Book Reviews

A rock journalist celebrates David Bowie in new book

USAToday Books - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 11:27

Rob Sheffield, a lifelong fan, is author of 'On Bowie.'

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Readers gobble up fiction; 'Watchman' rises

USAToday Books - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 11:24

Beach reads are appealing to readers; Harper Lee rises on USA TODAY's best-seller list.

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Children’s Books: ‘Alpha, Bravo, Charlie’ and ‘Daytime Visions’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 07:00
Two new alphabet books are examples of a thriving and increasingly sophisticated genre.
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Nonfiction: The Good, the True, the Beautiful and Chuck Klosterman

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 04:30
Klosterman wonders whether our cherished certainties will look foolish to later generations.
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Fiction: A. B. Yehoshua’s ‘The Extra’ Pits the Secular Against the Ultra-Orthodox

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 04:30
A woman puts her music career on hold and confronts clashing identities in a novel set in Jerusalem.
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Learn all about the American Hogwarts in Rowling's new Pottermore entry

USAToday Books - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 19:21

Ilvermorny has some dark roots.

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Novel about first black Vassar grad teaches a valuable lesson

USAToday Books - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 16:37

'The Gilded Years' is the story of Anita Hemmings, who passed for white.

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Nonfiction: A Look at America’s Long and Troubled History of White Poverty

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 10:04
The history of white poverty in America takes in race and class, stereotype and exploitation.
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Open Book: Adichie on Mrs. Trump

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 04:38
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie says, “Fiction can remind us . . . that the players in politics are first human beings.”
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‘The Arrangements’: A Work of Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 04:00
The New York Times Book Review asked the acclaimed novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to write a short story about the American election.
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Nonfiction: The Problem With Modern Policing, as Seen From the Right and From the Left

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 15:02
Two books offer opposing arguments on crime and law enforcement.
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Author’s Note: When You Write a Memoir, Readers Think They Know You Better Than They Do

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 15:02
After my second memoir, people stopped asking me questions. They thought they had the answers.
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Trillin's essays on race resonant, decades later

USAToday Books - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 13:02

'Jackson, 1964' collects 30 years of Calvin Trillin's reporting on race in America.

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These kids' picture books offer great summer adventures

USAToday Books - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 07:00

These four picture books will get kids ready for some summertime fun.

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 05:03

Look for new books by James Patterson, Emily Giffin and Rob Sheffield.

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The life of Serbian spy Dusko Popov, the real 007

USAToday Books - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 13:00

'Into the Lion's Mouth' tells the story of the double agent who inspired James Bond.

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Michael Herr, writer of 'Dispatches' and 'Full Metal Jacket,' dies at 76

USAToday Books - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 10:18

'Dispatches' author's work was also used in Vietnam War classic 'Apocalypse Now.'

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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 05:03

Spend your weekend reading 'Once Upon a Cop,' a memoir.

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Looking for a relaxing read? Romances rule

USAToday Books - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 14:03

Check out some of the new romances that were featured on Happy Ever After this week.

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Insider Podcasts: How Does the Book Review Treat Books by Authors From the Times? Carefully

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:24
Pamela Paul, the editor of the Book Review, talks about the measures she takes to ensure objectivity in reviews of works by authors who work for The Times.
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