Book Reviews

Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 03/26/2016 - 05:06

Spend your weekend reading 'At the Edge of the Orchard' by Tracy Chevalier.

        
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Dad Rock: Replacements get sober look in book

USAToday Books - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 18:53

Patrick Foster and Jim Lenahan talk music on 'Dad Rock,' a podcast from USA TODAY

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: ‘Girls and Sex’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 14:36
Peggy Orenstein talks about “Girls and Sex,” and John Williams discusses “The Throwback Special.”









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Even J.K. Rowling was rejected by publishers after Harry Potter

USAToday Books - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 12:42

To encourage other writers, J.K. Rowling tweeted a couple of rejection letters she received from publishers for her book 'The Cuckoo's Calling.' Video provided by Newsy

        
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‘American Girls,’ by Nancy Jo Sales

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 10:00
Nancy Jo Sales believes we should be very worried about the effects of social media on teenage girls.









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‘Gone With the Mind,’ by Mark Leyner

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:59
In Mark Leyner’s novel, a writer and his mother head to the mall to read from his ‘autobiography.’









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‘Smarter Faster Better,’ by Charles Duhigg

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:59
A journalist pairs eight ideas for increasing productivity with stories of success.









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‘As Close to Us as Breathing,’ by Elizabeth Poliner

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:59
A novel of family life in a Jewish summer community shortly after World War II.









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‘The Best Place on Earth,’ by Ayelet Tsabari

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:59
Short fiction on the search for identity in Israel and beyond.









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John Jodzio’s ‘Knockout’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:59
Stories featuring Taser-happy humans and a collapsing giraffe.









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Bruce Wagner’s ‘I Met Someone’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:59
A novel of Hollywood goings-on stars hustlers and climbers, parental yearnings and baroque twists.









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Author’s Note: Millennial Days

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:58
Why is it distasteful or indulgent for young women to confess to the darkest times in their lives?









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The Shortlist: Comic Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:53
New books by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, Mona Awad, Elizabeth McKenzie and Helen Ellis.









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Open Book: Posthumous Novel With a Beat

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:52
Ali Eskandarian’s deeply autobiographical first novel arrives three years after the Iranian-American musician was murdered in Brooklyn.









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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:51
James Patterson’s “Private Paris,” No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list, is the author’s 13th book to spend time on the lists in 2016.









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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:49
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.









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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:49
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.









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Novel celebrates friendship of young Truman Capote, Harper Lee

USAToday Books - Thu, 03/24/2016 - 16:12

'Tru & Nelle' is a book for young readers about a special childhood friendship.

        
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‘The Abundance,’ by Annie Dillard

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/24/2016 - 15:55
This selection of Annie Dillard’s essays looks back on four decades of fascination with the natural world.









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Maybe hold off on those '50 Shades of Grey' book donations

USAToday Books - Thu, 03/24/2016 - 15:45

Everyone wanted to read it, but no one wants the hardbacks for coffee table displays.

        
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