Book Reviews

Letters : Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 09:00
Readers respond to Peter Fritzsche’s review of “The Gestapo,” the Rorschach test and more.
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Fiction: They Do Declare: Rubbing Up Against Privilege and Tradition in the New South

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 09:00
In the New South of Michael Knight’s collection “Eveningland,” set in and around Mobile, Ala., the staples of older Southern literature persist.
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Nonfiction: A Former Fashion Editor’s Glamorous Walk Through Life

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 08:00
In “The Price of Illusion,” Joan Juliet Buck looks back on a life in fashion, from Hollywood to haute couture.
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Nonfiction: 2 Brilliant Managers Vie for a Place in History

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 08:00
“Leo Durocher: Baseball’s Prodigal Son” and “Casey Stengel: Baseball’s Greatest Character,” new biographies on baseball’s natural adversaries, offer a chance to compare and contrast the stellar managers.
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13 books to read before they become movies in 2017

USAToday Books - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 07:03

Recommended reading before you head to a theater near you.

        
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Nonfiction: The Legacy of ‘Les Misérables’: Charting the Life of a Classic

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 06:00
Victor Hugo’s “Les Misérables” has suffered a lot of pummeling on the way to immortality, David Bellos writes in “The Novel of the Century.”
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Nonfiction: How Reagan and the New Right Resuscitated the G.O.P.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 06:00
In “Reagan Rising,” Craig Shirley describes how Ronald Reagan and the New Right brought the G.O.P. back from the brink of extinction.
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The Shortlist: World War II Fiction: The Home Front

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 05:00
Three new novels take readers to the home front of World War II and its aftermath.
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Egos: In the Long Run

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 04:00
Two women, both injured in the Boston Marathon bombing, find self-understanding and love, while a third takes up running to reshape her body and her life.
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Nonfiction: How the Courts Got Between Our Sheets

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 04:00
“Sex and the Constitution” by Geoffrey R. Stone is a book on courts and sexual privacy that ranges across centuries.
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By the Book: Philipp Meyer: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 04:00
The author of the novel “The Son,” now a series on AMC, is creatively inspired by poetry: “What I am looking for in a poem is a sense for sound and compression, for the density of meaning that all good poetry has and that all good fiction should strive for.”
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A Strong Start for an Epic’s Finale

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 17:23
Greg Iles’s “Natchez Burning” trilogy amounted to 2,300 pages in three years. The final volume, “Mississippi Blood,” is No. 1 in hardcover fiction.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 16:29
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Elena Ferrante's 'My Brilliant Friend' is coming to HBO

USAToday Books - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 12:37

Book is being turned into drama series for HBO and Italy's public broadcasting company.

        
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New 'Wimpy Kid' book poised for takeoff on Nov. 7

USAToday Books - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 05:03

In the 12th book in the best-selling kids' series, Greg Heffley and family go on holiday.

        
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Crime: The Best and Latest in Crime Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 04:00
Marilyn Stasio’s crime column takes us to three watery venues — Venice, the English Fenland and the French Riviera. And for a break, how about chilly Norway?
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8 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 17:26
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Fiction: Jerzy Kosinski Stars in a Novel About His Own Strange Life

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 16:33
Jerome Charyn’s novel “Jerzy” is based on the very slippery life of Jerzy Kosinski.
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Greg Iles wraps up 'Natchez' trilogy, hits No. 1 on USA TODAY's list

USAToday Books - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 14:34

The thriller 'Mississippi Blood' takes on murder and racism in the Deep South.

        
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Open Book: A Modern Masterpiece Turns 25

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 13:30
Denis Johnson’s “Jesus’ Son” was recently celebrated at an event in New York by a few of its many prominent writer-fans.
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