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message 51: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - January 28, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.


message 52: by Joy H., Group Founder (last edited Feb 05, 2011 12:00PM) (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - February 04, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.

The following book (mentioned in above link) looks interesting:
The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom by Evgeny Morozov:
Here's the NY Times Review:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/06/boo...
Excerpt from review by Lee Siegel:
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"In that regard, the Internet is creating an egalitarian antidemocracy in which the strongest inhumanity tramples on the most eloquent rationality and decency."
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The following book looks good too:
The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore
NY Times Review:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/06/boo...


message 53: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - February 11, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.


message 54: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - February 18, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.


message 55: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - February 25, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.


message 56: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - March 04, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.


message 57: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - March 11, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.


message 58: by Joy H., Group Founder (last edited Mar 18, 2011 01:06PM) (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - March 18, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.

One of the books featured in this update is a novel about Hemingway’s first marriage,
entitled The Paris Wife. See the review at:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/20/boo...


message 59: by Joy H., Group Founder (last edited Mar 25, 2011 01:13PM) (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - March 25, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.

One of the books featured in this update is a biography of Edith Piaf entitled No Regrets by Carolyn Burke. See the review at:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/27/boo...

At Wiki, it says that Edith Piaf's original name was Édith Giovanna Gassion.
The NY Times review says:
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"Louis Leplée hired her to sing at his prestigious but mob-connected cabaret, Le Gerny’s. Groomed by Leplée, who took her shopping for her first black dress and christened her Piaf (French slang for sparrow), she caused a sensation."
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I think I will add this book (_No Regrets_) to my to-read shelf.

Another biography featured among the reviews is Will Rogers: A Political Life by Jr. Richard D. White.
See the review at:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/27/boo...


message 60: by Joy H., Group Founder (last edited Apr 01, 2011 11:55AM) (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - April 01, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.

One of the books featured in this update is
Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of the lost daughters of China
by Xinran
Excerpts from the NY Times review:
"Message From an Unknown Chinese Mother is full of heart-rending tales. They are raw and shocking, simply told and augmented with passages that provide information about matters like the one-child policy, the history of orphanages and Chinese adoption laws."
"When a child is born, Kumei explains, the midwife prepares a bowl of warm water — called Killing Trouble water, for drowning the child if it’s a girl..."
Sample here:
http://books.google.com/ebooks/reader...#
or here:
http://books.google.com/books?id=IV-S...


message 61: by Joy H., Group Founder (last edited Apr 08, 2011 01:54PM) (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - April 08, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.

Two of the books mentioned in this update are:

Sisters of Fortune by Jehanne Wake.
See the NY Times review here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/10/boo...
"A biographer traces the social adventures of a set of American heiresses who charmed Britain in the early 19th century."

and

The Love of My Youth: A Novel by Mary Gordon
See the NY Times review here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/10/boo...
"In Mary Gordon's emotionally engaging, smoothly flowing novel, former lovers, both now nearing 60, are reunited in Rome."

Both reviews have links to excerpts.


message 62: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - April 15, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.


message 63: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - April 22, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
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Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.


message 64: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - April 29, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.


message 65: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - May 06, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
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Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.


message 66: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - May 13, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
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message 67: by Joy H., Group Founder (last edited May 20, 2011 12:33PM) (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - May 20, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.


message 68: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - May 27, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.


message 69: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - June 3, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
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Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.


message 70: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - June 10, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
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message 71: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - June 17, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
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message 72: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - June 24, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
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message 73: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - July 1, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
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message 74: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - July 8, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
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message 75: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - July 15, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
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message 76: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - July 22, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
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message 77: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - July 29, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
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Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.


message 78: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - August 5, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
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message 79: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - August 12, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
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message 80: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - August 19, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
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message 81: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - August 26, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
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Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.


message 82: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - September 2, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.


message 83: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - September 9, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
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Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.


message 84: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - September 16, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.


message 85: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - September 23, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.


message 86: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - September 30, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.


message 87: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - October 7, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.


message 88: by Joy H., Group Founder (last edited Oct 14, 2011 02:40PM) (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - October 14, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.

This list of books includes one of my favorite topics, the brain. See the review at:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/boo...
"Is the Brain Good at What It Does?" (Review by Christopher Chabris)

Three books explore the brain's astonishing capability, as well as its flaws and limitations.
The books are:

BRAIN BUGS
How the Brain’s Flaws Shape Our Lives (By Dean Buonomano)

NOW YOU SEE IT
How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn (By Cathy N. Davidson)

THE COMPASS OF PLEASURE
How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good (By David J. Linden)


message 89: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - October 21, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.


message 90: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - October 28, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.


message 91: by Joy H., Group Founder (last edited Nov 07, 2011 01:33PM) (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - November 4, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.

The following book review sounds interesting:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/06/boo...
Title of Review: "Being Charles Dickens"


message 92: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - November 11, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.

The reviews mentioning Hemingway and Updike might be interesting. But one never knows...


message 93: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - November 18, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.

The new book about Pat Nixon sounds very interesting:
Mrs. Nixon: A Novelist Imagines a Life by Ann Beattie.
Excerpts from Goodreads description:
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"Pat Nixon remains one of our most mysterious and intriguing public figures, the only modern first lady who never wrote a memoir."
...
"Drawing on a wealth of sources from Life magazine to accounts by Nixon’s daughter, and his doctor, to The Haldeman Diaries and Jonathan Schell’s The Time of Illusion, Beattie reconstructs dozens of scenes in an attempt to see the world from Mrs. Nixon’s point of view."
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See the NY times review at:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/20/boo...


message 94: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - November 25, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.


message 95: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - December 2, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.

Includes link to:
"100 Notable Books of 2011" - The Book Review's annual list of outstanding works.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/22/boo...


message 96: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - December 9, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.


message 97: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - December 16, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.


message 98: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - December 23, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2011/...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.


message 99: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - December 30, 2011:
http://www.nytimes.com/indexes/2011/1...
Short thumbnail descriptions are provided, along with links to full NY Times reviews.
Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.


message 100: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (JoyofGlensFalls) | 14808 comments Link to NY Times Books Update - January 6, 2012:
http://www.nytimes.com//indexes/2012/...
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Links to current Best Seller lists are provided as well.


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