Book Reviews

'Fifty Shades' author Twitter Q&A goes hilariously wrong

USAToday Books - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 08:22

The author of the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' books Twitter Q&A becomes 50 shades of awkward when critics outnumber the books fans seemingly by about 10-to-1. Jen Markham (@jenmarkham) has the story.

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Bookends: Do Genre Labels Matter Anymore?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 07:00
Dana Stevens and Leslie Jamison discuss whether categorical descriptions are as stable or as useful as they used to be.

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‘Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County,’ by Kristen Green

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 04:00
After Prince Edward County closed its public schools, black children had no access to education.

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ArtsBeat: Rodgers and Hammerstein Biography on the Way

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 15:01
A biography of the musical writing team Rodgers and Hammerstein is scheduled to be published in 2018.

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‘Cy Twombly: Late Paintings 2003-2011,’ by Nela Pavlouskova

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 12:53
Cy Twombly’s last paintings celebrate his lifelong interest in flowers, Greek mythology, ships and the sea, and lines of enigmatic writing.

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‘By the People’ and ‘Wages of Rebellion’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 04:00
George Packer on new books by Charles Murray and Chris Hedges about collective discontent in America.

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‘The Full Catastrophe,’ by James Angelos

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 04:00
As the debt crisis drags on, Greece grapples with austerity.

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‘Destruction Was My Beatrice: Dada and the Unmaking of the Twentieth Century’

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 14:02
Jed Rasula uncovers why Dada didn’t expire along with the isms it either spawned or incorporated.

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'Day Four,' a cruise you'll want to miss

USAToday Books - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 13:02

Sarah Lotz's ocean-liner horror novel is just that.

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For a specially designed page

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 10:58
For a specially designed page showcasing the first-ever Art Issue of The New York Times Book Review, go here.

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Inside Meltzer's 'Culper Ring' hero

USAToday Books - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 07:02

Brad Meltzer takes us inside the mind of archivist Beecher White.

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 05:05

Watch for new thrillers from Daniel Silva and Brad Taylor.

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Shakir Rashaan recaps 'Power': Kanan's on the offensive

USAToday Books - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 22:20

Shakir Rashaan recaps the latest episode of Power.

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Fine Reagan bio reads like a good novel

USAToday Books - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 13:02

H.W. Brands has written a book that looks at the 'Great Communicator.'

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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 05:00

Spend your weekend with 'The Truth According to Us' by Annie Barrows.

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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 23:00
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: The Art Issue

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:44
This week, Holland Cotter talks about the contemporary art scene, and Jonathon Keats discusses two new books about art theft and forgeries.

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ArtsBeat: Group Approves Fellowship Named for Controversial Scholar of Russia

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 10:38
The main scholarly association covering the post-Soviet world has announced a new fellowship named partly for Stephen F. Cohen.

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Harry Potter returns in 'Cursed Child' play

USAToday Books - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 08:51

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will open at London's Palace Theatre in summer 2016.

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