Book Reviews

Novel by Charlie Chaplin to be published for the first time

USAToday Books - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 21:07
Plus, erotica author Zane is in hot water.
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John Green reigns over USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list

USAToday Books - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 20:37
Plus, La La Anthony scores a big hit with her first book, 'The Love Playbook.'
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Anna Quindlen’s ‘Still Life With Bread Crumbs’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 17:13
An aging photographer rents a rural cottage and reignites sparks of creativity and desire.

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Roundup: A Sentimental Education

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 16:58
Writers in a variety of genres share the books that taught them about love — and a few that led them memorably astray.

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Letters: ‘My Life in Middlemarch’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 16:12
Readers respond to a recent review of Rebecca Mead’s book about George Eliot’s masterpiece.

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ArtsBeat: Book Covers: Before and After

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 15:25
Designers discuss their work on recent covers, including one for a new edition of Kafka’s “Metamorphosis.”

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Rachel Kushner: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:15
The author of “The Flamethrowers” and “Telex From Cuba” steers clear of books with ugly covers. And those that are touted as “sweeping,” “tender” or “universal.”

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Read the first excerpt from 'Half Bad' by Sally Green

USAToday Books - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 03:48
The book is about a kid torn between two worlds of witches.
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Washington ranked as the USA's most literate city

USAToday Books - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 03:17
The study looks at number of bookstores, library resources, Internet use and education.
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Read a preview of 'Glee' star Chris Colfer's new book

USAToday Books - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 03:16
The 'Glee' star reveals the cover and a passage from his newest book
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ArtsBeat: An Invisible Message from Jane Austen?

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 13:49
Scholars are studying an elusive artifact — nearly invisible traces of Austen’s handwriting on the back of a scrap of paper discovered inside a copy of a book written by Austen’s nephew.
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ArtsBeat: For Hermione, It Shouldn’t Have Been Ron, Rowling Says

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 10:39
J.K. Rowling says that Hermione Granger should not have married Ron Weasley. “It was a choice I made for very personal reasons,” she said, “not for reasons of credibility.”
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New in paper: 'Life After Life,' 'The Son'

USAToday Books - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 03:48
Also available now are books by Hoda Kotb, Robert Edsel, Jeff Bridges and Maeve Binchy.
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Q&A with Kelly Corrigan on moms, dads, glitter and glue

USAToday Books - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 03:46
'Middle Place' writer is back with a new memoir.
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Bookends: How Does the Classic Marriage Plot Stand Up in 2014?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 10:30
Francine Prose and Dana Stevens discuss whether the classic marriage plot — desire, courtship, happily ever after — is still relevant in 2014.

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Rec'd paranormals: 'Archetype,' 'Ignite Me,' 'Wild Things'

USAToday Books - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 07:19
HEA contributor Jessie Potts recs reads by M.D. Waters, Chloe Neill and Tareheh Mafi.
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Coldmageddon has romance authors reading hot to stay warm

USAToday Books - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 07:18
Several authors listed here are writing from Florida, California and Texas, and my question for them: Do you have a guest room?
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Cover reveal and excerpt: David Baldacci's 'The Target'

USAToday Books - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 05:22
The page-turner is due out in April.
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17-year-old blogger Tavi Gevinson has book deal

USAToday Books - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:54
Prepare to feel old and inadequate
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‘The Hybrid Tiger’ and ‘The Triple Package’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 15:14
Two new books examine whether cultural traits underlie the success of certain overachieving subgroups.

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