Book Reviews

By the Book: Zadie Smith: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 04:00
The author, most recently, of “Swing Time” says the best gift book she ever received was from her dying father, who “gave me his copy of ‘Ulysses,’ along with the confession he had never read it.”
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Audiobooks: What the Kids Are Listening To: New Children’s Audio

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 04:00
“For Magnus Chase” and “Tales of the Peculiar” capture myth, magic and the joys of being strange.
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Audiobooks: Phil Collins Wants You to Know He Isn’t Dead Yet

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 04:00
Phil Collins is candid about the ups and downs in his new memoir, “Not Dead Yet.”
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Audiobooks: Amy Schumer and Carol Burnett Tell Their Stories

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 04:00
Recorded memoirs are read by Amy Schumer (“The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo”) and Carol Burnett (“In Such Good Company”).
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Audiobooks: Got Sober. Got Married. Got Shafted.

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 04:00
Glennon Doyle Melton reads her memoir, “Love Warrior,” about how she learned that personal crisis can be an opportunity.
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Nonfiction: Seeing the Diversity of Jewish Thought in 18 Classic Texts

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 04:00
In “The People and the Books,” Adam Kirsch summarizes classic texts and finds surprising cultural differences over thousands of years.
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Nonfiction: Escape From East Berlin

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 04:00
Greg Mitchell’s “The Tunnels” recounts how, in 1962, a group of Germans tunnelled under the new wall — with help from NBC.
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Exclusive: Fox anchor Megyn Kelly describes scary, bullying 'Year of Trump'

USAToday Books - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 19:02

Kelly talks with USA TODAY about the president-elect, Roger Ailes and her tumultuous year.

        
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6 questions about 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' answered

USAToday Books - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 17:24

In case you didn't go to Hogwarts.

        
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Nonfiction: Black Deaths Matter

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 13:28
In “They Can’t Kill Us All,” the journalist Wesley Lowery wrestles with covering police shootings.
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Trevor Noah recalls childhood under apartheid in new memoir

USAToday Books - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 08:45

The host of 'The Daily Show' writes of growing up in South Africa.

       
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Nonfiction: Jean Kennedy Smith Remembers Growing Up Kennedy

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 04:00
In “The Nine of Us,” Jean Kennedy Smith recalls her early years with Mother, Father and siblings.
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Dishy new bio of Joan Rivers offers complex portrait

USAToday Books - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 16:57

Author Leslie Bennetts presents a woman both warm and angry, bitter and hopeful.

       
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Chat live with best-selling author Lee Child

USAToday Books - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 12:58

Missed the live chat? View the recording here.

       
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Children’s Books: Across the Generations: Four New Picture Books Celebrate the Power of Grandparents

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 11:39
In these picture books, grandparents (and grandparent figures) show children how to take in the world around them.
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Audiobooks: Twain’s Twang: Nick Offerman Reads ‘Tom Sawyer’

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 11/13/2016 - 23:13
Tom Sawyer is back in an audio version, his pranks narrated by Nick Offerman.
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Nonfiction: Blanche Wiesen Cook Concludes Her Biography of Eleanor Roosevelt

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 11/13/2016 - 23:03
The long-awaited third volume of Blanche Wiesen Cook’s biography follows Eleanor Roosevelt’s involvement with the United Nations.
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 11/13/2016 - 05:05

Look for new books by Megyn Kelly, Tony Bennett and David Baldacci.

        
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Screenwriting is different 'Beast' for 'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling

USAToday Books - Sat, 11/12/2016 - 23:49

The first film in the new 'Fantastic Beasts' franchise opens Friday nationwide.

        
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New book goes inside world-famous Bellevue Hospital

USAToday Books - Sat, 11/12/2016 - 13:00

Author David Oshinsky covers three centuries of health care in Manhattan.

       
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