Book Reviews

‘The Light and the Dark,’ by Mikhail Shishkin

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:22
In a postmodern Russian epistolary novel, two lovers are separated both by distance and by time.
    





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‘A Highly Unlikely Scenario,’ by Rachel Cantor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:22
In Rachel Cantor’s novel, rival fast-food factions pursue philosophical truths.
    





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Greg Grandin’s ‘Empire of Necessity’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:21
Greg Grandin tells the story of the slave uprising that inspired Melville’s “Benito Cereno.”
    





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‘The Bird Skinner,’ by Alice Greenway

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:21
An unexpected arrival stirs memories of war.
    





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‘The Exiles Return,’ by Elisabeth de Waal

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:20
Elisabeth de Waal’s novel of betrayal and loss in postwar Vienna.
    





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Diane Johnson’s ‘Flyover Lives’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:19
Diane Johnson, who writes frequently about France, discovers the appeal of her native Midwest.
    





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‘Orfeo,’ by Richard Powers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:19
In Richard Powers’s novel, a composer’s experiment with sound and microbiology attracts the attention of Homeland Security.
    





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‘Starting Over,’ by Elizabeth Spencer

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:19
At 92, the novelist and short-story writer Elizabeth Spencer remains a distinguished regional voice.
    





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The Shortlist: ‘The Climate Casino,’ by William Nordhaus, and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:15
New books by William Nordhaus, Linda Marsa, Christopher White and J. B. MacKinnon.
    





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Open Book: Poems, Protests and Prayers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:14
James Parker joins the list of Bookends contributors.
    





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Children's Books: Laurie Halse Anderson’s ‘Impossible Knife of Memory’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:13
The daughter of a traumatized war veteran must care for her father and survive senior year in Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel.
    





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Children's Books: ‘A Hundred Horses’ and ‘Horses of the Dawn’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:13
In two middle-grade novels, horses possess fantastical abilities, including the power of speech.
    





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Children's Books: Maira Kalman’s ‘Thomas Jefferson,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:13
In poetry and prose, these books shed light on the fascinating, complicated lives of our commanders in chief.
    





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Children's Books: ‘The Scar Boys’ and ‘Why We Took the Car’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:12
Punk rockers and a pair of misfits unite for cross-country trips in two young adult novels.
    





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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:10
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
    





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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:10
Paperback books of particular interest.
    





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Put some shifters in your paranormal romance reading

USAToday Books - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 07:04
HEA contributor Jessie Potts shares her love of shifter paranormal romances, including reads by Tara Lain, Stephani Hecht and Cardeno C.
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Need help thawing out this weekend? Try a new romance

USAToday Books - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 04:44
This week brought us lots of hot new romances. Good timing -- we all need a good thaw.
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ArtsBeat: Gary Shteyngart Offers Some Jokes, Some Self-Analysis

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 17:48
Mr. Shteyngart was at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn on Wednesday to promote his new memoir, “Little Failure.”
    





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Author's Note: I Read You Loud and Clear

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:29
An author drops in on a book club discussing his novel.
    





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