Book Reviews

Ghostwriting for Washington's powerful is a game of brittle egos

USAToday Books - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 08:39

Barbara Feinman Todd pulls back the curtain in 'Let's Not Pretend.'

        
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Nonfiction: An Insider-Trading Tale That Reads Like a Thriller

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 05:00
Sheelah Kolhatkar’s “Black Edge” is about the feds’ pursuit of a hedge fund manager.
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Abortion divides two families in Oates' 'American Martyrs'

USAToday Books - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 23:26

Joyce Carol Oates' searing new novel couldn't be more timely.

        
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Mackenzie Phillips: 'I’m passionate about recovery'

USAToday Books - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 16:03

Now an alcohol and drug counselor, the star writes 'Hopeful Healing,' about recovery.

        
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Mackenzie Phillips: Book offers hope for addiction recovery

USAToday Books - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 14:40

Mackenzie Phillips talks to USA TODAY's Bill Keveney about her new book, 'Hopeful Healing,' working as an alcohol and drug counselor and making a guest appearance on Netflix's reboot of 'One Day at a Time.'

        
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Famed 'Woman in Gold' inspires new novel

USAToday Books - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 12:50

Klimt's portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer is the canvas for 'Stolen Beauty.'

        
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Nonfiction: ‘Generation Revolution’: Why Youth Was Not Enough in Egypt

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 07:00
“Generation Revolution” by Rachel Aspden shows that the young in Egypt are improbably looking forward and backward at the same time.
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Nonfiction: Lincoln Served Six Ways: Reframing a President

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 05:00
In “Six Encounters with Lincoln,” Elizabeth Brown Pryor casts a new light on Lincoln’s leadership.
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Profile: Master of Quirk

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 02/05/2017 - 18:06
The publisher of the eclectic publishing house Quirk, a factory for offbeat hits like “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” is now a novelist.
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New book 'Hit Makers' hits all the right notes

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/05/2017 - 08:01

Derek Thompson explores the "science" of how things become popular.

       
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/05/2017 - 06:02

Look for new books by Sophie Kinsella and Neil Gaiman.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 02/04/2017 - 06:06

Spend your weekend reading 'Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin.'

        
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The Book Review Podcast: A Brave Look at Depression

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 13:14
Daphne Merkin talks about “This Close to Happy,” and Min Jin Lee discusses her new novel, “Pachinko.”
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 11:26
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Shortlist: Paris

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 11:13
In fiction and nonfiction about the City of Light, wander its streets and meet some of its most interesting citizens.
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Nonfiction: How David Became Goliath: The Secret of Israel’s Military Success

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 11:00
“The Weapon Wizards” by Yaakov Katz and Amir Bohbot examines how Israel became a giant in military technology.
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Open Book: New Life for Dracula

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 10:56
An Icelandic version of “Dracula” turns out to be a radically different version of the story.
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Fiction: A Dreamlike Western With a Different Kind of Hero

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 10:00
An Irish orphan winds up in the mid-19th-century American West in Sebastian Barry’s novel “Days Without End.”
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Nonfiction: A Father’s Wrenching Memoir of Death, Guilt and Reckoning

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 10:00
In “Disaster Falls” Stéphane Gerson explores the aftermath of his young son’s tragic death.
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Fiction: A Debut Follows Two Creative Women Bound by a Passion for Art

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 09:00
In “The Animators,” a debut novel by Kayla Rae Whitaker, two creative women are bound by a passion for art and a drive to master their pasts.
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