Book Reviews

Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 05:04

Inspirational advice from the late Louis Zamperini of 'Unbroken' fame.

        
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Frank Bascombe returns in Richard Ford's latest

USAToday Books - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 13:00

'Let Me Be Frank With You' offers four novellas about a famed character.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 05:00

Spend your weekend reading 'Revival' by Stephen King.

        
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ArtsBeat: New York Public Library Names New Chairman

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:12
Evan R. Chesler, the chairman of the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore, will take over as the library chairman from Neil L. Rudenstine.






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Crime: Patricia Cornwell’s ‘Flesh and Blood,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:09
In Cornwell’s new thriller, Kay Scarpetta’s expertise is needed with a murder victim, a man once accused of being a terrorist.
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‘The Deluge,’ by Adam Tooze

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:08
Between the Great War and the Depression, the world was remade by American economic and military power.
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‘Man Alive,’ by Thomas Page McBee

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:06
A transgender writer’s memoir of forgiveness and discovery.
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‘Tennessee Williams,’ by John Lahr

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:05
Tennessee Williams spun unhappiness into dramatic gold, John Lahr’s study shows.
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‘Thrown,’ by Kerry Howley

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:04
A writer finds sublime poetry in the world of mixed martial arts.
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‘William Wells Brown,’ by Ezra Greenspan

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:04
Born into slavery, William Wells Brown escaped to freedom and reinvented himself as an author, lecturer and doctor.
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‘On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller,’ by Richard Norton Smith

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:03
Nelson Rockefeller, the subject of a new biography, was a big-government, big-spending liberal — and a Republican.
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‘More Awesome Than Money,’ by Jim Dwyer

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:03
Four university students tried to create a nonprofit, privacy-protected alternative to Facebook.
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The Shortlist: Ian Leslie's 'Curious,' and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:02
New books by Ian Leslie, Daniel J. Levitin, Judy Wajcman and Michael Harris.
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Letters: ‘Uncommon Woman’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:02
Readers respond to recent reviews of Brian Morton’s “Florence Gordon,” Matt Bai’s “All the Truth Is Out” and more.
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Claire Prentice’s ‘Lost Tribe of Coney Island’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:01
In the early 1900s, an American huckster brought despair to a group of Filipino tribespeople.
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Daniel Bolger’s ‘Why We Lost’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:01
In “Why We Lost,” Daniel Bolger says abysmal generalship doomed American efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 09:57
John Cleese, whose memoir “So, Anyway. . .” is No. 9 on the hardcover nonfiction list, once wrote to a fan: “I am very very very very very very important.”
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 09:55
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 09:47
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Must-see trailers: Love Brothers series, 'August Fog'

USAToday Books - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 23:36

HEA contributor Robin Covington recs trailers for books by Liz Crowe and A.L. Goulden.

        
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