Book Reviews

Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:23
Spend your weekend with the thrilling chills of 'Watching You.'
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Binchy fans will want to stroll down 'Chestnut Street'

USAToday Books - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 21:00
A posthumous collection of linked stories from the Irish writer.
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ArtsBeat: A Great War Reading List at PEN World Voices Festival

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:57
Geoff Dyer, Liesl Schillinger, Justin Go and Janne Teller discussed the literature of World War I at an event on Wednesday night.






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ArtsBeat: Edgar Awards Handed Out for Top Mystery Works

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:35
William Kent Krueger won the Edgar for best novel for “Ordinary Grace.”






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‘The Word Exchange,’ by Alena Graedon

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 10:33
Print is dead and computers are spreading a virus to humans in this novel about invasive technology and corrupted language.






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‘John Quincy Adams,’ by Fred Kaplan

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 10:32
Fred Kaplan’s biography of the sixth president.






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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 09:39
Robin Roberts, whose memoir “Everybody’s Got Something” debuts at No. 3 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says: “I believe optimism is a choice — a muscle that gets stronger with use.”






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‘Acts of God,’ by Ellen Gilchrist

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 09:39
Resilience is tested by a range of disasters, natural and otherwise, in this story collection.






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‘Love and Treasure,’ by Ayelet Waldman

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 09:38
An episode from World War II is brought into the present.






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Emma Donoghue’s ‘Frog Music’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 09:38
A novel of debauchery and murder in 1870s San Francisco.






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‘Decoded,’ by Mai Jia

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 09:37
A newly translated novel traces the mental breakdown of a code-cracking genius in revolutionary-era China.






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‘And the Dark Sacred Night,’ by Julia Glass

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 09:37
In midlife, the protagonist of Julia Glass’s novel embarks on a search for the parent he never knew.






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‘The Hard Way on Purpose,’ by David Giffels

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 09:36
An essayist examines job and population loss in the Midwest.






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‘Louisa Catherine,’ by Margery M. Heffron

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 09:36
A fascinating, if partial, portrait of Louisa Catherine Adams, the uncommonly courageous wife of John Quincy Adams.






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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 09:30
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 09:30
Paperback books of particular interest.






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The Shortlist: Joshua Max Feldman’s ‘Book of Jonah,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 09:30
New books by Joshua Max Feldman, Wendy Jones, Ted Thompson and Davide Enia.






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The Week in Pop: Comics, Atari, poets and more picks

USAToday Books - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 07:51
Whitney shares her favorite books, movies and more from the last week.
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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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