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5 new books not to miss this week: John Grisham, Roger Daltrey, RuPaul

USAToday Books - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 05:00

Look for "The Reckoning," the latest legal thriller from John Grisham. Plus more books on sale Oct. 23.

        
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Best bets for your weekend reading: "Reagan: An American Journey" and more

USAToday Books - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 05:00

Spend your weekend reading 'Reagan: An American Journey.' Plus more recommendations from USA TODAY's book reviewers.

        
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The Book Review: Susan Orlean on a Great Library Fire

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 13:27
Orlean discusses “The Library Book,” about a 1986 blaze in Los Angeles that damaged or destroyed more than a million books.
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Todd Bol, founder of the Little Free Library dies aged 62

Bookbrowse News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 13:07
Todd Bol, founder and executive director of the Little Free Library who "spent much of the last decade working towards his vision of a world where neighbors know each other by name, and everyone has access to books," died October 18. He was 62. LFL noted that he "was heartened by the network of more than 75,000 Little Free Library stewards around the world dedicated to literacy and community." LFLs now exist in 88 countries.

In 2009, Bol "hammered together the first Little Free Library. Then he built a movement around it," the Star Tribune wrote, adding that he "believed the now-ubiquitous little boxes of books--and the neighbors who cared for them--could change a block, a city, the world. So he brought them to front yards all over, often installing them himself."

Fiction: In Barbara Kingsolver’s New Book, a Family Teeters on the Brink

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 13:00
“Unsheltered,” a big, gripping, emotionally complex novel on the same scale as “The Poisonwood Bible,” explores what it means to have a safe place in the world.
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Sketchbook | Graphic review: An Illustrated Homage to the Oceans Atlas

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 04:00
The graphic artist Kristen Radtke recalls the influence that a book about the seas had on her young imagination.
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The Shortlist: The Latest in Jazz, the Genius of Jerome Robbins, and Bernhardt vs. Duse

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 04:00
Nate Chinen on “jazz for the new century”; Wendy Lesser’s biography of a great choreographer; and the most entertaining theatrical rivalry ever.
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Children’s Books: Standout New Picture Books

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 04:00
Sibling truces, outrageous wordplay, being a kid in Beijing and more in the latest delights for the smallest readers and listeners.
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New in Paperback: ‘What Happened,’ ‘A Good Country’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 04:00
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Inside the List: We Decided to Spend Some Time on Best-selling Novelists’ Websites. Here’s What We Found.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 04:00
James Patterson offers movie reviews; John Sandford provides statistics on his use of profanities; Tana French promises readers something remarkable.
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Fiction: A Norwegian Novel Complicates the Canon of New Testament Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 04:00
Lars Petter Sveen’s “Children of God,” his first novel to be translated into English, presents a problematic portrayal of Jesus Christ.
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Fiction: For the Young Couple in This Novel, the Stars Align, Then Explode

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 04:00
An intercontinental romance ends in tragedy in Heather Taylor-Johnson’s debut, “Jean Harley Was Here.”
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From Our Archives: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 04:00
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Scott Simon on “Saturday Night.”
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Crime: Disappearing Acts: Four Mysteries With Missed Connections

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 04:00
Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column sets readers on the trail of stalkers and sleuths, from Iceland to Denmark to an archaeological museum in Chicago.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 04:00
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Fiction: The Malevolent Little Mermaid: Not Your Usual Fantasy Heroine

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 04:00
Imogen Hermes Gowar’s historical novel sets a sharp-clawed sea creature adrift on the raucous social tides of 18th-century London.
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Nonfiction: How the United States Achieved World Leadership

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 04:00
Derek Leebaert’s “Grand Improvisation” tells a complicated story of post-World War II Europe with Washington often operating in a fog.
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FICTION: An Indian Couple Consider a Daring Gambit to Have a Baby

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 04:00
“One Part Woman,” by the Tamil novelist Perumal Murugan, imagines the pain of childlessness for a rural Indian couple during the colonial era.
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How to 'Lose Well,' and 5 more invaluable lessons from Chris Gethard's self-help book

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 16:45

In his new self-help book 'Lose Well,' comedian Chris Gethard says you don't need to hit rock bottom to turn your life around.

        
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Professor Gerald Early to receive St. Louis award for literary excellence

St. Louis Book Blog - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 15:08
Author and cultural critic Gerald Early already has a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. On Oct. 27, he'll add to his honors the fifth annual Tradition of Literary Excellence Award.
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