Book Reviews

Margaret Forster’s ‘Unknown Bridesmaid’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:53
A child psychologist is troubled by her own adolescence.
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Author's Note: Be Polite With Your Books

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:52
The etiquette of borrowing, recommending and reshelving books.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:52
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:52
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:51
Ian McEwan, whose novel “The Children Act” is No. 4 on the hardcover fiction list, keeps a tally on his website of academic dissertations and theses discussing his work.
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Bookshelf: Laughs

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:51
New picture books include Mac Barnett’s “Sam and Dave Dig a Hole.”
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Deborah Levy’s ‘Black Vodka’ and ‘Things I Don’t Want to Know’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:48
In two books, Deborah Levy explores exile, estrangement and the deferral of desire.
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‘The Paying Guests,’ by Sarah Waters

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:48
In Sarah Waters’s novel of illicit love in 1920s London, a widow and her spinster daughter take a young couple into their home.
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‘A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing,’ by Eimear McBride

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:47
An Irish woman leaves behind a sick brother and an abusive home life in this coming-of-age novel.
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‘Stone Mattress,’ by Margaret Atwood

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:47
There’s plenty of life left in the aging protagonists of Margaret Atwood’s “tales.”
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The Shortlist: Raffaella Barker's 'From a Distance,' and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:43
New books by Raffaella Barker, Elizabeth Gaffney, Jennie Rooney and Jacqueline Winspear.
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Letters: When the Troops Came Home

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:42
Readers respond to recent reviews of Robert Timberg’s “Blue-Eyed Boy,” William Giraldi’s “Hold the Dark” and more.
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Open Book: Civil War (and Family) History

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:42
Laird Hunt learned about his Civil War-era ancestors while doing research for his novel “Neverhome.”
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Short Story: Book Excerpt: ‘The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 06:42
The title story from Hilary Mantel’s forthcoming collection. Her most recent novels, “Wolf Hall” and “Bring Up the Bodies,” both won the Man Booker Prize.






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Must-see book trailers: 'Hell on Heels,' 'Goddess Awakened,' 'Screen Idol'

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 22:15

HEA contributor Robin Covington recs the trailers for books by Robyn Peterman, Cate Masters and Elle Rush.

        
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‘The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace,’ by Jeff Hobbs

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:10
Jeff Hobbs tells the story of Robert DeShaun Peace, who went from a New Jersey ghetto to Yale but never truly escaped his past.
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Mark Whitaker’s ‘Cosby’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 13:55
A biography of Bill Cosby chronicles the outspoken comedian’s rise to stardom, along with personal and professional setbacks.
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My sober interview: Hannah Hart on drunk authors

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:15

Hannah Hart, of 'My Drunk Kitchen' YouTube fame, talks her new book.

        
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‘The Emerald Light in the Air,’ by Donald Antrim

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:30
Men and women are forced to make detours into unfamiliar territory in Donald Antrim’s first story collection.






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J.D. Robb lands at No. 1 on list - again

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 09:19

'Festive in Death' is No. 39 in Robb's futuristic suspense series.

        
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