Book Reviews

As HRC accepts nomination, what would HGB think?

USAToday Books - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 16:25

When Monica Lewinsky affair broke, Helen Gurley Brown suggested that Hillary’s decision to “stand by her man” came from a place of strength, not weakness.

        
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Fiction: A Thriller for Fans of ‘The Girl on the Train’ and ‘Gone Girl’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 11:11
In Flynn Berry’s “Under the Harrow,” a woman is determined to find her sister’s murderer.
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Book Buzz: Poetry makes its mark on the list

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 20:18

 Here’s a look at what’s new on USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list…

        
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At peace: Terry McMillan on love, loss and reinvention

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 18:35

Her latest book, 'I Almost Forgot About You,' is one of her most intimate.

        
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:19
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:19
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:18
Ruth Ware, whose novel “The Woman in Cabin 10” is No. 4 on the hardcover fiction list, says she “definitely” owes a debt to Agatha Christie.
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A Rogues’ Gallery of New True-Crime Titles

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:16
New books include “True Crime Addict” by James Renner and “The Dragon Behind the Glass” by Emily Voigt.
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The Shortlist: History as It Didn’t Happen: Thrillers Consider the What-Ifs

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:15
New books include Tim Baker’s “Fever City,” an alternate take on the Kennedy assassination.
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Fiction: A Serial Killer Stalks Stockholm in This Creepy Nordic Noir

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:15
A detective seeks a therapist’s help in stopping a killer’s gruesome spree in Erik Axl Sund’s “The Crow Girl.”
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Nonfiction: The Story Behind the Yom Kippur Mole

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:14
“The Angel,” by Uri Bar-Joseph, tells the story of the mole at the heart of Sadat’s government.
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Fiction: A Novel Gives Voice to Dead Friends — or Maybe Lovers

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:13
In Samuel Ligon’s novel “Among the Dead and Dreaming,” the dead speak.
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Fiction: In a Very British Thriller, There’s a Killer in the Garden

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:13
Suspicion strains neighborly relations when a teenager is attacked in a communal yard in Lisa Jewell’s 13th novel, “The Girls in the Garden.”
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Fiction: In This Thriller, a Restaurant Worker Impersonates a Venture Capitalist

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:12
The hero of Alan Glynn’s novel “Paradime” looks just like a tech visionary.
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Fiction: A Countdown Thriller in Which the Hero Inhabits Many Alternate Universes

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:10
Blake Crouch’s “Dark Matter” is alternate-universe science fiction bolstered by a smidgen of theoretical physics.
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Fiction: A Fictional Surveillance Expert Is Being Watched, and the Watcher Wants Him to Know It

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:09
In Patrick Flanery’s “I Am No One,” a surveillance expert starts receiving mysterious packages.
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Fiction: A Cambridge Student Who Tries to Do Good Goes Missing

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:09
Susie Steiner’s smart, stylish second novel, “Missing, Presumed,” involves the disappearance of a postgraduate student.
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Fiction: Stewart O’Nan’s New Thriller Is Set in Post-World War II Jerusalem

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:09
Stewart O’Nan’s “City of Secrets” features espionage and existential angst in 1940s Jerusalem.
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Fiction: The Spy Who Came in From Headquarters

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:08
“Breaking Cover” by Stella Rimington and “The Wolf of Sarajevo” by Matthew Palmer are espionage novels written by people who know the business.
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Open Book: Classic Words, Fresh Looks

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:07
“Classic Penguin” showcases recent design work for books by Dostoyevsky, Joyce, Borges, Steinbeck and dozens of others.
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