Book Reviews

Open Book: Putin’s Power, and Cold Feet

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:35
Karen Dawisha’s longtime British publisher will not publish her latest, “Putin’s Kleptocracy.”
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Critic's Take: Spies Like Hers

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:35
The spy novelist Helen MacInnes portrayed Cold War intrigue with a keen understanding of the machinations of power.
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‘Tolstoy’s False Disciple,’ by Alexandra Popoff

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:35
The story of Tolstoy’s relationship with a conniving aristocrat.
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New Novellas About Family by Ludmilla Petrushev­skaya

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:35
In three tales, women contend with ne’er-do-well children and the pressures of communal living.
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The Mothership: Nerdy culture we're thankful for

USAToday Books - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:21

A very nerdy Thanksgiving to all of you!

        
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:12
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:11
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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David Baldacci: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 09:00
The author, most recently, of “The Escape” was a library rat growing up: “Libraries are the mainstays of democracy. The first thing dictators do when taking over a country is close all the libraries, because libraries are full of ideas.”
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‘Limonov,’ by Emmanuel Carrère

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:40
After a career as a poet, butler and media celebrity, Eduard Limonov helped organize a group of nationalist thugs.
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‘The Georgetown Set,’ by Gregg Herken

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:39
In the 1950s and ’60s, administration officials, journalists and spies encountered one another in Washington’s Georgetown.
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Literary Landscapes: To Russia, With Tough Love

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:11
Masha Gessen recounts the literary history of Moscow and describes why she’s become disillusioned with the city of her birth.






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Sylvia Day lands at No. 1 with new Crossfire book

USAToday Books - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 15:36

Brooke Shields has a best seller with 'There Was a Little Girl.'

        
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Cosby biographer sorry for not pursuing rape claims

USAToday Books - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 13:28

Cosby biographer tweets apology for failing to pursue rape claims in recent book.

        
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This is how John Waters flows

USAToday Books - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:04

The Baltimore-based writer-director shares tips on the holidays, working and dating.

        
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Bookends: What Makes the Russian Literature of the 19th Century So Distinctive?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 09:00
Francine Prose and Benjamin Moser discuss the great Russian writers and their approach to the human heart and soul.






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ArtsBeat: Neal Cassady’s Famous Lost Letter to Jack Kerouac to Be Auctioned

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 16:28
A 16,000-word letter that inspired Kerouac to rewrite “On the Road” has been found, and will be sold at auction in December.






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ArtsBeat: A 19th-Century-Style ‘Christmas Carol’ on the Upper East Side

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 10:52
A new performance of the Dickens Christmas classic recreates a 19th-century-style salon performance.






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Spain's Juan Goytisolo wins Cervantes literary prize

USAToday Books - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 10:29

Cervantes Prize, Spanish-speaking world's highest literary honor, goes to Juan Goytisolo.

        
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Chris Colfer has multibook deal

USAToday Books - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 10:17

'Glee' actor continues 'Land of Stories' series.

        
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‘Embattled Rebel,’ by James M. McPherson

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 09:36
James M. McPherson reconsiders Jefferson Davis, the Confederate president and military commander.






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