Book Reviews

A slave’s flight from our first president

USAToday Books - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 06:05

'Never Caught' tells the story of Ona Judge, who escaped bondage from George Washington.

        
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Poetry: A Range of Alter Egos and a Lifetime of Poetic Guises

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 06:00
In “Almost Complete Poems,” his latest attempt to earn the title poet, Stanley Moss reflects on his life, talents and quest for spiritual strength.
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Time-traveling 'Todays' is quite a trip to yesterday

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 13:02

Elan Mastai's debut novel 'All the Wrong Todays' has been optioned for the movies.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy books

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 05:02

Look for a new novel by the author of the best seller 'Orphan Train.'

        
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Hunt for Vanna White 'Playboy' kicks off endearing debut novel

USAToday Books - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 13:04

Jason Rekulak relives the 1980s in 'The Impossible Fortress.'

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 05:03

Spend your weekend reading 'Lincoln in the Bardo.'

        
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New 'Star Wars' book follows 'Rogue One'

USAToday Books - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 14:47

'Inferno Squad' is coming in July.

        
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The Book Review Podcast: Neil Gaiman’s Myths

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 13:24
Gaiman discusses “Norse Mythology”; Sarah Lyall talks about Ali Smith’s “Autumn”; and Nick Bilton on two new books about Silicon Valley.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:04
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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She Began Her Career at Hedge Funds. Now She Reports on Their Crimes.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:25
Sheelah Kolhatkar, whose “Black Edge” traces the insider trading scandal at SAC Capital, is a former fund analyst herself.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:11
Readers respond to recent reviews of “The New Brooklyn,” “The True Flag” and more.
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Open Book: The Harlem Renaissance’s New Chapter

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:11
Claude McKay’s “lost” novel “Amiable With Big Teeth” is about a group of activists in Harlem during the 1930s.
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Bookends: Which Canonical Work is Frequently and Frustratingly Misread?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:41
Rivka Galchen and Benjamin Moser discuss which classic books are commonly misunderstood.
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'Chosen Few' is a searing account of war in Afghanistan

USAToday Books - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:33

Gregg Zoroya's book looks at a company of embattled American paratroopers.

        
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The Shortlist: Fiction in Translation

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:30
A singer who breaks race barriers in the theater, a Mexican immigrant living on the edge of survival in an American city and more.
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Crime: The Best and Latest in Crime Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:26
Mark Billingham’s “Rush of Blood” is a savage satire about good friends whose special bond originated in murder.
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Fiction: From Ali Smith, It’s the First Great Brexit Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 06:00
“Autumn,” Ali Smith’s Brexit novel, centers on an abiding May-December friendship.
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Fiction: Doctored Videos Disturb the Inhabitants of a Midwestern Town

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 06:00
“Universal Harvester,” a new novel by the Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle, subverts a horror movie premise to explore the landscape of grief.
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Fiction: A Railroad Runs Through a Tale of Two Kenyas

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 04:00
In “Dance of the Jakaranda,” Peter Kimani explores Kenya’s colonial legacy through the story of the national railroad.
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10 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 16:40
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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