Book Reviews

‘Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary,’ by Anita Anand

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:33
The life of a suffragist daughter of an exiled maharajah.

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‘There Was and There Was Not,’ by Meline Toumani

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:32
An Armenian-American moves to Turkey to investigate a history of tense relations.

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‘Once Upon a Time,’ by Marina Warner

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:32
Marina Warner explores the history and enduring power of fairy tales.

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‘Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye,’ by Marie Mutsuki Mockett

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:31
Mourning her father’s death, the author undertakes a pilgrimage to Japan’s great Buddhist temples.

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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Jill Leovy’s ‘Ghettoside’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:18
Ms. Leovy discusses “Ghettoside,” Patton Oswalt talks about his new memoir and Anita Shapira discusses “Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel.”

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‘Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!,’ by Nicholas Carlson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:13
In 2012, Marissa Mayer was tasked with reversing the fortunes of a struggling Internet pioneer.
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‘The Forgotten Depression,’ by James Grant

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:03
Looking at the depression of 1921.
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We're celebrating the 20th anniversary of 'Lord of Scoundrels'

USAToday Books - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 06:04

Let's celebrate the 20th anniversary of Loretta Chase's Lord of Scoundrels.

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Must-see book trailers: 'Deviate' and 'Very Twisted Things'

USAToday Books - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 00:16

HEA contributor Robin Covington recs trailers for books by Tracy Clark and Ilsa Madden-Mills.

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Love and Lust rec: 'Ace's Wild' by Sarah McCarty

USAToday Books - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 00:03

HEA contributor Becky Condit recs Ace's Wild by Sarah McCarty.

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Alec Baldwin memoir to be published in fall 2016

USAToday Books - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 18:29

Alec Baldwin's new memoir promises to be 'funny, combative, moving and a good read.'

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By the Book: Daniel Handler: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:40
The author, most recently, of the novel “We Are Pirates” (and, as Lemony Snicket, numerous children’s books) likes to read Miss Manners.

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Must-read YAs: 'Wonder,' 'Rite of Rejection,' 'Losing Romeo'

USAToday Books - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 01:10

HEA contributor Serena Chase recs reads by Travis Thrasher, Sarah Negovetich and Cindi Madsen.

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'American Sniper' is No. 1 on USA TODAY's list

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 15:03

'The Girl on the Train' lands at No. 2.

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Jill Leovy’s ‘Ghettoside’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:17
In “Ghettoside,” Jill Leovy describes a homicide case in South Los Angeles to examine the epidemic of unsolved murders of African-American men in America.

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Romance authors' keeper authors: Jane Austen, SEP and L.M. Montgomery

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:16

Alexandra Ivy, Amy Lillard and Lin Stepp share some of the books on their keeper shelves.

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ArtsBeat: Finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards Are Announced

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 18:20
Among the writers whose books were nominated: Thomas Piketty, Phil Klay, Chang-rae Lee, Marlon James, and Marilynne Robinson.

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ArtsBeat: James Patterson’s Most Expensive, Exploding Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 15:11
His next book “Private Vegas,” to be published on Jan. 26, will have a special, exploding edition, to be sold for $294,038.

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ArtsBeat: ‘The Heart of Robin Hood’ Delays Plans for Broadway

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 15:10
The play will extend its run in Toronto; advance sales for a Broadway run have been sluggish.
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