Book Reviews

‘My Salinger Year,’ by Joanna Rakoff

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:50
A novelist recalls a post-college year working for an old-fashioned literary agency.






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‘American Romantic,’ by Ward Just

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:49
Ward Just’s novel, set largely before the American escalation in Vietnam, evokes “Lord Jim” and other works.






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‘Sedition,’ by Katharine Grant

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:48
In Georgian London, a tale of seduction, sex, love, death and the pianoforte.






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‘The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair,’ by Joel Dicker

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:46
Seeking inspiration, a blocked novelist embroils himself in an unsolved murder.






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‘Degrees of Inequality,’ by Suzanne Mettler

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:46
A political scientist assesses the climbing costs of higher education and the rise of for-profit universities.






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‘Revertigo,’ a Memoir by Floyd Skloot

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:46
Floyd Skloot describes his experience with vertigo.






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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:42
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:41
Paperback books of particular interest.






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‘Beasts,’ by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:41
Jeffrey Masson examines the human propensity for violence and cruelty.






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‘The Other Language,’ by Francesca Marciano

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:41
The women in these stories seek new passions and geographies, from Italy to India.






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Crime: Michael Koryta’s ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:41
In Michael Koryta’s “Those Who Wish Me Dead,” two killers start a forest fire to flush out the only witness to their crimes.






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‘Euphoria,’ by Lily King

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:39
Lily King’s novel “Euphoria,” inspired by the life of Margaret Mead, is about a love triangle in New Guinea.






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Open Book: The Top Shelf of Journalism Books

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:39
David Carr and others share their favorite books by and about journalists.






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The Shortlist: Bernard Wasserstein’s ‘Ambiguity of Virtue,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:38
New books by Götz Aly, Elisabeth Sifton and Fritz Stern, Bernard Wasserstein, and Nicholas Kulish and Souad Mekhennet.






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Letters: ‘My Accidental Jihad’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:37
Readers react to recent reviews of Krista Bremer’s “My Accidental Jihad,” Daniel Schulman’s “Sons of Wichita” and more.






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Exclusive cover reveal: 'Heroes Are My Weakness' by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

USAToday Books - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 06:00
HEA gets the honor of revealing the cover for SEP's upcoming August release, 'Heroes Are My Weakness.'
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It's the weekend: Take a load off and pick up a new romance

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 22:03
Hooray! The weekend is here! Time to curl up in a hammock with a new romance novel. Here are some suggestions ...
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6 literary postgrads who are more miserable than you

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 21:03
Dive into these books about postgrads who are just as unhappy as you are.
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Sandra Tsing Loh’s ‘Madwoman in the Volvo’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 15:58
Sandra Tsing Loh’s memoir of her roller-coaster ride through “the change.”






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‘I’ll Be Right There,’ by Kyung-sook Shin

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 15:44
A novel of college life in South Korea’s politically turbulent 1980s.






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