Book Reviews

Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:00
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Open Book: An Unfinished Library

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:00
“The Greatest Books You’ll Never Read” is a new survey of books that are “unfinished, unbegun or lost, and today exist as only suggestive fragments or not at all.”









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The Shortlist: Summer Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:00
New books by Candace Bushnell, Caroline Zancan, Jules Moulin, and Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus.









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‘A Cure for Suicide,’ by Jesse Ball

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:00
After a life-threatening illness, a man known as the claimant is reintroduced to human behavior.









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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:00
Paperback books of particular interest.









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Inside the List: Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:53
Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “Between the World and Me,” which enters the hardcover nonfiction list at No. 1, is an incantatory essay about being black in America.









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RWA day two: Jessie Potts checks in from the NYC conference

USAToday Books - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 23:45

HEA contributor Jessie Potts checks in from the RWA romance authors conference in NYC.

        
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ArtsBeat: Jonathan Franzen and Mavis Staples Among Highlights at 92nd Street Y

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 13:40
Mr. Franzen will read from his new novel, “Purity,” and Ms. Staples will perform with Joan Osborne, during the 2015-16 season.









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Letters: ‘Ally’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:37
Readers respond to recent reviews of Michael B. Oren’s “Ally,” Emma Sky’s “The Unraveling” and more.









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William T. Vollmann: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 07:00
The author, most recently, of “The Dying Grass” says the deader the author, the more worthwhile the book. “Who would keep bringing out editions of ‘Gilgamesh’ if there weren’t some magic in the story?”









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Critic’s Take: It’s the End of the World as She Knows It

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 04:00
Female writers don’t need to destroy the world in order to imagine feeling unsafe in it.









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Ta-Nehisi Coates writes a best seller

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:46

His book 'Between the World and Me' is about being a black man in America.

        
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ArtsBeat: E. L. Doctorow in The Times

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 07:27
Mr. Doctorow, the author of “Ragtime,” “Billy Bathgate” and other books, died on Tuesday at 84.









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‘Men of War,’ by Alexander Rose

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 04:00
Alexander Rose takes on the combat experience at Bunker Hill, Gettysburg and Iwo Jima.









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‘The China Challenge,’ by Thomas J. Christensen

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 04:00
A former State Department official urges Americans to accept China’s rise to power.









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Author E. L. Doctorow dead at 84

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 21:28

The cause was complications from lung cancer, according to reports.

        
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Dr. Seuss’ ‘What Pet Should I Get?’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 17:45
“What Pet Should I Get?” shows Dr. Seuss’ particular genius for distilling both the spirit of his times and the timeless mind-set of children.









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'Go Set a Watchman' lands at No. 1

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 16:33

Harper Lee's novel sells 1.1 million copies its first week.

        
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Tale of Soviet spy reads like a thriller

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:51

'The Billion Dollar Spy' shows the human element of international espionage.

        
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Bookends: Are There Literary Uses for Boredom?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:00
Rivka Galchen and Adam Kirsch discuss whether boring books might serve an interesting purpose.









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