Book Reviews

Fiction: A New Flemish Novel Is Drawing Comparisons to W. G. Sebald

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 04:30
In “War and Turpentine,” the Belgian novelist Stefan Hertmans turns to the notebooks left to him by his grandfather, a painter and World War I conscript.
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Nonfiction: Florence Foster Jenkins Couldn’t Sing, but That Didn’t Stop Her

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 04:30
“Florence! Foster!! Jenkins!!!,” a charming biography by Darryl W. Bullock, tells the story of the world’s worst opera singer.
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Egos: ‘Inside My Head I’m a Girl’: Three Ways of Growing Up Gay

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 04:30
New personal accounts show diverse experiences of growing up gay, from the ordeal of conversion therapy to an unexpectedly elite cultural education.
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Nonfiction: The E.U. Is in Crisis. Two Economists Disagree on Why.

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 04:30
Giles Merritt’s “Slippery Slope” and James K. Galbraith’s “Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice” offer varying diagnoses of the European Union’s problems.
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Nonfiction: Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz Says the Euro Needs Big Reform

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 04:30
In “The Euro,” Joseph E. Stiglitz suggests a structural fix for the continent’s currency.
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Amy Schumer reveals all in 'Lower Back Tattoo'

USAToday Books - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 17:35

Her new book is a highly personal collection of stories and memories.

        
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 15:18
Readers respond to recent reviews of Wendy Warren’s “New England Bound,” Erik Axl Sund’s “The Crow Girl” and more.
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Nonfiction: How the Pursuit of Beauty Affects Women’s Lives

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 13:42
“Face Value,” by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano, examines the role of beauty in women’s lives.
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Times Readers Recommend Their Favorite Thrillers

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 13:05
Readers suggest books by James Ellroy, Tom Clancy, P.D. James and many more.
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Fiction: Caleb Carr’s New Thriller Takes On Fancy Forensics. Michael Connelly Reviews.

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 04:30
Caleb Carr’s “Surrender, New York” is an addictive crime procedural stuffed with observations on the manipulations of science and the particular societal ills of the moment.
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Nonfiction: Human Cells Make Up Only Half Our Bodies. A New Book Explains Why.

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 04:30
Ed Yong’s “I Contain Multitudes” says microbes are a larger part of us than once thought, helping to shape and maintain our bodies.
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Book sheds new light on Shah of Iran's last days

USAToday Books - Sun, 08/14/2016 - 13:03

'The Fall of Heaven' is a more sympathetic portrayal of events in the 1970s.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 08/14/2016 - 07:13

Look for new books by Amy Schumer and Lisa Scottoline.

        
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In 'Harmony,' a family's desperate struggle with autism

USAToday Books - Sat, 08/13/2016 - 19:16

How far will a parent go to save a child?

        
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Celebrity Book Club: Old friends, new members and good reads

USAToday Books - Sat, 08/13/2016 - 10:33

Our favorite band of bookworms are speed-reading their way through summer

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 08/13/2016 - 05:01

Spend your weekend reading Oprah pick 'The Underground Railroad.'

        
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Critic’s Take: Literature of the Forever War

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 12:09
Are we ready to view our own wars without clear winners or losers?
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 12:06
David Cay Johnston, whose “The Making of Donald Trump” is No. 15 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says Trump has “seriously damaged his brand.”
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 12:05
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Shortlist: French Lit

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 11:56
Newly translated books by Michèle Audin, Adrien Bosc, Marguerite Duras and Michèle Halberstadt.
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