Book Reviews

Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 05:04

Spend your weekend with Judy Blume's new novel.

        
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ArtsBeat: James Salter in The Times and Elsewhere

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 21:25
Mr. Salter, the author of “A Sport and a Pastime,” “Light Years” and other books, died on Friday at 90.







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‘The Prime of Life,’ by Steven Mintz

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 18:02
Steven Mintz’s new book gives a full historical timeline of the defining features of adulthood.







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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: When I Grow Up

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 16:23
This week, Meghan Daum and Heather Havrilesky discuss new books about reaching adulthood, and Vendela Vida talks about her new novel.







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The Mothership: Talking heroes with author Brad Meltzer

USAToday Books - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 14:34

The best-selling author stops by USA TODAY's weekly nerdy podcast.

        
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 11:03
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.







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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:56
Paperback books of particular interest.







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‘More Happy Than Not,’ by Adam Silvera

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:44
A Bronx teenager struggles with sexuality and painful memories in this debut young adult novel.







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‘Ratscalibur’ and ‘Super Fly’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:44
Two books feature epic battles on a minuscule scale and heroes in the form of vermin.







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‘Circus Mirandus’ and ‘Return to Augie Hobble’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:44
Children witness fantastical events at a theme park and a mysterious carnival in two middle-grade novels.







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Children’s Books: Dahlov Ipcar’s ‘Black and White,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:44
In four picture books, the evening gives rise to dreams and the urge to explore shadowy worlds.







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Crime | : Lori Roy’s ‘Let Me Die in His Footsteps,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:44
Ms. Roy’s new novel is a Depression-era Southern Gothic story set in a Kentucky farming town.







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‘All Involved,’ by Ryan Gattis

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:44
Old rivalries surface amid the 1992 Los Angeles riots.







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‘In the Country,’ by Mia Alvar

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:44
Nine stories give voice to the people of the Filipino diaspora.







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‘Keep It Fake,’ by Eric G. Wilson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:44
We can’t help being just a bit phony, Eric G. Wilson argues, but maybe that isn’t so bad.







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‘The Ghost Network,’ by Catie Disabato

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:44
The hunt for a missing pop star takes a philosophical turn.







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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:43
Ali Wentworth, whose essay collection “Happily Ali After” is No. 13 on the hardcover nonfiction list, once said: “I was born funny. I think it’s instinctual. I don’t think you can be taught.”







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‘The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty,’ by Vendela Vida

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:43
Robbed of her money and passport in Morocco, an American woman feels free to be anyone she chooses.







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The Shortlist: Parents, Remembered

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:43
New books by George Hodgman, Bob Morris and Jonathan Kozol.







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Review: 'Grey' is 50 shades of monotonous

USAToday Books - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:17

I had high expectations for 'Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian,' but was left feeling disappointed.

        
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