Book Reviews

Crime: John Sandford's 'Deadline,' and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:58
In John Sandford’s “Deadline,” dogs are being stolen and auctioned off for resale as laboratory animals.
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‘Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America,’ by Jonathan Darman

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:57
Jonathan Darman’s history of the 1960s weaves together accounts of the activities of Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan.
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Steven Pinker’s ‘The Sense of Style’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:57
In his writing guide, the Harvard polymath Steven Pinker favors looser, more easygoing grammatical usage.
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‘The Betrayers,’ by David Bezmozgis

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:56
Two Soviet Jews — an Israeli politician and a disgraced K.G.B. informer — are reunited decades after a devastating betrayal.
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Paul Theroux’s ‘Mr. Bones’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:56
Men follow their compulsions, and sometimes receive their comeuppance, in Paul Theroux’s stories.
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‘Just Mercy,’ by Bryan Stevenson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:55
A lawyer personalizes the struggle against injustice with the story of a man wrongfully convicted of murder.
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Simon Rich’s ‘Spoiled Brats’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:55
Simon Rich’s humorous stories take on the millennial generation.
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:54
Marilynne Robinson, whose novel “Lila” is No. 4 on the hardcover fiction list, has found success agreeable. “A Pulitzer Prize is very reassuring, and that’s a fact.”
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Children's Books: ‘Through the Woods’ and ‘Monstrous Affections’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:54
A collection of illustrated tales with a sinister bent, and an anthology of stories featuring otherworldly creatures.
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Children's Books: ‘Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle’ and ‘Heap House’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:54
Characters in two dark urban fairy tales for middle-grade readers uncover events hidden in the past.
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Children's Books: ‘Kinda Like Brothers’ and ‘Half a World Away’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:53
Two novels featuring adoption and foster care show how bonds are formed despite less than ideal circumstances.
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Children's Books: Marla Frazee’s ‘The Farmer and the Clown,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:53
From a distant farm to the African veldt, these picture books celebrate the limitless nature of creativity and imagination.
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Open Book: A Bevy of the Best

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:52
Each October brings a shelf full of Best American anthologies.
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Nell Zink’s ‘Wallcreeper’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:52
The wallcreeper of this novel’s title and its protagonist both crave freedom.
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Letters: All in the Game

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:51
Readers respond to recent reviews of Mark Edmundson’s “Why Football Matters,” Steve Almond’s “Against Football” and more.
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Zephyr Teachout’s ‘Corruption in America’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 18:16
In Zephyr Teachout’s history of American political corruption, the main target is the current money-in-politics doctrine.
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‘A Path Appears,’ by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 18:14
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn show how to make a difference in the lives of the disadvantaged.
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Christine Kenneally’s ‘Invisible History of the Human Race’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 18:11
Christine Kenneally explores what DNA can tell us about our ancestors and the rest of human history.
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'Twin Peaks' will go from TV to novel

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:31

Fans will get to find out what happened after the show ended.

        
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John Grisham apologizes for sex crimes comments

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:24

The best-selling author told The Telegraph that judges have "gone crazy" locking up too many people.

        
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