Book Reviews

How to Send Us a Voice Memo About Your Favorite Summer Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/03/2016 - 12:27
Here’s a quick step-by-step guide to sending us your story. We may use it in a future episode of our podcast, Inside the New York Times Book Review.
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/03/2016 - 11:19
Stephanie Danler, whose foodie novel, “Sweetbitter,” is No. 14 on the hardcover fiction list, prefers restaurants “where I can feel the staff a little bit, they have a little bit of a personality.”
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Before the Fall’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/03/2016 - 11:19
Noah Hawley talks about “Before the Fall”; Andrew Solomon discusses “Far and Away”; and Marjorie Ingall on the season’s new Y.A. novels.
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Justin Cronin, Rick Yancey end their series on high note

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 14:29

'The Last Star' and 'The City of Mirrors' are USA TODAY best sellers.

        
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Khaleesi vs. Finnick: Emilia and Sam answer who would win the Hunger Games

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 13:07

We asked the stars of 'Me Before You' about fiction's ultimate face-off.

        
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'Helping Children Succeed': Little things can transform kids' learning

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 12:47

A new book by journalist Paul Tough revisits several ideas he introduced in 2012, with a more practical approach.

        
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A 'Valiant' look at Revolutionary War heroes and traitors

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 10:39

Acclaimed historian Nathaniel Philbrick is back with 'Valiant Ambition.'

        
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New paperbacks from John Irving, Judd Apatow, Paula McLain

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 10:34

Paperback releases include 'Avenue of Mysteries' and 'A Lucky Life Interrupted.'

        
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The Harry Potter kids are all grown up in images from 'Cursed Child'

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 09:27

19 years later, Harry Potter still has his magic. 

        
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Coloring books are a hot fad, e-book sales decline: Nielsen report

USAToday Books - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 16:35

A new Nielsen study charts book sales from 2015.

        
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 14:03
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 14:03
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Ivory Tower: Shakespeare in Full

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:52
Four hundred years after his death, Shakespeare’s life and works continue to surprise us. Five new books explore the playwright’s hidden side.
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Author’s Note: Inherit the Word

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:52
Can one become a writer without early immersion in the arts? The novelist Annie Liontas on growing up without “a literary inheritance.”
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By the Book: Tig Notaro: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:52
The stand-up comic and author of “I’m Just a Person” says if she could require the president to read one book, it would be “I’m Just a Person,” by Tig Notaro. “But I imagine he already pre-ordered it.”
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Nonfiction: ‘Orson Welles: One-Man Band’ and ‘Citizen Kane: A Filmmaker’s Journey’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:51
Harlan Lebo’s “Citizen Kane” tracks the making of a masterpiece; the third volume of Simon Callow’s biography reconsiders Orson Welles’s later years.
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Daniel Craig heads to Showtime for Franzen's 'Purity'

USAToday Books - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:48

James Bond star will headline 20-episode limited series, with production starting in 2017.

        
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Fiction: ‘The Bricks That Built the Houses,’ by Kate Tempest

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:29
A debut novel about young love in London by an award-winning poet and rapper.
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Nonfiction: ‘Making Monte Carlo,’ by Mark Braude

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:29
The business model for Monte Carlo was created 150 years ago, and it has stood Monaco in good stead ever since.
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Fiction: Emma Straub’s ‘Modern Lovers’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:29
A romantic comedy with an ensemble cast, set in their own postmodern Peyton Place — Ditmas Park, Brooklyn.
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