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Review: 'Finding Chika' is bittersweet memoir about family

"Finding Chika: a little girl, an earthquake, and the making of a family" (Harper), by Mitch Albom The author of "Tuesdays with Morrie" has a new memoir in which he again shares less...

New Ronan Farrow book is meticulous and devastating

"Catch and Kill," Little, Brown and Co., by Ronan Farrow Anyone who has read Ronan Farrow's meticulous reporting that helped amplify the #MeToo movement would have an idea what to ex...

Mister Rogers quotes fill new coffee-table book

"Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Wonderful Wisdom from Everyone's Favorite Neighbor" (Clarkson Potter), written by Melissa Wagner If you need so...

'How to Raise a Reader' gathers dos, don'ts and book lists

"How to Raise a Reader" (Workman Publishing), by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo Whether your child is yet-to-be-born, a teenager or somewhere in between, "How to Raise a Reader" has som...

New novel 'Love Actually' meets the horoscopes

"Star-Crossed: A Novel" (Crown), by Minnie Darke A journalist once considered adjusting her newspaper's horoscope to help an astrology-devoted friend. She didn't do it, but in her ne...

New novel by Claire Adam tells haunting family tale

"Golden Child" (SJP for Hogarth), by Claire Adam A new novel set in Trinidad spins the tale of an absorbing family drama that ultimately explores the tension between individualism an...

New novel by Claire Adam tells haunting family tale

"Golden Child" (SJP for Hogarth), by Claire Adam A new novel set in Trinidad spins the tale of an absorbing family drama that ultimately explores the tension between individualism an...

'A Place for Us' explores bonds, vulnerability of family

"A Place for Us: A Novel" (SJP for Hogarth), by Fatima Farheen Mirza A new novel exploring the life of a Muslim Indian American family ruminates on the unexpected — how seemingly ord...

New book offers hilarious and poignant take on motherhood

"Amateur Hour: Motherhood in Essays and Swear Words" (Harper Perennial), by Kimberly Harrington Motherhood is nothing if not a roller coaster of emotions, and a new book on the topic...

Review: 'When' by Daniel Pink uncovers the secrets of timing

"When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing" (Riverhead Books), by Daniel H. Pink It's January; time to make room in the self-improvement section of your bookcase. ...

New novel imagines Lincoln amid ghosts after son's death

"Lincoln in the Bardo" (Random House), by George Saunders Days after his son Willie's death, Abraham Lincoln returned alone, late at night, to his 11-year-old's crypt. ...

'Refugees' is timely, timeless in telling of human stories

"The Refugees" (Grove Press), by Viet Thanh Nguyen Viet Thanh Nguyen's new book, "The Refugees," is both timely, given the current debate about refugees in America, and timeless in i...