Book Reviews

Crime: ‘A Fine Summer’s Day,’ by Charles Todd, and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:37
Charles Todd’s latest historical mystery opens on the day the Austrian archduke and his wife are assassinated in Sarajevo.
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The Shortlist: Javier Cercas’s ‘Outlaws,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:37
New books by Javier Cercas, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt and Alina Bronsky.
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‘The Bully of Order,’ by Brian Hart

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:37
In a logging town on the Pacific Coast, a family grapples with violence and tragedy at the turn of the 20th century.
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‘Us,’ by David Nicholls

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:37
In this novel, a British couple on the verge of divorce and their unpleasant son trek around Europe.
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‘Mermaids in Paradise,’ by Lydia Millet

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:37
Lydia Millet satirizes our rapacious culture in this novel of mermaids, mercenaries and a Caribbean honeymoon gone awry.
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‘Loitering,’ Essays by Charles D’Ambrosio

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:23
From J. D. Salinger to the complexities of suicide, Charles D’Ambrosio’s essays search for long-forgotten ideals.
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Love and Lust rec: 'The Bells of Times Square' by Amy Lane

USAToday Books - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 00:18

HEA contributor Becky Condit recs The Bells of Times Square by Amy Lane.

        
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Authors of Brit Boys: On Boys set explore British hero appeal

USAToday Books - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 00:03

Author of Brit Boys: On Boys boxed set explore what's so great about British guys.

        
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SF&F authors make some resolutions for their main characters

USAToday Books - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 00:18

HEA contributor Veronica Scott gathers the resolutions for some popular SF&F characters from their creators.

        
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Romance authors share their New Year's resolutions

USAToday Books - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 00:06

Resolutions abound, even for romance writers. Here, several share what they're hoping for in 2015.

        
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Children's author tackles environment

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 13:54

Paul Fleischman is the author of 'Eyes Wide Open.'

        
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‘Empire’s Crossroads,’ by Carrie Gibson

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:16
Carrie Gibson makes a case for the centrality of the Caribbean through 500 years of exploitative history.
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Edith Pearlman’s ‘Honeydew’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:04
The stories in Edith Pearlman’s “Honeydew” capture the complex and surprising turns in seemingly ordinary lives.






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By the Book: Patton Oswalt: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:03
The actor, comedian and author, most recently, of “Silver Screen Fiend” loves poetry: “Wallace Stevens especially. I don’t talk about it much; it just never comes up. But I’m a neophyte poetry buff.”






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State of Romance: Take me home to romance, country roads

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:10

HEA contributor Kim Lowe visits West Virginia.

        
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Excerpt: 'The Life Intended' by Kristin Harmel

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:10

Kristin Harmel, author of The Life Intended, shares a favorite scene from her new release.

        
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Kelly Jamieson shares a yummy recipe from her hero chef

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:10

Kelly Jamieson, author of How Sweet It Is, joins HEA to share a scene from her new release and a recipe that sounds smashingly good.

        
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Author inspirations: 'Count of Monte Cristo,' Lincoln on 'The 100,' Johnny Cash's 'Hurt'

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 00:08

Kyra Davis, Codi Gary and Debra Kayn share some of the inspirations for their new releases.

        
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‘A Royal Experiment,’ by Janice Hadlow

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 17:10
Haunted by his feuding ancestors, George III was determined to be a new kind of king.






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10 books we loved reading in 2014

USAToday Books - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 17:09

USA TODAY's book critics were dazzled by these titles this year.

       
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