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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 10:15
Jim Harrison, who died at 78 last month, has hit the print edition of the Times best-seller list for the first time.









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Children’s Books: Amy Novesky’s ‘Cloth Lullaby,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 10:05
Four books celebrate self-expression and those who pursue imagination’s course.









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Hope Jahren’s ‘Lab Girl’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 10:03
Explaining a life in geobiology to English majors.









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‘The Last Painting of Sara de Vos,’ by Dominic Smith

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 10:03
A stolen painting links an artist in Golden Age Holland to the scholar who forged her work.









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‘High Dive,’ by Jonathan Lee

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 09:52
A cast of characters has an I.R.A. bombing in its future.









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‘Our Young Man,’ by Edmund White

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 09:51
An unsupernatural Dorian Gray for our times.









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‘Disrupted,’ by Dan Lyons

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 08:26
A longtime technology writer takes a job at a self-satirizing online company.









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Letters: Every College Girl’s Dream

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 17:55
Readers respond to recent reviews of Peggy Orenstein’s “Girls and Sex,” Olivia Laing’s “The Lonely City” and more.









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Open Book: The Next Best ‘Hamilton’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 16:40
A lavishly illustrated new book is a companion to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical.









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War saves Helen Simonson's slow-burning 'Summer'

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 14:14

'The Summer Before the War' is set in pastoral England before World War I.

        
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'Firebrand' celebrates a friendship that made a difference

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 14:13

New book explores the friendship of Pauli Murray and Eleanor Roosevelt.

        
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After movie deal, Harlan Coben's 'Fool Me Once' is back at No. 1

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 14:06

Julia Roberts will star in a film version of the new thriller, a USA TODAY best seller.

        
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New paperbacks: 'Dead Wake,' Luckiest Girl Alive'

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 13:14

New paperbacks include titles by Candice Bergen, Melissa Rivers and Nick Offerman.

        
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The Shortlist: Y.A. Crossover

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:35
New novels by Alwyn Hamilton, Louise O’Neill, Tommy Wallach and Peter Rock.









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New memoir: Why Toni Tennille left the Captain

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 17:46

Fans were shocked after news broke in 2014 that ‘70s musical duo the Captain & Tennille were splitting after 39 years of marriage.

        
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Lena Dunham gets her own publishing imprint, Lenny

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 10:37

Lena Dunham has a new notch on her literary belt: publisher.

        
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The new trailer for Spielberg's 'The BFG' will sweep you away

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 09:06

He's big, he's friendly and he's a giant. And we're very happy to see him. 

        
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Children’s Books: ‘When Spring Comes,’ by Kevin Henkes

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 09:00
A new picture book from the author-illlustrator of “Waiting” has even more to say about the challenges and rewards of patience.









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‘American Amnesia,’ by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 04:30
Two political scientists say that Americans’ opinion of federal power has been manipulated and we’re now paying the price.









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Author’s Note: A Twist in Her Plot

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 04:30
I came to understand that embracing my identity had more to do with genre than gender.









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