Book Reviews

Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:02
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Shortlist: Southern Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:02
New books by J. Bradford Hipps, John Gregory Brown, Lee Clay Johnson and Matthew Neill Null.
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Fiction: Joy Williams’s Micro-Fictions Are a Trove of God’s Bafflements

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 09:59
“Ninety-Nine Stories of God,” by Joy Williams, is informed by a learned yet half-feral Christianity.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 09:54
Readers respond to a recent review of Gay Talese’s “The Voyeur’s Motel” and more.
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Fiction: In Colson Whitehead’s Latest, the Underground Railroad Is More Than a Metaphor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 04:30
In “The Underground Railroad,” his new novel about American slavery, Colson Whitehead courageously opens his eyes where the rest of us would rather look away.
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Ed Talk: Wasting Time on the Internet? Not Really

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 04:00
The poet and professor Kenneth Goldsmith talks about the magic of spending time together online.
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Editors' Choice: 9 Thrillers (One True) That Times Editors Think You Should Read This Summer

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 22:00
New books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Book Buzz: Readers are truly mad for Moriarty's latest novel

USAToday Books - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 16:46

Here’s a look at what’s new on USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list…

        
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By the Book: Jeffrey Toobin: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 06:00
The author of “The Nine,” “The Run of His Life” and, most recently, “American Heiress” wrote his senior thesis about Samuel Adams: “Musical rights to this work are still available.”
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Nonfiction: The Great Outdoors: Camping in It, Writing About It

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 04:30
Dan White’s “Under the Stars” offers a hands-on historical guide to camping, and Robert Macfarlane’s “Landmarks” looks at the words we use to talk about nature.
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Nonfiction: Michael Gross’s Latest Investigation in the World of Fashion Photography

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 04:30
“Focus,” by Michael Gross, looks at the glamour and grit of fashion photography’s golden age.
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Winnie-the-Pooh and pals rehabbed and returned to NY Public Library

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/03/2016 - 12:37

He and his little pals were looking a little worse for wear, but not anymore.

        
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'Harry Potter' script soars to top of USA TODAY best sellers list

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/03/2016 - 11:53

It's not a novel but it's still 'Harry Potter' and it's got J.K. Rowling's name on it.

        
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Read an excerpt from Natalie C. Anderson's 'City of Saints & Thieves'

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/03/2016 - 11:21

Author pulled from her time in Africa for the new murder mystery.

        
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Fiction: A Novel Looks at the Flip Side of Life in Jamaica’s Montego Bay

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 23:06
Nicole Dennis-Benn’s first novel, “Here Comes the Sun,” looks past the opulent hotels of Jamaica’s tourist industry.
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Nonfiction: A Memoir by the Daughter of Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 22:58
Nadja Spiegelman’s “I’m Supposed to Protect You From All This” recounts generations of cruel mothering.
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Reviewed: Oprah's Book Club pick 'Underground Railroad'

USAToday Books - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 18:01

'Railroad' is one of the finest novels ever written about our country’s original sin.

        
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Oprah's Book Club is back with 'Underground Railroad'

USAToday Books - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 08:55

Colson Whitehead's slavery story is Oprah's latest literary selection.

        
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Bookends: Why Do So Many Contemporary American Authors Send Their Characters Abroad?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 06:00
Siddhartha Deb and Charles McGrath discuss the impulse for fiction writers to send their characters to distant places.
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Review: Time is catching up in 'Bright, Precious Days'

USAToday Books - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 05:00

Replete with all the trappings privileged New Yorkers would receive with self-satisfied smirks, it’s all book parties, gallery openings, tasting menus, prime real estate and summers in the Hamptons.

        
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