Book Reviews

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

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 05:00
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 - 12:23

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

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 01/08/2017 - 06:03

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 - 06:01

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 - 13:03
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 - 12:15
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 - 12:01
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 - 11:51
In “History of Wolves,” by Emily Fridlund, a story about sexual awakening and identity formation turns into something darker.
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 11:36
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 - 11:33
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 - 10:27
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 - 23:27
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 - 23:27
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 - 23:26
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 - 23:23
Suggested reading from editors of the Book Review and The Times’s book critics.
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New paperbacks: 'Trump Revealed,' 'Hidden Figures'

USAToday Books - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 15:55

A Washington Post biography of the president-elect comes to paperback.

        
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Chat live with author Veronica Roth

USAToday Books - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 11:48

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

        
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Fiction: In a Debut Novel, the Artist’s Life Takes on Darker Shades

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 11:38
In her first novel, “The Strays,” Emily Bitto shows how a young girl is drawn to a seductively damaged family of artists.
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By the Book: Rachel Cusk: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 06:00
The author, most recently, of “Transit” is surprised at writers who treasure books as collectible objects. “I treat my books like I treat my shoes: The more I love them, the shoddier they become.”
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Nonfiction: A Feminist’s Biography of Steven Spielberg Focuses on His Jewish Identity

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 05:00
In “Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films,” Molly Haskell traces the evolution of the director’s Jewish identity.
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