Book Reviews

J.K. Rowling reveals Potter family history in new Pottermore writing

USAToday Books - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 08:31

The Pottermore website also gets a makeover.

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Bookends: Why Read Books Considered Obscene?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 06:00
James Parker and Liesl Schillinger discuss the pleasures of reading forbidden books.

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‘The Visiting Privilege,’ by Joy Williams

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 03:30
Stories spanning nearly 50 years are marked by queasy humor and a wry nihilism.

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‘Selfish,’ by Kim Kardashian West, and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 03:30
The narcissism typified in one book is seen as either useful or dangerous in two others.

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'Killing Reagan' a misfire for franchise

USAToday Books - Mon, 09/21/2015 - 22:06

Bill O'Reilly's new book examines the president's dementia after assassination attempt.

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New Trump bio is perfectly timed

USAToday Books - Mon, 09/21/2015 - 16:13

Book looks at the surprise GOP frontrunner and his drive for money, fame and approval.

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Donald Trump writing new political book

USAToday Books - Mon, 09/21/2015 - 09:32

Due next month, the book will outline the presidential candidate's views.

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‘Black Silent Majority,’ by Michael Javen Fortner

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/21/2015 - 03:30
The effort to combat crime with stricter laws has long been a priority among African-Americans, a professor writes.

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David Brock’s ‘Killing the Messenger’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/21/2015 - 03:30
A renowned veteran of the Republican propaganda machine tells how he came to help Democrats.

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Jackie Collins appreciation: Pulpy fun, Hollywood glamour, sexy good read

USAToday Books - Sun, 09/20/2015 - 14:58

What will people read at the beach now that Jackie Collins is gone?

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'American Pain' looks at addiction

USAToday Books - Sun, 09/20/2015 - 12:02

Author John Temple tells the true story of a corrupt Florida pain clinic.

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 09/20/2015 - 04:05

'Never Enough,' a new bio of Donald Trump, arrives on Sept. 22.

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Jackie Collins through the years

USAToday Books - Sat, 09/19/2015 - 20:23

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Ceridwen Dovey’s ‘Only the Animals’

New York Times Book Reviews - Sat, 09/19/2015 - 16:07
These stories are narrated by the spirits of animals.

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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 09/19/2015 - 04:02

Spend your weekend reading Mindy Kaling's 'Why Not Me?'

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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘The Court and the World’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/18/2015 - 17:30
John Fabian Witt talks about Stephen Breyer’s new book, and Mira Jacob discusses three coming-of-age novels.

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Looking for a romance to read? We have recs

USAToday Books - Fri, 09/18/2015 - 13:00

Check out the new romances recommended by the contributors of the Happy Ever After blog.

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Feast on colorful 'Kitchens' characters

USAToday Books - Fri, 09/18/2015 - 08:57

Author J. Ryan Stradal serves of up an appetizing taste of the Midwest.

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Crime: School for Slaughter

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/18/2015 - 08:53
Saul Black’s new thriller is about an interstate manhunt for a killer whose modus operandi is so bizarre even his own accomplice can’t figure it out.

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Kyung-sook Shin’s ‘The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/18/2015 - 08:52
A novel’s narrator pries open her shuttered, traumatic past.

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