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Books: New and noteworthy

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Look for new novels on sale from Wesley Snipes, CNN's Alisyn Camerota and more.

        
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'The Color of Law' details segregated neighborhoods, with the government's blessing

St. Louis Book Blog - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 14:36
By the early 20th century, American neighborhoods were highly segregated along racial lines, contrary to promises embodied in the post-Civil War constitutional amendments ending slavery and establishing equal rights.
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Former cops reporter creates a cleverly complicated crime novel

St. Louis Book Blog - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 13:10
After a string of novels featuring Detective Harry Bosch of the Los Angeles Police Department, author Michael Connelly has shifted ground a bit with “The Late Show.”
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Thriller roundup: Mysteries galore for summer sleuthing

St. Louis Book Blog - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 09:00
Writer Jordan Harper hands readers an oddly fascinating tale with his debut novel, “She Rides Shotgun.”
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 05:00

Spend your weekend reading 'Meddling Kids' by Edgar Cantero; we also like a pair of new mysteries.

        
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The Book Review Podcast: Steve Bannon’s Road to the White House

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 16:40
Joshua Green talks about “Devil’s Bargain”; Laura Dassow Walls discusses her new biography of Thoreau; and Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich on “The Fact of a Body.”
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The Shortlist: Hearty Helpings From Three Culinary Histories

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 04:00
Three explorations of American foodways delve into the cookbooks and culinary preoccupations of the past, with a special emphasis on Southern cuisine.
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Inside the List: A Crime Writer Finds the ‘Perfect Setting’ in Amish Country

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 04:00
“Down a Dark Road” is the ninth book in Linda Castillo’s series. “I love the juxtaposition of such a bucolic setting and the introduction of evil,” she says.
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Crime: Grifters, Swindlers and Chumps Headline the Latest in Crime

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 04:00
From contemporary Los Angeles to medieval Venice, bad guys romp in new mysteries from Richard Lange, Ace Atkins, S.D. Sykes and Michael Connelly.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 04:00
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Nonfiction: At a Law Firm that Defended a Child Murderer, an Intern Recalls Her Own Childhood Abuse

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 04:00
In “The Fact of a Body,” Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich recounts how her memories resurfaced when her law firm took on the case of a pedophile.
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Fiction: Alexandra Fuller’s Novel of Lakota Culture May Stir the Appropriation Debate

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 04:00
“Quiet Until the Thaw” follows two reservation boys whose lives become fatefully intertwined.
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Egos: New in Memoir: Lessons in Falling in Love, and 2 Accounts of Its Horrors

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 04:00
Three books trace the highs and the (very) lows of love and marriage, says our memoir columnist, Meghan Daum.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 04:00
A reader responds to a misstated metaphor, an author defends his work and more.
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Profile: Inside the World of Brad Thor

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 16:41
To build a lasting fan base in the relentless world of espionage thrillers, Brad Thor has cranked out 17 books in 16 years, selling nearly 15 million copies.
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Editors' Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 16:19
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Books News: Is Everyone in Politics Writing a Tell-all? Yes.

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:15
From Hillary Clinton to a White House stenographer, readers will hear almost everyone’s point of view in upcoming books.
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Nonfiction: How Inequality Erodes the Foundation of Modern Societies

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 04:00
Two new books argue that inequality destroys openness to new ideas and opportunities as well as the conviction that all citizens are morally equal.
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Nonfiction: A New Biography Looks at Sarah Vaughan, the Singer Known as Sassy

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 04:00
In Elaine M. Hayes’s “Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan,” a classic jazz singer turns husbands into managers and listeners into fans.
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Fiction: An Oliver Twist of the Congo, With a Bitter Twist of Fate

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 04:00
The orphan narrator of Alain Mabanckou’s “Black Moses” is among the novelist’s most heartbreaking and darkly humorous creations.
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