Book Reviews

Kirk Douglas on wife Anne: "The most difficult woman I ever met!"

USAToday Books - 9 hours 54 min ago

They're publishing 60 years of love letters in a new memoir, 'Kirk and Anne.'

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - 12 hours 30 min ago

Look for new books by Paula Hawkins, Gabourey Sidibe and Ivanka Trump.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 05:06

Spend your weekend reading 'The Stars Are Fire' by Anita Shreve.

        
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Nonfiction: Solving a Reign of Terror Against Native Americans

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 16:29
In “Killers of the Flower Moon,” David Grann uncovers a shattering history of oil greed, racism and serial murder targeting the Osage Indians.
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The Book Review Podcast: Sheryl Sandberg on Life After Tragedy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:08
Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant talk about “Option B,” and Annie Jacobsen discusses “Phenomena.”
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Nonfiction: A Life in 40 Questions: Harrowing Stories of Child Migration

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 06:00
In “Tell Me How It Ends,” Valeria Luiselli describes her encounters with undocumented migrant children and the circumstances that produced them.
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Nonfiction: Are the New Megadonors Distorting American Society?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 06:00
David Callahan’s “The Givers” examines a new wave of philanthropists: how they operate, what makes them tick.
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Fiction: A Battering of Chances Against the Cosmic Wheel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 06:00
In his new collection, “Living in the Weather of the World,” Richard Bausch proves yet again that he’s a master of the short story.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 06:00
Readers Respond to the presumed loneliness of Hill Country, the absence of bibliography and more.
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Fiction: Two Immigrant Families Intertwine During London’s Summer of Bombs

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 04:00
Margot Singer’s novel “Underground Fugue” follows the intermingled fortunes of four Londoners in the summer of the terrorist bombings.
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Fiction: A Collection of Tales Large and Small Finds Humor Among the Ruins

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 04:00
The down-and-out moments in Deb Unferth’s story collection, “Wait Till You See Me Dance,” manage to be both witty and emotional intimate.
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Elizabeth Warren Really Does Not Like Donald Trump

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 04:00
“This Fight Is Our Fight,” new on the hardcover nonfiction list, is nominally about the economy. But the index reveals a more personal target.
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Fiction: Finding Sobriety in the Rural Rituals of Her Remote Orkney Home

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 04:00
In “The Outrun,” Amy Liptrot recalls her decade as a London party girl, followed by the spectacular solitude of Scotland.
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Starz's 'American Gods' melds bonkers fantasy with timely allegory

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:21

Neil Gaiman's 2001 book has found new relevance with its fantasy metaphors.

        
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Joely Fisher to remember sister Carrie in new memoir

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:50

'Growing Up Fisher' will be published by William Morrow on Nov. 14.

        
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The Shortlist: 3 Books Tell the Legacies of Legends

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 16:00
A Shortlist that looks at major figures from our time and before.
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10 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 14:28
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 14:00
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Sketchbook / Graphic Review: Simone de Beauvoir Imagined Contemporary Womanhood in the 1960s

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 13:32
Five decades ago, Simone de Beauvoir wrote “Les Belles Images.” The 1967 novel explains modern womanhood in a nutshell.
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Nonfiction: Life with a Rare Genetic Disease: The Science, the Suffering and the Hope

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 04:00
Two new books — “Mercies in Disguise” by Gina Kolata and “The Family Gene” by Joselin Linder — look at how individuals cope with devastating genetic diseases.
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