Book Reviews

Wendy Lawless' new memoir has 'Heart'

USAToday Books - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 16:44

The author revisits her 20s in the 1980s in the sequel to 'Chanel Bonfire.'

        
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Bookends: Which Authors Did You Have to Grow Into?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 07:00
Liesl Schillinger and Dana Stevens discuss the authors they didn’t fully appreciate on first reading.









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‘Miller’s Valley,’ by Anna Quindlen

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 04:30
Plans to turn a family farm into a reservoir color Anna Quindlen’s coming-of-age tale.









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‘Spain in Our Hearts,’ by Adam Hochschild

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 04:30
A collective biography of Americans who fought in and wrote about the Spanish Civil War.









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Football fans may want to punt 'Throwback Special'

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 11:57

In this novel, friends gather to re-enact the game that ended Joe Theismann's career.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 09:20

Look for new books by Lauren Conrad and Jacqueline Winspear.

        
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James McBride’s ‘Kill ’Em and Leave’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 04:30
A look at the life and legacy of James Brown reveals that behind the persona was a lonely, inscrutable man.









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‘The Little Red Chairs,’ by Edna O’Brien

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 04:30
Edna O’Brien’s boldly imagined and harrowing new novel, about a Serbian war criminal in hiding, is an exploration of Irish provincial life and a work of alternate history.









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'Legends of the Fall' author Jim Harrison dead at 78

USAToday Books - Sun, 03/27/2016 - 18:35

Fiction writer, poet and outdoorsman wrote more than 30 books.

        
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Brinkley's 'Rightful Heritage' extols FDR's environmental record

USAToday Books - Sun, 03/27/2016 - 13:00

Historian Douglas Brinkley spotlights Roosevelt's interest in the outdoors.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 03/26/2016 - 05:06

Spend your weekend reading 'At the Edge of the Orchard' by Tracy Chevalier.

        
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Dad Rock: Replacements get sober look in book

USAToday Books - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 18:53

Patrick Foster and Jim Lenahan talk music on 'Dad Rock,' a podcast from USA TODAY

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: ‘Girls and Sex’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 14:36
Peggy Orenstein talks about “Girls and Sex,” and John Williams discusses “The Throwback Special.”









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Even J.K. Rowling was rejected by publishers after Harry Potter

USAToday Books - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 12:42

To encourage other writers, J.K. Rowling tweeted a couple of rejection letters she received from publishers for her book 'The Cuckoo's Calling.' Video provided by Newsy

        
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‘American Girls,’ by Nancy Jo Sales

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 10:00
Nancy Jo Sales believes we should be very worried about the effects of social media on teenage girls.









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‘Gone With the Mind,’ by Mark Leyner

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:59
In Mark Leyner’s novel, a writer and his mother head to the mall to read from his ‘autobiography.’









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‘Smarter Faster Better,’ by Charles Duhigg

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:59
A journalist pairs eight ideas for increasing productivity with stories of success.









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‘As Close to Us as Breathing,’ by Elizabeth Poliner

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:59
A novel of family life in a Jewish summer community shortly after World War II.









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‘The Best Place on Earth,’ by Ayelet Tsabari

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:59
Short fiction on the search for identity in Israel and beyond.









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John Jodzio’s ‘Knockout’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:59
Stories featuring Taser-happy humans and a collapsing giraffe.









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