Book Reviews

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Attica Uprising

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 11:25
This week, Heather Ann Thompson talks about “Blood in the Water,” and Seth Mnookin discusses “Patient H.M.”
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 10:20
Elizabeth Letts’s “The Perfect Horse,” No.17 on the extended hardcover nonfiction list, is about a breed of horses abducted by the Nazis.
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Nonfiction: Rachel Cusk Reviews Two Books About Assisted Reproduction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 09:29
Julia Leigh’s “Avalanche” and Belle Boggs’s “The Art of Waiting” are memoirs about the desire for children and the psychological cost of infertility.
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Crime: The Latest and Best in Crime Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 09:27
New novels by Louise Penny, Alex Marwood, Ken Bruen and Anne Perry.
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Open Book: Reading Toward Recovery

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 09:27
“Out of the Wreck I Rise” is an anthology of literary excerpts about addiction and recovery.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 09:26
Readers respond to recent reviews of Ed Yong’s “I Contain Multitudes,” Tama Janowitz’s “Scream” and more.
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The Shortlist: Dogs

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 09:25
New books about pit bulls, service dogs for children and more.
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Nonfiction: Tom Wolfe Raises His Voice in an Account of Human Speech

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 09:25
According to Tom Wolfe in “The Kingdom of Speech,” the ability to speak is the basis for our greatest achievements.
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Fiction: In a Novel’s Mysterious Background, Talk of a Horrific Crime

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 09:25
Dialogue about a crime forms the background to Iain Reid’s debut novel, “I’m Thinking of Ending Things.”
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Nonfiction: Essays by Han Han, the Chinese Blogger and Media Superstar

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 09:25
“The Problem With Me,” by Han Han, is a book of essays by a widely read Chinese blogger who manages not to provoke the censors.
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Fiction: ‘The Nix’ Is the Love Child of Thomas Pynchon and David Foster Wallace

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 09:25
A son searches for his mother’s secrets in Nathan Hill’s “The Nix,” a sprawling novel with a bag of postmodern tricks.
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Nonfiction: Understanding Recent Deaths at the Hands of the Police

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 09:25
Marc Lamont Hill’s “Nobody” explores the details and history behind the litany of recent police killings.
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Fiction: The Progenitors: Kaui Hart Hemmings Casts an Amused Eye on a Single Mom

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 09:24
A San Francisco single mother finds a support group at a neighborhood playground in Kaui Hart Hemmings’s new comic novel, “How to Party With an Infant.”
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Fiction: A Novel’s Team of Explorers Sets Out to Tame Alaska

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 09:24
Journals trace a husband’s and wife’s separate ventures in the Northwest of the 1880s in Eowyn Ivey’s “To the Bright Edge of the World.”
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Fiction: Heroin Addiction, Anorexia, a Failing Marriage: This Novel’s Narrator Has It All

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 09:23
The narrator of Jade Sharma’s “Problems” aims degrading remarks at other women.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 09:22
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Editors' Choice: 9 Books for Back-to-School That Times Editors Think You Should Read

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 16:36
New books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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'Light Between Oceans' leaps up best-seller list

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 16:29

Movie adaptations are powering sales of several books.

        
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'Altamont' remembers rock’s darkest day

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 16:23

Joel Selvin's book recreates the nightmarish 1969 concert with the Stones.

        
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By the Book: Daniel Silva: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 06:00
The author of the Gabriel Allon thrillers, including the latest, “The Black Widow,” loves F. Scott Fitzgerald and named his son Nicholas after Nick Carraway from “The Great Gatsby.” But his daughter is Lily — “not Daisy or Jordan or Myrtle.”
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