Book Reviews

Roundup: Cooking: ‘Asian-American,’ ‘Women Chefs of New York’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 12/08/2015 - 09:19
Today, the best recipes communicate a rebellious spirit and a back story.









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J.K. Rowling disses Donald Trump with a 'Harry Potter' burn

USAToday Books - Tue, 12/08/2015 - 09:14

You have to be pretty bad when you piss off Rowling.

        
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‘The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606,’ by James Shapiro

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 12/08/2015 - 04:30
Tumultuous events in early-17th-century England helped shape some of Shakespeare’s best-known plays.









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‘Twain and Stanley Enter Paradise,’ by Oscar Hijuelos

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 12/08/2015 - 04:30
A novel springs from the long friendship of Mark Twain and the explorer Henry Morton Stanley, before and after fame arrived.









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‘The Uncollected David Rakoff’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 12/07/2015 - 17:27
Rakoff’s subjects ranged from being Canadian to the overratedness of childhood.









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Marilynne Robinson’s ‘The Givenness of Things’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 12/07/2015 - 12:21
Marilynne Robinson looks at America’s Christian beliefs in the Age of Information.









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‘The Occupation Trilogy’ and More, by Patrick Modiano

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 12/07/2015 - 12:15
The Nobel Prize winner Modiano’s novels often return to occupied France.









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Bookends: What’s the Best Book, New or Old, You Read This Year?

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 12/07/2015 - 10:54
All 16 Bookends columnists share their favorite reading experiences of 2015.









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Holiday children's books: Santa's the star!

USAToday Books - Mon, 12/07/2015 - 09:02

Seven new picture books that will charm the young book lover on your gift list.

        
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Holiday cookbooks: From brunch to cocktails

USAToday Books - Mon, 12/07/2015 - 08:59

Tasty offerings for the home cook on your list, from Bobby Flay to Jacques Pepin.

       
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Amy Poehler just got nominated for a Grammy

USAToday Books - Mon, 12/07/2015 - 07:46

Next stop, EGOT.

        
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Photography: Carl Van Vechten, Cecil Beaton and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 12/06/2015 - 14:36
Van Vechten cuts an odd figure as portraitist of the Harlem Renaissance and its successors.









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'Comedians' tells story behind the laughs

USAToday Books - Sun, 12/06/2015 - 13:00

Kliph Nesteroff's new book is a cultural history of modern comedy.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 12/06/2015 - 05:03

Look for new books by Dean Koontz, Gillian Anderson and Christopher Buckley.

        
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Ancient 'Furies' echoes modern times

USAToday Books - Sat, 12/05/2015 - 13:00

Steven Saylor's new novel of the ancient world is 'Wrath of Furies.'

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 12/05/2015 - 05:02

Spend your weekend reading 'Ardennes 1944' by historian Antony Beevor.

        
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‘The Washingtons,’ by Flora Fraser

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/04/2015 - 21:00
A chronicle of the marriage of George and Martha Washington.









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ArtsBeat: Rare King James Bible First Edition Discovered at Drew University

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/04/2015 - 16:18
A graduate student at Drew University in Madison, N.J., finds a first edition of the King James Bible on a library shelf.









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Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Year’s Best Books

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/04/2015 - 16:02
Editors discuss the year’s best; Matthew Schneier talks about beards and men’s styles; and Bee Wilson on “First Bite: How We Learn to Eat.”









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Mary-Louise Parker’s ‘Dear Mr. You’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/04/2015 - 15:32
The actress writes 34 short, discreet missives to various men she has known along the way.









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