Book Reviews

Fiction: ‘The Red Car’: A Novel of Furious Action and Furious Ideas

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:23
Marcy Dermansky’s “The Red Car” is a propulsive novel that still makes you stop and think.
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Fiction: An Ovid-Loving Loner Moves to Miami Beach

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:23
In Jane Alison’s “Nine Island,” a woman faces her romantic future.
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Fiction: A New Irish Novel Features Few Commas and Lots of Sex

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:22
A May-December romance begins between a drama student and a London actor in Eimear McBride’s “The Lesser Bohemians.”
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Poetry: Collected Works of a Poet Who Took Her Time

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:22
Marie Ponsot’s “Collected Poems” is the model for every poet who worships procrastination.
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Fiction: ‘Napoleon’s Last Island’ Imagines the Final Exile

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:22
Thomas Keneally’s new novel imagines Napoleon’s final exile through the eyes of a young girl.
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Nonfiction: How Two Black Albino Brothers Became Unwilling Sideshow Stars

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:21
Beth Macy’s “Truevine” tells the story of African-American brothers who found exploitation then a measure of success as circus attractions.
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Nonfiction: A Playwright’s Essays: Richard Greenberg Riffs on Whatever He Wants

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:21
“Rules for Others to Live By” is Richard Greenberg’s first book of original essays.
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Nonfiction: Meet the Couple Who Helped Shape America’s Nuclear War Policy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:21
Ron Robin’s “The Cold World They Made” is a provocative examination of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter, whose views influenced policy makers in the 1950s.
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Nonfiction: Saving Nature, for the Joy of It

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:20
Michael McCarthy’s “The Moth Snowstorm” is a plea to support conservation lest we endanger our own primordial pleasure.
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Nonfiction: A New Biography Focuses on Karl Instead of Marxism

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:20
Gareth Stedman Jones’s “Karl Marx” focuses on Marx the man, not the ideologue.
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Roving Eye: Should Novels Aim for the Heart or the Head?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:18
Is it a good thing for a novel to stimulate our emotions? Montaigne, Brecht and others thought not.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:18
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:17
Bryan Cranston, whose memoir is No. 9 on the hardcover nonfiction list, has a sense of humor about his fame: “It’s a little . . . odd to have your face tattooed on someone’s backside.”
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Open Book: Henry Green’s (Latest) Comeback

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:16
New York Review Books Classics is hoping to restore the English novelist’s visibility for good.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:16
Readers respond to recent reviews of “Power at Ground Zero,” books about black Republicans and more.
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Patterson takes on sordid Jeffrey Epstein case in 'Filthy Rich'

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 16:28

Non-fiction book by popular novelist looks at a sordid true tale.

        
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Book buzz: Films continue to foster book sales

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 16:25

'The Girl on the Train' and other book-to-film titles stay strong

        
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8 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 12:51
Suggested reading by editors at The New York Times.
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By the Book: Gretchen Rubin: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 05:00
The author of “The Happiness Project” says she “can’t bear any book with the theme of unjust accusation — no ‘Atonement,’ ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ or ‘Othello’ for me.”
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Exclusive excerpt: 'Rogue One' book sets up new 'Star Wars' movie

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 04:35

Get to know Jyn Erso, father Galen and Orson Krennic before the movie debuts in December.

        
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