Beverly Johnson struts stuff in memoir

USAToday Books - 9 hours 26 min ago

The 'Vogue' cover girl tells her life story, including an encounter with Bill Cosby.

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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - 17 hours 23 min ago

Spend your weekend reading Gary Rivlin's excellent account of Hurricane Katrina.

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Kids back in school? Time to relax with a romance read

USAToday Books - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 14:08

Things settled with back to school? Time to relax with a new romance read.

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Rowling's latest Potter revelation is pretty sad

USAToday Books - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:04

Usually when J.K. Rowling answers fan questions about Harry Potter we either get a fun new tid-bit to add to our vault of knowledge or fodder to argue with our friends about (RON AND HERMIONE FOREVER).

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Getting the Story Out

Publishers Weekly - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 23:00
It has been almost a decade since I decided to write the story of my tumultuous years as the father of a teenager and my experience after his death in a car crash, and also how I rebuilt our relationship in the aftermath.
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ArtsBeat: Biography of Jimmy Carter Is in the Works

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 18:13
Kai Bird, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will write a biography of former President Jimmy Carter for Crown Publishing Group.

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Salander returns in riveting 'Web'

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 15:44

'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' series picks up with a new author and twisty whodunit.

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Ann Beattie: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 14:46
The author, most recently, of “The State We’re In” reads more novels and stories than anything else — “except, maybe, cookbooks. I avoid mysteries, since I never understand what happens.”

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Critic’s Take: Closing the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 14:45
A writer struggles to read while grieving for her parents.

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Mariah Carey pens kiddie Christmas book

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:32

Picture book based on 'All I Want for Christmas is You'

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Sandra Brown has first No. 1 debut

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:03

'Friction' is joined by 'The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep' on USA TODAY's list.

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‘Paradise of the Pacific,’ by Susanna Moore

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 04:00
The novelist Susanna Moore explores the history and culture of Hawaii.

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‘The Story of the Lost Child,’ by Elena Ferrante

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 04:00
In the fourth and final installment of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan series, we have arrived at the 21st century and Elena, its narrator, is growing old.

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ArtsBeat: Among Friends: Linda Rosenkrantz on ‘Talk’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 18:28
Ms. Rosenkrantz discusses her recently reissued 1968 book, which is made up of candid conversations about psychoanalysis, sex and art.

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Ann Leckie pleased with Hugo awards (although she didn't win)

St. Louis Book Blog - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 16:00
Controversial "puppy" slates lost big
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Bookends: Do We Mistake Inaccessibility for Brilliance?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 07:00
Zoë Heller and Leslie Jamison discuss whether we overvalue difficulty in literature.

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Eli Gottlieb’s ‘Best Boy’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 04:00
An autistic man hatches a plan to escape his confinement in a care facility.

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‘Give Us the Ballot,’ by Ari Berman

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 04:00
A narrative history of the continuing efforts to weaken the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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ArtsBeat: ‘Puppies’ Unrewarded at Sci-Fi Book Awards

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 18:21
This year’s Hugo Awards had turned into a test of the genre’s politics.

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