Book Reviews

Minicomics May Be Small, But They Pack Big Thrills

NPR Books - July 27, 2016 - 3:00am

Minicomics are kind of a relic — few artists now want to go to the trouble of printing and distributing paper comics. But there are still a few out there that are worth the trouble of hunting down.

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A Hemingway Who Looks Just Like Ernest

NPR Books - July 27, 2016 - 1:15am

A Key West bar holds an annual Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest. For the first time, an actual Hemingway won. Dave Hemingway (no relation) says he also likes to fish, drink and have a good time.

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Can Serialized Fiction Convert Binge Watchers Into Binge Readers?

NPR Books - July 26, 2016 - 12:24pm

As TV dramas get better and better, publishers are getting into the game with serialized fiction. Some are even referring to what they publish as "episodes" and "seasons" rather than "books."

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Dystopian Novel Challenges Misogyny As 'The Natural Way Of Things'

NPR Books - July 26, 2016 - 10:09am

Charlotte Wood's short, gripping book focuses on 10 women who have been sent to a prison camp after various sex scandals. Critic John Powers calls The Natural Way of Things a ferocious novel.

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Ivory Tower: Deep Thinking About Immigration

New York Times book reviews - July 26, 2016 - 7:20am
Immigration is an emotional issue. Three new books offer rational perspective.
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'Sunlight Pilgrims' Is More Than Just A Chilling Tale Of Climate Change

NPR Books - July 26, 2016 - 3:00am

Jenni Fagan's latest follows a transgender girl and her mother in a near-future world that's slowly freezing to death. Fagan makes potent but subtle links between climate change and personal change.

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Collards And Canoodling: How Helen Gurley Brown Promoted Premarital Cooking

NPR Books - July 26, 2016 - 3:00am

The legendary Cosmo editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)."

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Author’s Note: To a Writer, a Body of Work Is a Taunt

New York Times book reviews - July 25, 2016 - 7:00am
Authors look at their own work and think: Is that all there is?
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