Book Reviews

Children’s Books: Monsters, Odd and Terrifying Humans, and a Boy Out to Save His Father

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 09:58
A reluctant hero sets out on a perilous quest to slay a terrifying (sea) dragon in Martin Stewart’s “Riverkeep.”
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Children’s Books: A Middle-Grade Adventure Teems With Schooners, Frigates and Brigs

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 09:50
Kids on a privateer dodge French frigates and a phantom ship in a bid to defeat Napoleon in Kate Milford’s “The Left-Handed Fate.”
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Children’s Books: An Outcast Girl Searches for Her Missing Father in ‘Furthermore’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 09:42
An outcast girl and a companion seek her missing father in a topsy-turvy land in Tahereh Mafi’s new middle-grade fantasy, “Furthermore.”
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Children’s Books: Two Illustrated Books Re-Examine Legends of the Wild West

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 09:30
“Presenting Buffalo Bill” and “The Wolves of Currumpaw” provide opportunities for young readers to critically explore the Wild West.
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Nonfiction: Designing Men: The Art of William Morris and Mariano Fortuny

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 09:19
A.S. Byatt celebrates the work of two pillars in the world of design.
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Nonfiction: How an American Spy for Russia Wound Up in a Hungarian Jail

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 09:19
Kati Marton’s “True Believer” tells the story of an American who worked for the O.S.S. as well as the K.G.B.
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Fiction: Jonathan Safran Foer’s New Novel Wrestles With the Demands of Jewish Identity

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 09:15
Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Here I Am” is a four-generation family saga about American Jews.
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 09:13
Tom Wolfe, whose new book about the evolution of language is No. 14 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says picking fights is “a lot better than not being noticed at all.”
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First transgender star The Lady Chablis dies at 59

USAToday Books - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 06:17

Transgender icon gained fame from best-selling 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.'

        
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Fiction: An Unborn Baby Overhears Plans for a Murder in Ian McEwan’s Latest Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 04:00
Ian McEwan’s compact, captivating new novel, “Nutshell,” is about murderous spirals and lost messages between fathers and unborn sons.
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Fiction: Hillary’s First 100 Days

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 03:00
A speculative political fiction by the showrunner of “Veep.”
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Editors’ Choice: 9 Great Books to Start Off September

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 16:12
New books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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New paperbacks: Gloria Steinem, Patti Smith, Ian Rankin

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 15:40

Steinem's best-selling memoir is now in paperback.

        
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By the Book: Alan Moore: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 11:18
The author, most recently, of the novel “Jerusalem” says if he could compel the president “to read one book — other than ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ — then I definitely would.”
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'Eat Pray Love' author Elizabeth Gilbert reveals lesbian love

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 05:36

As her best friend underwent cancer treatment, Gilbert realized she was in love with her.

        
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Critic’s Take: The Return of Omniscience

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 22:07
The return of omniscient narrators might reflect the sense we all have, as internet users, of access to unlimited knowledge.
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Bruce Springsteen sums up 30-year depression battle with car metaphor

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 11:32

The rock icon explains his 30-year struggle in a way only the Boss could.

        
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Unreleased F. Scott Fitzgerald stories due in April

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 10:30

Author chose to let his stories go unpublished until a time they wouldn't be censored.

        
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Harry Potter's reign continues

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 10:26

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' rules No. 1 spot for six straight weeks

        
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Help Desk: New Self-Help Books for Pet Parents

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 03:30
Can cats be trained? What do you do if your poodle is afraid of puddles? Pet experts offer advice and consider problems common and otherwise.
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