Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Two Books About Muslim Identity

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 04:00
Omar Saif Ghobash’s “Letters to a Young Muslim” offers advice for young Muslims in the West, and Ali A. Rizvi’s “The Atheist Muslim” is about a journey from believer to atheist.
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E.L. Doctorow, in short form, is a pleasure

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 12:46

'Collected Stories' offers 15 tales from the novelist who died in 2015.

        
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Bohjalian's 'The Sleepwalker' will keep you up at night

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 06:00

A Vermont mother who sleepwalks disappears in Chris Bohjalian's new mystery.

        
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Fiction: The Author of ‘The Vegetarian’ Takes On Korea’s Violent Past

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 04:00
Han Kang’s “Human Acts” revisits a 1980 uprising against South Korea’s authoritarian rule.
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The complicated woman behind 'Goodnight Moon'

USAToday Books - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 11:23

She didn't really like kids; had love affairs with men and women.

        
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Nonfiction: Is Edward Snowden a Spy? A New Book Calls Him One.

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 04:00
In “How America Lost Its Secrets,” Edward Jay Epstein says Russia was the main beneficiary of Snowden’s revelations.
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 01/08/2017 - 05:03

Look for new books by Chris Bohjalian and Brad Taylor.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 01/07/2017 - 05:01

Spend your weekend reading 'The Lost City of the Monkey God.'

        
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The Book Review Podcast: Should You Stop Eating Sugar?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 12:03
Gary Taubes discusses “The Case Against Sugar,” and Anthony Gottlieb talks about a new biography of Casanova.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 11:15
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 11:01
Readers respond to “The Year in Reading” and more.
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Fiction: A Novel’s Sheltered Girl Seeks Her Identity Among Messed-Up Adults

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 10:51
In “History of Wolves,” by Emily Fridlund, a story about sexual awakening and identity formation turns into something darker.
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Chat live with author Veronica Roth

USAToday Books - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 10:50

The author of 'Divergent' and 'Carve the Mark' will take fan questions.

        
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 10:36
The gymnast Simone Biles capped her very good 2016 with a No. 1 memoir, “Courage to Soar,” currently No. 4 in young adult hardcover.
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Crime: The Best and Latest in Crime Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 10:33
In Thomas Perry’s “The Old Man,” a retired intelligence agent is forced to run for his life using obsolete survival techniques.
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Nonfiction: Return to Mogadishu: Trying to Reclaim a City for Its People

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 09:27
A Somali expatriate makes an attempt to restore part of his homeland in Andrew Harding’s “The Mayor of Mogadishu.”
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Nonfiction: Overcome Your Cash Conundrums With the Power of Psychology

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 22:27
Claudia Hammond’s “Mind Over Money” shows us how to put the lessons of behavioral economics into practice when we manage our own finances.
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Nonfiction: Rake’s Progress: A Look at the Well-Traveled Casanova

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 22:27
As Laurence Bergreen documents in “Casanova,” the famous ladies’ man also rubbed elbows with a Who’s Who of 18th-century Europe.
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Open Book: The Sport of Struggle

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 22:26
In “Home and Away,” Karl Ove Knausgaard exchanges letters about soccer (and the rest of life) with the Swedish writer Fredrik Ekelund.
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10 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 22:23
Suggested reading from editors of the Book Review and The Times’s book critics.
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