Book Reviews

Fiction: Aharon Appelfeld’s Novel Follows a Young Holocaust Refugee to Palestine

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 09:00
Aharon Appelfeld’s novel “The Man Who Never Stopped Sleeping” follows a Holocaust survivor from Europe to Palestine.
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Nonfiction: The Starter Marriage, the Method and the Hollywood Ten: A Memoir of Coming of Age in the 1950s

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 09:00
In “The Men in my Life,” Patricia Bosworth, journalist and actress, recalls coming of age in the 1950s.
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Behind the Best Sellers: ‘Girl Before’ Author JP Delaney on Pseudonyms and the Limits of Marie Kondo

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 07:00
In his architectural thriller, new at No. 5 in hardcover fiction, Delaney explores the “weird and deeply obsessive” psychology of minimalism.
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Nonfiction: The Not-So-Secret War: Revisiting American Intervention in Laos

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 06:00
“A Great Place to Have a War” by Joshua Kurlantzick revisits America’s intervention in Laos in the 1960s.
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On Poetry: Why Is a Poet’s First Collection So Important?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 06:00
David Orr reviews Donika Kelly’s “Bestiary” and Max Ritvo’s “Four Reincarnations.”
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Crime: The Best and Latest in Crime Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 05:00
Marilyn Stasio’s crime column investigates a strangling in Scotland, a philandering British psychiatrist, the love life of a Danish cop and an interlude of Long Island noir.
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7 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 18:19
Suggested reading from editors at The New York Times Book Review.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 18:02
Readers respond to a recent review of “How America Lost Its Secrets” and more.
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New paperbacks: Anderson Cooper, Sue Klebold, Diane Rehm

USAToday Books - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 12:44

The memoir Anderson Cooper wrote with his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, is out in paperback.

        
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Egos: Songs of Themselves

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 05:00
New memoirs by an oboist who learns discipline and discord; a troubled virtuoso who finds freedom at the keys; and a guitarist who soothes the sick after his own life was saved by music
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Fiction: Home but Not Home: Four Generations of an Ethnic Korean Family in Japan

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 05:00
Ethnic Koreans in Japan are at the heart of Min Jin Lee’s new novel, “Pachinko.”
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Orwell's '1984' surges to No. 1 on USA TODAY's books list

USAToday Books - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 20:49

The 1949 classic and other dystopian titles sell strongly after Trump is sworn in.

        
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Two warring countries and one 'Lucky' little boy

USAToday Books - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 15:33

'Lucky Boy' is a novel about the tug-of-war over a Mexican baby.

        
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Hillary Clinton signs two book deals

USAToday Books - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 12:21

Hillary Clinton is announcing her first post-election plans.

        
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Recommended Reads: 25 Great Books by Refugees in America

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 12:06
From Bertolt Brecht to Vu Tran, a sampling of major contributions to American literature by those who were forced to leave their own countries.
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Fiction: A Story of Chaos at the Border of Turkey and Syria

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 05:00
Elliot Ackerman’s second novel, “Dark at the Crossing,” follows an Arab-American soldier who wants to join the Islamist fight in Syria.
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Nonfiction: The Rise of Brooklyn, What’s Wrong and What’s Right

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 05:00
Kay Hymowitz’s “The New Brooklyn” looks at the transformation of Brooklyn over the last several decades and complicates our understanding of gentrification.
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John Kasich's upcoming book positions him as Donald Trump critic

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 22:10

Book will help Ohio governor leave his options open for a possible 2020 bid for president.

        
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Nonfiction: Pass the Fava Beans: A New Book on Cannibalism Says It’s Not as Rare as We Once Thought

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 13:05
In his surprising study, “Cannibalism,” Bill Schutt looks at the prevalence of species eating themselves.
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One man, four lives, in Auster's '4 3 2 1'

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 08:09

Paul Auster imagines four versions of one man's life in his new novel.

        
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