Book Reviews

Excerpt (and giveaway): Preview Todd Snider's new book

USAToday Books - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:28
The musician has penned an entertaining book of essays; enter to win one.
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Arizona girl's octopus joke has legs, gets published

USAToday Books - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 01:11
Book for kids by kids features hundreds of jokes, proceeds go to charity.
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Hot new romance releases to knock your socks off

USAToday Books - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 22:03
I dare you to read this list of new releases from this week (and a few from recent weeks) and not add way too many titles to your TBR pile.
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Author Pia Padukone has narrowly escaped tragedy

USAToday Books - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 21:03
The author of 'Where Earth Meets Water' opens up about her brushes with tragedy.
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David Van Reybrouck’s ‘Congo’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 15:55
A wide-ranging account of Congo’s turbulent past balances research with personal testimonies.






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‘James Madison,’ by Lynne Cheney

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 15:54
In “James Madison,” Lynne Cheney brings to life the character and personality of the fourth president.






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‘Haunted Empire,’ by Yukari Iwatani Kane

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 15:53
A journalist looks at the challenges facing Apple in the years since Steve Jobs’s death.






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Open Book: Lonely Writers in the Movies

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 11:21
A. O. Scott says Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” is “a satire of a certain romantic conception of the writing life.”






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Letters: ‘Plato at the Googleplex’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 11:16
Readers respond to recent reviews of Rebecca Newberger Goldstein’s new book and Kevin Roose’s “Young Money.”






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Diane Keaton: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 09:00
The actress and author of “Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty” describes listening to Patti Smith’s audiobook of “Just Kids” as “a revelation.”






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Robin Roberts lands on USA TODAY's best-seller list

USAToday Books - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 06:54
Thomas Piketty's controversial economics book also enters USA TODAY's list this week.
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The best trees in literature

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 23:00
From the Giving Tree to the Whomping Willow, a look at some of the most famous trees in fiction.
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10 classic 'Mad' magazine covers

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 22:32
Have a laugh in honor of former 'Mad' editor Al Feldstein, who died Wednesday.
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ArtsBeat: Whither Dan Brown? Poll Lists Americans’ Favorite Books

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:25
“The Da Vinci Code” is no longer among Americans’ favorite books but the Bible is still tops, according to a new Harris poll.
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Cowboy heroes: Can you feel the heat?

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 07:07
Cowboys. With their broad shoulders, well-worn jeans and a lean-hipped swagger, is it any wonder they remain one of the most popular romance...
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Video: Shooting the cover of 'Deep Blue' by Jennifer Donnelly

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 07:07
Ever wonder what a photo shoot might look like for a book that features a mermaid heroine?
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For May, new books by Charlaine Harris, Jo Nesbo

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 06:41
Publishers bring out big guns for May as readers gear up for summer season.
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Q&A: The Pixies' Black Francis talks about his new book

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 06:34
The Pixies frontman chats about his new illustrated novel, 'The Good Inn.'
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Jan Karon's new Mitford novel: Exclusive excerpt

USAToday Books - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 23:27
Father Tim will be back in Mitford in 'Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good.'
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Ruth Reichl's time at 'Gourmet' inspires her debut novel

USAToday Books - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 22:03
The best-selling memoirist turns to fiction with foodie novel 'Delicious!'
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