Book Reviews

Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 05:02

Spend your weekend with 'Big Little Lies' by best-selling Liane Moriarty.

        
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‘The Mantle of Command,’ by Nigel Hamilton

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 10:34
Nigel Hamilton argues that Roosevelt’s genius for military leadership has been underrated and overshadowed.






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‘Malthus,’ by Robert J. Mayhew

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 10:34
Thomas Robert Malthus’s ideas about population and scarcity have been invoked, extrapolated and polemicized for centuries.






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‘Indonesia Etc.,’ by Elizabeth Pisani

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 10:33
Elizabeth Pisani trekked 26,000 miles around the Indonesian archipelago, searching for what binds this disparate nation.






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‘Ecstatic Cahoots’ and ‘Paper Lantern,’ by Stuart Dybek

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 10:33
Fifty-nine short stories about love and other passionate longings, tinged with surreal potential, by Stuart Dybek, a master of the form.






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Crime: Yannick Murphy’s ‘This Is the Water,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 10:33
In Yannick Murphy’s thriller “This Is the Water,” the mother of two girls on a competitive swim team is having an affair with her friend’s husband.






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Philip Eade’s ‘Sylvia, Queen of the Headhunters’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 10:11
An Englishwoman made a career of her marriage to the “white rajah” of a jungle protectorate in northern Borneo.






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‘The Rise and Fall of Great Powers,’ by Tom Rachman

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 10:11
The perplexed heroine of Tom Rachman’s novel explores New York City and travels the world.






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‘The Magician’s Land,’ by Lev Grossman

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 10:11
An exiled magician tries a risky heist in Lev Grossman’s novel, the final installment of a trilogy.






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‘Stephen Crane: A Life of Fire,’ by Paul Sorrentino

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 10:11
The poet and novelist Stephen Crane “raced through his life,” documenting war and poverty until his death at 28.






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‘The Stories,’ by Jane Gardam

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 10:09
In many of Jane Gardam’s stories, a figure from the past suddenly looms.






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‘Reagan at Reykjavik,’ by Ken Adelman

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 10:08
In 1986, the U.S.-Soviet meeting in Reykjavik seemed anything but a Cold War breakthrough.






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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 09:49
With the debut of Daniel Halper’s “Clinton, Inc.” at No. 10, there are now three volumes related to Bill and Hillary Clinton on the hardcover nonfiction list.






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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 09:49
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 09:49
Paperback books of particular interest.






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Letters: Contemporary Poetry

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 09:47
Readers respond to recent essays and reviews about new poetry books.






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The Shortlist: Jordan Ellenberg’s ‘How Not to Be Wrong,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 09:47
New books by Jordan Ellenberg, David J. Hand, Michael Blastland and David Spiegelhalter, Amir Alexander, and Alex Bellos.






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Interview: Catherine Lanigan of 'Romancing the Stone' fame

USAToday Books - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 23:04

HEA contributor Rula Sinara interviews Catherine Lanigan (aka Joan Wilder of 'Romancing the Stone' fame).

        
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Must-read romances: 'Upside Down,' 'You Own Me,' 'Bound to Danger'

USAToday Books - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 23:04

HEA contributor Lea Franczak recs reads by Lia Riley, Shiloh Walker and Katie Reus.

        
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‘The Invisible Bridge,’ by Rick Perlstein

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 14:07
“The Invisible Bridge,” Rick Perlstein’s panoramic third volume about the rise of the modern conservative movement in America, covers the span of 1973 to 1976.






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