Book Reviews

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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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 12/11/2016 - 06:02

Look for a new Sigma Force thriller from James Rollins.

       
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 12/11/2016 - 06:02

Look for a new Sigma Force thriller from James Rollins.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 12/10/2016 - 06:02

Spend your weekend reading Michael Chabon's new novel 'Moonglow.'

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: The 10 Best Books of 2016

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 12:57
Editors at the Book Review talk about the year’s best books; Stefan Hertmans talks about “War and Turpentine”; and Ian McGuire discusses “The North Water.”
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Fiction: ‘Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?’: Fiction by an Author Who Died Young

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 10:43
Reclaiming the short fiction of Kathleen Collins.
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Nonfiction: Empire of Tolerance

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 10:43
In “Genghis Khan and the Quest for God,” the anthropologist Jack Weatherford argues that the separation of church and state is, at its root, a Mongol notion.
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Nonfiction: Neither War Nor Peace: A New Look at the Aftermath of World War I

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 10:43
Robert Gerwarth’s “The Vanquished” is about the continuing conflict in the years following the end of World War I.
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Nonfiction: A Free-Spirited Family Gave Rise to Oscar Wilde

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 10:43
“The Fall of the House of Wilde,” by Emer O’Sullivan, asks if Oscar’s apple fell far from the family tree.
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Nonfiction: In Defense of the Analog

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 10:43
David Sax’s “The Revenge of Analog” is about how digital and analog can get along.
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Nonfiction: French Lessons: Seminal Works by Mallarmé and Camus

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 10:42
Seminal works by Camus and Mallarmé receive full-length treatments in Alice Kaplan’s “Looking for ‘The Stranger’” and R. Howard Bloch’s “One Toss of the Dice.”
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