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Rare 'Harry Potter' book sets world record at auction

USAToday Books - 2 hours 37 min ago

"The Boy Who Lived" still knows how to make money, with a rare book selling for record breaking amount at auction this week.

        
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Hillary Clinton lands at No. 1 on USA TODAY books list; Katy Tur is No. 7

USAToday Books - 4 hours 27 min ago

'What Happened' by Hillary Rodham Clinton makes its debut at No. 1on US TODAY's best-seller list, and NBC's Katy Tur has a political hit, too.

        
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Curl up with these great new books this fall

USAToday Books - 7 hours 23 min ago

When the weather turns brisk and fall is in the air, it's the perfect time to curl up with a good book. We've picked 10 new releases that will captivate your imagination while you sip on some hot cocoa.

        
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Nonfiction: A Wild and Exacting Food Writer Gets Her Due

New York Times Book Reviews - 10 hours 58 min ago
Patience Gray exerted an outsize influence on the culinary world, as Adam Federman’s biography “Fasting and Feasting” makes clear.
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Nonfiction: Alice Waters Retraces the Path That Led Her to Chez Panisse

New York Times Book Reviews - 10 hours 58 min ago
According to a new autobiography, “Coming to My Senses,” it all began with a year in Paris and a taste for the food she discovered there.
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Book News: YouTube Star Hank Green Will Publish His First Novel Next Year

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:34
Following in the footsteps of his older brother, the best-selling novelist John Green, Hank Green will publish his first novel with Dutton
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Bad things happen to 'Good People' in Hannah Kent's eerie novel

USAToday Books - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 06:44

Hannah Kent's historical novel set in 19th century Ireland concerns superstitions surrounding a young boy who may be possessed. A 3.5-star review.

        
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Nonfiction: When Corruption and Venality Were the Lifeblood of America

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 04:00
“The Republic for Which It Stands,” Richard White’s broad-ranging history, describes a country lashed by greed and brutality.
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Nonfiction: The Education of Ellen Pao

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 04:00
In “Reset,” the Silicon Valley executive and former venture capitalist explains how she came to question the culture of the tech industry.
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Match Book: Books That Show the Heights of Human Strength, the Limits of Endurance

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 04:00
From natural disaster to wild beasts and warfare, tragedies factual and fictional so vivid that they’ll strike terror in the heart of any reader.
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New book: How Howard Hughes helped the CIA steal a Russian sub

USAToday Books - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 14:00

Josh Dean's book 'The Taking of K-129' is a true Cold War adventure about a CIA op, a Russian sub, and billionaire Howard Hughes. A 3.5-star review.

        
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Books of The Times: A Father and Son Sail Through Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ Together

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:26
Daniel Mendelsohn’s “An Odyssey” recounts what happened when the author’s 81-year-old father enrolled in one of his son’s classes at Bard College.
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New memoir recalls Obama speech that didn't quite nail Trump

USAToday Books - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:18

Speechwriter David Litt's memoir of life inside the Obama White House is rich with nostalgia. A 3.5-star book review of 'Thanks, Obama.'

        
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Nonfiction: Survival of the Prettiest

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:00
Darwin’s theory of aesthetics may be the sexiest, most dangerous idea in evolution.
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Books: New and noteworthy: Nelson DeMille, 'The Cuban Affair'

USAToday Books - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 05:00

Look for new books by Nelson DeMille, Jan Karon and Bill O'Reilly. Plus Michael Korda takes on Dunkirk in a new history.

        
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A view of an unbelievable campaign from ground zero

St. Louis Book Blog - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 17:30
Katy Tur writes tells what it was like covering Trump.
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Robin Sloan serves up quirky culinary delight in 'Sourdough'

St. Louis Book Blog - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 17:00
Novelist will be at BookFest Sept. 23.
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Jesmyn Ward's new novel is both haunted and haunting

St. Louis Book Blog - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 07:00
It’s Jojo’s 13th birthday, and his grandfather tells him to kill a goat. He braces himself not to flinch or frown, trying to look “like this is normal and boring so Pop will think I’ve earned these thirteen years.”
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Weekend picks for book lovers: 'My Absolute Darling'

USAToday Books - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 05:00

Spend your weekend reading 'My Absolute Darling' by Gabriel Tallent. Plus more recommendations from USA TODAY's book critics.

        
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Leckie's 'Provenance' among top SF picks for September

St. Louis Book Blog - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 05:00
With “Provenance” (Orbit; 448 pages, $25; on sale Sept. 26), Ann Leckie returns to the universe she built in her acclaimed Imperial Radch trilogy.
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