Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Sorry, Mom and Dad: You’re Not So Important After All

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 04:30
In “Do Parents Matter?,” the married anthropologists Robert A. LeVine and Sarah LeVine explain why parenting styles aren’t nearly as important as we imagine.
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Lawrence Wright's chilling new book explores roots of terrorism

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 11:48

'The Terror Years' is a powerful follow-up to 'The Looming Tower.'

        
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Nonfiction: The End of Intervention: Two Books Explore the American Catastrophe in the Middle East

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 04:30
Lawrence Wright’s “The Terror Years” and J. Kael Weston’s “The Mirror Test” examine the effects of terrorism in the Middle East and the American obsession with it.
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Fiction: A Novel’s Exiles Flee North Korea: Now What?

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 04:30
Exiles define their lives outside North Korea in Krys Lee’s debut novel, “How I Became a North Korean.”
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Watch Graham Moore's live chat

USAToday Books - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 14:43

His new book is 'The Last Days of Night.'

        
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Bookends: Why Do Debut Novels Command So Much Attention?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 14:02
Leslie Jamison and Ayana Mathis discuss the hype behind first novels.
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Lena Dunham to publish a collection of short stories

USAToday Books - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 11:32

Our favorite girl is conquering yet another area of publishing.

        
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Nonfiction: Attica, Attica: The Story of the Legendary Prison Uprising

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 04:30
Heather Ann Thompson’s “Blood in the Water” is about the Attica prison uprising of 1971, its aftermath, and the continuing quest for justice.
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Tom Wolfe rules this 'Kingdom of Speech'

USAToday Books - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 17:22

In 'The Kingdom of Speech,' the best-selling writer looks at the study of linguistics.

        
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Nonfiction: A Book Examines the Curious Case of a Man Whose Memory Was Removed

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 04:30
In “Patient H.M.,” the journalist Luke Dittrich questions his grandfather’s role in an infamous case of a patient with permanent amnesia.
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Fiction: Noah Hawley on a Thriller in Which Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse Face Off

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 04:30
Graham Moore’s “The Last Days of Night” is inspired by Edison’s efforts to drive Westinghouse out of business.
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Nathan Hill dazzles with debut novel 'The Nix'

USAToday Books - Sun, 08/28/2016 - 13:00

Nathan Hill deftly juggles characters and time periods.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 08/28/2016 - 05:02

Look for new books by Louise Penny, Tom Wolfe, Dav Pilkey and Ransom Riggs.

        
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Immigrant family's American Dream shatters in Mbue's novel

USAToday Books - Sat, 08/27/2016 - 13:02

'Behold the Dreamers' is an empathetic debut novel from Imbolo Mbue.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 08/27/2016 - 05:03

Spend your weekend reading 'Trump Revealed.'

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘ADHD Nation’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 14:28
Alan Schwarz talks about “ADHD Nation”; Raina Telgemeier discusses “Ghosts”; and Nicholson Baker talks about “Substitute.”
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 11:39
Colson Whitehead, whose “The Underground Railroad” is No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list, cites “The Twilight Zone” as a key influence.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 11:18
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 11:05
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Nonfiction: Imagine Your Substitute Teacher Is Nicholson Baker. For These Kids, He Was.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 11:04
In “Substitute,” Nicholson Baker fills in at school in Maine to find out what’s really going on in class.
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