Book Reviews

Pia Padukone

Barnes and Noble Book Reviews - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 7:00am

The author of Where Earth Meets Water on great novels of intertwined characters.

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Bad Times, Good Hearts

Barnes and Noble Book Reviews - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 10:30pm

April 14: "And we come back to this book because Steinbeck asks us to open our hearts..."

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Death's Dominion

Barnes and Noble Book Reviews - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:30pm

April 12: "The Civil War’s rate of death, its incidence in comparison with the size of the American population, was six times that of World War II."

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In Paradise

Barnes and Noble Book Reviews - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:20am

A guided tour through Nazi concentration camps makes for a haunting end to the life and career of a twentieth-century master.

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I Always Prefer Books That Are Inevitable: David Grossman on "Falling Out of Time"

Barnes and Noble Book Reviews - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:19am

The author of To the End of the Land returns to the grief of losing a child, in a poignant and richly lyrical dirge.

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Stifling a Yawn

Barnes and Noble Book Reviews - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:30pm

April 11: "[B]ecause of the good deeds by which [Tanonius Marcellinus] rescued the population from endless boredom, the entire people judges that this inscription should be recorded."

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Fiction's Grand Illusionist: An Interview with Christopher Priest

Barnes and Noble Book Reviews - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:24pm

Nicole Hill talks to Christopher Priest about film adaptation, dream states, and putting words into the mouth of H.G. Wells in his new book The Adjacent.

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Shaman

Barnes and Noble Book Reviews - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 6:35am

In Kim Stanley Robinson's Shaman, one of the greatest science fiction writers of our time takes his furthest trip yet: back to the dawn of man.

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Pulitzer's Pot of Gold

Barnes and Noble Book Reviews - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:30pm

April 10: "In a decade, Pulitzer had gone from hiding his last savings of $300 in a trunk to earning more than that amount every hour."

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The Brunist Day of Wrath

Barnes and Noble Book Reviews - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 2:52pm

Forty-eight years after the release of his eerie debut The Origin of the Brunists, iconoclast Robert Coover delivers a sequel of an ominous cult that forms in the wake of a mining disaster, spooking their pious township as they prepare for a worldwide reckoning.

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A Man Called Destruction

Barnes and Noble Book Reviews - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 8:43am

The fate of the "cult" musician is to be rediscovered early and often.  Such was the journey of rambling man Alex Chilton, singer of the influential bands Big Star and the Box Tops.  Holly George-Warren's thorough interviews and crisp prose dig deep into the hero behind the myths.

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I Am the Beggar of the World

Barnes and Noble Book Reviews - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 7:00am

A collection of short poems and photographs give lyrical voice to the citizens of Afghanistan's borderlands.

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The Invention of News

Barnes and Noble Book Reviews - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 7:00am

The world before (and after) headlines.

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Eric Van Lustbader

Barnes and Noble Book Reviews - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 6:09am

A master of the action genre on his favorite martial arts and samurai stories.

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On the Big River

Barnes and Noble Book Reviews - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:30pm

April 9: "These ambitions faded out, each in its turn; but the ambition to be a steamboatman always remained."

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I'd Know Her (Voice) Anywhere

Barnes and Noble Book Reviews - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 2:35pm

For some writers, a sentence is as telling as a fingerprint.

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The Time Traveler's Almanac

Barnes and Noble Book Reviews - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:01am

From the editors of The Weird, an ambitious collection of temporal quests and ingenious paradoxes.

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The Heathen School

Barnes and Noble Book Reviews - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:59am

How a New England school embodied a young nation's missionary zeal.

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Treasure Hunt

Barnes and Noble Book Reviews - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:30pm

April 8: "[I] rescued works of art by Rodin, Rembrandt, and Rockwell, and pieces of history as varied as Geronimo’s headdress and a long-lost copy of the Bill of Rights."

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