Book Reviews

New in paper: Grisham, Bill O'Reilly

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 10:23

Also newly released is 'Deep Down Dark' about the Chilean mining disaster and rescue.

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Read an excerpt from Sigma Force novel

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 09:09

Read an exclusive excerpt from James Rollins' new book, 'The Bone Labyrinth.'

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Jesse Eisenberg: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 07:00
The actor and author, most recently, of the story collection “Bream Gives Me Hiccups” says Uta Hagen offers some excellent stage advice: “If you have to act stoned, imagine a helium balloon inflating inside your skull.”

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Timothy Snyder’s ‘Black Earth’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 04:00
Timothy Snyder argues for a new interpretation of the Holocaust that looks at concerns over food and other resources.

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‘The Hotel Years,’ by Joseph Roth

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 04:00
A selection of Joseph Roth’s journalism, produced between the wars in Europe’s hubs and outposts.

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Grafton, Penny burn up USA TODAY's list

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:22

Sue Grafton lands at No. 1 with 'X'; Louise Penny is No. 5.

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Don DeLillo to receive literary Medal

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:13

The author is awarded the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

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‘$2.00 a Day,’ by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 04:30
A look at the rise of extreme poverty and how families survive in its grip.

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‘The Silo Effect,’ by Gillian Tett

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 04:30
A journalist takes an anthropological approach to the structure of organizations.

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Self-help guru Wayne W. Dyer dies at 75

USAToday Books - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 19:52

Post on Dyer's Facebook page: "Wayne has left his body, passing away through the night."

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ArtsBeat: Five Poets Receive Lucrative Fellowships

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 14:25
The Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine announced the winners on Tuesday.

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Bookends: Is Everyone Qualified to Be a Critic?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:41
Adam Kirsch and Charles McGrath discuss what it takes to pass judgment on the arts.

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ArtsBeat: Carrie Brownstein’s Book Tour to Kick Off in Brooklyn

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:27
Carrie Brownstein will be traveling to 11 cities across the United States this fall to promote her memoir, “Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl,” due in October.

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‘The End of Tsarist Russia,’ by Dominic Lieven

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 11:16
A scholar approaches World War I from the standpoint of Russian foreign policy.

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‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ by David Lagercrantz

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 04:30
This continuation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series features artificial intelligence and code breaking and suitably icy bad guys.

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‘Did You Ever Have a Family’ by Bill Clegg

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 04:00
In the wake of a tragedy, the affected reckon with complicated pasts.

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Salander's film future remains uncertain

USAToday Books - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 17:13

Will there ever be more U.S. movie versions of the best-selling Millennium series?

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Salander returns in riveting 'Spider's Web'

USAToday Books - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 10:05

'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' series picks up with a new author and twisty whodunit.

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Christopher Moore back with zany 'Souls'

USAToday Books - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 13:02

Wacky comic novel ''Secondhand Souls' takes place in San Francisco.

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10 cool books to read this fall

USAToday Books - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 07:03

Look for titles from Jonathan Franzen, Bill O'Reilly, Mindy Kaling and Robert Galbraith.

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