Book Reviews

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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Carrie Fisher's 'Diarist,' 'Drinking' climb USA TODAY's list

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 16:20

After the death of the iconic actress and writer, strong demand for her books.

        
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Carrie Fisher's 'Diarist,' 'Drinking' climb USA TODAY's list

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 16:20

After the death of the iconic actress and writer, strong demand for her books.

        
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Nonfiction: Is Fat Really All That Bad? A Biochemist Explains.

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 15:12
In “The Secret Life of Fat,” Sylvia Tara argues that it’s not as dangerous as we’ve been told.
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17 pop culture icons having milestone anniversaries in 2017

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 11:48

Hard to believe there was ever a time when Star Wars, Sgt. Pepper, Harry Potter or jazz were new. But they were. And not so long ago, either.

        
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17 pop culture icons having milestone anniversaries in 2017

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 11:48

Hard to believe there was ever a time when Star Wars, Sgt. Pepper, Harry Potter or jazz were new. But they were. And not so long ago, either.

        
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Fiction: What Can Explain a Mother’s Murder of Her Child?, a Novel Asks

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 05:00
In “Idaho,” a debut novel by Emily Ruskovich, a woman seeks the facts about the killing of her husband’s young daughter by his ex-wife.
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Nonfiction: The War to Stay Out of the War Against War

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 05:00
In “War Against War,” Michael Kazin reminds us that opposition to World War I was deep and widespread.
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Nonfiction: Shorthand for Suffering: Siberia Under the Czars

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 05:00
In “The House of the Dead,” his new history of Siberia as a prison colony, Daniel Beer shows how the czars planted the seeds of their own destruction.
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Bookends: Is It Possible for a Writer to Be Objective?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 13:55
Pankaj Mishra and Leslie Jamison discuss whether writers can ever truly put aside their own prejudices and interpretations.
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Nonfiction: Two New Books Look at the Holocaust in Civic and Military Terms

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 12:03
David Cesarani’s “Final Solution” and Peter Hayes’s “Why?” offer fresh perspectives on the Holocaust.
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