Book Reviews

Fiction: A Count Becomes a Waiter in a Novel of Soviet Supremacy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:45
An aristocrat under house arrest witnesses the rise of the Soviet empire in Amor Towles’s “A Gentleman in Moscow.”
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Fiction: Schlock and Awe: A Novel Follows a Director’s Horrific Shoot

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:44
“We Eat Our Own,” Kea Wilson’s debut novel about a jungle film shoot, draws inspiration from the notorious “Cannibal Holocaust.”
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Fiction: Alexandra Kleeman Writes Like an Alien on an Anthropological Mission to Earth

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:44
Kleeman’s stories in “Intimations” span styles and moods.
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Fiction: In Michelle Tea’s New Novel, Bohemians Meet the Apocalypse

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:44
Tea’s “Black Wave” combines a run-up to apocalypse with dark humor.
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Fiction: ‘The Virginity of Famous Men’ Has Characters on Edge

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:44
The stories in Christine Sneed’s “The Virginity of Famous Men” inhabit the lives of the indecisive.
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Fiction: In a Novel Set at Harvard, Class Divisions and a Creepy Crush

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:43
A middle-class boy becomes obsessed with a rich girl, and increasingly unstable, in Teddy Wayne’s “Loner.”
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Fiction: The Vietnam War Still Has a Hold on the Fiction of Robert Olen Butler

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:43
In “Perfume River,” Butler traces the lasting effects of the Vietnam conflict on a New Orleans family.
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Nonfiction: When a Texan Pianist Conquered Cold War Moscow

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:43
Nigel Cliff’s “Moscow Nights” tells the story of how Van Cliburn added a human face to the Cold War with a gold-medal performance.
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:39
“The Hidden Life of Trees,” No. 5 on the hardcover nonfiction list, describes the way trees protect their young, communicate and develop communities.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:29
Readers respond to recent reviews of Julia Leigh’s “Avalanche,” Belle Boggs’s “The Art of Waiting” and more.
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Open Book: A Timeless Observer

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:26
Charles McGrath on a new Library of America collection of John O’Hara’s stories.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 23:36
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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9 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 23:32
Suggested reading by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
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It's time to stop O'Reilly's literary 'Killing' spree

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 16:53

Bill O'Reilly's new book 'Killing the Rising Sun' is about the defeat of Japan.

        
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Bill O'Reilly makes another 'Killing,' lands at No. 1

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 16:52

'Killing the Rising Sun,' latest in franchise, is an instant best seller.

        
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Wonder what your Patronus is? Now you can find out on Pottermore

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 06:30

Are you a stag? An otter? A rabbit? Maybe a doe? Now you can find out for sure. 

        
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Nonfiction: Richard Ford Reviews Bruce Springsteen’s Memoir

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 03:00
In “Born to Run,” Bruce Springsteen writes with a Jersey plainspeak that’s deftly detailed and intimate with its readers.
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Nonfiction: Facing Britain: Simon Schama Takes a Gallery Tour

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 03:00
Schama views his nation’s history through portraits in “The Face of Britain.”
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Designer Ralph Lauren to write memoir

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 10:39

The book, so far untitled, will be out in fall 2017.

        
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Ann Patchett has a hit with 'Commonwealth'

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 10:27

The new novel lands high on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list.

        
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