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Healing found with book club in New Orleans

St. Louis Book Blog - 6 hours 46 min ago
New Orleans is a city of survivors who cope through ritual and tradition.
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Nation's top writers tell 'stories of divided nation'

St. Louis Book Blog - 8 hours 16 min ago
Collection called "Tales of Two Americas."
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A perfect, 'colorblind' suburban world interrupted in Ng's novel

St. Louis Book Blog - 11 hours 16 min ago
In her debut novel, “Everything I Never Told You,” Celeste Ng created a haunting portrait of the Lee family in 1970s Ohio, whose lives unravel after the death of their teen daughter. The Chinese-American father, the white mother and their…
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Russia's important leader, Gorbachev, that is

St. Louis Book Blog - 11 hours 16 min ago
Russian politics, domestic and foreign, are major items in today’s news, and the issue of leadership naturally arises.
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'Shooting Lincoln': How photographers raced to document a president's death

St. Louis Book Blog - 13 hours 16 min ago
Nicholas J.C. Pistor explores the rivalry between Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner.
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Never wake a woman in 'Sleeping Beauties'

St. Louis Book Blog - 13 hours 31 min ago
Stephen and Owen King's new book goes on sale Tuesday.
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Weekend picks for book lovers: 'George & Lizzie' by Nancy Pearl

USAToday Books - 17 hours 16 min ago

Spend your weekend reading the love story 'George & Lizzie' by Nancy Pearl. Plus more recommendations from USA TODAY's book reviewers.

        
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The Book Review Podcast: Jesmyn Ward on ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 18:50
Ward discusses her new novel; David Dobbs on five new books about Darwin; and Kristin Cashore talks about “Jane, Unlimited.”
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Q. & A.: The Real Story Behind Roald Dahl’s ‘Black Charlie’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 17:54
The author’s early draft of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” featured a black protagonist who gets trapped inside a chocolate mold. Was it racial stereotyping, or something more complicated?
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#BookmarkThis: Why author David Lagercrantz is 'obsessed' with Lisbeth Salander

USAToday Books - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 16:32

USA TODAY did a #BookmarkThis chat with author David Lagercrantz about his new Lisbeth Salander novel, 'The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye.'

        
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#BookmarkThis: Author David Lagercrantz says Claire Foy will be 'absolutely brilliant' as Lisbeth Salander

USAToday Books - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:13

'The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye' author David Lagercrantz, who now writes the Millennium series, is a big fan of 'The Crown' star Claire Foy, who will star as hacker Lisbeth Salander in the movie version of 'The Girl in the Spider's Web.'

        
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Open Book: Of God and War

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:47
Sarah Sentilles’s “Draw Your Weapons” ranges widely through issues of photographic representation, theology, empathy, activism and pacifism.
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Inside the List: Thanks, Trump! Katy Tur Sees a Renaissance in Journalism

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:44
The NBC reporter, who has a best-selling campaign book with “Unbelievable,” says that the president’s scorn has “revitalized the fourth estate.”
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'The President Is Missing': Showtime to adapt thriller by Bill Clinton, James Patterson

USAToday Books - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:11

Showtime has acquired the rights for White House thriller 'The President Is Missing,' due to be published in June 2018.

        
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Nonfiction: A True Tale of Drug Cartels, Money Laundering and Horse Racing

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 04:00
In “Bones,” by Joe Tone, the divergent lives of two brothers — a bricklayer in Texas and a cartel boss in Mexico — converge on the racetrack.
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Stamp Notes: ‘The Snowy Day’ Captured in New Stamp Series

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 04:00
A new run of “Forever” stamps will feature scenes from Ezra Jack Keats’s classic children’s tale.
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Paperback Row: Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 04:00
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Sketchbook | Graphic Review: Reviews in Pictures: Harry Bliss on Norman Douglas’s ‘South Wind’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 04:00
The 1917 novel from the British travel writer uses landscape as character.
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Nonfiction: Writing Lines for Obama, Mixing Comedy and Hope

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 04:00
In his memoir “Thanks, Obama,” the speechwriter David Litt recalls coming of age at the White House.
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The Shortlist: How We Make Up Our Minds

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 04:00
Four books about the mechanics of decision making.
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