Book Reviews

‘A Troublesome Inheritance’ and ‘Inheritance’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 13:41
Do genes shape behavior and history, or are they malleable? Two authors disagree.

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‘Elephant Company,’ by Vicki Constantine Croke

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 13:38
A man known as Elephant Bill had an almost mystical understanding of the animals, and trained them to help build bridges and evacuate refugees during World War II.

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Exclusive video: Frank Portman talks 'King Dork'

USAToday Books - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:33

Learn more about the writer/musician's first book, which gets a sequel later this year.

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Bookshelf: Great Outdoors

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:28
New picture books include John Burningham’s “Picnic.”

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'TFIOS' is No. 1 for 10th straight week

USAToday Books - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:27

Halfway to record set by E.L. James

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Larry McMurtry: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:00
The author, most recently, of “The Last Kind Words Saloon” says that meth-heads are the worst part of being a bookseller. “Anyone can walk into our bookstore in the age of meth — it’s a constant worry.”

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'Unbroken' rises after Zamperini's death

USAToday Books - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 05:03

The Olympian and a war hero is the subject of the book, which jumped 81 spots on best-seller list.

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Movie boosts sales of Lowry's 'The Giver'

USAToday Books - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 05:01

Published in 1993, 'The Giver' anticipated today's young-adult dystopian trend.

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'Tearling' may be next big YA smash

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 15:59

Author Erika Johansen builds a complex world in novel.

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George R.R. Martin has harsh words for fans

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 15:33

People might want to stop asking him if he's done writing.

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Amazon appeals directly to Hachette authors

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:35

The battle between the retailer and the publisher is only escalating.

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10 summer reads to remind you of college

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:38

A list of some of the best summer reads for college students - and those who want to reminisce.

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What's in the new 'Harry Potter' story?

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 17:16

Writing as a gossip columnist, Rowling gives the lowdown on Harry, Ron and Hermione.

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Joan Rivers feasts on the politically incorrect

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 15:31

She tells "silly jokes" about lots of celebrities in her new book, but not everyone is laughing.

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The biggest books of the year so far

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 10:45

Books for the teen audience and kids dominate first-half sales.

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'Hold Hands' joins Emily Dickinson and a nuclear meltdown

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 10:36

Chris Bohjalian's 17th novel follows the story of a rebellious, smart teenager also named Emily.

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Bookends: Is There Anything You Did as a Writer Starting Out That You Now Regret?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 09:00
Anna Holmes and Leslie Jamison discuss mistakes they made when starting out.

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Must-read YAs: 'Four,' 'Kiss of Deception,' 'On the Fence,' 'Reckoning'

USAToday Books - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 23:04

HEA contributor Jessie Potts recs YA reads by Veronica Roth, Mary E. Pearson, Kasie West and Kerry Wilkinson.

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Memoir from late Rick James has certain 'Glow'

USAToday Books - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 19:52

From Buffalo to Chappelle, this posthumous memoir is honest.

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