Book Reviews

Fiction: Robert Harris’s Thriller Goes Inside the Vatican

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 18:09
Robert Harris’s new thriller, “Conclave,” is a tightly woven tale about power machinations at the top of the Roman Catholic Church.
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Nonfiction: A Biography of Moses, the Man

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 17:35
Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg’s “Moses: A Human Life” shows a man facing the divine and the elusive meaning of life.
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Roundup: Great Outdoors: Landscapes, Both Natural and Created by Human Hands

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 17:18
New books include “Treasured Lands: A Photographic Odyssey Through America’s National Parks.”
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Nonfiction: What’s So Funny About Jewish Humor?

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 16:28
Michael Krasny’s “Let There Be Laughter” is celebration of Jewish humor.
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Nonfiction: Islands in the Sun

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 16:23
Joshua Jelly-Schapiro’s “Island People,” about the Caribbean, is the product of more than a dozen years of extended visits to the region.
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Nonfiction: Wordless Short Stories by Richard McGuire

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 16:14
Richard McGuire’s charming “Sequential Drawings” collects over a decade’s worth of spot illustrations for The New Yorker.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Women Who Made New York’: Icons, Trailblazers and Visionaries

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 16:08
Julie Scelfo’s book positions itself as an antidote to the historiographical tradition of forgetting — and belatedly remembering — women.
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Nonfiction: When Fake News Was Funny

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 15:56
Chris Smith’s oral history traces the 16-year sprint that turned “The Daily Show” from a second-rate cable presentation into a vital institution in American politics and the media.
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Nonfiction: The Private Life of Victorians

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 15:46
Therese Oneill’s “Unmentionable” transports us back to the world of middle-class 19th-century women, emphasizing the messy details that costume dramas airbrush out.
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Chabon's 'Moonglow' reflects Jewish experience

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 15:13

Michael Chabon's new novel is written as a memoir.

        
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O'Reilly, Patterson have a hit with 'Please' book for kids

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 15:11

Two best-selling authors collaborate on a picture book.

        
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Children’s Books: Big Beautiful Books for Small People

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 14:04
Revisit Tomi Ungerer’s surprising stories, pretend to cook and more in these large-format illustrated books.
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Nonfiction: Three Handsome Books on Country Living

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 13:07
Glossy new books devoted to the lavish retreats of American “country house” living.
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Nonfiction/Fiction: Queen Victoria in Fiction and Nonfiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 12:57
Two new books arrive at the same conclusion: Queen Victoria wasn’t as Victorian as she’s been made out to be — especially behind the bedroom door.
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By the Book: Anna Kendrick: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 11:24
The actress, singer and author of “Scrappy Little Nobody” would love to be a bath reader, “but the Parisian charm wears off after five minutes, and then I just want to be dry.”
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New paperbacks: Rainn Wilson, Mitch Albom and more

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:32

Fiction, memoirs and a history of the feud between Burr and Hamilton.

        
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Roundup: A Spotlight on the Season’s Top Photography Books

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 14:37
New books showcase the photos of Daido Moriyama, Sally Mann and others.
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Roundup: Rock Lives: This Season’s Pop Music Biographies and Memoirs

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 11:00
New books look at the careers of Brian Wilson, Paul Simon and other music stars.
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Roundup: This Season’s Books on Sports: A Roundup

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 10:50
People who see sports as an escape from the real world might be surprised at just how often the two overlap.
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Web Extra: 20 More Cookbooks

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 10:43
“Classic German Baking,” “Dorie’s Cookies” and more.
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