Book Reviews

Ivory Tower: All Things Being Unequal

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 12/15/2015 - 04:30
New books ask whether economic inequality is the real problem — or whether our preoccupation with it distracts us from more fundamental issues.









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Author’s Note: The King and I

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 12/14/2015 - 16:31
If literary fiction is Brooklyn, the historical novel is Queens.









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‘Lactivism,’ by Courtney Jung

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 12/14/2015 - 04:30
Breast-feeding has become a question with social, political, medical and moral implications.









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‘Nut Country’ and ‘Right Out of California’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 12/14/2015 - 04:30
Two books explore the origins — in California in the 1930s and Texas in the 1950s — of today’s far right.









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John le Carre: The man behind the spies

USAToday Books - Sun, 12/13/2015 - 13:05

The popular espionage writer is the subject of a new biography.

        
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Adult coloring books promise stress relief

USAToday Books - Sun, 12/13/2015 - 11:51

Research suggests the activity can have benefits -- but it's not therapy, experts say.

        
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Mystery roundup: Gillian Flynn, Connelly

USAToday Books - Sun, 12/13/2015 - 07:00

We check out four thrillers, including new titles from Gillian Flynn and MIchael Connelly.

       
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 12/13/2015 - 05:02

James Rollins' new Sigma Force thriller goes on sale Dec. 15.

        
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Mary-Louise Parker and the men in her life

USAToday Books - Sat, 12/12/2015 - 13:35

'Dear Mr. You' is an unconventional memoir by the actress.

       
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Sinatra gift guide: New books, music for his 100th

USAToday Books - Sat, 12/12/2015 - 08:53

Biographies and box sets are hitting shelves for the icon's centennial on Saturday.

        
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The Shortlist: Fiction in Translation

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 11:35
New books by Marianne Fritz, Hasan Ali Toptas, Ronit Matalon, Antonio Tabucchi and Yasmina Khadra.









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‘The Death of Cancer,’ by Vincent T. DeVita Jr. and Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 11:35
An oncologist reviews issues involved in cancer treatment, and explains his aggressive approach.









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‘The New and Improved Romie Futch,’ by Julia Elliott

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 11:35
Mutated animals, including a giant monster pig, populate a novel that defies categorization.









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‘Fox Tooth Heart,’ by John McManus

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 11:35
Unusual stories at once lurid and insightful.









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‘The Mountain Shadow,’ by Gregory David Roberts

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 11:35
Tough guys and washed-out expats take the stage in a sequel to “Shantaram.”









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‘The Horse,’ by Wendy Williams

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 11:35
A biography of the horse and its long, complex partnership with people.









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Open Book: Serving the Truth

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 11:19
Though Magda Szabo’s work dealt with life behind the Iron Curtain, she considered art a sphere apart from politics.









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William H. Gass’s ‘Eyes’ and John Barth’s ‘Collected Stories’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 11:18
Collections of fiction by two American writers over 80 test the boundaries of narrative form.









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‘The Relic Master,’ by Christopher Buckley

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 11:06
Buckley’s satire imagines a quest for a religious artifact.









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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 10:59
Paperback books of particular interest.









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