Book Reviews

‘The Subprimes,’ by Karl Taro Greenfeld

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:06
Debt and bad credit doom two families to a life of squatting.







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‘Housebreaking,’ by Dan Pope

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:06
A move to the suburbs sets off a spate of reckless behavior.







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‘The Enlightenment of Nina Findlay,’ by Andrea Gillies

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:22
A woman loves the men she grew up with and marries one.







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‘Odysseus Abroad,’ by Amit Chaudhuri

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:22
Strolling in London with his uncle offers a student an escape from loneliness.







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‘After the Tall Timber’ Collects Renata Adler’s Nonfiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:22
Over three decades of Renata Adler’s essays, criticism and long-form journalism.







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‘The Dig,’ a Novel by Cynan Jones

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:21
The fates of two men — a badger baiter and a grieving sheep farmer — converge in rural Wales.







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Larry Kramer’s ‘The American People, Volume 1’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:21
H.I.V. has been with us all along, and is even a character in Larry Kramer’s novel of American history.







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Audiobooks: ‘The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty,’ by Amanda Filipacchi

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 08:29
The heroine of this novel must deal with a beauty so extreme that she must conceal it.







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On Poetry: Audiobooks: Toward an Oral Art

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 08:29
Shouldn’t it be easier to listen to poetry?







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Audiobooks: Jo Nesbo’s ‘Blood on Snow,’ Read by Patti Smith

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 08:29
Jo Nesbo’s latest protagonist is a contract killer with a problem.







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Audiobooks: ‘Future Crimes,’ by Marc Goodman

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 08:29
Emerging technologies can easily be turned against us, a cybersecurity expert warns.







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Audiobooks: Haruki Murakami’s ‘Strange Library’ and ‘Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 08:29
Two novels offer a deadpan mix of comedy, menace and the just plain odd.







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Open Book: The Art of Medicine

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:09
Looking back at the Book Review’s coverage of the work of Oliver Sacks.







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Letters: 18 West 11th Street

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 09:00
Readers respond to recent reviews of Bryan Burrough’s “Days of Rage,” Asne Seierstad’s “One of Us” and more.
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‘James Merrill: Life and Art,’ by Langdon Hammer

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:30
A biography of James Merrill looks at the work that grew from his life, and at his literary collaboration with a longtime partner.







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‘Weed the People,’ by Bruce Barcott

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:30
More than 40 years after Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs, America is rethinking its relationship to marijuana.







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‘Rise of the Robots’ and ‘Shadow Work’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 03:02
“Rise of the Robots” explores how technology threatens even the nimblest and most expensively educated, and “Shadow Work” shines light on the increase of unpaid work.







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Kardashian, Rivers write best sellers

USAToday Books - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:57

'Selfish' by Kim Kardashian and 'The Joan of Joan' by Melissa Rivers are hits.

        
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ArtsBeat: Sheri Fink and Joshua Horwitz Are Among PEN Award Winners

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 09:14
Ms. Fink’s “Five Days at Memorial” won the John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction.







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‘Goebbels: A Biography,’ by Peter Longerich

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 04:30
The implausible career of Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi propaganda chief, who followed the Führer even in death.







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