Book Reviews

9 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 17:21
Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.
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'Conclave,' thriller about electing a pope, gets our vote

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 17:03

Robert Harris' new novel goes inside the Sistine Chapel after a pope dies.

        
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Book Buzz: Graham returns to 'Gilmore Girls' and the best-seller list

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 17:00

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

        
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 16:11
Readers react to a recent essay by Calvin Trillin and more.
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Cookbooks: The Year’s Best Baking Cookbooks: Radical Ideas, Classic Treats

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 11:06
Six dessert books push the genre into new territory.
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By the Book: Dava Sobel: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 05:00
The science writer says that while researching her new book, “The Glass Universe,” she read fiction about the time period, such as “The Custom of the Country” and “O Pioneers!”
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Nonfiction: What Does Netanyahu Really Want?

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 04:00
“The Resistible Rise of Benjamin Netanyahu,” by Neill Lochery, looks at Netanyahu’s leadership of Israel.
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10 beautiful holiday gift books

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 21:28

Gorgeous gift books for the bibliophile on your list.

        
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Nonfiction: George J. Mitchell on Israeli-Palestinian Diplomacy

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 16:12
In “A Path to Peace,” two American officials, George J. Mitchell and Alon Sachar, recall Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
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Fiction: Judas, Jesus and Politics: Amos Oz’s New Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 15:58
Amos Oz’s “Judas” reconsiders the label of “traitor.”
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Egos: All in the Family

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 04:00
What to do if your father is the Super Mario Brothers bandit, or a narcissistic biologist who collects scorpions? Or if your blind black parents join a white-supremacist church?
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Critic’s Take: Why There’s No ‘Millennial’ Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 04:00
As the oldest of us millennials begin to flee screaming from our 20s, where’s our “voice of a generation” novel?
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Michael Lewis' latest 'Project' is brilliant

USAToday Books - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 05:04

The author examines a friendship that led to groundbreaking thinking.

        
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'George Lucas' looks at the genius behind 'Star Wars'

USAToday Books - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 05:04

A new biography examines the life of the man behind the iconic film franchise.

        
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Nonfiction: From Michael Lewis, the Story of Two Friends Who Changed How We Think About the Way We Think

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 04:00
In “The Undoing Project,” Michael Lewis tells the story of the friendship and work of Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman, and how they changed our understanding of human rationality.
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Best-selling author, veterans advocate dies

USAToday Books - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 16:35

Luis Carlos Montalvan found dead in an El Paso hotel room.

        
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Nonfiction: Two New Books Shed Light on the Kennedy Mystique

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 12:53
“Twenty-Six Seconds,” by Alexandra Zapruder, and “JFK and the Masculine Mystique,” by Steven Watts are more instructive about our own era than Kennedy’s.
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Nonfiction: Pondering Our Mad Futures With the British Columnist Caitlin Moran

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 04:00
“Moranifesto” is a collection of columns by Caitlin Moran, one of Britain’s most recognizable print and broadcast personalities.
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Friendly robots rule in four new kids' books

USAToday Books - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 07:03

Four illustrated tales about adventurous robots.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 05:02

A new Jack Ryan thriller is on the way.

        
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