Book Reviews

Esther Freud’s ‘Mr. Mac and Me’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:05
In Esther Freud’s novel, an artistic boy befriends the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1914.






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Ben Metcalf’s ‘Against the Country’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:04
Ben Metcalf’s novel, set in Virginia, takes issue with the American idealization of the back-to-the-land life.






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‘The Season of Migration,’ by Nellie Hermann

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:39
A novel of van Gogh’s anguished time in Belgium.






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‘Van Gogh,’ by Julian Bell

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:39
Julian Bell looks at van Gogh’s brief, explosively creative life.






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‘Offcomer,’ by Jo Baker

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:38
The protagonist of Jo Baker’s first novel is an Oxford graduate working at a Belfast pub.






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Casey Walker’s ‘Last Days in Shanghai’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:37
In this first novel, a young congressional aide navigates a minefield of graft and corruption in present-day China.






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Critic's Take: Somebody’s Watching Us

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:37
Today, Richard Hofstadter, who wrote “The Paranoid Style in American Politics,” might target not just right-wing radio hosts but also the aggrieved left.






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‘When Books Went to War,’ by Molly Guptill Manning

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:33
In World War II, books helped lift the spirits of the troops.






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‘The Match Girl and the Heiress,’ by Seth Koven

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:33
A story of activists and unlikely soulmates in Victorian London.






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‘Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary,’ by Anita Anand

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:33
The life of a suffragist daughter of an exiled maharajah.






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‘There Was and There Was Not,’ by Meline Toumani

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:32
An Armenian-American moves to Turkey to investigate a history of tense relations.






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‘Once Upon a Time,’ by Marina Warner

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:32
Marina Warner explores the history and enduring power of fairy tales.






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‘Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye,’ by Marie Mutsuki Mockett

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:31
Mourning her father’s death, the author undertakes a pilgrimage to Japan’s great Buddhist temples.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Jill Leovy’s ‘Ghettoside’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:18
Ms. Leovy discusses “Ghettoside,” Patton Oswalt talks about his new memoir and Anita Shapira discusses “Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel.”






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‘Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!,’ by Nicholas Carlson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:13
In 2012, Marissa Mayer was tasked with reversing the fortunes of a struggling Internet pioneer.
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‘The Forgotten Depression,’ by James Grant

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:03
Looking at the depression of 1921.
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We're celebrating the 20th anniversary of 'Lord of Scoundrels'

USAToday Books - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 05:04

Let's celebrate the 20th anniversary of Loretta Chase's Lord of Scoundrels.

        
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Must-see book trailers: 'Deviate' and 'Very Twisted Things'

USAToday Books - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 23:16

HEA contributor Robin Covington recs trailers for books by Tracy Clark and Ilsa Madden-Mills.

        
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Love and Lust rec: 'Ace's Wild' by Sarah McCarty

USAToday Books - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 23:03

HEA contributor Becky Condit recs Ace's Wild by Sarah McCarty.

        
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Alec Baldwin memoir to be published in fall 2016

USAToday Books - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 17:29

Alec Baldwin's new memoir promises to be 'funny, combative, moving and a good read.'

        
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