Book Reviews

A new 'Life' for writer Steve Hamilton

USAToday Books - 11 hours 10 min ago

With 'The Second Life of Nick Mason,' Hamilton scores a USA TODAY best seller.

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Joe Hill burns up the list with 'The Fireman'

USAToday Books - 11 hours 28 min ago

The son of Stephen King lands at No. 9 on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list.

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Fiction: ‘Sweetbitter,’ by Stephanie Danler

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:31
A hard-partying woman reinvents herself in the world of New York fine dining.
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Nonfiction: ‘Jane Doe January’ and ‘I Will Find You’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:16
Two women write books piecing together decades-old sexual attacks.
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Bookends: Who Gets to Tell Other People’s Stories?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:06
Anna Holmes and James Parker debate the line between empathy and exploitation.
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Kendall and Kylie Jenner will publish second novel, with two co-authors

USAToday Books - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 16:31

It takes four to write a novel about twins.

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Chat live with author Justin Cronin

USAToday Books - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 15:24

The live video chat happens here on May 23 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m.

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Nonfiction: ‘East West Street,’ by Philippe Sands

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 04:30
The story of two ideas about international justice and the men who brought them to life.
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Nonfiction: ‘Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World,’ by Timothy Garton Ash

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 13:38
Ten guiding tenets frame a call for “more and better free speech.”
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 05:13

Rick Yancey and Justin Cronin are concluding their dystopian trilogies.

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Joe Hill's imagination stokes 'The Fireman'

USAToday Books - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 13:03

In this sci-fi/horror tale, a spore makes its victims burst into flame.

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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 05:00

Spend your weekend reading 'Zero K' by Don DeLillo.

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Sunday Routine: How Emma Straub, Novelist, Spends Her Sundays

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 18:29
Ms. Straub, whose book “Modern Lovers” comes out this month, wakes up early with her husband and two young kids, watches cheesy television and always keeps a good mozzarella on hand for pizza.
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Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: ‘The Romanovs’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 11:11
Simon Sebag Montefiore discusses his new history of the Romanovs, and Laura Miller talks about new audiobooks of childhood favorites.
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Fiction: ‘A Country Road, a Tree,’ by Jo Baker

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:14
Jo Baker’s novel focuses on Samuel Beckett’s years in wartime France, on the run from the Gestapo.
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Fiction: ‘The Seed Collectors,’ by Scarlett Thomas

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:14
Botany and desire intertwine in a novel about relatives who receive a curious inheritance.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Discovery of Chance,’ by Aileen M. Kelly

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:13
A biography of Alexander Herzen, the 19th-century Russian socialist writer.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Edge of the Empire,’ by Bronwen Riley

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:12
Bronwen Riley paints a picture of a distant Roman colony by reconstructing the travels of an imperial officer.
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The Shortlist: Adventurers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:12
New books by Misha Glenny, Timothy Egan and John Boessenecker.
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Open Book: Listening and Playing

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:11
New books about jazz.
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