Book Reviews

‘America’s Bitter Pill,’ by Steven Brill

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 09:48
Zephyr Teachout reviews Steven Brill’s new book, a guide to the maze of issues in American health care and health care reform.

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Rachel Cusk’s ‘Outline’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 09:00
The British memoirist and novelist Rachel Cusk “skews the boundary between autobiography and fiction.”

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By the Book: Miranda July: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 08:30
The director, screenwriter, actor, artist and author, most recently, of “The First Bad Man,” can’t stand Garfield. “That dumb man and his dumb, mean cat have gotten more of our attention than they deserve.”

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Book puts standardized testing under microscope

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 17:15

In new book, journalist Anya Kamenetz examines schools' testing practices

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Winter books preview: Morrison, Lehane, Hornby

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 15:18

New titles include a first novel from David Duchovny and a memoir from Candice Bergen.

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Author Nicholas Sparks and wife separate

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:02

Here's one romance that has reached the last chapter.

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Bookends: Why Do We Hate Cliché?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 09:00
Rivka Galchen and Leslie Jamison discuss why we react so strongly against clichés.

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Excerpt: 'Trust No One' by Jayne Ann Krentz

USAToday Books - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 23:18

Jayne Ann Krentz shares a scene from today's new release, Trust No One.

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ArtsBeat: Proulx Says She Regrets ‘Brokeback Mountain’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 20:21
“I wish I’d never written the story,” Annie Proulx says of “Brokeback Mountain.”

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Love in the Stacks: Wild winter weather romances

USAToday Books - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 15:23

HEA contributor Christyna Hunter offers some steamy-hot romances to warm things up during this cold January.

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ArtsBeat: Leon Wieseltier Joins The Atlantic

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 13:19
Mr. Wieseltier will join The Atlantic as a contributing editor and critic.

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Patton Oswalt devours movies in great gulps

USAToday Books - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 11:44

The actor/comedian writes about being a film geek in new memoir.

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'The Boston Girl' remembers her long life

USAToday Books - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 13:02

Addie Baum tells her story to her granddaughter in Anita Diamant's novel.

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 05:00

Patton Oswalt has a new book about his love affair with the movies.

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Novel conjures Virginia Woolf and her sister

USAToday Books - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 13:00

'Vanessa and Her Sister' imagines a difficult period in their relationship.

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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 05:02

Spend your weekend reading 'When Books Went to War.'

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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Charles D’Ambrosio’s ‘Loitering’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:30
Phillip Lopate talks about “Loitering,” and Sven Beckert discusses “Empire of Cotton.”

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‘Noontide Toll,’ by Romesh Gunesekera

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 10:38
Foreign visitors in Sri Lanka unhesitantly spill their secrets in front of a minivan driver.
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Jane Gardam’s ‘Hollow Land’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 10:38
A powerful friendship between two lads illuminates family and community ties in Jane Gardam’s linked stories.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 10:38
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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