Book Reviews

Roundup: Hollywood: ‘Stanley Kubrick and Me,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:26
This season’s books about Hollywood feature (among others) Barbra Streisand, Stanley Kubrick and Meryl Streep.
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Roundup: Gardens: ‘The Rooftop Growing Guide,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:26
New books about gardens include the work of the great Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx, a tour of the Hawaiian garden of the poet W.S. Merwin and more.
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Nonfiction: ‘Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me’ and ‘Your Song Changed My Life’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:25
What pop music rivalries reveal about our lives, and some celebrated musicians’ most treasured songs.
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Fiction: ‘Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ All-Time Greatest Hits,’ by Mark Binelli

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:25
Mark Binelli imagines his way into the life of a rock star who toyed with notions of blackness and theatricality.
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Nonfiction: ‘Couture Confessions,’ by Pamela Golbin

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:25
“Couture Confessions” makes clear that fashion has always been a business first.
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Roundup: Summer Y.A.: Matthew Quick’s ‘Every Exquisite Thing,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:25
This summer’s possibilities prove the only overarching thing that characterizes young adult literature is the age of the protagonist.
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Nonfiction: Eddie Huang’s ‘Double Cup Love’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:24
In his new memoir, the chef-impresario Eddie Huang visits China and contemplates cuisine, culture and love.
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Nonfiction: Eric Ripert’s ‘32 Yolks’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:24
The celebrity chef and restaurateur Eric Ripert looks back at his life in food, starting with his childhood in the South of France.
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The Shortlist: Satire

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:24
New books by Tony Tulathimutte, Matt Ruff, Jeffrey Price and Ron Tanner.
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Roundup: Comics: ‘The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:24
The biography of a fictional comics artist, Chester Brown’s “Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus” and more.
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Nonfiction: ‘Labor of Love,’ by Moira Weigel

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:23
A history of dating and its discontents exposes the unfair gender dynamics at its heart.
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Roundup: Thrillers: Justin Cronin’s ‘The City of Mirrors,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:22
A look at some of the season’s thrillers, including the latest books by Harlan Coben, Elizabeth Brundage and Justin Cronin.
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Roundup: Horror: Joyce Carol Oates’s ‘The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 11:19
New books from Joyce Carol Oates, Peter Straub, Victor LaValle and others show us where the genre is going and where it’s been.
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Roundup: Sports: Bill Walton’s ‘Back From the Dead,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 11:19
Bill Walton’s elegiac yet exuberant new memoir, an investigation of arm injuries in baseball and more.
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Roundup: Travel: Philip Marsden’s ‘Rising Ground’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 11:17
Simon Winchester reviews “Rising Ground,” a collection of essays about the landscape around Cornwall and its history, and more.
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'Sweetbitter,' set in New York food world, is dishy best seller

USAToday Books - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 10:56

Debut novelist Stephanie Danler served in the trenches in Manhattan restaurants.

        
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Nonfiction: ‘Paul McCartney: The Life,’ by Philip Norman

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 04:30
The author of “Shout! The Beatles in Their Generation” follows up a biography of Lennon with one of McCartney.
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Nonfiction: ‘From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime,’ by Elizabeth Hinton

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 12:45
How decades of discriminatory policies and flawed studies led to an age of mass imprisonment.
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'Fargo' creator Noah Hawley hopes for summer hit with new book

USAToday Books - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 10:32

The man behind the FX hit 'Fargo' has written the summer thriller 'Before the Fall.'

        
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Hot books for summer: New Rowling, King, Trump bio

USAToday Books - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 10:30

A "new" Harry Potter tale, plus Chris Colfer, Liane Moriarty, Terry McMillan and more.

        
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