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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:31
Curtis Sittenfeld, whose update of “Pride and Prejudice” is No. 5 on the hardcover fiction list, says the Darcy and Liz scenes “were definitely the most fun to write.”
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: ‘Listen, Liberal’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:23
Thomas Frank talks about “Listen, Liberal,” and Lydia Millet discusses her new novel, “Sweet Lamb of Heaven.”
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Crime: Dan Fesperman’s ‘The Letter Writer,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:05
Real-life gangsters appear in Dan Fesperman’s dynamic novel set in New York during World War II.
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Nonfiction: ‘Detroit Resurrected,’ by Nathan Bomey

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:33
Detroit stages a comeback after years of corruption and financial crisis.
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Fiction: ‘The Midnight Watch,’ by David Dyer

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:17
A novel explores the mysterious failure of a nearby ship to come to the Titanic’s aid.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Brazen Age,’ by David Reid

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:07
The years between the end of World War II and the Korean War raised many questions.
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Open Book: Whit Channels Jane

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 10:01
The filmmaker Whit Stillman has a new movie and novel — both called “Love and Friendship” — based on Jane Austen’s “Lady Susan.”
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:51
Readers respond to recent reviews of “America’s War for the Greater Middle East,” “American Amnesia” and more.
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Nonfiction: Nicholas Guyatt’s ‘Bind Us Apart’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:40
A historian argues that 19th-century citizens wanted to help Indians and slaves by deporting them.
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Nonfiction: Maurice Isserman’s ‘Continental Divide’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:36
Maurice Isserman looks at the history of America through the lens of a sometimes misunderstood endeavor.
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Nonfiction: ‘Connectography,’ by Parag Khanna

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:35
Parag Khanna offers a new theory of connected geopolitics.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu,’ by Joshua Hammer

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 16:52
The story of the man who defied Al Qaeda to protect his nation’s cultural heritage.
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McBride kills 'em with new book on singer James Brown

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:28

National Book Award winner James McBride takes on the Godfather of Soul.

        
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'Eligible' puts a ring on it, lands on USA TODAY's list

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:25

Curtis Sittenfeld's 'modern retelling' of 'Pride and Prejudice' is a best seller.

        
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By the Book: Louise Erdrich: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 09:15
The author of “The Round House” and, most recently, “LaRose” thinks President Obama “deserves a diverting literary read filled with witchy sex, brutal greed, dark gods and innocence.”
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Read an excerpt from Eoin Colfer's 'Iron Man: The Gauntlet'

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 05:06

'Artemis Fowl' author takes the Marvel hero to Ireland in new novel for young readers.

       
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Fiction: ‘My Struggle: Book 5,’ by Karl Ove Knausgaard

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:59
In the fifth volume of his autobiographical novel, Karl Ove Knausgaard struggles with shame and fear of failure.
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Author helps older fans 'catch up' on music

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 08:41

Pop and rock music isn't what it used to be. In fact, it's better than it was 50 years ago

        
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Bookends: Can a Book With Bad Politics Be a Good Book?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:15
Adam Kirsch and Zoë Heller discuss whether books can be judged by their politics.
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Fiction: Lydia Millet’s ‘Sweet Lamb of Heaven’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:29
After giving birth, a woman starts hearing a mysterious interior monologue.
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