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

New York Times Book Reviews - 5 hours 50 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 27 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 50 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 28 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 36 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 50 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 50 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 50 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 50 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 50 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 50 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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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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The Book Review Podcast: Jo Nesbo Reimagines ‘Macbeth’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 13:26
James Shapiro discusses Nesbo’s new novel, and Leila Slimani talks about “The Perfect Nanny.”
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