Book Reviews

Fiction: Stories by the Heir of James Dickey and Flannery O’Connor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 05:00
The spirits of Flannery O’Connor and James Dickey survive in “Signals,” a story collection by Tim Gautreaux.
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Fiction: Aravind Adiga’s Novel Is About the Game of Cricket — and Sexual Awakening

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 04:00
In Aravind Adiga’s new novel, “Selection Day,” the game of cricket may pull two boys out of India’s slums.
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Fiction: For Two Small-Town Families, War Is the Tie That Binds

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 04:00
Generations of war haunt the characters in Andrew Krivak’s novel “The Signal Flame.”
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10 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 16:55
Suggested reading from editors and critics at The New York Times.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 16:28
Readers respond to recent reviews of “Against Empathy,” “How America Lost Its Secrets” and “Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life.”
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Open Book: Faye Redux

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 12:40
Rachel Cusk describes the method behind her new novel, “Transit,” the second book in a planned trilogy.
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By the Book: Roxane Gay: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 12:40
The author, most recently, of “Difficult Women” on what moves her in literature: “Basically, I love reading things that make me feel the same way I feel when listening to Beyoncé — slayed.”
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Nonfiction: How Conan Doyle Landed on Sherlock Holmes and Why He’s Stayed With Us

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 04:00
Michael Sims explores Conan Doyle’s creation of his world-famous detective in “Arthur and Sherlock.”
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A new year, a new No. 1 best seller for James Patterson

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/25/2017 - 10:26

'Never Never,' a thriller set in Australia, is co-written with Candice Fox.

        
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White House's 'alternative facts' send sales of '1984' soaring

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/25/2017 - 09:54

Sales of Orwell's classic surge after incorrect statements by Trump and White House aides.

        
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Veronica Roth 'Carves Her Mark' on best-seller list

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/25/2017 - 09:41

The author's new teen sci-fi novel lands at No. 9 on USA TODAY's list.

       
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Fiction: A Novel’s Strong, Silent Heroine Abandons Her Family for the Sea

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/25/2017 - 04:00
In Andrew Miller’s “The Crossing,” an inscrutable woman sets sail alone in the aftermath of a family tragedy.
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Nonfiction: From Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga, the Greatest Hits of Gay Talese

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/25/2017 - 04:00
“High Notes: Selected Writings of Gay Talese” showcases the craft of a New Journalism pioneer.
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Fiction: Who Would Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer Grow Up to Be?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 15:00
Robert Coover’s latest novel, “Huck Out West,” continues the adventures of Mark Twain’s greatest character.
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Nonfiction: Geography Made America Great. Has Globalization Undone Its Influence?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 04:00
Geography made America a great nation, Robert D. Kaplan argues in “Earning the Rockies,” but globalization is eroding its influence.
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Fiction: ‘The Patriots’ Charts a Family’s Reverse Journey From Brooklyn to the Gulag

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 04:00
Sana Krasikov’s first novel, “The Patriots,” is a historical saga that moves between America and Russia, from the 1930s to the present day.
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Children’s Book Awards Highlight Race — and Politics

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 16:41
The American Library Association’s annual prizes include a record four awards for Rep. John Lewis.
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Read this thrilling new 'Girl' before the movie

USAToday Books - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 13:35

J.P. Delaney's 'The Girl Before' is a mystery that revolves around a house in London.

       
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'Victimhood culture' has taken over college campuses, alleges new book

USAToday Books - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:34

The foreword to "No Campus for White Men" is by Milo Yiannopoulos.

        
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Nonfiction: That Other Clinton: A Brief Biography of Bill

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:03
“Bill Clinton,” by Michael Tomasky, is a brief biography of the 42nd president.
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