Book Reviews

By the Book: Al Franken: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 04:00
The author of “Al Franken: Giant of the Senate” has at least one Congressional Research Service report on his night stand. “But it’s under Carl Reiner’s book on ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show.’”
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Books of The Times: ‘Aliens’ Asks: If the Universe Is So Vast, Where Is Everybody?

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:48
In this eccentric collection of essays, edited by the theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili, scientists consider our search for extraterrestrial life.
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#BookmarkThis: Chat with Alan Alda about his new book

USAToday Books - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:37

On June 6, join a Facebook Live chat with Alan Alda, whose new book is about communicating.

        
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'Milk and Honey' author Rupi Kaur plans second helping

USAToday Books - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:50

A new book of poetry from the best-selling author will be published this fall.

        
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Newsbook: 3 Books That Help Make Sense of Cyberwar

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:10
On the heels of a global cyberattack, these books explain the real threat of cyber war and the implications for the United States.
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Tech We're Using: With a Bazaar of Gizmos and Apps, Tackling Readers’ Tech Questions

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:51
The New York Times’s Tech Tips columnist describes the arsenal of gadgets at her disposal, and her special love for iPhone.
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Nonfiction: The Colorado River and Its Unnatural World

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 04:00
“Where the Water Goes” By David Owen looks at the permanent mark people make on the planet.
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Egos: New in Memoir: The Intersex Body, the Dead Body, the Body in Grief

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 04:00
Three books cast the human body in a new light, says our memoir columnist, Meghan Daum.
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Essay: 50 Years On, Stories of the Six Day War and What Came After

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:32
On the anniversary of the Six Day War, writers assess the perpetual limbo that followed, through the prisms of language, history and politics.
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Kevin Kwan's 'Rich People Problems' is a flashy, funny bauble

USAToday Books - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:14

'Rich People Problems' concludes Kevin Kwan's 'Crazy Rich Asians' trilogy.

        
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Nonfiction: Nor Any Drop to Drink?: Why the Great Lakes Face a Murky Future

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 04:00
“The Death and Life of Great Lakes” by Dan Egan looks at the uncertain future of Earth’s largest surface freshwater system.
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Nonfiction: Critical Thinkers: The Ties That Bind Orwell and Churchill

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 04:00
Apparently they never met. But the common cause of George Orwell and Winston Churchill resonates powerfully today, Thomas Ricks writes in this dual biography.
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Match Book: Dear Match Book: What Should I Read on My Summer Vacation?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 04:00
In a special travel edition of Match Book, our columnist offers recommendations geared toward discovery and self-discovery.
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Stephen King loads 'Gwendy's Button Box' with scares

USAToday Books - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:02

His new novella, about a box of secrets and a teenage girl, is set in Castle Rock.

        
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Dinosaur (bones) star in Michael Crichton's gripping 'Dragon Teeth'

USAToday Books - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:04

Posthumous novel by Michael Crichton is inspired by the 'Bone Wars' of 1876.

        
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Fiction: A 17th-Century Witch Hunter and His Campaign of Terror

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 04:00
Beth Underdown’s novel, “The Witchfinder’s Sister,” retraces a frightening reign of terror in the history of 17th-century England.
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 05:01

Look for new books by Michael Crichton, Kevin Kwan and Jeff Shaara.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 05:02

Spend your weekend reading 'Testimony' by Scott Turow.

        
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Amazon Charts, Amazon's new best seller list, now tracks what people actually read

USAToday Books - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 16:39

Amazon Charts lists not just books bought but also books read

        
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Soaring 'Flight' goes into the cockpit with Lindbergh

USAToday Books - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 15:21

Dan Hampton's new book recounts Charles Lindbergh's historic transatlantic crossing.

        
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