Book Reviews

Nonfiction: For Some, Britain Proved a Port in the Storm of War

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 09:54
“Last Hope Island” by Lynne Olson looks at the role of Europe’s exiles in winning World War II.
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Fiction: A Story Collection Tracks Nepal’s Highs and Somewhat Lows

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 09:38
In response to unhappiness, the characters in Samrat Upadhyay’s “Mad Country” opt for a complete overhaul of their identities.
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Edward Snowden and Cory Doctorow Talk Sci-Fi and Reality

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 08:04
Mr. Snowden, the former contractor for the National Security Agency who exposed government spying on citizens, interviewed the novelist via video.
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State Department deletes retweet of Ivanka Trump's book promotion

USAToday Books - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 07:53

The State Department reportedly deleted a retweet promoting Ivanka Trump’s new book, "Women Who Work." Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) explains.

        
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Clinton campaign book ‘Shattered’ may become a TV series

USAToday Books - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 06:49

'Shattered,' a new book on Hillary Clinton’s devastating loss to Donald Trump has been optioned for a potential TV series by TriStar. Jose Sepulveda(@josesepulvedatv) has more.

        
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Political books get out the vote as two land in USA TODAY's top 10

USAToday Books - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 06:48

'Shattered,' about Clinton's campaign, is a best seller. So is Elizabeth Warren's book.

        
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Nonfiction: How Do You Make a Fox Your Friend? Fast-Forward Evolution

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 05:00
In “How To Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog),” Lee Alan Dugatkin and Lyudmila Trut detail how Russian biologists fast-tracked evolution.
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The Shortlist: Four New Books Beckon Readers Out West

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 05:00
In three novels and a story collection, authors explore the wilder corners of the American West.
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Nonfiction: How the Fiscal Crisis of the ’70s Shaped Today’s New York

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 04:00
Drop dead, President Ford told the Big Apple in 1975. Instead, the city embarked on a great unwinding of progressive politics
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Fiction: A Romance Novel Within a Novel Steals the Show

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 04:00
In “The Romance Reader’s Guide to Life,” Sharon Pywell uses a novel within a novel to introduce genre elements to her story of ambitious sisters.
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Fiction: A Debut Collection Looks to Nigeria’s Past, Present and Possibly Fantastical Future

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 04:00
Lesley Nneka Arimah’s story collection, “What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky,” mixes utopian parables, magical tales and nightmare scenarios.
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Nonfiction: How Four Powerful Rulers Decided the Fate of a Continent

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 04:00
John Julius Norwich’s “Four Princes” looks at the 16th century through the lives of four powerful European leaders.
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Nonfiction: Research Institutions Now Cater to the Prejudices of Wealth

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 04:00
Daniel W. Drezner’s “The Ideas Industry” traces the transformation of an intellectual marketplace into an industry.
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Nonfiction: A Writer Embraces the Scholar Who Introduced the Kabbalah to Secular Society

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 04:00
In “Stranger in a Strange Land,” George Prochnik examines his unfolding religious and political drama through the lens of the scholar Gershom Scholem.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 04:00
Readers respond to George W. Bush’s artistic penance, the division of values and more.
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Profile: ‘A Writer Writes’: Penelope Lively’s Fiction Defies the Test of Time

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 18:00
Lively’s new collection of stories, “Purple Swamp Hen,” marks her 21st work of fiction. At 84, this chronicler of the English middle class shows no signs of stopping.
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Open Book: The Inexhaustible Four

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 16:42
In his new book, Rob Sheffield writes: ““Being born on the same planet as the Beatles is one of the 10 best things that’s ever happened to me.”
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New paperbacks: 'The Nightingale,' 'The Girls,' 'The Gene'

USAToday Books - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 16:41

Kristin Hannah's best-selling 'The Nightingale' is finally out in paperback.

        
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 16:33
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Ivory Tower: The Humanity of Numbers

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 16:15
Three books examine the human propensity for sharing numbers — in more ways than you might think.
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