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Sheryl Sandberg picks 'Option B' in her book on resilience

St. Louis Book Blog - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 11:13
Though perhaps best known as Facebook’s No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg is also a mentor, a mother, a billionaire and an author. When her husband, Dave Goldberg, died suddenly in 2015 while they were vacationing in Mexico, she added “widow”…
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It's not in Maine, but Elizabeth Strout's new stories have a fascinating town

St. Louis Book Blog - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 10:00
Author enlarges Lucy Barton's world with 'Anything Is Possible'
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Hockey-mad town hopes for win in Bachman's new novel

St. Louis Book Blog - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 09:00
Fredrik Backman’s latest novel is a picture of a small, economically challenged town that lives, breathes and believes in hockey. Even among the hockey-obsessed Swedes, though, the excitement is almost unbearable: Beartown’s junior ice hockey team is about to compete…
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Follow-up to 'Girl on the Train' is more tangled, less entertaining

St. Louis Book Blog - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 09:00
British writer Paula Hawkins weaves tangled webs, spinning psychologically complex stories from more than one point of view. This device, which can add depth and suspense and an energizing uncertainty to a story, served her well for her very effective…
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 05:06

Spend your weekend reading 'The Stars Are Fire' by Anita Shreve.

        
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Today's a day to celebrate independent bookstores

St. Louis Book Blog - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 05:00
St. Louis-area stores will participate to various degrees in today's annual Independent Bookstore Day.
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Granta announces its once in a decade Best Young American Novelists list

Bookbrowse News - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 03:18
Just once every 10 years Granta issues a special issue focued on new American fiction, "showcasing the young novelists deemed to be the best of their generation--writers of remarkable achievement and promise, still in their twenties and thirties."

It's Best of Young American Novelists of 2017 list includes "21 outstanding writers who capture the preoccupations of modern America." The authors are: Jesse Ball, Halle Butler, Emma Cline, Joshua Cohen, Mark Doten, Jen George, Rachel B Glaser, Lauren Groff, Yaa Gyasi, Garth Risk Hallberg, Greg Jackson, Sana Krasikov, Catherine Lacey, Ben Lerner, Karan Mahajan, Anthony Marra, Dinaw Mengestu, Ottessa Moshfegh, Chinelo Okparanta, Esmé Weijun Wang, and Claire Vaye Watkins.

Nonfiction: Solving a Reign of Terror Against Native Americans

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 16:29
In “Killers of the Flower Moon,” David Grann uncovers a shattering history of oil greed, racism and serial murder targeting the Osage Indians.
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'Before the Fall' wins mystery award

St. Louis Book Blog - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 16:27
The Edgar Awards were given Thursday night in New York.
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The Book Review Podcast: Sheryl Sandberg on Life After Tragedy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:08
Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant talk about “Option B,” and Annie Jacobsen discusses “Phenomena.”
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Nonfiction: Are the New Megadonors Distorting American Society?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 06:00
David Callahan’s “The Givers” examines a new wave of philanthropists: how they operate, what makes them tick.
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Nonfiction: A Life in 40 Questions: Harrowing Stories of Child Migration

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 06:00
In “Tell Me How It Ends,” Valeria Luiselli describes her encounters with undocumented migrant children and the circumstances that produced them.
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Fiction: A Battering of Chances Against the Cosmic Wheel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 06:00
In his new collection, “Living in the Weather of the World,” Richard Bausch proves yet again that he’s a master of the short story.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 06:00
Readers Respond to the presumed loneliness of Hill Country, the absence of bibliography and more.
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Fiction: Two Immigrant Families Intertwine During London’s Summer of Bombs

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 04:00
Margot Singer’s novel “Underground Fugue” follows the intermingled fortunes of four Londoners in the summer of the terrorist bombings.
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Fiction: A Collection of Tales Large and Small Finds Humor Among the Ruins

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 04:00
The down-and-out moments in Deb Unferth’s story collection, “Wait Till You See Me Dance,” manage to be both witty and emotional intimate.
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Elizabeth Warren Really Does Not Like Donald Trump

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 04:00
“This Fight Is Our Fight,” new on the hardcover nonfiction list, is nominally about the economy. But the index reveals a more personal target.
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Fiction: Finding Sobriety in the Rural Rituals of Her Remote Orkney Home

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 04:00
In “The Outrun,” Amy Liptrot recalls her decade as a London party girl, followed by the spectacular solitude of Scotland.
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Do You Remember the Card Catalogue?

Publishers Weekly - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 23:00
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden looks backward and forward as libraries try to keep pace with rapidly advancing technology.
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Joely Fisher to remember sister Carrie in new memoir

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:50

'Growing Up Fisher' will be published by William Morrow on Nov. 14.

        
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