Book Reviews

Letters : Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:22
Readers respond to recent reviews of Marie Ponsot’s “Collected Poems,” Gareth Stedman Jones’s “Karl Marx” and more.
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Open Book: Look It Up

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:15
John Simpson was hired by the Oxford English Dictionary when he was 22 years old. He became the O.E.D.’s chief editor.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: John Grisham on ‘The Whistler’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:00
This week, John Grisham talks about his latest novel, and Ben Macintyre discusses “Rogue Heroes.”
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For The Beatles, 1966 sparked a revolution

USAToday Books - Thu, 11/03/2016 - 17:03

Pre-'Pepper,' it was the year when we would all discover that the band had changed.

       
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Grisham is king of USA TODAY's list - again

USAToday Books - Thu, 11/03/2016 - 16:54

'The Whistler' lands at No. 1; Garten, Bourdain have best-selling cookbooks.

        
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By the Book: Megyn Kelly: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/03/2016 - 15:51
The Fox News anchor and author of “Settle for More” says “Bridget Jones’s Diary” reads “like my own journals from pretty much every phase of my life and made me laugh so hard I cried.”
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10 Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/03/2016 - 12:24
Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Children’s Books: The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2016

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/03/2016 - 11:29
Here are the winners of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books Awards for 2016.
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Nonfiction: Why English Keeps On, Like, Totally Changing

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/03/2016 - 09:45
John Simpson’s “The Word Detective” and John McWhorter’s “Words on the Move” look at the progress of the English language.
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By the Book: Trevor Noah: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/03/2016 - 05:00
The “Daily Show” host and author of “Born a Crime” travels a lot, but doesn’t read when he flies: “I can’t stay awake when I try to read on a plane. Planes are for watching movies based on books.”
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Nonfiction: How a Philosophy Professor Found Love in a Hidden Library

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/03/2016 - 04:00
In “American Philosophy,” the professor John Kaag writes about a discovery that gave him a new sense of self and transformed his notions about life.
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Nonfiction: I’m Not the Nanny: Multiracial Families and Colorism

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/03/2016 - 04:00
Lori L. Tharps’s “Same Family, Different Colors” is an urgent and honest unveiling of how color operates in the most intimate spaces of American families.
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Fiction: A Town’s Secret Propels ‘The Mothers,’ a Lauded Debut Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/02/2016 - 04:00
A mother’s suicide and her daughter’s pain drive Brit Bennett’s “The Mothers.”
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Help Desk: Roads to Happy

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/02/2016 - 04:00
If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, new books suggest working hard and playing nice; taking it a few steps at a time; watching your pocketbook; and just not trying so much.
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Nonfiction: The Story of the S.A.S., Britain’s First Special Operations Unit

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/02/2016 - 04:00
Ben Macintyre’s “Rogue Heroes” is a history of Britain’s — and the world’s — first special operations unit.
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Fiction: He’s Not O.K., and Neither Is She: A Romance

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/02/2016 - 04:00
A. L. Kennedy’s “Serious Sweet” considers whether two people with crippling anxieties can take any real comfort in each other.
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Alice Hoffman's new novel will reward 'Faithful' fans

USAToday Books - Tue, 11/01/2016 - 15:25

A guilt-ridden teenager struggles to cope after a car accident.

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Thrillers and True Crime

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/01/2016 - 13:37
Charles Finch talks about the season’s thrillers; and Marilyn Stasio discusses new true-crime books.
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Zayn Malik talks about his eating disorder

USAToday Books - Tue, 11/01/2016 - 11:09

Zayn Malik says he suffered from an eating disorder while in One Direction. In his new autobiography, the 23-year-old began limiting his food intake while in the band because he felt it was the "one thing in his life he could control."

        
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Tippi Hedren says Hitchcock sexually assaulted her

USAToday Books - Tue, 11/01/2016 - 08:52

In 'Tippi,' the actress writes that Alfred Hitchcock was obsessed with her.

        
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