Book Reviews

‘Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:12
A search for the roots of Richard Pryor’s genius opens with a horrific incident.

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'Romance Queen' Danielle Steel awarded France's highest honor

USAToday Books - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 22:49
Plus, Morrissey is writing a novel and the lawyer who exposed J.K. Rowling has been fined.
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'Cazalet' author Elizabeth Jane Howard has died

USAToday Books - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 20:09
Long before 'Downton,' she wrote about an English family in the saga of war.
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Letters: Norman Rockwell, New Yorker

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 14:39
Readers respond to a recent review of Deborah Solomon’s “American Mirror” and more.

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‘A Life of Barbara Stanwyck,’ by Victoria Wilson

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 14:29
A biography traces Barbara Stanwyck’s evolution from Brooklyn dancer to screen star.

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‘Little Failure,’ by Gary Shteyngart

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 14:29
A son’s story of moving from Leningrad to Queens with parents unburdened by any understanding of American life.

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‘On Such a Full Sea,’ by Chang-rae Lee

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 14:27
Chang-rae Lee’s new novel imagines a future after the breakdown of society.

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Russell Banks: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 13:13
The author, most recently, of “A Permanent Member of the Family” steers clear of any book described as fantasy, “which to me says, ‘Don’t worry, Reader, Death will be absent here.’ ”

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Romance author forging new tradition

USAToday Books - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 06:28
Heidi Cullinan is rising star with popular stories of fictional male-male relationships.
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New in paper: 'Tenth of December'

USAToday Books - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 04:33
George Saunders' acclaimed story collection is arriving, along with titles from Sonia Sotomayor, Al Roker and David Foster Wallace.
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/01/2014 - 23:01
Spend your weekend with 'The Kid,' a bio of baseball's best hitter, Ted Williams.
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Veronica Roth's 'Divergent' is No. 1 for the first time

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/01/2014 - 20:36
Plus, Kate DiCamillo is 2014's National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
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ArtsBeat: Danielle Steel Awarded French Legion of Honor

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/01/2014 - 16:25
The writer, who has sold some 600 million books worldwide and lives in San Francisco and Paris, was made a “chevalier” of the Legion of Honor.
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Bookends: How Do E-Books Change the Reading Experience?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 11:35
Mohsin Hamid and Anna Holmes discuss how technology affects our reading habits.

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ArtsBeat: Columbia Rare Book Library Gets the Kitchen Sink

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 09:00
The archives of Kitchen Sink Press have been donated to the Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Columbia University.
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Two new Elmore Leonard stories published

USAToday Books - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 20:52
Plus, books are being used to treat depression.
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