Book Reviews

'Nixon's Gamble' excerpt: Nixon's accomplice at the FBI

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 09:18

In May 1969, President Nixon turned to longtime FBI official William Sullivan for help.

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Exclusive: 'Star Wars' Reads Day unveils global lineup

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 09:03

The Force awakens all over the USA, especially New York Comic Con

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Colm Toibin: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 06:30
The author, most recently, of “Nora Webster” and “Brooklyn,” soon to be adapted to film, wishes he were Leopold Bloom: “I envy all the fun he had when he went to Nighttown and got involved in gender-­bendering.”

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Excerpt: Why Jeff Kinney loves 'Peanuts'

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 05:04

The 'Wimpy Kid' author pens the introduction to new book on Charles M. Schulz.

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Dad Rock: Recasting pop songs as Shakespeare

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 14:00

Patrick Foster and Jim Lenahan talk music on 'Dad Rock,' a USA TODAY podcast

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Book Buzz: O'Reilly's 'Killing' spree continues

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 11:35

"Killing Reagan" claims no. 1 spot on USA Today's Best-Selling Books list

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Former 'Matilda' star imagines the most AMAZING 'Harry Potter' crossover

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 09:41

The former star imagines a very different -- but still magical -- childhood.

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ArtsBeat: Kirkus Announces Finalists for 2015 Book Prizes

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 07:30
Books by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Lucia Berlin and Lauren Groff are among the finalists for the $50,000 annual prizes, which were awarded for the first time last year.

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‘South Toward Home,’ by Margaret Eby

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 09/30/2015 - 04:30
This literary road trip takes in the haunts of Faulkner, O’Connor, Welty and seven other Southern favorites.

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ArtsBeat: Hilary Mantel, Salman Rushdie and Other Authors Will Donate Profits to Help Syrian Refugees

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 11:40
Hilary Mantel and Ian Rankin are among the authors who will donate profits from sales of their books through the Waterstones chain to help Syrian refugees.

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Bookends: In the Age of Memoir, What’s the Legacy of the Confessional Mode?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 07:00
Fifty years after Sylvia Plath’s “Ariel” was published, has the confessional mode been co-opted by the memoir?

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Sloane Crosley’s ‘The Clasp’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 04:30
Former friends look for a lost necklace and a way to reconnect.

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Sherry Turkle’s ‘Reclaiming Conversation’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/28/2015 - 04:30
Jonathan Franzen reviews a new book based on interviews with people who say they feel controlled by new technologies.

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‘Changing the Subject,’ by Sven Birkerts

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/28/2015 - 04:30
In these impassioned essays, Birkerts warns that the power of language and literature to sustain the self is under threat from “the tidal inrush of digitized living.”

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A postmodern fable from Salman Rushdie

USAToday Books - Sun, 09/27/2015 - 13:00

Shades of Scheherazade in 'Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights.'

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Grafton mystery leads four by women

USAToday Books - Sun, 09/27/2015 - 07:02

Sue Grafton shines with 'X,' plus good reads by three more female novelists.

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 09/27/2015 - 05:04

New books by Grace Jones, James Patterson, Jojo Moyes and Ruth Reichl.

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A gossip columnist's trippy tale

USAToday Books - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 13:02

'Ann Tenna' is a graphic novel about an online journalist with a big following.

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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 09/26/2015 - 05:02

Spend your weekend reading a new biography of Donald Trump.

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Check out some hot new romances from this week

USAToday Books - Fri, 09/25/2015 - 14:40

Contributors to our Happy Ever After blog recommend some hot new romances.

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