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5 new books you won't want to miss this week, starting with 
'Why Bob Dylan Matters'

USAToday Books - 5 hours 1 min ago

Look for new books too by Barbara Taylor Bradford and Elizabeth Berg, and a middle-school title by Neil Patrick Harris.

        
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Forceful new 'Beowulf' is one of the best

St. Louis Book Blog - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 14:00
Translation by Stephen Mitchell is poetic, forceful.
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Hemingway's exciting days as a K.C. cub reporter recounted in book

St. Louis Book Blog - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 11:00
Newspaper influenced future novelist, Steve Paul writes.
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Thrillers go over-the-top in a good way

St. Louis Book Blog - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 07:00
Three novels that grab the reader.
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Weekend picks for book lovers, including Dan Rather's essays

USAToday Books - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 05:00

Spend your weekend reading 'What Unites Us' by Dan Rather. Plus more recommendations from USA TODAY's book reviewers.

        
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Nonfiction: Queen of the Glossies

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:51
“The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983-1992” is Tina Brown’s own record of running that influential magazine, and all the glittering prizes that came with it.
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Now You Can Read the Book From ‘Jane the Virgin’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:01
Jane Villanueva’s book will finally be published on the show. It will also be available for fans to purchase in real life.
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Lots of love for 'The Hate U Give': YA author captures the heartbreak of police shootings

St. Louis Book Blog - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:00
Angie Thomas had never left Mississippi until her “Hate” got big love.
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The Book Review Podcast: Mother Knows Best?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:16
James Wolcott talks about “Raising Trump” and “The Kardashians,” and Tina Brown discusses “The Vanity Fair Diaries.”
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Garth Brooks shares stories, photos, demos in 'The Anthology Part 1'

USAToday Books - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:32

Country singer Garth Brooks has released a book called The Anthology Part 1, The First Five Years.'

        
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:34
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week:Elizabeth Hardwick on the art and meaning of the essay.
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Fiction: A Soccer Novel More About the Players Than the Play

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 04:05
With masculinity in its sights, Ross Raisin’s “A Natural” dares to tackle frustration and thwarted action as its themes.
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Audiobooks: Nate Dern Narrates His Schizophrenic but Substantive Collection of Writings

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 04:00
In the audiobook edition of “Not Quite a Genius,” a senior writer for Funny or Die explores an impressive medley of forms, themes and voices.
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Audiobooks: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Reveals Its Mysteries Anew

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 04:00
In a new audiobook, Kenneth Branagh reads one of Agatha Christie’s most convoluted and ingenious plots.
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The Shortlist: Other People’s Minds: Four New Story Collections

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 04:00
These books are linked by their interest in extreme psychological and emotional states, from paranoia to obsession to forbidden love.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 04:00
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Nonfiction: A History of Humanity Told Through Genetics

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 04:00
Adam Rutherford’s engaging science book, “A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived,” explains the many ways DNA links us to our ancestors.
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Fiction: Bowling, Football and Edna St. Vincent Millay

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 04:00
Nancy Pearl’s first novel, “George & Lizzie,” combines lit-crit geekiness, dentistry and team sports to create an unusual romantic comedy.
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Notebook: A Day in the Life of Tina Brown

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 04:00
The author of “The Vanity Fair Diaries” reveals a page from her handwritten journal recounting her experiences on the day she learned of Andy Warhol’s death.
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Nonfiction: Why the Greek Bailout Went So Wrong

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 04:00
In “Adults in the Room,” the former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis describes Greece’s economic crisis from the inside.
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