Book Reviews

Lauren Blakely: Confesses her … well, lust for firefighters

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 22:03

Lauren Blakely joins HEA to talk firefighter love and how some of her book proceeds are helping volunteers.

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ArtsBeat: The Dirty Details of War

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 14:28
The comics in “Two-Fisted Tales: Volume 3″ and “Bomb Run and Other Stories” show war in its raw detail.

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Francis Fukuyama’s ‘Political Order and Political Decay’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 14:16
Francis Fukuyama chronicles international political history to define liberal democracy and discover how and why it develops.
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‘Thirteen Days in September,’ by Lawrence Wright

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 14:16
Joe Klein reviews Lawrence Wright’s minute-by-minute account of the 1978 Camp David peace talks between Israel and Egypt.
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Henry Kissinger’s ‘World Order’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 14:16
Henry Kissinger’s “World Order” brings together history, geography and modern politics in considering how to balance the competing desires of nations.
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ArtsBeat: Back From the Brink, Poetry Group Makes Cash Prizes Bigger Thanks to a Grant

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:24
The National Poetry Series, which was in danger of closing last year, increases the cash prizes for its Open Competition to $10,000 from $1,000.

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ArtsBeat: David Mitchell Coming to New York for ‘Bone Clocks’ Tour

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:44
The novelist will tour ten American cities in September, including Boston, Houston, San Francisco and Portland, Ore.

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Lee Child's 'Personal' lands at No. 1

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 09:40

Jan Karon's new Mitford novel is also in the Top 5 on USA TODAY's best-seller lilst.

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Read an excerpt from James Franco's new book

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 09:24

Read part of the introduction and poems from James Franco's 'Hollywood Dreaming.'

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ArtsBeat: Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 09:20
The list includes the Americans Joshua Ferris and Karen Joy Fowler; the British writers Howard Jacobson, Neel Mukherjee and Ali Smith; and the Australian author Richard Flanagan.

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Sara Paretsky: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:00
The author of the V. I. Warshawski novels, most recently “Critical Mass,” was hugely influenced by “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man”: “I felt as though I’d fallen into words and wanted to drown in them.”

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ArtsBeat: ‘Wolf Hall’ and Its Sequel Aiming for Broadway After London Success

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 10:59
Producers are in talks about a New York run of the hit British plays “Wolf Hall” and its sequel “Bring Up the Bodies,” based on the historical novels by Hilary Mantel.

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Why 'The Great Gatsby' is the greatest of all

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 09:22

Maureen Corrigan explores the enduring appeal of Fitzgerald's classic in 'So We Read On.'

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Children’s Books: ‘Give and Take’ and ‘Findus Disappears!’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 08:56
Two new picture books have the feel of folk tales and a sweet, rustic appeal.

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ArtsBeat: Sophie Hannah Talks About Rebooting Agatha Christie’s Poirot

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 08:14
Ms. Hannah’s “The Monogram Murders” is the first new Poirot story since Christie’s death in 1976.

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Keith Richards, constant traveler, honors roots

USAToday Books - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:04

Keith Richards, who has a new children's book, is working on a solo album.

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Bookends: Can a Book Ever Change a Reader’s Life for the Worse?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:00
Leslie Jamison and Francine Prose debate whether reading a book can be bad for you.
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Henry Kissinger talks new book, Islamic State

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

The former secretary of State has some advice on how the U.S. should respond to militants.

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Two Americans make the Man Booker shortlist

USAToday Books - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:30

Authors Joshua Ferris and Karen Joy Fowler are a step closer to the prestigious prize.

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Keith Richards keeps it all in the family for kids' book

USAToday Books - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 05:37

The Rolling Stones guitarist teams up with his daughter for the children's book 'Gus & Me.'

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