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Essential Reading: 5 Books About Dramatic Supreme Court Nomination Hearings

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 17:44
Full-length accounts of how Senate hearings for Clarence Thomas, Robert H. Bork and others were turned into spectator sport.
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Book Buzz: 'The Shack' is solid on USA TODAY's best-sellers list

USAToday Books - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:11

The faith-based best seller continues its reign at No. 1

        
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Knuffle time: Mo Willems will be in St. Louis May 30

St. Louis Book Blog - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 15:27
Superstar children's author Mo Willems will discuss his upcoming book May 30 at St. Louis County Library.
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By the Book: Fran Lebowitz: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 15:11
The humorist and social commentator says her ideal literary dinner party is one that nobody is invited to: “My idea of a great literary dinner party is Fran, eating alone, reading a book.”
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'Inspector Morse' creator Colin Dexter dies at 86

USAToday Books - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:10

Writer's curmudgeonly detective was the subject of a long-running TV mystery series.

        
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Lisa See brews a touching tale of loss, hope in 'Tea Girl'

USAToday Books - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 07:04

'The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane' is about how tea changes a young Chinese woman's life.

        
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Misty Copeland's best advice for achieving a 'Ballerina Body'

USAToday Books - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 05:32

The dancer shares her tips for getting in shape and eating well in her new book.

        
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Colin Dexter, creator of the Inspector Morse novels, died Tuesday

Bookbrowse News - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 05:00
The crime writer Colin Dexter, creator of the much-loved character Inspector Morse, has died at the age of 86.

A statement from his publisher, Macmillan, said: "With immense sadness, Macmillan announces the death of Colin Dexter, who died peacefully at home in Oxford this morning."

Fiction: A Mother, Her Son, His Grandmother, and Their Lifelong Grief

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 04:00
The 8-year-old protagonist of “Edgar and Lucy,” by Victor Lodato, is so peculiar, vivid and appealing that he becomes the book’s enduring reward.
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Otherworldly: The Best of New Sci-Fi and Fantasy, From an Intergalactic Love Story to New York City Under Water

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 04:00
A graphic novel, a story collection, an apocalyptic novella and New York City under water: N.K. Jemisin reviews the latest in science fiction and fantasy.
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Where Fiction and Reality Collide: Books and Black Lives Matter

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 15:34
A look at several recent and pending young adult novels that explore racial profiling and police violence against young African-Americans.
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'Lean In's' Sheryl Sandburg coming to St. Louis

St. Louis Book Blog - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 14:58
Sheryl Sandberg, the tech executive who urges women toward work success in "Lean In," will be speaking in St. Louis in connection with an upcoming book.
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40 years after his death, Elvis bio sings a sad song about fame

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 13:02

Ray Connolly's biography focuses on the limiting life of rock 'n' roll's first superstar.

        
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American Beauties: Chuck Berry’s Memoir Grabs You Like a Song

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:40
Mr. Berry, who died on Saturday, released a book in 1987 that was heavy on music, intimacy and the complications of race.
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New book: Can Adam and Eve save your marriage?

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:04

Author Bruce Feiler looks at the Bible's first couple and how they remain relevant.

        
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Nonfiction: It’s Not Just Unfair: Inequality Is a Threat to Our Governance

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 06:00
In “The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution” Ganesh Sitaraman examines inequality not only as an economic problem but also as a threat to American democracy.
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New Crop of Young Adult Novels Explores Race and Police Brutality

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 20:12
A new generation of authors is embracing writing as activism, tackling issues like racial bias, police violence and the Black Lives Matter movement.
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 05:03

Look for new books by Misty Copeland, Katey Sagal and Debbie Macomber.

        
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Marilyn Monroe found New York restorative, author writes

St. Louis Book Blog - Sat, 03/18/2017 - 10:00
Late in 1954, Marilyn Monroe fled Hollywood and its backbiting, profit-hungry ways. She went to New York for a 14-month break. There, her life turned around, if only temporarily, as recounted by author Elizabeth Winder in “Marilyn in Manhattan,” subtitled…
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This 'Idiot' is, curiously, a teenager at Harvard

St. Louis Book Blog - Sat, 03/18/2017 - 09:00
Elif Batuman’s world is centered on the old empires and difficult languages of Russian and Russian-adjacent countries, especially her native Turkey. Her first book, a collection of essays, “The Possessed: Adventures With Russian Books and the People Who Read Them,”…
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