Book Reviews

'Truevine': How black brothers became sideshow attraction

USAToday Books - Tue, 10/18/2016 - 04:02

Beth Macy's poignant book 'Truevine' tells true story from the Jim Crow South.

        
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Nonfiction: The Joy of Mass Intimacy: A Look at ‘Future Sex’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/18/2016 - 03:00
Emily Witt’s “Future Sex” is a young woman’s report on an experiment with alternative sexuality.
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Fiction: The Chosen Ones in This Novel’s Title Were Selected for Death

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/18/2016 - 03:00
Steve Sem-Sandberg’s “The Chosen Ones” tells the story of a hospital in Nazi Vienna where 800 children were murdered.
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You'll fall for Jojo Moyes' romantic 'Paris for One'

USAToday Books - Mon, 10/17/2016 - 10:03

The author of 'Me Before You' has a new story collection.

       
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Fiction: High Praise for a Novel About an Awful Children’s Musical

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/17/2016 - 03:00
Francine Prose’s new novel, “Mister Monkey,” is about a group of characters involved in an off-off-off-off Broadway production.
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Fiction: Bridget Jones’s Latest Movie, Now a Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/17/2016 - 03:00
In Helen Fielding’s “Bridget Jones’s Baby,” Jones is pregnant but isn’t sure of the father.
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Bob Minzesheimer, former USA TODAY book critic, dies

USAToday Books - Sun, 10/16/2016 - 20:00

Book writer "strikingly unpretentious for a person with considerable power,” friend says.

        
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All kinds of kids star in four new teen novels

USAToday Books - Sun, 10/16/2016 - 06:00

David Arnold returns in 'Kids of Appetite.'

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 10/16/2016 - 04:06

Look for new books by Jojo Moyes and HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines.

        
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Chip and Joanna Gaines' key to a happy marriage

USAToday Books - Sat, 10/15/2016 - 17:51

Hint: It's what they don't have in their home that keeps their focus on each other.

        
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Ulysses S. Grant emerges a hero in new bio

USAToday Books - Sat, 10/15/2016 - 12:20

'American Ulysses' offers a revisionist portrait of Grant's presidency.

       
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 10/15/2016 - 04:00

Spend your weekend reading 'Juniper,' an unusual love story.

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Rise of Hitler

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 10:11
Adam Kirsch discusses Volker Ullrich’s new biography of Hitler; Billy Collins talks about his latest collection of poems; and iO Tillett Wright on his new memoir, “Darling Days.”
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Fiction: Four Girls Named Guinevere Try to Flee a Convent

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:09
Four girls, all named Guinevere, plot a breakout from the convent they involuntarily call home in Sarah Domet’s “The Guineveres.”
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Fiction: Alan Moore’s Time-Traveling Tribute to His Gritty Hometown

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:08
Fantasy and reality merge in Alan Moore’s tribute to his hometown, “Jerusalem.”
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Fiction: Caught Between the New Country and the Old

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:08
The title family of Jade Chang’s novel, “The Wangs vs. the World,” feel alienated from both the new country and the old.
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Fiction: A New Novel Mixes Mental Illness, Revenge and Longing

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:08
The voice in Alexander Maksik’s new novel, “Shelter in Place,” is that of a man waiting (and hoping) for a woman to return to him.
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Nonfiction: A New Biography of Hitler Separates the Man From the Myths

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:05
In “Hitler: Ascent 1889-1939,” Volker Ullrich focuses on Hitler the man.
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Nonfiction: Streets of Laredo: How 2 American Teenagers Became Assassins

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:03
Dan Slater’s “Wolf Boys” is about how American teenagers trained by a Mexican drug cartel murdered on both sides of the border.
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Nonfiction: Sex, Booze and Jazz in 1920s Paris

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:03
Mary McAuliffe’s “When Paris Sizzled” is an excursion through the artistic city in the 1920s.
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