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Nonfiction: Tales From the Personal Essay Industrial Complex

New York Times Book Reviews - 6 hours 46 min ago
In “How to Murder Your Life” and “All the Lives I Want,” Cat Marnell and Alana Massey till the raw ground of the personal.
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Not From Venus, Not From Mars: What We Believe About Gender and Why It’s Often Wrong

New York Times Book Reviews - 8 hours 46 min ago
In “Testosterone Rex,” the Australian academic Cordelia Fine argues that society’s views about gender are blinkered, hidebound and wrong.
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By the Book: Chelsea Clinton: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - 10 hours 46 min ago
The co-author of “Governing Global Health” says she first read Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” in the seventh grade, and “it still makes me uncomfortable, even more so, decades later.”
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'Lincoln in the Bardo' lands high on USA TODAY's list

USAToday Books - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 10:52

Critics love George Saunders' novel about a grieving Abe Lincoln. Colbert is a fan, too.

        
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Rory Feek's book about his late wife is a best seller

USAToday Books - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 10:29

The country singer has a hit with his memoir, 'This Life I Live.'

        
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Further Reading: A History of Race and Racism in America, in 24 Chapters

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 04:00
A decade-by-decade history of race and racism in America, compiled by a National Book Award Winner.
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Newly discovered novel shows Walt Whitman finding way to 'Leaves of Grass'

USAToday Books - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 19:11

Scholar's search for the name “Jack Engle” in old newspapers led to “white hot” discovery.

        
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Books of The Times: A Warm Biography of the Fantastical, Feminist Angela Carter

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 16:46
Carter wrote some of the 20th century’s unforgettable first sentences, and her novel “Nights at the Circus” was named the best of James Tait Black Prize winners.
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Tom Hanks' debut book will hit stores in October

USAToday Books - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 16:44

Actor Tom Hanks has written a collection of short stories, and they will be published in October.

        
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Which publisher will pick up Milo Yiannopoulos' dumped book? Anybody?

USAToday Books - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 16:27

Canceled books can be picked up again but so far it's not happening for 'dangerous' Milo.

        
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Fiction: In the Japanese Hit ‘Six Four,’ a Police Inspector Weighs Questions of Loyalty.

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 13:45
In Hideo Yokoyama’s “Six Four,” a Japanese policeman searches for two lost teenagers, one of them his own daughter.
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Leslie Jones' advice on Milo Yiannopoulos: Stop feeding the trolls

USAToday Books - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:35

Actress declares she's over their feud. Meanwhile, he's doing damage control, Milo-style.

        
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Angelou documentary airs tonight on PBS

St. Louis Book Blog - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:16
The Maya Angelou documentary "And Still I Rise" airs at 7 p.m. today (Tuesday) on PBS' "American Masters" program.
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Tom Hanks is writing his first book, a collection of short stories

USAToday Books - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:31

'Uncommon Type' will be published in October.

        
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Nonfiction: Two Books Argue the Case for Police Reform From Within

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 09:31
Frank Zimring’s “When Police Kill” and Barry Friedman’s “Unwarranted” take up the case of police use of force and surveillance.
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After fiance's sudden death, a writer travels with 'Ghosts'

USAToday Books - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 07:04

Shannon Leone Fowler's memoir is a moving testimony to a loved one, and to travel.

        
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Milo Yiannopoulos' controversial book is canceled

USAToday Books - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 16:58

'Dangerous' is pulled after the writer seems to condone pedophilia.

        
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Wyeth painting comes to life in Christina Baker Kline's new novel

USAToday Books - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 10:48

'Christina's World' inspires the new book by the author of 'Orphan Train.'

        
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A Life of Jonathan Swift, Beyond Satire

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 08:00
In his new biography “Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel,” John Stubbs explores the complex life of the man who penned “Gulliver’s Travels.”
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A slave’s flight from our first president

USAToday Books - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 06:05

'Never Caught' tells the story of Ona Judge, who escaped bondage from George Washington.

        
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