Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Calvin Trillin Looks Back on 50 Years Covering Black Life in America

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:48
A reporter assesses a half-century of race relations in America.
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Two books about Hamilton get Tonys boost

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 12:10

Ron Chernow's Alexander Hamilton bio is in USA TODAY's Top 10.

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By the Book: Annie Proulx: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 06:00
The author of “The Shipping News” and, most recently, “Barkskins” says books of prognostication, business, technology, entrepreneurial success and patriotic stuff are “not my cup of tea.”
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Celebrity book club: Summer reads

USAToday Books - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 17:04

What our favorite celebrity bookworms are reading and recommending this summer.

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From shelfies to BookTube, publishers embrace video

USAToday Books - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 16:20

It may seem counterintuitive, but book publishers are courting consumers via online video.

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Children’s Books: ‘Birdsong,’ by James Sturm

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:31
A wordless picture book about two naughty children is inspired by the Japanese “paper theater” tradition.
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Emma Cline's 'The Girls' is a (Manson) cult hit

USAToday Books - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:22

A debut novel about a murderous California cult lands on USA TODAY's best-seller list.

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A black officer tells his story in 'Once Upon a Cop'

USAToday Books - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 09:59

Corey Pegues was a deputy inspector with the NYPD.

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Bookends: Is the Idea of ‘Art for Art’s Sake’ a Sign of Social Privilege?

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 09:52
Pankaj Mishra and Rivka Galchen discuss who gets to make art for art’s sake.
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Nonfiction: Opening the Door to a Conservative Court

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 04:30
Under Warren Burger’s leadership, the Supreme Court halted the rights revolution of the 1960s.
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Disney announces a fresh 'Frozen' bonanza

USAToday Books - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 13:51

Books! Digital shorts! A TV special!

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Nonfiction: When Republicans Draw District Boundaries, They Can’t Lose. Literally.

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 04:30
A supercharged brand of gerrymandering is undermining democracy.
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Nonfiction: Why Conservative Intellectuals Hate Trump

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 04:30
A leading conservative intellectual argues that both parties are suffering from unrealistic nostalgia for a bygone era.
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Tavis Smiley imagines Michael Jackson's final days in new book

USAToday Books - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 14:33

Smiley, a Jackson fan, wanted to take a novelistic approach to the superstar's life.

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Essay: What Do This Season’s Political Books Tell Us About the Election?

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 06/19/2016 - 23:39
The divisions on display in this election year are not unique in our history. This season’s books offer insights on how we got here.
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 06/19/2016 - 05:06

Look for a new Jason Bourne thriller; Anne Tyler takes on Shakespeare.

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Susan Faludi investigates her dad's sex change in 'Darkroom'

USAToday Books - Sat, 06/18/2016 - 13:02

The author of 'In the Darkroom' learns her father is now 'Stefi.'

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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 06/18/2016 - 05:00

Spend your weekend reading 'Barkskins' by Annie Proulx.

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The Mothership: Brad Meltzer returns to spill 'Secrets'

USAToday Books - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 14:01

Author joins USA TODAY's geek culture crew for a wide-ranging discussion.

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Recommended romance reads for hot summer days

USAToday Books - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 14:00

Here are some of the romances Happy Ever After’s contributors have recommended recently.

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