Book Reviews

‘Station Eleven,’ by Emily St. John Mandel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:54
After a pandemic kills most of the human race, a traveling theater company roams around, searching for an audience.






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‘Agent Storm: My Life Inside Al Qaeda and the CIA,’ by Morten Storm

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:54
A whistle-blower describes his path from biker-gang leader to Muslim activist to spy for three Western intelligence agencies.






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‘Mr. Tall,’ by Tony Earley

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:53
Tony Earley’s stories include a skunk ape, a talking dog and the sometimes surprising, sometimes lonely lives of ordinary people.






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‘De Potter’s Grand Tour,’ by Joanna Scott

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:52
An antiquities collector disappears off the coast of Greece in 1905, and his wife discovers that his life was not what it seemed.






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‘The Children Act,’ by Ian McEwan

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:51
In this Ian McEwan novel, a judge must decide the case of a teenage Jehovah’s Witness who refuses treatment for leukemia.






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‘The Monogram Murders,’ Sophie Hannah’s Poirot Mystery

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:51
Hercule Poirot reappears, courtesy of Sophie Hannah, years after solving his “last case.”






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The Shortlist: Fanny Howe’s ‘Second Childhood,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:50
New books by Simone Muench, Fanny Howe, J. D. McClatchy and Cynthia Hogue.






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Open Book: The Sound of the Words

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:50
John Darnielle, of the indie-rock band the Mountain Goats, talks about writing songs and his new novel, “Wolf in White Van.”






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Letters: Fabulist Tradition

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:50
Readers respond to recent reviews of William T. Vollmann’s “Last Stories and Other Stories,” Dana Goldstein’s “The Teacher Wars” and more.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Henry Kissinger’s ‘World Order’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:49
Mr. Kissinger discusses his new book, and Lawrence Wright talks about “Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David.”






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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:49
“The Secret Place,” by Tana French, enters the hardcover fiction list at No. 4, just after the critic Laura Miller recently argued that women write the best crime novels.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:49
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:48
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Must-see book trailers: 'Scintillate,' 'The Willing Widow,' 'Share the Moon'

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 22:15

HEA contributor Robin Covington recs the trailers for books by Tracy Clark, Ursula LeCoeur and Sharon Struth.

        
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Megan Erickson: Beta heroes are No. 1 with her

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 22:03

Megan Erickson, author of Make It Right, fesses up to a little beta hero worship.

        
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Lauren Blakely: Confesses her … well, lust for firefighters

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 22:03

Lauren Blakely joins HEA to talk firefighter love and how some of her book proceeds are helping volunteers.

        
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ArtsBeat: The Dirty Details of War

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 14:28
The comics in “Two-Fisted Tales: Volume 3″ and “Bomb Run and Other Stories” show war in its raw detail.






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Francis Fukuyama’s ‘Political Order and Political Decay’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 14:16
Francis Fukuyama chronicles international political history to define liberal democracy and discover how and why it develops.
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‘Thirteen Days in September,’ by Lawrence Wright

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 14:16
Joe Klein reviews Lawrence Wright’s minute-by-minute account of the 1978 Camp David peace talks between Israel and Egypt.
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Henry Kissinger’s ‘World Order’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 14:16
Henry Kissinger’s “World Order” brings together history, geography and modern politics in considering how to balance the competing desires of nations.
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