Book Reviews

The Shortlist: Memoirs

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 12:05
New books by Amy Butcher, Gail Godwin, Vincent Crapanzano and Dale Peck.

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Chris Colfer's new book lands in top 10

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 11:35

'The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms' is the actor's fourth book for kids.

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On Poetry: Rare or Well-Done

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 04:00
Robert Lowell said in 1960, “Two poetries are now competing, a cooked and a raw,” and that formulation reverberates in discussions of poetry to this day.

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Must-read inspy romances: 'Wonder of You,' 'Love Arrives in Pieces,' 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 23:07

HEA's Serena Chase recs inspirational romance reads by Susan May Warren, Betsy St. Amant and Beth K. Vogt.

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Erika Wilde loves a second chance, and second-chance romances

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 23:06

Erika Wilde, author of Playing With Pleasure (The Players Club No. 2), declares her love for the second-chance romance trope and shares some of her favorite second-chance romances.

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Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 15:43
“Go Set a Watchman” demands that its readers abandon the immature sentimentality ingrained by middle school and the film adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

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Read an excerpt from 'Trollhunters'

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 11:48

Del Toro's novel features a young teenager who finds new life in a fantasy world.

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Fans react to 'racist' Atticus Finch

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 09:23

Everybody's talking about 'Go Set a Watchman' by Harper Lee; Twitter lights up.

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Bookends: What Are the Consequences of Our Cultural Obsession With Newness?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 07:00
Siddhartha Deb and Anna Holmes discuss what we gain and lose in the onrush of the new.

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‘Our Man in Charleston,’ by Christopher Dickey

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 04:00
A diplomat stationed in South Carolina helped keep Britain out of America’s Civil War.

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Must-read paranormals (and author interviews): 'About a Girl,' 'Primal Heat'

USAToday Books - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 23:18

HEA contributor Jessie Potts recs reads by Sarah McCarry and A.C. Arthur and chats with the authors.

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ArtsBeat: Print Wikipedia Project Reaches Final Entry

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 16:59
So far, no buyer has emerged for the full 7,600-volume, 5.4-million-page set, which is priced at $500,000. But several dozen individual volumes have been sold.

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ArtsBeat: A Trove of Forgotten Writings Is Found in a Periodical Edited by Dickens

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 14:42
Charles Dickens edited a literary magazine for years, but the names of its contributors were unknown for more than a century.

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ArtsBeat: Berkeley Breathed Publishes First New ‘Bloom County’ Strip Since 1989

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 12:06
Mr. Breathed, who won a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning during the 1980s run of his comic strip, published a new comic on Facebook on Monday.

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‘The Goddess Pose,’ by Michelle Goldberg

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 10:03
A journalist looks at how Indra Devi spread yoga throughout the world.

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‘Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life,’ by William Finnegan

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 09:46
William Finnegan revisits his golden age of surfing and the classic search for the perfect wave.

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‘In Search of Sir Thomas Browne,’ by Hugh Aldersey-Williams

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 04:00
The 17th-century English physician and philosopher Sir Thomas Browne was a prolific contributor of novel words to the English language, and an intellectual who had a good-humored skepticism.

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‘Big Science,’ by Michael Hiltzik

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 04:00
Michael Hiltzik says the birth of Big Science occurred one spring day in 1929.

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‘The Weather Experiment,’ by Peter Moore

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 07/13/2015 - 04:00
Peter Moore’s new book tells the story of the meteorologists who decoded the skies with observation and measurement, and then helped society read the codes, too.

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'Muse' will intrigue poetry lovers

USAToday Books - Sun, 07/12/2015 - 13:00

Jonathan Galassi, a publisher and poet, writes about the world he knows.

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