Book Reviews

'The Name of the Rose' author Umberto Eco dies at 84

USAToday Books - Sat, 02/20/2016 - 10:10

Italian author of the best-seller 'The Name of the Rose' succumbed to cancer Friday.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 02/20/2016 - 06:07

Spend your weekend reading 'Leonard' by William Shatner.

        
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Appreciation: Why Harper Lee's 'Mockingbird' will endure

USAToday Books - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 18:00

An American literary classic of the South will live on, despite recent controversy.

        
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'Mockingbird' author Harper Lee dies, age 89

USAToday Books - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 17:03

The woman who wrote one of the 20th century's culture-changing novels is gone.

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: ‘West of Eden’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 16:47
Maria Russo discusses Jean Stein’s “West of Eden,” and A. O. Scott talks about “Better Living Through Criticism.”









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Harper Lee, author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' dies at 89

USAToday Books - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 14:52

Celebrated author Harper Lee died at the age of 89 in her beloved hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. Her 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning book 'To Kill a Mockingbird' remains one of America's most culturally significant novels.

        
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A look at Harper Lee and 'To Kill A Mockingbird' in pop culture

USAToday Books - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 14:18

From Homer Simpson to Taylor Swift.

        
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Fans, celebrities, authors remember Harper Lee

USAToday Books - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 13:13

The author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' has died at the age of 89.

        
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The Shortlist: Psychological Suspense

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 13:10
New books by Sharon Guskin, Fiona Barton, Lena Andersson and Therese Bohman.









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‘The Queen of the Night,’ by Alexander Chee

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 12:53
This novel’s heroine travels from a Minnesota farm to the Paris Opera.









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A. O. Scott’s ‘Better Living Through Criticism’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:44
A. O. Scott traces the history of criticism and celebrates its virtues.









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‘The Firebrand and the First Lady,’ by Patricia Bell-Scott

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:43
Pauli Murray, a friend of Eleanor Roosevelt, showed courage as a civil rights, feminist and L.G.B.T. pioneer.









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Pagan Kennedy’s ‘Inventology’ and Adam Grant’s ‘Originals’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:43
Two books ask why some people are more creative and inventive than others.









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‘The Most Wanted Man in China’ and ‘The Cowshed’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:43
Two eminent Chinese intellectuals look back on their lives and shifting ideologies.









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David Denby’s ‘Lit Up’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:41
David Denby looks at today’s high school literature curriculum.









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‘Incarceration Nations,’ by Baz Dreisinger

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:41
A comparative assessment of prison systems in nine nations.









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‘The Lost Time Accidents,’ by John Wray

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:37
A fictional physicist’s theories about temporality haunt his family’s succeeding generations.









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‘The Theoretical Foot’ and ‘The Arrangement’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:36
M. F. K. Fisher two ways: a previously unpublished novel, and a fictional reimagining of her life.









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‘The Fugitives,’ by Christopher Sorrentino

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:36
Christopher Sorrentino’s latest hinges on self-invention and slippery identities.









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‘The Yid,’ by Paul Goldberg

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:36
In this novel, a ragtag bunch of malcontents conspire to kill Stalin in 1952.









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