Book Reviews

‘J. D. Salinger: The Escape Artist,’ by Thomas Beller

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 14:05
Thomas Beller views J. D. Salinger as a New York writer.






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‘Beethoven,’ by Jan Swafford

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 14:05
This biography of Beethoven is also a personal journey through his music and the Enlightenment-era ferment that shaped it.






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Open Book: Writing His Own Tune

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 14:05
The pianist Jeremy Denk is at work on a book, a mix of memoir and thoughts about music tentatively titled “Every Good Boy Does Fine.”






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Rebellious crayons head to Hollywood

USAToday Books - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:57

'The Day The Crayons Quit' hit No. 36 on best-seller list

        
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How to celebrate Harry Potter's birthday

USAToday Books - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:05

Tonight we're gonna party like we have magical powers.

        
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Amy Bloom: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:00
The author, most recently, of “Lucky Us” would like to invite Sappho, George Bernard Shaw and James Baldwin over for a literary dinner. “It’s not clear to me that everyone will get along.”






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'So You Think You Can Dance' recap by Donna Kauffman

USAToday Books - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 05:03

HEA contributor and best-selling romance author Donna Kauffman recaps last night's episode of So You Think You Can Dance.

        
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Tom Clancy lives on in new thriller

USAToday Books - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 05:03

A new thriller written in the Clancy 'tradition'

        
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Must-see book trailers: 'Winter's Heat,' 'The Billionaire Wins the Game'

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:29

HEA contributor Robin Covington recs the trailers for books by Cristin Harber, Melody Anne and Krysten Lindsay Hager.

        
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Sci-Fi Encounters: Interview with 'At Star's End' author Anna Hackett

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 23:29

HEA contributor Veronica Scott chats with Anna Hackett about her Phoenix Adventures series, starting with 'At Star's End.'

        
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PEN American Literary Award winners announced

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:27

Frank Bidart, David Rabe and James Wolcott are among the winners.

        
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Maeve Binchy bio delivers just part of the story

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:36

Author shines analyzing Binchy's novels, but only skims the surface on her life story.

        
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Haruki Murakami book excerpted in Slate

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:09

'Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage' hits U.S. bookshelves Aug. 12.

        
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The New York Times Book Review: Back Issues

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:48
Complete contents of the Book Review since 1997.






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Bookends: Highbrow, Lowbrow, Middlebrow — Do These Kinds of Cultural Categories Mean Anything Anymore?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 09:00
Thomas Mallon and Pankaj Mishra discuss whether there is any use in retaining old labels of cultural prestige.






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'Ulysses' to become virtual reality game

USAToday Books - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 14:10

An Irish filmmaker is bringing a particularly daunting passage of the novel to life.

        
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New Nixon book mines White House tapes

USAToday Books - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:56

New Nixon transcripts show the highs and lows of his White House.

        
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The truth hurts in page-turning 'Big Little Lies'

USAToday Books - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:26

The moms in the followup to 'The Husband's Secret' have their own little secrets.

        
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'Lucky Us,' for getting a new Amy Bloom novel

USAToday Books - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 05:03

The adventures of two sisters in the 1940s.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 05:02

Liane Moriarty's new novel 'Big Little Lies' is on sale July 29.

        
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