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Nonfiction: How Does Empathy Work? A Writer Explores the Science and Its Applications

New York Times Book Reviews - 5 hours 51 min ago
In “I Feel You,” Cris Beam examines how we come to feel one another’s pain.
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'Caddyshack': 5 wild things we learn about the Bill Murray comedy in new tell-all book

USAToday Books - 6 hours 28 min ago

Improv and cocaine were par for the course on the set of the 1980 comedy starring Bill Murray and Chevy Chase, which is the subject of a new book.

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Profile: A Comic Strip About the Marines: The Few, the Proud, the Bored Out of Their Minds

New York Times Book Reviews - 6 hours 51 min ago
Maximilian Uriarte attributes his success with “Terminal Lance” to accuracy and raw material from his loyal fans.
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James Comey's book sells 600,000 copies; will be No. 1 on USA TODAY's best-seller list

USAToday Books - 9 hours 30 min ago

'A Higher Loyalty' by James Comey sells more than 600,000 copies in first week as former FBI director does extensive media tour.

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Books News: Sales Figures for Comey’s ‘A Higher Loyalty’ Dwarf Recent Political Best Sellers

New York Times Book Reviews - 10 hours 38 min ago
Amazon limited reviews of the book to readers who have purchased it on its site.
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CNN's Jake Tapper sizzles with 'The Hellfire Club,' his D.C.-set 1950s thriller

USAToday Books - 13 hours 51 min ago

CNN newsman Jake Tapper uses his Washington expertise to write a thriller set during the McCarthy era in the 1950s. A 3-star book review.

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We put Joanna Gaines' new 'Magnolia Table' cookbook to the (taste) test

USAToday Books - 14 hours 51 min ago

Is the HGTV star's talent in the kitchen on par with her design skills?

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Joanna Gaines on family, failure and her favorite food memory

USAToday Books - 14 hours 51 min ago

The designer opens up to USA TODAY about her new cookbook, 'The Magnolia Table.'

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Nonfiction: In This Space Race, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk Are Competing to Take You There

New York Times Book Reviews - 15 hours 51 min ago
Two new books, “The Space Barons” and “Rocket Billionaires,” tell the story of the entrepreneurial push to leave Earth.
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - 15 hours 51 min ago
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Nonfiction: The Walls That Hillary Clinton Created

New York Times Book Reviews - 15 hours 51 min ago
Amy Chozick’s “Chasing Hillary” describes the impossibility of covering the two Clinton presidential campaigns.
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Fiction: When the Aftermath of a Shooting Is as Devastating as the Crime

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 14:30
Two new novels — “If We Had Known,” by Elise Juska, and “How to Be Safe,” by Tom McAllister — imagine communities roiled by mass murder.
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'The Best Cook': In Rick Bragg's book about Momma's table, it's all over but the eatin'

USAToday Books - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 11:05

In his new book, author Rick Bragg fondly recalls his mother's Southern cooking. A 4-star review for 'The Best Cook in the World.'

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PBS's The Great American Read

Bookbrowse News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:14
The Great American Read, an eight-part series hosted by TV personality and journalist Meredith Vieira, will introduce viewers to PBS's list of the country's 100 favorite novels, created in partnership with the polling service YouGov. After the initial two-hour episode on Tuesday, May 22--featuring celebrities, authors, "superfans" and "everyday Americans"--the multi-platform initiative will begin: throughout the summer, people can vote for their favorite novels on the PBS website and by using special voting hashtags on Twitter and Facebook

Nonfiction: How California Turned Into a ‘State of Resistance’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 09:42
The sociologist Manuel Pastor explores the rise, fall and rise again of America’s most populous state.
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Nonfiction: The State That Foreshadows America’s Future

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 04:00
Lawrence Wright’s “God Save Texas” is a loving and skeptical portrait of the place he calls home.
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5 new books you won't want to miss this week, including Joanna Gaines' cookbook

USAToday Books - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 05:00

Look for new books on sale April 24 from Joanna Gaines, Jack Tapper and Ali Wentworth. And the story of "Caddyshack." Fore!

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Regional poets observe nature, and human nature, in recent work

St. Louis Book Blog - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:00
Though spring is a season abundant with distractions — daffodils, spring training, wild storms and unlikely snowfalls — four recently released collections by Missouri poets invite us to slow down and pay attention to the wind, flowers, umbrellas and our…
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Weekend picks for book lovers, including 'Women in Sunlight' by Frances Mayes

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 05:00

Spend your weekend reading 'Women in Sunlight' by Frances Mayes. Plus more recommendations by USA TODAY's book reviewers.

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Author David Sedaris has no regrets over joke about smothering Trump in his crib

USAToday Books - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:26

Author and comedian David Sedaris is on a national tour, and he looks back on the controversy over a joke he made about the president.

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