Book Reviews

‘Perfectly Miserable,’ by Sarah Payne Stuart

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:28
A memoir centers on life in Concord, Mass., its cultural legacy and changing ways.






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Val McDermid’s ‘Northanger Abbey’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:27
Val McDermid reworks Jane Austen’s Gothic satire “Northanger Abbey.”






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‘All the Birds, Singing,’ by Evie Wyld

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:27
A novel traces a solitary farmer’s attempt to escape her past on a remote British island.






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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:26
Neil Gaiman, whose “Ocean at the End of the Lane” is No. 8 on the paperback fiction list, wrote his first published book — “solely for the money,” he says — about Duran Duran.






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Children’s Books: ‘The Glass Sentence,’ by S. E. Grove

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:24
A teenage girl searches for her kidnapped uncle in a world where time and geography have been shuffled.






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Children’s Books: ‘This One Summer,’ by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:23
In a comfortingly familiar vacation community, a girl is now mature enough to understand what’s been kept from her before.






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Children’s Books: ‘A Creature of Moonlight,’ by Rebecca Hahn

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:23
For the heroine of this dreamlike first novel for young adults, finding herself involves a surprising discovery.






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Children’s Books: ‘Lindbergh’ and ‘The Pilot and the Little Prince’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:20
Two picture books recount the adventures of a mouse and of a writer who uncover the secrets of aviation.






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The Shortlist: ‘Drunk Mom,’ by Jowita Bydlowska, and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:20
New books by Jowita Bydlowska, Eleanor Henderson and Anna Solomon, Daisy Waugh, and Caroline Clarke.






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Open Book: Behold the Fall Harvest

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:19
Authors with books scheduled to be released later this year include Haruki Murakami, Marilynne Robinson and David Mitchell.






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R.I.P., Chris Reilly: Remembering a comics' writer

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 22:22
Whitney shares memories of the writer, who passed away this week at 46.
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Life's a beach: Time to read a new romance

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 22:00
Happy weekend! Spend your weekend with some choice new romance novel releases.
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George Prochnik’s ‘Impossible Exile,’ About Stefan Zweig

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 16:59
For the celebrated Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, Europe’s descent into war in the 1930s was too much to bear.






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‘A Replacement Life,’ by Boris Fishman

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 16:57
In Boris Fishman’s first novel, a frustrated writer forges applications for Holocaust reparations for his grandfather and other members of Brooklyn’s Soviet émigré community.






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Letters: Summer Reading Issue

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 16:37
Readers respond to a recent cover illustration, a review of Laline Paull’s “The Bees” and more.






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Galbraith (Rowling) spins a fine detective yarn in 'Silkworm'

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 13:46

Cormoran Strike and his sidekick, Robin, are back in a case involving a missing novelist.

        
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Charles Wright named poet laureate

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 09:10

Retired professor started writing poetry in the Army.

        
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Book Buzz: Green, Roth rule best-seller list

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 08:03

With help from Hollywood, 2014 is shaping up as the year of the teen best seller.

        
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Charles Wright named poet laureate

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 05:10
Retired professor started writing poetry in the Army.
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'FaceOff' is a thriller reader's 'fantasy'

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 05:00

Unsolved crimes unfold in 12 stories edited by David Baldacci.

        
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