Book Reviews

Children's writer Walter Dean Myers dead at 76

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 17:42

He wrote award-winning gritty and realistic novels for teens.

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World Book Night suspended

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:42

Unable to find outside financial support

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10 new cookbooks celebrate summer

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:11

Check out new titles to get you cooking this summer.

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Lawyers toot horns in gay marriage case memoir

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:47

Lawyers who fought to overturn Proposition 8 in California write a book about the case.

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New in Paperback: 'Doctor Sleep' by Stephen King

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 12:02

'The Lowland,' 'The Silver Star' and 'The Signature of All Things' are also out in paper.

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Amazon speaks out about Hachette dispute

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:33

A senior Amazon official defended the company to the 'Wall Street Journal' Tuesday.

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Letters: ‘The Letters of Robert Frost’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:12
Readers respond to recent reviews of “The Letters of Robert Frost,” Aharon Appelfeld’s “Suddenly, Love” and more.

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‘Uncertain Justice’ and ‘Scalia’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 09:49
The judicial philosophy of originalism, pioneered by Antonin Scalia, has become a hallmark of the Roberts court.

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‘Our Declaration,’ by Danielle Allen

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 09:31
A political theorist scrutinizes the Declaration of Independence, and see it as a clarion call for equality.

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Lynne Cheney: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 09:30
The author of “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered” says the last book to make her cry was Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree”: “I have to steel myself before I read it to my grandchildren.”

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ArtsBeat: Orwell Birthplace in India to Become a Museum

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 16:00
The bungalo where George Orwell was born, in what is now Motihari, India, is being restored.

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'Outlander' on TV: Author's 'dream come true'

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 14:10

The 16-hour adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's novel starts Aug. 9 on Starz.

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Authors play dress-up for museum exhibit

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:32

Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett Phillip Pullman and more dress as their favorite characters.

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Bookends: Are Categories Like Immigrant Fiction and ‘New American’ Fiction Valid or Worthwhile?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 09:00
Pankaj Mishra and Francine Prose discuss whether categories like immigrant fiction are useful or meaningful labels.

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ArtsBeat: France Gives Cold Shoulder to Amazon

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 14:17
The French Senate has passed legislation, nicknamed the anti-Amazon law, designed to protect local bookstores.
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Raymond Chandler to get Walk of Fame star

USAToday Books - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:01

He is one of only a handful of writers to get a star.

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'One Plus One' equals a delightful love story

USAToday Books - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:11

Author Jojo Moyes delivers again with her latest quirky family saga.

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‘The Devil’s Snake Curve,’ by Josh Ostergaard

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 10:37
A nonlinear look at 150 years of baseball history, with an eye to the social, cultural and political forces behind the game.

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'Last Magazine' was star reporter's last journalism satire

USAToday Books - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 13:00

Author Michael Hastings died at 33 in 2013.

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The 'crazy' sculptor who hoisted 'Liberty's Torch'

USAToday Books - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 07:26

The 'great adventure' that created the Statue of Liberty.

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