Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Jenny Diski’s ‘In Gratitude’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 04:30
Jenny Diski’s final memoir examines the origin, and the close, of her life as a writer.
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Nonfiction: ‘William Tecumseh Sherman,’ by James Lee McDonough

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 04:30
A new biography challenges historians’ portrayals of William Tecumseh Sherman as the father of scorched-earth combat.
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Fiction: Cathleen Schine’s ‘They May Not Mean To, but They Do’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 09:31
Cathleen Schine explores the dynamics of a New York Jewish family.
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Author’s Note: Finishing His Sentences

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 09:24
In a Father’s Day tribute, Walter Mosley recalls how his father turned him into a storyteller.
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Annie Proulx's epic 'Barkskins' has urgent message

USAToday Books - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 11:22

Dazzling new novel about the environment spans centuries and hundreds of pages.

        
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Photographer Diane Arbus in sharp focus in new bio

USAToday Books - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 10:09

A new biography by Arthur Lubow joins a major retrospective at the Met.

        
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In this portrait of TM, 'Utopia' hard to find

USAToday Books - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 09:36

'Greetings From Utopia Park' is a memoir of life with the yogi.

        
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Nonfiction: ‘Sex Object: A Memoir’ and ‘Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 04:30
Two books examine sexism’s double standards and the rise of online harassment.
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 06/12/2016 - 05:04

Look for new books by Bobby Brown, Brad Thor, Tig Notaro and Elin Hilderbrand.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 06/11/2016 - 05:02

Spend your weekend reading 'End of Watch' by Stephen King.

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘First Dads’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 12:57
Joshua Kendall talks about “First Dads,” and Judith Warner discusses“The End of American Childhood.”
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Nonfiction: ‘First Dads,’ by Joshua Kendall

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 12:45
An assessment of all 43 presidents, as dads.
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‘First Dads’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 12:17
A look at presidents and their children through the years.
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Fiction: ‘Smoke,’ by Dan Vyleta

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 10:00
Boys at an English boarding school live in a world where dark thoughts are made visible.
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Fiction: Stephen King’s ‘End of Watch’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 10:00
A retired police detective sees the return of his nemesis in this suspense story with a supernatural twist.
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Crime: David Swinson’s ‘The Second Girl,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:59
In “The Second Girl,” a private investigator with a drug habit agrees to look for a missing teenager.
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The Shortlist: Oil

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:59
New books by Gary Sernovitz, Mason Inman and Meg Jacobs.
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Open Book: Portrait of a Mentor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:55
A new movie, “Genius,” centers on the relationship between the editor Maxwell Perkins and the novelist Thomas Wolfe.
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Fiction: ‘The Sport of Kings,’ by C. E. Morgan

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:55
The lives of Kentucky aristocrats and a slave’s descendants converge in a novel about racial tensions and horse racing.
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Poetry: ‘Aeneid Book VI,’ by Seamus Heaney

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:55
Seamus Heaney’s Virgilian translation follows Aeneas to the underworld in search of his father.
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