Book Reviews

Audiobooks: The Sound of Sherlock: Stephen Fry Voices the Master Sleuth

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 06:00
The noted British actor narrates Arthur Conan Doyle’s tales of a certain obsessive detective.
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Nonfiction: The Value and Virtue of Good Writing (Rule No. 7: Don’t Be a Bore)

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 04:00
In “Do I Make Myself Clear?,” Harold Evans, editor par excellence, explains why good writing is a moral issue.
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Books of The Times: ‘Shake It Up’ Aims to Put Rock Writing in the Pantheon

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 16:36
This collection of rock criticism includes thoughts on hazing, lyrics, death and so much more.
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Children’s Books: New Picture Books for Young Vehicle Lovers

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 16:27
Nine new picture books take adventurous children out for a ride.
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Fiction: Scott Turow’s New Thriller Investigates a Massacre in Bosnia

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 15:29
Scott Turow’s latest novel, “Testimony,” swaps the American courtrooms of previous books for the International Criminal Court after the Bosnian war.
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New bio: Why we can't get enough of 'Papa' Hemingway

USAToday Books - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:17

Mary Dearborn's biography explains our enduring fascination with the writer.

        
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Match Book: This Boy’s Life, Reflected in Picture Books

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 08:51
“I’m looking for books in which the main character is a young boy of color. I want him to be doing the normal, funny things that kids do.”
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Graphic Lives: Writers Recount Stories of Grief and Joy in Illustrated Panels

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 08:00
New graphic memoirs and a biography capture the toll of illness, a guilty mother and the rise of Mama Cass.
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Fiction: Migration, a Makeshift Family, and Then a Disappearance

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 06:00
In “The Leavers,” Lisa Ko tells the story of a Chinese-American boy who struggles with his mother’s disappearance.
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Nonfiction: For Better, for Worse: Three Memoirs Report From Marriage Country

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 04:00
From their own diverse vantage points, Dani Shapiro, Ada Calhoun and Claire Dederer bear witness to that two-person catastrophe in motion.
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War crimes and sex spice up Turow's 'Testimony'

USAToday Books - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 13:27

The legal thriller by Scott Turow revolves around the Bosnian war and a gypsy massacre.

        
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Children’s Books: An Aspiring Bluesman Faces the Loss of his Grandfather

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 12:41
The young hero of Rita Williams-Garcia’s “Clayton Byrd Goes Underground,” an aspiring bluesman, faces the loss of his larger-than-life grandfather.
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Children’s Books: A Knight’s Epic Quest, and the Perils of Chivalry

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 11:50
“Yvain the Knight of the Lion,” a graphic novel written by M.T. Anderson, retells a medieval epic, raising questions about honor, fate and society.
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Nonfiction: To Make America Great Again, Give Your Kids Chores

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 11:00
In “The Vanishing American Adult,” Senator Ben Sasse offers a solution for moral decline: Get tough on your offspring.
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Audiobooks: The Story of Thor, in the Voice of Neil Gaiman

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 06:00
In “Norse Mythology,” Neil Gaiman brings visceral voice to the ancient and weird tales that have so deeply informed the otherworlds of his fiction.
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/14/2017 - 05:02

Look for new books by Jeffrey Tambor, Scott Turow and Ben Falcone.

        
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Newsbook: 3 Revelatory Books About the F.B.I.

New York Times Book Reviews - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 13:26
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is shrouded in secrecy. Here are three books that offer insider knowledge.
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 08:08

Spend your weekend reading 'Into the Water' by Paula Hawkins.

        
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Inside the List: A Different Kind of Sports Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 14:19
Hockey, long frozen out of the fiction best-seller list, gets its due in Fredrik Backman’s “Beartown.”
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J.K. Rowling asks for help after hand-written 'Potter' story stolen

USAToday Books - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 13:16

The 'Harry Potter' author tweeted a plea to fans to lookout of the illegal sale of the story.

        
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