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USAToday Books - 7 hours 20 min ago

Look for new books from Sue Grafton and T. Jefferson Parker, both on sale Aug. 22. Plus more new recommendations for the week.

        
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When Self-Criticism Was an Order, These Portraits Were Revolutionary

New York Times Book Reviews - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:42
“Cultural Revolution Selfies,” a new book by Wang Qiuhang, includes subversive images, taken during China’s Cultural Revolution, of the photographer himself.
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Poetry to take to the art museum

St. Louis Book Blog - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:30
St. Louis has a world-class art museum, and writers often draw inspiration from the collections there. Why not take along one of these poetry collections to read in the galleries during your next visit to the St. Louis Art Museum?
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‘Fire and Ashes’ by Elaine Viets is engaging Angela Richman novel

St. Louis Book Blog - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 09:00
At the heart of Elaine Viets’ well-plotted second novel about Angela Richman is how this St. Louis death investigator is recovering from a series of strokes that left her in a coma.
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'Party' hangover: The day after is brutal in British thriller

St. Louis Book Blog - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 08:00
Elizabeth Day moves back and forth in time in well-plotted book.
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 05:00

Spend your weekend reading 'Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned With the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler.'

        
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The Book Review Podcast: Analyzing Freud

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 15:31
George Prochnik discusses Frederick Crews’s “Freud,” and Nancy MacLean talks about “Democracy in Chains.”
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Open Book: Updating DNA’s Life Story

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:37
An updated edition of James D. Watson’s “DNA: The Story of the Genetic Revolution” includes new material on the progress in cancer research and the latest in personal genomics.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:50
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: the legacy of Roland Barthes.
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Inside the List: A Science Writer Embraces Buddhism as a Path to Enlightenment

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:44
Robert Wright, whose book “Why Buddhism Is True” is a best seller, has been a spiritual seeker for a long time.
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Fiction: When Selling Out Brings Cash but Not Happiness

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:40
A writer finds commercial success in Scott Spencer’s novel “River Under the Road,” but at what cost to his self-esteem and his marriage?
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Fiction: Money, Murder and a Missing Heir in a Thriller Set in Greece

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:29
In Christopher Bollen’s new literary thriller, “The Destroyers,” a young playboy vanishes on the Greek island of Patmos.
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The Shortlist: Disappearing Acts: Thrillers Stalk Women With Deadly Secrets

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:00
In three new thrillers the search is on: for a missing best friend, a possibly dead mom and a really angry stalker.
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Nonfiction: ‘Surfing With Sartre’: Does Riding a Wave Help Solve Existential Mysteries?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:00
In his latest book, the philosopher Aaron James finds profound meaning in his favorite pastime.
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Nonfiction: The Russian Revolution Recast as an Epic Family Tragedy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:00
Yuri Slezkine’s “The House of Government” tells the story of Bolshevik elites who became targets of their own terror.
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Paperback Row: Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:00
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Fiction: Food, Folklore and Fulfillment Against a French Backdrop

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:00
The protagonists of two summer novels, by Nina George and Hannah Tunnicliffe, discover the lives they really want in the French region of Brittany.
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Nonfiction: Giving the Lie to the Notion that Warfare Is ‘Unwomanly’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:00
Svetlana Alexievich’s “The Unwomanly Face of War” collects memories of the Russian women who fought against Hitler.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:00
Readers respond to the single genre issues, Allen Ginsberg and more.
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Dar Williams Has Some Suggestions for Bookstores

Publishers Weekly - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 23:00
"Bookstores have always been about more than books," the songwriter says. She would know. She's seen plenty over years of touring. Here's what she's learned.
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