Book Reviews

‘Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart,’ by Claire Harman

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 11:15
For the author of “Jane Eyre,” the lack of support was an obstacle; a life of seclusion was not.









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‘Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 11:15
Friends and then not friends, Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali were both charismatic and ambitious.









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‘A Man Lies Dreaming,’ by Lavie Tidhar

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 11:15
A genre-bending Holocaust novel employs both shock effects and satire.









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The Shortlist: Banned in Beijing

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 11:15
Three novels that have been censored in China.









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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 11:14
Most of the buzz around Padma Lakshmi’s new memoir, No. 14 on the hardcover nonfiction list, has centered on her ill-fated marriage to Salman Rushdie.









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Jung Yun’s ‘Shelter’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 10:56
The housing collapse drives a tale of disruption and filial duty.









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‘Until We Are Free,’ by Shirin Ebadi

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 10:56
A Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s personal story focuses a lens on human rights violations in Iran.









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‘The End of Karma,’ by Somini Sengupta

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 10:55
In India, nearly a million people will turn 18 every month until 2030.









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‘What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours,’ by Helen Oyeyemi

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 10:55
Fantasy and the familiar overlap in stories that conjure worlds of mystery and menace.









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Been There, Haven’t Done That

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 10:54
The poet Eileen Myles, who ran for the presidency in 1992 as a write-in candidate, is one of many women who have sought the country’s highest office.









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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 10:38
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.









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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 10:26
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.









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‘The Sellout’ Wins National Book Critics Circle’s Fiction Award

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 08:31
The Paul Beatty novel, and “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic,” a nonfiction title by Sam Quinones, were given the top prizes by the literary critics and editors’ group.









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Padma Lakshmi dishes on 'Love, Loss, and What We Ate'

USAToday Books - Thu, 03/17/2016 - 16:49

In her memoir, the 'Top Chef' host recalls a life of struggles and rewards, with recipes.

        
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A 'Ruthless' Scientology tell-all is coming

USAToday Books - Thu, 03/17/2016 - 12:45

From the church leader's father.

        
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Jim Harrison: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/17/2016 - 04:35
The author, most recently, of “The Ancient Minstrel” is an inveterate reader of cookbooks, including Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain and Gabrielle Hamilton.









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‘The Lonely City,’ by Olivia Laing

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/17/2016 - 04:30
A memoir considers how cultural figures like Andy Warhol and Edward Hopper might ease the pain of urban loneliness.









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‘Noonday,’ by Pat Barker

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/17/2016 - 04:30
Pat Barker’s novel follows the tense months of the London bombings of World War II.









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'Allegiant' no more? The state of YA at the movies isn't great

USAToday Books - Wed, 03/16/2016 - 18:01

The hunt for the next 'Hunger Games' hasn't been successful so far.

        
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Letters: Writing Women

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/16/2016 - 15:19
Readers respond to recent reviews of “Constance Fenimore Woolson,” “The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe” and more.









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