Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Siri Hustvedt Views the Human Condition Through Art and Science

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:40
In the essays in “A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women,” Siri Hustvedt contemplates art, sex and science.
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Nonfiction: A New History Looks at a Time When Europe Came Together

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:34
Richard J. Evans’s “The Pursuit of Power” argues that nineteenth-century Europeans shared similar experiences but with strong local variations.
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A primer on writing from a gifted novelist

USAToday Books - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:22

Charles Johnson's new book is called 'The Way of the Writer.'

        
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:11
In “The Book of Joy,” No. 14 in hardcover nonfiction, the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu conclude: “The human drama is often a comedy, and laughter is the saving grace.”
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:03
Readers react to recent reviews of David France’s “How to Survive a Plague,” John Lewis’s “March Trilogy” and more.
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Fiction: A Novel of Infidelity in a Fast-Changing India

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:03
A wife meets her younger lover on the Delhi Metro in Ratika Kapur’s “The Private Life of Mrs. Sharma.”
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Nonfiction: The Conquerers: A New 19th-Century History Focuses on American Imperialism

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:02
Steven Hahn’s “A Nation Without Borders” identifies conquest at home and abroad as a major theme in our history.
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Nonfiction: Reefer Gladness: An Enthusiast’s Guide to the Marijuana Boom

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:02
“Brave New Weed,” by Joe Dolce, is a loving rethink of the care and consumption of marijuana.
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8 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/15/2016 - 18:32
Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.
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By the Book: Steven Johnson: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/15/2016 - 14:24
The author of “Wonderland” says that for a long period, he concentrated on science and technology. “But right around when I turned 40, I found myself needing the companionship of novels.”
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Open Book: Hank’s Long Suffering

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/15/2016 - 10:12
“Hank: The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams” is a timely biography, though its subject died nearly 64 years ago.
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Nonfiction: The Eerie Tragedy of Emmett Till’s Father, Told by John Edgar Wideman

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/14/2016 - 14:51
In “Writing to Save a Life,” John Edgar Wideman tells the tragic story of a forgotten father.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/14/2016 - 13:33
Readers react to a recent essay by Calvin Trillin and more.
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Michael Lewis has a best seller with 'Undoing Project'

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/14/2016 - 11:56

Nora Roberts is back at No. 1 as she wraps up a trilogy.

        
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Nonfiction: What Makes a City: A Highly Subjective, Idiosyncratic New York Atlas

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 16:42
New York’s history, languages and people are communicated through maps in “Nonstop Metropolis,” edited by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro.
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'The Feud' recalls a classic literary dust-up

USAToday Books - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 13:18

Alex Beam's book revisits a dispute between Vladimir Nabokov and Edmund Wilson.

        
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'Eight Flavors' is a tasty history of American cuisine

USAToday Books - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 12:25

How our palate came to embrace curry, chili, garlic and more.

        
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Nonfiction: Arianna Huffington on a Book About Working Less, Resting More

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 09:52
In “Rest,” Alex Soojung-Kim Pang explains that quality downtime is crucial to productivity and fulfillment.
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Bill Gates: The 5 must-reads this year

USAToday Books - Sun, 12/11/2016 - 18:55

When a billionaire hands out free advice, it's probably a good idea to listen, and in this case, read.

        
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Four Christmas novels to warm (or chill!) the heart

USAToday Books - Sun, 12/11/2016 - 08:00

Tales from Richard Paul Evans, Willie Nelson and P. D. James.

        
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