Book Reviews

13 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 17:19
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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American Beauties: Illuminating the Beats From Their Shadow

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 16:21
Joyce Johnson’s “Minor Characters” is among the great American literary memoirs.
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New paperbacks: 'Barkskins,' 'The Nest,' 'White Trash'

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 15:49

Annie Proulx's novel about early timber traders is out in paperback.

        
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Children’s Books: Bookshelf: Books of Verse for Children Range from Playful to Soaring

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 11:46
New picture books for National Poetry Month about animals, Hispanic heroes and the Harlem Renaissance.
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Roving Eye: A Great Indian Novel Reaches American Shores

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 10:08
Vivek Shanbhag’s “Ghachar Ghochar” is the first novel translated into English from an Indian language spoken by 40 million people and published here.
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Judy Blume to receive lifetime achievement award

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 09:03

Author will receive the E.B. White Award from American Academy of Arts and Letters.

        
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By the Book: Mitch Albom: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 04:00
The author of “Tuesdays With Morrie” and, most recently, “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto” avoids “grim, angst-ridden, navel-gazing books and horror. Enough of that in the real world.”
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Books of The Times: ‘Unwanted Advances’ Tackles Sexual Politics in Academia

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 16:14
In this new book by Laura Kipnis, the author addresses her dismay over the intersection between free speech and sensitivity issues at universities.
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Stephen King's 'It' scares up new readers, thanks to creepy trailer

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 11:30

The horror classic is No. 17; James Patterson has another No. 1 USA TODAY best seller.

       
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Children’s Books: <div>New Books for Kids Explore the Nighttime</div>

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 06:00
Three artful new books shine a light on the comical, comforting and unsettling world after dark.
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Children’s Books: Emma Donoghue’s New Novel Makes Diversity an Understatement

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 04:00
In Emma Donoghue’s first children’s book, “The Lotterys Plus One,” gay parents and their home-schooled brood try to make room for a grumpy grandpa.
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Books of The Times: Mary Gaitskill Looks Unhappiness Straight in the Eye

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 18:26
The writer turns to nonfiction in “Somebody With a Little Hammer,” a formidable collection of essays, reviews and the like.
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5 Prince revelations from the memoir of his first wife, Mayte Garcia

USAToday Books - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 18:03

Like, for instance, he raided her closet and employed a "foo foo master."

        
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In memoir, Alec Baldwin spills on Kim Basinger, Tina Fey, Harrison Ford

USAToday Books - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 17:52

The actor pulls back the curtain on his career and his personal life in 'Nevertheless.'

       
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Nonfiction: One Family’s Story of Mental Illness and What Came After

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 06:00
In “No One Cares About Crazy People,” Ron Powers shares the story of his two sons’s struggles with schizophrenia.
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Nonfiction: Why an Open Market Won’t Repair American Health Care

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 06:00
In “An American Sickness,” Elisabeth Rosenthal writes about the “economic rules of the dysfunctional medical market.”
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Nonfiction: Notes on a Scandal: The Story of the Libor Financial Scam

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 04:00
In “The Spider Network,” David Enrich tackles the Libor scandal, where crooked traders and bankers manipulated interest rates.
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Who knew? Walt Whitman was the Richard Simmons of his day

USAToday Books - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 16:35

The 19th-century American poet has a new book out. You won't believe what it's about.

        
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African-American 'Gatsby' reboot shines its own bright light

USAToday Books - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 14:38

Story recasts the spotlight on black characters navigating life and love in a small town.

        
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'My Mother's Kitchen' is real comfort food

USAToday Books - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 11:22

Peter Gethers' mother was a chef; now he cooks for her in her old age.

        
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