Book Reviews

Letters: Found in Translation

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:12
Readers respond to a recent review of Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina” and more.






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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:12
Tess Gerritsen, whose “Die Again” is No. 5 on the hardcover fiction list, briefly assumed a new role last winter: organic farmer.






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Open Book: Health Care as High Drama

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:12
Reporters at The Times recommend books about health care.






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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:12
Paperback books of particular interest.






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‘Lives in Ruins,’ by Marilyn Johnson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:12
Exploring the world of archaeology, with tips for making ancient alcoholic drinks and fashioning a butcher blade from obsidian.






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‘Tell,’ by Frances Itani

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:12
Two couples are left rudderless in the aftermath of World War I in Frances Itani’s novel.






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‘Cowardice: A Brief History,’ by Chris Walsh

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:12
A study of cowardice, and of how it’s been understood and misunderstood through history.






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‘My Life as a Foreign Country,’ by Brian Turner

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:12
A poet and Army veteran presents vignettes that draw on his family history and his deployments, especially in Iraq.






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‘It Will End With Us,’ by Sam Savage

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:12
Sam Savage’s novel of a South Carolina family in decline is constructed from a daughter’s scattered memories.






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‘American Queen,’ by John Oller

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:12
A biography of the socialite Kate Chase Sprague, daughter of a cabinet minister, wife of a governor, mistress of a senator.






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‘All Eyes Are Upon Us,’ by Jason Sokol

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:12
Northerners applauded individual high-achieving African-Americans but opposed collective civil rights agendas.






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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:12
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Critic’s Take: Please Look After This Bear

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:12
The stories of Paddington’s adventures bounce along with a Wodehousian lightness and consistency.






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‘My Heart Is a Drunken Compass,’ by Domingo Martinez

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:12
The author heads for a breakdown as his world implodes.






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‘Vanessa and Her Sister,’ by Priya Parmar

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:12
A novel of Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf includes invented letters and diary entries.






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The Shortlist: Elmore Leonard Novels From Library of America and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 09:56
New books include four Elmore Leonard novels from the Library of America, a collection of Donald Westlake’s nonfiction and more.






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Must-see book trailers: 'Eyes Turned Skyward,' 'Rough Rider,' 'Love Least Expected'

USAToday Books - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 00:27

HEA contributor Robin Covington recs trailers for books by Rebecca Yarros and Victoria Vane and the boxed set Love Least Expected.

        
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ArtsBeat: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Publish a Novel About Sherlock Holmes’s Brother Mycroft

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 16:12
Mr. Abdul-Jabbar will release his first novel this fall: “Mycroft Holmes,” starring Sherlock Holmes’ brainy older brother.






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ArtsBeat: Yale Library Acquires Paula Vogel Archive

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 13:17
Ms. Vogel’s archive will join those of other playwrights, including Eugene O’Neill and Thornton Wilder, in the Yale Collection of American Literature.






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ArtsBeat: How to Design an Indian Classic

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 12:49
Up close with the color and the type for Harvard University Press’s Murty Classical Library of India.






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