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For 'Little House' fans, essential biography crafts detailed story of Laura Ingalls Wilder

St. Louis Book Blog - 6 hours 15 min ago
Laura Ingalls was a real girl. Readers of her “Little House” books know that, if only because her grown-up name, Laura Ingalls Wilder, is on the cover, as the author.
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A Wave of New Fiction From Nigeria, as Young Writers Experiment With New Genres

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 05:00
Nigeria has become a major exporter of literary talent, and now one publisher, Cassava Republic, is expanding to the United States.
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Inside the List: Your Favorite Authors Recommend Their Favorite Books

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 13:32
Four books to read now, as suggested by Jacqueline Woodson, Celeste Ng, Kurt Andersen and Neil de Grasse Tyson.
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Nonfiction: An Essayist Searching for Alternate Worlds

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:00
In his first essay collection, “True Stories,” the English writer Francis Spufford weighs in on Antarctica, science fiction and those annoying atheists.
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Nonfiction: An Ecstatic, Troubled Poet Comes to Life in a New Biography

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:00
In “James Wright: A Life in Poetry,” Jonathan Blunk traces the great writer’s inspirations, obsessions and friendships.
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Nonfiction: Little Farm on the Prairie

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:00
In “This Blessed Earth,” Ted Genoways writes about a Nebraskan farmer and his family as they try to adapt to changing times.
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The Shortlist: First Novels Tackle Sexism and Prejudice, Past and Present

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:00
Four debut novelists take readers from 19th-century China to the present-day Middle East and Australia, with stops in Rio and the American Midwest.
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Open Shelves: Making “Manhattan Beach”

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:00
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan gives a tour of the private book stacks from which she drew inspiration for her latest novel.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:00
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Fiction: A Form of Literary Alchemy That Resurrects the Past

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:00
“Swallowing Mercury,” a novella by Wioletta Greg that was longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize, is set in rural Poland during the Cold War.
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Nonfiction: The Woman Who Smashed a Glass Ceiling in the 16th Century

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:00
Leslie Peirce’s “Empress of the East” tells the story of the slave girl who rose to become Queen of the Ottomans.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:00
Readers respond to “Draft No. 4,” “Schlesinger” and more.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:00
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Eleanor Cameron on the import of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
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100 Notable Books of 2017

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:30
The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
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Botanical Garden offers warehouse space to publisher after fire

St. Louis Book Blog - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:15
The owners of Reedy Press have been given access to space in a warehouse at the corner of Kingshighway Boulevard and Shaw Avenue.
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Nonfiction: The Cookbook Addict

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 09:00
Jane Kramer’s “The Reporter’s Kitchen” explains how she approaches life through food and food through life.
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Nonfiction: Iconic Food Writers Toppled Off Their Pedestals

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 09:00
Justin Spring’s “The Gourmands’ Way” offers a critical group portrait of the Americans who introduced French food to post-World War II America.
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By the Book: Anthony Bourdain: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 09:00
The author of “Kitchen Confidential” says one of the benchmarks of great food writing is to be very knowledgeable, but never a snob.
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Nonfiction: A Daughter’s Tribute to Her Father and His Taste for Bordeaux

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 09:00
In “The Wine Lover’s Daughter,” Anne Fadiman weaves her own memoir with a biography of her father, Clifton Fadiman, and the compendium of wine knowledge he instilled in her.
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How Neil Patrick Harris' kids and hobbies influenced his new book

USAToday Books - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 04:11

Actor Neil Patrick Harris has penned a spell binding new children's book that combines his passion for magic with his experience as a dad to 7-year old twins.

        
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