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St. Louis County Library buys land for new administration, genealogy building

St. Louis Book Blog - 4 hours 12 min ago
St. Louis County Library will move most of its headquarters to land it has purchased at Clayton and Spoede roads, the library announced today.
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Nonfiction: Chasing Down a Decades-Old Family Tragedy

New York Times Book Reviews - 6 hours 1 min ago
In “The Day That Went Missing,” Richard Beard, gutted by memories and grief, investigates his brother’s death on a Cornwall beach in 1978.
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'Color Purple' author Alice Walker under fire for praising alleged anti-Semitic writer

USAToday Books - 7 hours 12 min ago

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Alice Walker and The New York Times are drawing fire after she praised an author who critics say expresses anti-Semitism.

        
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Olivia Newton-John's autobiography coming out in US in 2019

USAToday Books - 7 hours 36 min ago

Olivia Newton-John's autobiography, released last fall in her longtime home Australia, comes out in the U.S. in 2019.

        
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - 8 hours 58 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: Explaining Trump, Brexit and Other Expressions of Nationalism

New York Times Book Reviews - 15 hours 1 min ago
John B. Judis’s “The Nationalist Revival” explores the worries and resentments of those who feel left behind.
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Poetry: In These New Essays, John McPhee Finds Poetry in the Material at Hand

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 12/17/2018 - 04:00
“The Patch,” his seventh collection, probes landscapes from New Jersey to Alaska and profiles a vast cast of characters, from Joan Baez to Thomas Wolfe.
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Tracking the Opioid Epidemic Through the Books That Warned Us

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 12/17/2018 - 04:00
In a new column, Prescribed Reading, Abigail Zuger looks at past books that dealt with opioid abuse in order to understand better how we got here.
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5 new books you won't want to miss this week: Jillian Michaels, Reese's book club pick

USAToday Books - Sun, 12/16/2018 - 17:00

Look for a new anti-aging book from fitness guru Jillian Michaels; plus Reese Witherspoon's latest book club pick, a holiday romance.

        
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Best bets for your weekend reading: 'Tony's Wife,' plus two new graphic novels

USAToday Books - Sat, 12/15/2018 - 05:00

Spend your weekend reading 'Tony's Wife' by Adriana Trigiani. Plus more recommendations from USA TODAY's book reviewers.

        
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The Book Review Podcast: Poetry Meets the Moment(s)

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 13:20
The Book Review’s poetry editor, Gregory Cowles, discusses Tracy K. Smith’s essay about political poetry and more from this week’s special issue.
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Inside the List: Seeing Double on the Shelves

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:38
Book titles can’t be copyrighted, and that led to a recent dust-up on social media.
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Notebook : Kurt Vonnegut’s World War II Scrapbook

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 04:00
An unpublished trove of photographs and letters the author kept while serving in the U.S. Army in Dresden provides the biographical context for his most influential novel, “Slaughterhouse-Five.”
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Children’s Books: Winter Holiday Treats For Picture Book Readers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 04:00
A snowplow who works all night long, a naughty kid who breaks his mom’s favorite ornament, a fox hunting for a winter meal, and more in the season’s standout picture books.
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New in Paperback: ‘A Kind of Freedom,’ ‘Secrecy World’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 04:00
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Poetry: He’s a Legend of Contemporary Poetry. There’s Finally a Volume of His Collected Work.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 04:00
In poems that cajole, beguile, praise and evoke, Robert Bly makes the case that poetry should be near the center of life.
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The Saturday Profile: A Dissident Chinese Novelist Finds Echoes of Mao, and Orwell

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 04:00
Ma Jian, one of the sharper observers of contemporary China, though living in exile for 30 years, says this era resembles that of the Cultural Revolution.
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POETRY: Bertolt Brecht: Poet and Communist

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 04:00
“The Collected Poems of Bertolt Brecht,” translated and edited by Tom Kuhn and David Constantine, brings together more than 1,000 poems.
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The Shortlist: In Recent Poetry Collections, Weapons Made of Words

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 04:00
In these four deeply political, deeply personal books, poets grapple with some hot-button issues of the day.
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Poetry: A Poetry Collection That Opens Up Like a Cabinet of Curiosities

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 04:00
J. Michael Martinez’s “Museum of the Americas” takes on the white gaze, colonial trauma and Mexican migration.
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