Book Reviews

‘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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John Sedgwick’s ‘War of Two: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel That Stunned the Nation’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 10:57
Telling the story of the rivalry that led to the Burr-Hamilton duel.









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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 10:49
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 10:42
Desmond Tutu, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his opposition to South African apartheid, has a best seller with “The Book of Forgiving,” written with his daughter Mpho Tutu.









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‘A Field Philosopher’s Guide to Fracking,’ by Adam Briggle

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 10:06
A philosophy professor is pulled into the debate over fracking in North Texas.









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These celebs win at 'The Elf on the Shelf'

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/10/2015 - 19:06

When it comes to holiday vignettes featuring elves these moms are crushing it.

        
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New paperbacks: Neil Young, Andy Cohen

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/10/2015 - 14:07

A new biography of entertainer Bob Hope is our critic's pick.

        
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Book Buzz: A holiday favorite returns

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/10/2015 - 13:59

'The Elf on the Shelf' is creating yet another annual tradition.

       
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Letters: Truth and Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/10/2015 - 12:55
Readers respond to a recent essay by Vendela Vida and more.









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Simon Winchester: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/10/2015 - 07:00
The author, most recently, of “Pacific” says there’s at least one kind of narrative he avoids: “Sensible people tell me I should like stories with zombies, but try as I might, I don’t.”









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Read exclusive excerpt from new Rick Riordan

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/10/2015 - 05:12

The god Apollo is now a mere mortal in new series for kids.

        
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‘The White Road,’ by Edmund de Waal

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/10/2015 - 04:36
A ceramist looks to porcelain, its history in the West and its influence on his work.









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‘The Mark and the Void,’ by Paul Murray

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/10/2015 - 04:33
This satirical novel about Ireland’s financial crisis casts an investment banker as an Everyman.









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Burt Reynolds to Charlie Sheen: You got what you 'deserved,' buddy

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/09/2015 - 13:24

He's a friend to Martin Sheen but has little sympathy for Sheen's son.

        
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Children’s Books: A Different World

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/09/2015 - 10:34
In a graphic memoir for YA readers, a childhood and adolescence in Turkey is made both harrowing and funny.









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Antony Beevor’s ‘Ardennes 1944’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/09/2015 - 04:30
A new account of the Battle of the Bulge forces a reassessment of familiar military leaders.









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‘The Japanese Lover,’ by Isabel Allende

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/09/2015 - 04:30
Allende’s latest centers on a secret interracial romance.









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‘Hubris: The Tragedy of War in the Twentieth Century,’ by Alistair Horne

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/09/2015 - 04:30
Nations are most vulnerable to dangerous arrogance at the time of their greatest triumph, a military historian argues.









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ArtsBeat: Margaret Atwood Writing a Series of Graphic Novels

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 12/08/2015 - 10:24
“Angel Catbird,” written by Margaret Atwood and drawn by Johnnie Christmas, is due out next fall.









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