Book Reviews

ArtsBeat: Margaret Atwood Delivers Work to Be Published in 2114

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 10:45
Ms. Atwood provided the first work in the “Future Library” project taking place in Oslo.







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‘Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty,’ by Charles Leerhsen

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 10:43
Charles Leerhsen’s biography of Ty Cobb reassesses the toxic reputation of one of baseball’s greatest players.







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Bookends: Does an Award Like the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Help or Hurt the Cause of Women Writers?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 10:14
Zoë Heller and Dana Stevens debate the merit of literary prizes for which only women compete.







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‘Palace of Treason,’ by Jason Matthews

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 04:30
“Palace of Treason,” the sequel to Jason Matthews’s debut thriller, “Red Sparrow,” does not disappoint.







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Hollywood

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 04:30
Lisa Schwarzbaum reviews new books about Alfred Hitchcock, Judy Garland, Orson Welles and more.







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Humor

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 04:30
Michael Ian Black reviews new books by Dave Barry, Brad Garrett, Mamrie Hart and more.







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Judy Blume’s ‘In the Unlikely Event’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 04:30
Judy Blume’s first novel for adults in 17 years is about a ninth-grade Jewish girl and her New Jersey community in the aftermath of three plane crashes in the town.







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Photographer pens vivid self-portrait

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 13:00

Controversial photographer Sally Mann has written a memoir.

        
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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Shakespeare in Love

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 11:58
Alan Riding discusses two new books about Shakespeare, and Michelle Orange talks about five new essay collections.







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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 05:02

Nick Offerman's new book, 'Gumption,' is on sale May 26.

        
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Rich lives shimmer in 'Moonlight'

USAToday Books - Sat, 05/23/2015 - 13:00

'Girl in the Moonlight' is a love story set amid the very rich.

        
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:38
Jessica Knoll’s novel “Luckiest Girl Alive,” which is No. 12 on the hardcover fiction list, is the latest best seller with a mean girl for a protagonist.







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Thrillers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 09:52
Reviews of new books by Harlan Coben, Heidi Pitlor, Benjamin Percy and more.







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‘Medicine Walk,’ by Richard Wagamese

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:27
In Richard Wagamese’s novel, a young Indian and his ailing, estranged father venture into the wild.







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The Shortlist: Essays

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:27
New books by Sarah Manguso, Edward Mendelson, Donald Hall, Mohsin Hamid and Ander Monson.







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‘The Book of Aron,’ by Jim Shepard

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:27
A poor family seeks opportunity in Warsaw, only to be swept up in the Nazi invasion.







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‘The Millionaire and the Bard,’ by Andrea E. Mays

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:27
Henry Folger set out to purchase as many First Folios as he could — and succeeded.







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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:27
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.







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Critic’s Take: Subversive Pleasure

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:27
Angela Carter died in 1992, and many of the elements of her stories have become commonplace in fiction and popular culture.







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‘The Familiar,’ by Mark Z. Danielewski

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:27
Mark Z. Danielewski’s experimental novel — the first in a planned 27-part series — unfolds on the same rainy day in May.







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