Book Reviews

Amy Schumer has a USA TODAY hit with 'Girl'

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 16:59

The star is the latest female comic to write a best seller.

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Nonfiction: Memo to Parents: Back Off, and Children Learn More

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 04:30
In “The Gardener and the Carpenter,” Alison Gopnik says children are naturals at learning and have a better chance to develop if parents lighten up.
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Jeffrey Toobin talks "American Heiress"

USAToday Books - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 16:53

New Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin tells why the story of the 1970s abduction of Patricia Hearst still resonates. Toobin's latest book is "American Heiress"

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5 Caitlyn Jenner revelations from Linda Thompson's memoir, 'A Little Thing Called Life'

USAToday Books - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 15:08

3. Jenner thought she might be able to re-enter Brandon and Brody Jenner's lives as a 'female relative.'

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New bio 'Trump Revealed' offers troubling portrait

USAToday Books - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 14:50

The Washington Post has dug deep into the Republican candidate's background.

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'Surrender' to the pleasures of Caleb Carr's novel

USAToday Books - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 14:15

'Surrender, New York' features a psychologist named Trajan Jones.

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Nonfiction: Overselling A.D.H.D.: A New Book Exposes Big Pharma’s Role

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 04:30
“ADHD Nation,” by Alan Schwarz, is important, humane and compellingly written.
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Nonfiction: How to Raise a Mensch

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 04:30
In “Mamaleh Knows Best,” Marjorie Ingall says the values of Jewish mothers produce good children.
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Mieville's alt-history 'Paris' is one freaky place

USAToday Books - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 13:02

Surrealist monsters come alive in alt-history novella.

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 07:39

Look for a new Donald Trump bio from The Washington Post.

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Weekend books for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 09:28

Spend your weekend reading 'The Fall of Heaven.'

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6 beach reads you need to pack for your end of summer vacation

USAToday Books - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 09:25

Squeeze in every drop of summer you have left with these books.

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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 12:00
With little more than two months until Election Day, three of the top five spots on the hardcover nonfiction list are occupied by anti-Clinton books.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘I Contain Multitudes’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:58
Ed Yong talks about “I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life”; and Meghan Daum discusses Egos, her new column about memoirs.
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The Shortlist: War Stories

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:36
New books by Luke Mogelson, Harry Parker, Whitney Terrell and Odie Lindsey.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:26
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Crime: The Latest and Best in Crime Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:14
In Michael Koryta’s latest nightmare, a self-anointed messiah is preparing to shut down the electrical grid supplying energy to half the country.
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Fiction: In Emma Rathbone’s New Novel, a 26-Year-Old Virgin Seeks Sex

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:02
Emma Rathbone’s “Losing It” is about carnal pleasure (the idea of it, anyway), dating and a discriminating young woman.
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Poetry: A Poet Subverts the Defense Department’s Official Dictionary

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 10:55
In “Look,” Solmaz Sharif finds words with a dual capacity for violence and tenderness.
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Fiction: A Novel Imagines Putin Is Retired and Has Dementia

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 10:45
In Michael Honig’s “The Senility of Vladimir P.,” Putin has retired after “he had been five times president and twice prime minister.”
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