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Nonfiction: An Odyssey Through Self-Harm and Out the Other Side

New York Times Book Reviews - 7 hours 26 min ago
In the memoir “Lights On, Rats Out,” Cree LeFavour recalls the damaged young woman she once was.
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Fiction: Around the World in 50 Years

New York Times Book Reviews - 7 hours 26 min ago
To mark a major birthday (and avoid an ex-lover’s wedding), the hero of Andrew Sean Greer’s novel “Less” embarks on a long journey.
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Essay: A Lot Like Prayer: Remembering Denis Johnson

New York Times Book Reviews - 7 hours 26 min ago
Everywhere Denis Johnson went, he portrayed himself as an openhearted American bumbler not unlike his hapless characters.
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At this library story hour, drag queens read to kids

USAToday Books - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 18:49

Saturday meant story time for children — and dress-up story time at that. The occasion? Drag Queen Storytime at the Indianapolis Central Library.

        
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Teen mysteries: Four books that deliver summer thrills

USAToday Books - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 07:00

Authors bring the thrills with a pair of whodunits, plus the story of a girl with short-term memory issues and the tale of a 1940s town with secrets.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 05:00

Look for new novels on sale from Wesley Snipes, CNN's Alisyn Camerota and more.

        
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'The Color of Law' details segregated neighborhoods, with the government's blessing

St. Louis Book Blog - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 14:36
By the early 20th century, American neighborhoods were highly segregated along racial lines, contrary to promises embodied in the post-Civil War constitutional amendments ending slavery and establishing equal rights.
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Former cops reporter creates a cleverly complicated crime novel

St. Louis Book Blog - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 13:10
After a string of novels featuring Detective Harry Bosch of the Los Angeles Police Department, author Michael Connelly has shifted ground a bit with “The Late Show.”
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Thriller roundup: Mysteries galore for summer sleuthing

St. Louis Book Blog - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 09:00
Writer Jordan Harper hands readers an oddly fascinating tale with his debut novel, “She Rides Shotgun.”
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 05:00

Spend your weekend reading 'Meddling Kids' by Edgar Cantero; we also like a pair of new mysteries.

        
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The Book Review Podcast: Steve Bannon’s Road to the White House

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 16:40
Joshua Green talks about “Devil’s Bargain”; Laura Dassow Walls discusses her new biography of Thoreau; and Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich on “The Fact of a Body.”
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The Shortlist: Hearty Helpings From Three Culinary Histories

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 04:00
Three explorations of American foodways delve into the cookbooks and culinary preoccupations of the past, with a special emphasis on Southern cuisine.
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Inside the List: A Crime Writer Finds the ‘Perfect Setting’ in Amish Country

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 04:00
“Down a Dark Road” is the ninth book in Linda Castillo’s series. “I love the juxtaposition of such a bucolic setting and the introduction of evil,” she says.
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Crime: Grifters, Swindlers and Chumps Headline the Latest in Crime

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 04:00
From contemporary Los Angeles to medieval Venice, bad guys romp in new mysteries from Richard Lange, Ace Atkins, S.D. Sykes and Michael Connelly.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 04:00
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Nonfiction: At a Law Firm that Defended a Child Murderer, an Intern Recalls Her Own Childhood Abuse

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 04:00
In “The Fact of a Body,” Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich recounts how her memories resurfaced when her law firm took on the case of a pedophile.
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Fiction: Alexandra Fuller’s Novel of Lakota Culture May Stir the Appropriation Debate

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 04:00
“Quiet Until the Thaw” follows two reservation boys whose lives become fatefully intertwined.
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Egos: New in Memoir: Lessons in Falling in Love, and 2 Accounts of Its Horrors

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 04:00
Three books trace the highs and the (very) lows of love and marriage, says our memoir columnist, Meghan Daum.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 04:00
A reader responds to a misstated metaphor, an author defends his work and more.
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I'm Writing a Book. Does That Mean I Have to Tweet About It?

Publishers Weekly - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 23:00
A satirist bemoans the need for a social media presence as she tries to get back into the literary game.
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