Book Reviews

Ask Randall Munroe about 'absurd' science

USAToday Books - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 13:31

Randall Munroe has a new book based on his stick-figure science webcomic 'xkcd.'

        
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30 cool books for fall

USAToday Books - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:29

        
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‘War and Gold,’ by Kwasi Kwarteng

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:54
A historian examines the rise of the gold standard and the economies that have embraced and abandoned it.






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‘Acceptance,’ by Jeff VanderMeer

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:54
In a trilogy’s conclusion, the mysterious ecosystem known as Area X yields more of its secrets.






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‘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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