Book Reviews

Open Book: Search Results

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:41
Douglas Coupland’s “Search” compiles the most common search queries on Google for a thousand words and phrases.









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‘Joan of Arc: A History,’ by Helen Castor

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:22
Helen Castor frames Joan of Arc’s story within the political and religious turmoil of 15th-century France.









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‘Book of Numbers,’ by Joshua Cohen

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:22
A failed novelist is tasked with producing a tech mogul’s memoirs.









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‘The Truth and Other Lies,’ by Sascha Arango

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:22
A best-selling author schemes to conceal his role in murder and literary fraud.









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Anthony Doerr: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 07:00
The author of “All the Light We Cannot See” read “The Sheltering Sky” when he was 11 or 12. “I was incredibly blessed, because neither my mother nor the local librarians ever said: ‘This is outside your age range, Tony. You can’t handle this.’”









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Barbara White Daille: What's so fun about opposites attract?

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 23:09

Barbara White Daille asks some of our favorite romance authors why the opposites-attract trope is so fun.

        
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'Grey' is No. 1 for second week

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 13:55

E.L. James' erotic novel has sold 1.5 million copies; 'The Martian' soars.

        
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New in paper: 'The Bone Clocks'

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:34

Also out in paperback: 'Station Eleven' by Emily St. John Mandel.

        
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ArtsBeat: ‘Absolute Transmetropolitan’ and ‘Melody': A Squalid City and a Stripper Memoir

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:13
Two new reprint collections, “Absolute Transmetropolitan: Volume 1” and “Melody: Story of a Nude Dancer,” take on social injustice.









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William Styron’s ‘My Generation: Collected Nonfiction’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 04:00
Essays by the author of “Sophie’s Choice” consider an era of American literature shaped by global catastrophe.









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‘Skyfaring,’ by Mark Vanhoenacker

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 04:00
An ode to the wonder of air travel, from the cockpit of a 747.









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Jill Shalvis and Jennifer Probst ask each other some burning questions

USAToday Books - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 23:18

Jill Shalvis and Jennifer Probst, whose new releases are Second Chance Summer and Searching for Always, quiz each other on important stuff.

        
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Excerpt: 'Wicked White' by Michelle A. Valentine

USAToday Books - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 23:08

Michelle A. Valentine shares a scene from her new release, Wicked White, the first book in the Wicked White series.

        
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‘New Objectivity’ and ‘Max Beckmann: The Still Lifes’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 19:18
Amid the turmoil that followed the Great War, German artists set out to create a new society.









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Patterson's 'Zoo' taps into primal fears

USAToday Books - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 13:31

CBS summer show is based on best seller by James Patterson.

        
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ArtsBeat: Zadie Smith to Collaborate on a Screenplay

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 13:21
The novelist Zadie Smith will write her first screenplay, with the French director Claire Denis.









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'Fifty Shades' author Twitter Q&A goes hilariously wrong

USAToday Books - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 08:22

The author of the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' books Twitter Q&A becomes 50 shades of awkward when critics outnumber the books fans seemingly by about 10-to-1. Jen Markham (@jenmarkham) has the story.

        
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Bookends: Do Genre Labels Matter Anymore?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 07:00
Dana Stevens and Leslie Jamison discuss whether categorical descriptions are as stable or as useful as they used to be.









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‘Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County,’ by Kristen Green

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 04:00
After Prince Edward County closed its public schools, black children had no access to education.









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ArtsBeat: Rodgers and Hammerstein Biography on the Way

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 15:01
A biography of the musical writing team Rodgers and Hammerstein is scheduled to be published in 2018.









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