Book Reviews

Richard Flanagan’s ‘Narrow Road to the Deep North’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:45
A frail humanity survives the unspeakable in Richard Flanagan’s novel of the Burma-Thailand Railway.

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‘Home Leave,’ by Brittani Sonnenberg

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:45
A restless executive subjects his family to an itinerant existence on three continents.

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‘Your Face in Mine,’ by Jess Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:45
A man undergoes a surgical procedure to transform from white to black.

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The Shortlist: Naomi Wood’s ‘Mrs. Hemingway,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:44
New books by Naomi Wood, Sally O’Reilly, Nina Siegal and Sheila Kohler.

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Open Book: Priority Mail

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:43
A look at past reviews of the letters of Sylvia Plath, Flannery O’Connor and Saul Bellow.

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Letters: One Nixon

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:42
Readers respond to recent reviews of “The Nixon Tapes, 1971-1972,” Elizabeth Pisani’s “Indonesia Etc.” and more.

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‘Suspicious Minds,’ by Joel Gold and Ian Gold

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:19
A psychiatrist and his philosopher brother discuss how mental illness reflects culture.

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‘The Bone Clocks,’ by David Mitchell

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:10
In David Mitchell’s “The Bone Clocks,” a 15-year-old girl runs away from home in 1984 and becomes entrapped in an otherworldly battle between good and evil that will follow her for 60 years.

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Rick Perlstein: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:00
The author, most recently, of “The Invisible Bridge,” would like Chekhov to write his life story. “Sometimes I think he knows me better than I know myself, even when he’s ostensibly writing about Russian ladies over a hundred years ago.”

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'If I Stay' stays the No. 1 best seller for fourth week

USAToday Books - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:04

Author Gayle Forman says there will not be a third book about Mia and Adam.

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Matthew Thomas debuts on best-seller list

USAToday Books - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:03

The first-time novelist lands at No. 32 on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list.

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Donna Kauffman chats with Debbie Allen about diabetes, dance and SYTYCD

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:39

HEA contributor Donna Kauffman chats with Debbie Allen about diabetes and next week's finale of 'So You Think You Can Dance.'

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A biography as ambitious as Beethoven himself

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:49

A composer and musical scholar takes on the great Ludwig.

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Haruki Murakami's 'Pilgrimage' is worth taking

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:41

The latest novel from the Japanese author of '1Q84.'

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Romance Unlaced: Interview with Suzanne Enoch

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:56

HEA contributor Madeline Hunter interviews Suzanne Enoch about her latest and features Jennifer Ashley's hobby outside of writing.

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NY Times reporter to pen Robin Williams bio

USAToday Books - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:32

The New York Times' Dave Itzkoff will write the biography of Robin Williams.

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Lena Dunham talks OCD in new memoir excerpt

USAToday Books - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:39

An excerpt of her book, 'Not that Kind of Girl,' appeared in 'The New Yorker.'

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Kids book roundup: Back-to-school reading

USAToday Books - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:48

Dealing with homework and first-day-of-school worries.

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Watch the new 'Gone Girl' trailer

USAToday Books - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:15

It aired during last night's Emmys, but in case you missed it, we've got you covered.

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Bookends: Does Where You Live Make a Difference in How and What You Write?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:00
Mohsin Hamid and Thomas Mallon discuss how where they’ve lived has affected their work.

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