Book Reviews

'Empire' scribe Locke writes a mystery

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 07:00

Plus new titles from Ross Macdonald, Kimberly McCreight and Robin Blake.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 05:03

A new book about Marvin Gaye arrives on May 19.

        
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A passion for Paris in Betts' 'Dream'

USAToday Books - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 13:02

Kate Betts remembers her time as a young journalist in France in her new memoir.

        
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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Welcome to Your Obsolescence

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 16:37
Barbara Ehrenreich discusses “Rise of the Robots” and “Shadow Work,” and Andrew Solomon talks about Oliver Sacks’s new memoir, “On the Move.”







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‘Voices in the Night,’ by Steven Millhauser

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:29
Ordinary lives are touched by myth in Steven Millhauser’s tales.







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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:28
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.







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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:23
Paperback books of particular interest.







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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:08
Bill Kreutzmann, the Grateful Dead drummer whose memoir is No. 10 on the hardcover nonfiction list, once saw a scuba instructor ask Jerry Garcia for an autograph underwater.







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Crime: Walter Mosley’s ‘And Sometimes I Wonder About You,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:07
Mosley breaks every rule in the private-detective-story stylebook in his new mystery.







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‘One Nation Under God,’ by Kevin M. Kruse

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:07
A historian considers how and why Americans make such a conspicuous display of their faith.







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‘The Subprimes,’ by Karl Taro Greenfeld

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:06
Debt and bad credit doom two families to a life of squatting.







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‘Housebreaking,’ by Dan Pope

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:06
A move to the suburbs sets off a spate of reckless behavior.







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‘The Enlightenment of Nina Findlay,’ by Andrea Gillies

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:22
A woman loves the men she grew up with and marries one.







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‘Odysseus Abroad,’ by Amit Chaudhuri

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:22
Strolling in London with his uncle offers a student an escape from loneliness.







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‘After the Tall Timber’ Collects Renata Adler’s Nonfiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:22
Over three decades of Renata Adler’s essays, criticism and long-form journalism.







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‘The Dig,’ a Novel by Cynan Jones

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:21
The fates of two men — a badger baiter and a grieving sheep farmer — converge in rural Wales.







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Larry Kramer’s ‘The American People, Volume 1’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:21
H.I.V. has been with us all along, and is even a character in Larry Kramer’s novel of American history.







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Audiobooks: ‘The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty,’ by Amanda Filipacchi

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 08:29
The heroine of this novel must deal with a beauty so extreme that she must conceal it.







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On Poetry: Audiobooks: Toward an Oral Art

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 08:29
Shouldn’t it be easier to listen to poetry?







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Audiobooks: Jo Nesbo’s ‘Blood on Snow,’ Read by Patti Smith

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 08:29
Jo Nesbo’s latest protagonist is a contract killer with a problem.







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