Book Reviews

Children’s Books: Kate DiCamillo’s ‘Raymie Nightingale’

New York Times Book Reviews - 3 hours 5 min ago
Three baton-twirling girls, traumatized by adults, develop a friendship and teach a lesson about trust.
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Children’s Books: Il Sung Na’s ‘The Opposite Zoo,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - 3 hours 7 min ago
Four picture books explore the many varieties of words: opposites, puns, collective nouns, names.
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‘Ladivine,’ by Marie NDiaye

New York Times Book Reviews - 3 hours 8 min ago
A novel tracks four generations of women and the uncanny parallels among them.
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Children’s Books: Alison McGhee’s ‘Tell Me a Tattoo Story,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - 3 hours 9 min ago
Four picture books feature grown-ups and kids defining and prizing the bonds between them.
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‘Cry, Heart, but Never Break,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - 3 hours 11 min ago
Four books offer different takes on the challenging subjects of death and mourning.
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Children’s Books: ‘The Great American Whatever,’ by Tim Federle

New York Times Book Reviews - 3 hours 16 min ago
The aspiring screenwriter-protagonist of Tim Federle’s young adult novel learns about loss, and about dating.
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Children’s Books: Kwame Alexander’s ‘Booked’

New York Times Book Reviews - 3 hours 19 min ago
Kwame Alexander’s latest novel in verse follows a young soccer player who discovers the power of vocabulary.
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Children’s Books: ‘Rescued,’ by Eliot Schrefer

New York Times Book Reviews - 3 hours 32 min ago
A boy tries to protect the orangutan he raised when his father wants to sell him to a sketchy zoo.
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Children’s Books: ‘Samurai Rising,’ by Pamela S. Turner

New York Times Book Reviews - 3 hours 46 min ago
A biography of a shrewd and brutal samurai whose forces roiled 12th-century Japan.
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By the Book: Nick Offerman: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - 4 hours 5 min ago
The actor, woodworker, musician and author, most recently, of “Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom With America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers” reads for solace during air turbulence.
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Children’s Books: John Corey Whaley’s ‘Highly Illogical Behavior’

New York Times Book Reviews - 4 hours 25 min ago
In this young adult novel, a boy with agoraphobia becomes a draw for a girl who plans to write her college essay about him.
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‘Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts’ and ‘Waylon!’

New York Times Book Reviews - 4 hours 39 min ago
In two new books, children live happily without parents in a car, and a boy uses science to see the magic around him.
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Children’s Books: ‘The Nameless City,’ by Faith Erin Hicks

New York Times Book Reviews - 5 hours 21 min ago
A tale of two teenagers from the conqueror and conquered classes hints at real-world dynamics.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 16:13
Readers respond to recent reviews of Charles Bock’s “Alice & Oliver,” Stevie Smith’s poems and more.
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Exclusive: 'Rehab Addict' Nicole Curtis to release book, 'Better Than New'

USAToday Books - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:52

We've got the deets about her upcoming memoir.

        
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'The Girl on the Train' gains new steam thanks to trailer

USAToday Books - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:06

Paula Hawkins' thriller and Dr. Seuss's 'Places' make USA TODAY's best-seller list.

        
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Children’s Books: ‘I Am Pan!’ by Mordicai Gerstein

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 07:00
A new book from the Caldecott Medalist Mordicai Gerstein stars the boisterous Pan, that most un-godlike of ancient Greek gods.
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Nonfiction: ‘Grit,’ by Angela Duckworth

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 04:30
A new approach to success: Passion and perseverance are more important than talent.
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Author’s Note: Also Known As

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 04:30
My nom de plume protects me from enemies as numerous as they are mysterious.
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Fiction: T. C. Boyle Reviews Richard Russo’s ‘Everybody’s Fool’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 04:30
The sequel to “Nobody’s Fool” takes readers back to a small town and its outsize personalities.
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