Book Reviews

Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 09:35

Spend your weekend reading 'The Summer Before the War.'

        
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Retired astronaut Scott Kelly writing book on year in space

USAToday Books - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 14:23

Retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who returned to Earth in early March after spending almost a year in space, is releasing a book about his time aboard the International Space Shuttle. 

        
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Continued Growth at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 13:46
The fair holds a unique place in the world of books as a hybrid marketplace, conference, art show and prestigious prize-giving operation.









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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: The Life of Louisa Adams

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 12:46
Louisa Thomas talks about “Louisa,” and Hope Jahren discusses “Lab Girl.”









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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 12:02
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.









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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 11:54
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.









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Children’s Books: Deborah Zemke’s ‘My Life in Pictures,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 11:45
In three new chapter-book series, a friend leaves the country, a cave girl seeks a loyal pet and young mice join the Scouts.









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‘Catastrophic Happiness,’ by Catherine Newman

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 11:34
Essays about raising children and a mother’s identity.









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“ ‘Most Blessed of the Patriarchs,’ ” by Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 10:57
A fresh and layered analysis of Thomas Jefferson centers more on his interior life than his deeds for posterity.









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Children’s Books: ‘The Wild Robot,’ by Peter Brown

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 10:39
An illustrated novel about a robot among wild animals gives a fanciful view of interdependence and survival.









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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 10:15
Jim Harrison, who died at 78 last month, has hit the print edition of the Times best-seller list for the first time.









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Children’s Books: Amy Novesky’s ‘Cloth Lullaby,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 10:05
Four books celebrate self-expression and those who pursue imagination’s course.









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Hope Jahren’s ‘Lab Girl’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 10:03
Explaining a life in geobiology to English majors.









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‘The Last Painting of Sara de Vos,’ by Dominic Smith

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 10:03
A stolen painting links an artist in Golden Age Holland to the scholar who forged her work.









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‘High Dive,’ by Jonathan Lee

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 09:52
A cast of characters has an I.R.A. bombing in its future.









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‘Our Young Man,’ by Edmund White

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 09:51
An unsupernatural Dorian Gray for our times.









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‘Disrupted,’ by Dan Lyons

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 08:26
A longtime technology writer takes a job at a self-satirizing online company.









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Letters: Every College Girl’s Dream

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 17:55
Readers respond to recent reviews of Peggy Orenstein’s “Girls and Sex,” Olivia Laing’s “The Lonely City” and more.









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Open Book: The Next Best ‘Hamilton’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 16:40
A lavishly illustrated new book is a companion to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical.









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