Book Reviews

By the Book: Cynthia Ozick: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 06:00
The author, most recently, of “Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, and Other Literary Essays” leans to “Nabokov rather than Hemingway. If less is more, it is nevertheless also loss.”
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Nonfiction: This Book of Essays by the Head Writer of ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Is Hilarious

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 06:00
In 24 short pieces, a comedy writer and producer tells what happens when a tomboy grows up.
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Fiction: Touch Up Your Shakespeare: Anne Tyler Recasts ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ for Our Time

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 05:00
In Anne Tyler’s update, Petruchio is a Russian scientist.
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Children’s Books: Karen Cushman’s Middle-Grade Heroine Has Good Reason to Leave Home

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 04:00
When her people begin to transform into trees, a girl sets out on her own to find her mother’s lost book of magic.
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Children’s Books: Young People From Around the World Compete for High Stakes in ‘Genius: The Game’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 04:00
A young adult novel brings together three internet friends from around the world to participate in a high-stakes competition.
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Children’s Books: Two Middle-Grade Novels Set in the South

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 04:00
In two middle-grade novels set in the South, children find ways of dealing with the threats and charms of their world.
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Crime: A Roundup of New Crime Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 03:00
Ace Atkins’s “The Innocents,” Peter Lovesey’s “Another One Goes Tonight” and more.
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Nonfiction: Stench Soup and Stink Bombs: Mary Roach on the Soldier’s Life

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 03:00
Mary Roach turns her not-for-the-squeamish gaze onto the soldier’s life.
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Nonfiction: Two Books Recount How Our Postal System Created a Communications Revolution

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 03:00
Two histories of the Postal Service, once a mainstay of communication, now a system under threat.
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The Shortlist: Memoirs

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 03:00
New books by Betsy Lerner, Isabel Vincent and Lee Smith.
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Fiction: A Novel Tracks a Friendship Through Breakdowns, Infidelity and Psychic Visions of the Future

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 03:00
Jean Thompson’s latest considers an old friendship, a failing marriage and a woman having visions of the future.
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Fiction: Stories Exploring the Misguided, the Unrequited and the Mortified

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 03:00
All of the stories in this stark and cutting collection grapple with our failure to communicate.
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Fiction: A Novel Follows Gen-Xers Through Their Boom-or-Bust Post-College Lives

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 03:00
Gen X friends face success and regret in the decades after college.
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Nonfiction: Jack Shafer Reviews Gay Talese’s Controversial New Book About Voyeurism

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 13:50
Gay Talese’s “The Voyeur’s Motel” seems to be full of inaccuracies.
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Nonfiction: What It Is Actually Like to Be in the Engine Room of the Start-Up Economy

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:51
An account of success and failure — and the relationship between them — in the tech industry.
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Nonfiction: Libya’s Prisons Were Emptying. But Hisham Matar’s Father Was Nowhere to Be Found.

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:45
Hisham Matar’s account of trying to learn the fate of his father, an imprisoned Libyan dissident.
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How Brownie Wise got the Tupperware party started

USAToday Books - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:12

Sandra Bullock is poised to star in a movie version of 'Life of the Party.'

        
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Jonah Lehrer's new book is a labor of 'Love'

USAToday Books - Sun, 07/10/2016 - 13:02

The author investigates theories about everybody's favorite subject.

        
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Fiction roundup: Fellowes' 'Belgravia,' Weisberger's 'Game'

USAToday Books - Sun, 07/10/2016 - 07:01

Four new novels will keep you turning the pages this summer.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 07/10/2016 - 05:04

Look for new books by Daniel Silva and Delia Ephron.

        
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