Book Reviews

Fiction: Yan Lianke’s Novel Assesses the Moral Cost of China’s Growth

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/09/2016 - 04:00
Yan Lianke’s “The Explosion Chronicles” takes stock of China’s economy and its collective social conscience.
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Zadie Smith has another hit with 'Swing Time'

USAToday Books - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 06:06

Her new novel is about a friendship between two women.

       
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Lean story of McDonald's will leave you hungry for more

USAToday Books - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 05:02

'Ray & Joan' tells the story of the couple behind the mega-chain.

        
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Nonfiction: Unbury My Heart at Wounded Knee: A New Look at the Indian Wars

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 04:30
Peter Cozzens’s “The Earth Is Weeping” is a new look at the Indian wars that presents the Army point of view.
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Nonfiction: How Do Dogs Recognize Us? And Why Do We Love Cats Anyway?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 04:30
Alexandra Horowitz’s “Being a Dog” focuses on olfactory skills; Abigail Tucker’s “The Lion in the Living Room” is about how cats behave.
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Stephenie Meyer brews a tasty thriller with 'The Chemist'

USAToday Books - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 17:02

The author of 'Twilight' tries her hand at a new genre, with impressive results.

       
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Nonfiction: They’ll Blame Us: Growing Up Muslim After 9/11

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 04:00
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh’s memoir “Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age” should both enlighten and shame Americans who read it.
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Nonfiction: They’ll Blame Us: Growing Up Muslim After 9/11

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 04:00
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh’s memoir “Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age” should both enlighten and shame Americans who read it.
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Fiction: Paulette Jiles’s National Book Award Finalist Reviewed

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 04:00
An old man and a child travel across post-Civil War Texas in Paulette Jiles’s “News of the World.”
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Fiction: Paulette Jiles’s National Book Award Finalist Reviewed

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 04:00
An old man and a child travel across post-Civil War Texas in Paulette Jiles’s “News of the World.”
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Fiction: A Widow Uncovers Her Husband’s Paris Past in a Lauded New Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 04:00
In David Constantine’s “The Life-Writer,” a dying husband recalls a former love, sending his grieving wife deep into his younger days.
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Historical fiction: From 'Monticello' to Lincoln's assassin

USAToday Books - Sun, 11/06/2016 - 07:02

Four new titles include Paulette Jiles' National Book Award-nominated Western.

       
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 11/06/2016 - 05:03

Look for new thrillers from Stephenie Meyer and Lee Child.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 11/05/2016 - 04:00

Spend your weekend reading 'Faithful' by Alice Hoffman.

        
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The Shortlist: Debut Novels

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 12:12
New novels include Alix Hawley’s “All True Not a Lie in It,” a tongue-in-cheek fictional portrait of Daniel Boone.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 12:03
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, 11/04/2016 - 11:46
Michael Connelly continues to think up creative ways to keep his old war horse Harry Bosch on the job.
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:40
Pat Conroy’s “A Lowcountry Heart,” a posthumous essay collection that includes some material from his charmingly capricious blog, is No. 11 on the hardcover nonfiction list.
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Fiction: Caroline Leavitt’s New Novel Takes a Dark Departure

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:34
A teenage girl has a crush that goes frighteningly wrong in Caroline Leavitt’s “Cruel Beautiful World.”
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Fiction: A New Novel Stars Astronomer in the 1700s

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:34
John Pipkin’s “The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter” is a many-stranded tale of wide-eyed astronomers in the 1700s.
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