Books of The Times: A Former F.B.I. Agent on Terrorism Since the Death of Bin Laden

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 15:55
In “Anatomy of Terror,” Ali Soufan writes about how Al Qaeda and the Islamic State have evolved in recent years.
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Steal this book: Sedaris fans will covet 'Theft by Finding'

USAToday Books - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 11:02

In his new book, the humor writer offers a collection of diary entries from 1977-2002.

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Nonfiction: David Sedaris’s Diaries Track a Path From Struggle to Success

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 04:00
“Theft by Finding” compiles the author’s journal entries from 1977 to 2002.
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Nonfiction: Al Franken Has Been Sitting on Jokes for a Decade. Now He’s Ready to Tell Them.

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 04:00
“Al Franken, Giant of the Senate” is the story of how Franken pretended to be a serious person in public even as his inner comic monologue never stopped running.
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Summer Reading: Photos, Gardens, Birds, Trees: What’s Happening in the Great Outdoors

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 04:00
A selection of books, for practical use and pleasure reading, that will take readers from their own gardens far into the great outdoors.
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Summer Reading: Lemon White Pizza, Smothered Pork Chops, Pea Guacamole: 10 Takes on What to Cook This Summer

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 04:00
The best of this spring’s cookbooks remind us of the meaning and value of home-cooked meals.
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'Camino Island': Grisham's tasty thriller about a literary heist

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 08:00

After crooks steal precious F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscipts from Princeton, the hunt is on.

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10 hot books you won't want to miss this summer

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 07:02

Our beach reads include books by Sue Grafton, John McEnroe and Michael Connelly.

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Best-sellers from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended May 21

St. Louis Book Blog - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 06:00
Here are the best-selling books from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended May 21.
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 05:00

Look for new books by David Sedaris, Al Franken and Nora Roberts.

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In Anita Shreve's latest, what you lose in the fire, you'll find among the ashes

St. Louis Book Blog - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 09:00
Anita Shreve’s books are reliably engrossing literary page-turners, never formulaic — unless trouble and desire mixed with the vicissitudes of fortune can be called a formula. In almost 20 novels, including “The Pilot’s Wife,” “Fortune’s Rocks” and “The Weight of…
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Excavated Crichton novel lacks teeth, dragon or otherwise

St. Louis Book Blog - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 08:00
Book found, published by late author's wife.
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 05:04

Spend your weekend reading 'Dragon Teeth' by Michael Crichton.

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Trump law firm says 'Bloom County' cease-and-desist letter is fake

USAToday Books - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 17:39

Cartoonist Berkeley Breathed said that he'd been told to stop using Trump in merch promos.

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An Appraisal: Denis Johnson’s Poetic Visions of a Fallen World

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 16:52
In this author’s universe, hallucinatory imaginings bleed into daily life, where reality itself can seem like a fevered nightmare.
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David Sedaris diaries recount a life of 'miserabilia'

St. Louis Book Blog - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:00
He collects decades of diary entries in new book.
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Denis Johnson, author of 'Jesus' Son,' dead at 67

USAToday Books - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 13:24

Denis Johnson's other works include 'Tree of Smoke.'

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Open Book: Hamilton Minus Music

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 13:19
“The Essential Hamilton” collects examples of the founding father’s personal and political writings.
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A Courtroom Novelist Tackles War Crimes in Bosnia

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:48
Scott Turow quits Illinois for The Hague in “Testimony,” and hits the best-seller list at No. 6.
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The Book Review Podcast: Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:08
Mike Rapport talks about “The Unruly City,” and Dan Egan discusses “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes.”
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