Book Reviews

It's time to stop O'Reilly's literary 'Killing' spree

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 17:53

Bill O'Reilly's new book 'Killing the Rising Sun' is about the defeat of Japan.

        
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Bill O'Reilly makes another 'Killing,' lands at No. 1

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 17:52

'Killing the Rising Sun,' latest in franchise, is an instant best seller.

        
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Wonder what your Patronus is? Now you can find out on Pottermore

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 07:30

Are you a stag? An otter? A rabbit? Maybe a doe? Now you can find out for sure. 

        
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Nonfiction: Richard Ford Reviews Bruce Springsteen’s Memoir

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 04:00
In “Born to Run,” Bruce Springsteen writes with a Jersey plainspeak that’s deftly detailed and intimate with its readers.
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Nonfiction: Facing Britain: Simon Schama Takes a Gallery Tour

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 04:00
Schama views his nation’s history through portraits in “The Face of Britain.”
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Designer Ralph Lauren to write memoir

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 11:39

The book, so far untitled, will be out in fall 2017.

        
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Ann Patchett has a hit with 'Commonwealth'

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 11:27

The new novel lands high on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list.

        
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Fiction: A New Novel Draws on the Dark History of Josef Mengele

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 08:00
Mengele’s experiments on twins inform Affinity Konar’s debut novel, “Mischling.”
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Author’s Note: Remainders of the Day

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 04:00
Not only would no one buy my book, but libraries in various countries were disposing of them because people wouldn’t take them for free.
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Ayesha Curry talks new cookbook, Steph's kitchen skills and Riley's diet

USAToday Books - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 10:47

Before studying his wife's book, the NBA star's meals were basically air balls.

        
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Nonfiction: Did F.D.R. Know He Was Dying? Did Anyone?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 04:00
Joseph Lelyveld’s “His Final Battle” explores the challenges of Franklin Roosevelt’s final months in office, including his declining health.
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Nonfiction: What We Can Learn From Women Who Break the Rules

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 04:00
In “Trainwreck,” Sady Doyle writes about the women “we love to hate, mock and fear.”
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Nonfiction: Joe Klein of ‘Primary Colors’ Reviews the Latest on Bill Clinton

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 12:37
Joe Conason’s “Man of the World,” an account of Bill Clinton’s post-presidential years, sheds light on Clinton’s strengths and weaknesses.
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By the Book: Richard Plepler: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 11:43
The chief executive of HBO treasures his volume of John Cheever’s collected stories: “There’s a lot in there about what Kant called ‘the crooked timber of humanity.’ It’s a masterpiece.”
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Tracy Kidder's latest subject: Tech guru Paul English

USAToday Books - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 09:58

'A Truck Full of Money' tells the success story of the founder of Kayak and Lola.

        
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Nonfiction: Why Do People Who Need Help From the Government Hate It So Much?

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 04:00
In “Strangers in Their Own Land,” Arlie Russell Hochschild tries to understand the worldview of Louisiana Tea Party supporters.
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Fiction: In Carl Hiaasen’s New Novel, Crazy Things Keep Happening

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 04:00
Hiaasen’s elaborate farce “Razor Girl,” set in South Florida, presents a parade of comic characters.
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Young Churchill, a 'Hero of the Empire'

USAToday Books - Sun, 09/18/2016 - 13:00

Candice Millard's new history finds the future prime minister at war.

        
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Ian McEwan in a 'Nutshell': Clever riff on 'Hamlet'

USAToday Books - Sat, 09/17/2016 - 13:02

His new novella is narrated by an 8-month-old fetus.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 09/17/2016 - 05:03

Spend your weekend reading 'Commonwealth' by Ann Patchett.

        
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