Book Reviews

‘Joy: Poet, Seeker, and the Woman Who Captivated C.S. Lewis’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:54
A biography of the woman who married C.S. Lewis.









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‘Crooked Heart,’ by Lissa Evans

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:53
A young orphan and a widow run a charity scam amid the corruption of World War II London.









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‘All That Followed,’ by Gabriel Urza

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:46
In Gabriel Urza’s debut novel, characters’ memories are prompted by the Madrid train bombing of 2004.









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‘Sea Lovers: Selected Stories,’ by Valerie Martin

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:45
Many of the stories in Valerie Martin’s collection — which looks at artists, nature and transition — are set in New Orleans.









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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:45
C.J. Box is known for his thrillers set in Wyoming, but in “Badlands,” No. 5 on the hardcover fiction list, he shifts his attention to North Dakota and the fracking boom.









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Open Book: Since Katrina

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:16
“The Katrina Decade: Images of an Altered City” collects photos by David G. Spielman.









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‘Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:12
New York City’s folk revival in pictures and interviews.









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‘Kitchens of the Great Midwest,’ by J. Ryan Stradal

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/07/2015 - 07:57
This debut novel centers on an outsize food prodigy.









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Letters: The Rediscovered Manuscript

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 19:46
Readers respond to a recent review of Dr. Seuss’ “What Pet Should I Get?” and more.









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USA TODAY Top 150 Books List

USAToday Books - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 12:23

USA TODAY Top 150 Books List

        
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Children’s Books: Making Every Vote Count

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 10:23
On the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, two picture books pull children in to an earlier generation’s struggle.









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‘The Fifth Season,’ by N.K. ­Jemisin

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 04:00
In this novel, civilization faces destruction and the world itself is an enemy.









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Ursula K. Le Guin: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 04:00
The author, most recently, of the updated “Steering the Craft: A 21st-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story,” avoids “fiction about dysfunctional urban middle-class people written in the present tense.”









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Book world turns a page on late night

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 17:00

Jon Stewart's 'Daily Show' exit will be a 'huge loss' for non-fiction authors.

        
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Debut novel is an affair to remember

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 15:38

Julia Pierpont's fine 'Among the Ten Thousand Things' is about infidelity.

        
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Seuss lands at No. 2 on USA TODAY's list

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 11:48

'What Pet Should I Get?' and 'Circling the Sun' by Paula McLain are hits.

        
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‘We’re Still Here Ya Bastards,’ by Roberta Brandes Gratz

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 04:00
An urbanist tracks the post-Katrina road to recovery.









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Gary Rivlin’s ‘Katrina: After the Flood’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/05/2015 - 04:00
A former Times reporter examines how New Orleans and its residents have fared in the years since Katrina.









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Bookends: Can a Virtuous Character Be Interesting?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 07:00
Thomas Mallon and Alice Gregory debate whether morally upstanding characters necessarily make for dull fiction.









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‘The Beautiful Bureaucrat,’ by Helen Phillips

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 04:00
This debut novel explores existential questions through the experiences of an administrative worker.









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