Novel about first black Vassar grad teaches a valuable lesson

USAToday Books - 5 hours 59 min ago

'The Gilded Years' is the story of Anita Hemmings, who passed for white.

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Learn all about the American Hogwarts in Rowling's new Pottermore entry

USAToday Books - 13 hours 28 min ago

Ilvermorny has some dark roots.

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Open Book: Adichie on Mrs. Trump

New York Times Book Reviews - 17 hours 57 min ago
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie says, “Fiction can remind us . . . that the players in politics are first human beings.”
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‘The Arrangements’: A Work of Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - 18 hours 36 min ago
The New York Times Book Review asked the acclaimed novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to write a short story about the American election.
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After 22 years, Richard Newman is leaving River Styx

St. Louis Book Blog - 18 hours 36 min ago
Editor to accept teaching position
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Was Sam's library real on 'Game of Thrones'?

St. Louis Book Blog - 19 hours 36 min ago
I probably spent too much time Monday trying to figure out whether the Citadel scene in Sunday's "Game of Thrones" episode alluded to a real library. When brainy Samwell (with Gilly and baby Sam) arrives at the Citadel to study…
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Nonfiction: The Problem With Modern Policing, as Seen From the Right and From the Left

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 15:02
Two books offer opposing arguments on crime and law enforcement.
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Author’s Note: When You Write a Memoir, Readers Think They Know You Better Than They Do

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 15:02
After my second memoir, people stopped asking me questions. They thought they had the answers.
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A rock journalist celebrates David Bowie in new book

USAToday Books - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 11:28

Rob Sheffield, a lifelong fan, is author of 'On Bowie.'

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Trillin's essays on race resonant, decades later

USAToday Books - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 13:02

'Jackson, 1964' collects 30 years of Calvin Trillin's reporting on race in America.

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These kids' picture books offer great summer adventures

USAToday Books - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 07:00

These four picture books will get kids ready for some summertime fun.

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 05:03

Look for new books by James Patterson, Emily Giffin and Rob Sheffield.

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The life of Serbian spy Dusko Popov, the real 007

USAToday Books - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 13:00

'Into the Lion's Mouth' tells the story of the double agent who inspired James Bond.

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Michael Herr, writer of 'Dispatches' and 'Full Metal Jacket,' dies at 76

USAToday Books - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 10:18

'Dispatches' author's work was also used in Vietnam War classic 'Apocalypse Now.'

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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 05:03

Spend your weekend reading 'Once Upon a Cop,' a memoir.

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Looking for a relaxing read? Romances rule

USAToday Books - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 14:03

Check out some of the new romances that were featured on Happy Ever After this week.

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Insider Podcasts: How Does the Book Review Treat Books by Authors From the Times? Carefully

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:24
Pamela Paul, the editor of the Book Review, talks about the measures she takes to ensure objectivity in reviews of works by authors who work for The Times.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Why Populism Now?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:22
Sam Tanenhaus talks about the season’s new political books; and Calvin Trillin discusses “Jackson, 1964,” a collection of his writing.
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Crime: The Latest and Best in Crime Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:32
Walter Mosley’s mellow private eye, Easy Rawlins, is back in “Charcoal Joe.”
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Nonfiction: Why the War on Terror May Never End

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:20
How the war on terror fuels its own continuance.
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