Book Reviews

‘The Lady With the Borzoi: Blanche Knopf, Literary Tastemaker Extraordinaire’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 04:30
The publisher Alfred A. Knopf annexed the achievements of his wife, Blanche.
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‘Ghetto,’ by Mitchell Duneier

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 15:55
The notion of the ghetto as both a physical space and an embodiment of power and restriction.
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‘John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit,’ by James Traub

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:54
A new biography of the sixth president takes full advantage of the 14,000-page journal he kept.

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New book looks at Mount St. Helens' deadly volcanic eruption

USAToday Books - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:52

'Eruption' by Steve Olson delves into the "untold story" of Mount St. Helens.

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'First Women' peeks inside the White House

USAToday Books - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:05

A new book looks at modern first ladies, from Jackie Kennedy through Michelle Obama.

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Children’s Books: Beverly Cleary Turns 100

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:30
A look back The Times’s coverage of the author and her work.
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Bookends: Which Subjects Are Underrepresented in Contemporary Fiction?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 09:46
Ayana Mathis and Siddhartha Deb discuss joy, class and other subjects missing from too much fiction these days.
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‘The Regional Office Is Under Attack!’ by Manuel Gonzales

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 04:30
A high-concept satire with female superheroes and foes, amid a pop-culture landscape.
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'Hamilton' the Broadway musical is now a dazzling book

USAToday Books - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 14:41

The creator of a Broadway sensation takes us behind the scenes to tell his own story.

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Man sacrificing comics collection for daughter's college tuition

USAToday Books - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 10:43

Man hopes 5,000 comic books can translate to thousands off daughter's college bill.

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Colm Toibin Reviews ‘The North Water’ by Ian McGuire

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 04:30
Colm Toibin says Ian McGuire’s riveting novel about the voyage of a whaling ship recalls the work of Joseph Conrad and Cormac McCarthy.
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For CBS' Lesley Stahl, nothing beats 'Becoming Grandma'

USAToday Books - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 13:04

The '60 Minutes' correspondent writes a book on the joys of being a grandparent.

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 05:05

Look for new cookbooks by Gwyneth Paltrow and Questlove.

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Still waters run deep in Anna Quindlen's 'Miller's Valley'

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 13:02

Women readers will embrace the tale of Mimi Miller in Anna Quindlen's new novel.

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