go Light on Catastrophe

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 04:50
A reader (and writer) of memoirs notes that dysfunction and disease haunt the genre. What can he read that’s trauma-free?
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Fiction: A Brilliant, Incendiary Joan of Arc Story for a Ravaged Earth

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 04:00
In Lidia Yuknavitch’s novel “The Book of Joan,” a space colony of survivors orbits a post-apocalyptic Earth.
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Nonfiction: The Truth Is Out There, and the Feds Paid to Find It

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 04:00
In “Phenomena,” Annie Jacobsen explores the government’s research into things that go bump in the night.
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Nonfiction: What Caused the Depression? A New Overview Spreads the Blame.

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 18:52
Charles R. Morris’s “A Rabble of Dead Money” looks beyond Wall Street to the global roots of the Great Depression.
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6 ways that 'Big Brother' technology in 'The Circle' is already happening

USAToday Books - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 13:42

The new drama warns us about the future — but it's already here.

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Strout is back to brilliant form in 'Anything Is Possible'

USAToday Books - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:55

This collection of linked stories may remind readers of Strout's 'Olive Kitteridge.'

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Nonfiction: The Hermit-Burglar and the Optimistic Journalist

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:42
Michael Finkel’s “The Stranger in the Woods” introduces readers to an unlikely young hermit who lived in the Maine woods for 27 years.
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In 'Secrets,' Caitlyn Jenner reveals what Kris knew about gender transition

USAToday Books - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:25

New memoir has revelations about the K-troop, including the world’s most famous momager.

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Nonfiction: How Harvard Business School Has Reshaped American Capitalism

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 04:00
Duff McDonald’s “The Golden Passport” questions whether Harvard Business School is responsible for the global financial crash.
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Before the Mafia, there was the terrifying 'Black Hand'

USAToday Books - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 13:04

Book is a history of crime organization, and Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star in movie.

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Nonfiction: Sheryl Sandberg Finds Comfort for Herself and Offers It to Others

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 10:24
With new perspective after her husband’s unexpected death, the author of “Lean In” addresses issues that some readers found troubling about that book.
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 05:04

Look for new books by Sheryl Sandberg, Fredrik Backman and Elizabeth Strout.

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'Last Neanderthal' is a blast from the (prehistoric) past

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 13:00

Claire Cameron's novel follows a group of prehistoric characters, and one in the present.

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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 05:02

Spend your weekend reading 'Killers of the Flower Moon.'

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Poems of Resistance: A Primer

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 18:30
These five poems exemplify how American poets are using their art to rage against the right.
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