Book Reviews

Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:42
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

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Mary Gaitskill: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 17:02
The author, most recently, of “The Mare” says Nabokov’s witty “Letters to Véra” often made her laugh: “I especially liked . . . his enthusiastic recitations of what he’d had for dinner.”

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Carly Simon reveals more secrets on camera

USAToday Books - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 12:37

Carly Simon dishes with USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg.

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ArtsBeat: The Times’s Reviews of National Book Award Winners

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 11:40
Looking back at reviews of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “Between the World and Me” and Adam Johnson’s “Fortune Smiles.”

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Carly Simon spills on who's so vain

USAToday Books - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 09:57

In her new memoir, the singer remembers her big hits and the men in her life.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates, Adam Johnson win National Book Awards

USAToday Books - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 21:35

The National Book Awards honor fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children's books.

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ArtsBeat: Misty Copeland to Write Book on Health and Fitness

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 16:51
Misty Copeland, a principal dancer with American Ballet Theater, is expected to release her third book, “Ballerina Body,” in early 2017.

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Readers say 'Yes' to Shonda Rhimes, Bush bio

USAToday Books - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 11:11

'Year of Yes' and 'Destiny and Power' hit USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list.

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Children’s Books: Revisiting the Mayflower Story

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 08:47
A picture book presents a new perspective on the adventure-filled tale behind the first Thanksgiving.

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Burt Reynolds dishes in memoir: 'I was pretty wild'

USAToday Books - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 07:06

The star reflects on the women and acting roles in his life in his new book.

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Irving's latest is intriguing 'Mysteries'

USAToday Books - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 12:00

The protagonist of 'Avenue of Mysteries' is himself a novelist.

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Bookends: What Early Job Later Informed Your Work as a Writer?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 07:00
Francine Prose and Leslie Jamison discuss early jobs that later influenced their work.

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Sarah Vowell’s ‘Lafayette in the Somewhat United States’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 04:30
Lafayette was hailed as a hero on his 1820s American tour.

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‘Chicagonomics’ and ‘Economics Rules’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 04:30
One book sees a problem with applied economics; another sees a perversion of the Chicago school’s message.

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ArtsBeat: Nobel Winner Svetlana Alexievich Books to Be Published by Random House

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 11:49
The three English translations of Ms. Alexievich’s work will appear in 2016 and 2017.

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Bestselling authors Sylvia Day, Meredith Wild to headline cruise

USAToday Books - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 06:20

The romance novelists will sail on Princess Cruises' Royal Princess.

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‘The Blue Touch Paper: A Memoir,’ by David Hare

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 04:30
The playwright David Hare looks back on his experience and his career.

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Audiobooks: Mindy Kaling’s ‘Why Not Me?’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 04:30
Kaling discusses life in an image-driven industry, and the perks and pitfalls of making it.

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 11/15/2015 - 05:04

Look for new books from Burt Reynolds, Timbaland, Janet Evanovich and David Baldacci.

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Albom's 'Magic Strings' hits right notes

USAToday Books - Sat, 11/14/2015 - 13:01

'The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto' is the story of an Elvis-like rock star.

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