Book Reviews

Pottermore live-blogs 'Quidditch World Cup'

USAToday Books - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 16:09

In the world of wizarding sports, Bulgaria took home the big prize.

        
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Four summer books for kids

USAToday Books - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:47

Literary fun, from 'Duck & Goose Go to the Beach' to 'Secrets of the Seasons'

        
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CW's 'The Originals' to become book series

USAToday Books - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:33

The books will feature all new stories based on the vampire show.

        
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Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer dead at 90

USAToday Books - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 09:56

Gordimer wrote 15, among short stories, non-fiction and other works.

        
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Winspear stumbles a bit in new World War I novel

USAToday Books - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 13:03

Takes a break from popular Maisie Dobbs series with 'The Care and Management of Lies.'

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 07/13/2014 - 05:01

Deborah Harkness' conclusion to the All Souls Trilogy goes on sale July 15.

        
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'Unknown Americans' humanizes border-crossers

USAToday Books - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 15:02

A modern 'Romeo and Juliet' set against the backdrop of immigration.

        
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Singapore backs call to destroy gay-themed books

USAToday Books - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 06:54

A children's book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York's zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 07/12/2014 - 05:48

Spend your weekend in the dystopian kingdom of the Tear with its new young queen.

        
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ArtsBeat: ‘The Escape Artist’: Thomas Beller Talks About J. D. Salinger

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:27
Mr. Beller’s new book is part biography of the reclusive Salinger and part memoir.






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Sci-fi novels with the 4 best 'alien' narrators

USAToday Books - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:00

Author Matt Haig picks his favorite sci-fi books that give "alien" views on the human race.

        
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:48
Joan Rivers’s “Diary of a Mad Diva,” No. 7 on the hardcover nonfiction list, is filled with the author’s brand of rapid-fire politically incorrect jokes.






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‘The Painter,’ by Peter Heller

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:48
A painter with violent impulses tries to start over, but his past catches up with him.






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‘Dying Every Day,’ by James Romm

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:47
A classicist tries to unravel the enigma of Seneca, the Stoic philosopher who tutored the emperor Nero.






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Herman Koch’s ‘Summer House With Swimming Pool’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:47
A holiday near the Mediterranean leads to disaster for a doctor and his celebrity patient in this novel by the author of “The Dinner.”






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‘The Year She Left Us,’ by Kathryn Ma

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:46
In this first novel, a girl adopted from China finds it difficult to situate herself in American life.






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‘Astonish Me,’ by Maggie Shipstead

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:46
A New York ballerina helps a Russian dancer defect, but her own desires are thwarted.






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‘Preparing the Ghost,’ by Matthew Gavin Frank

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:45
Matthew Gavin Frank’s wide-ranging book explores an amateur naturalist’s compulsion to understand the mystery of the giant squid.






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Children’s Books: ‘Like No Other,’ by Una LaMarche

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:45
A Hasidic girl and a West Indian boy fall in love and face the consequences in this young adult novel.






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Children’s Books: ‘Guy in Real Life,’ by Steve Brezenoff

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:44
In this young adult novel, a teenager takes on an identity much like his girlfriend’s for an online role-playing game.






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