Book Reviews

‘We Believe the Children,’ by Richard Beck

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 16:42
The fantasy of Satanic abuse at preschools in the 1980s.









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‘Speak,’ by Louisa Hall

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 04:00
A poet’s novel is a meditation on robots, artificial intelligence, fairy tales and the human spirit.









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‘The Incarnations,’ by Susan Barker

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 04:00
A hard-luck Beijing driver comes across a series of letters describing his past lives.









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Mario Vargas Llosa’s ‘Notes on the Death of Culture’

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 14:43
A Nobel laureate weighs in on the diffusion of culture and the loss of common referents.









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'Katrina' brings back flood of memories

USAToday Books - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 13:00

Gary Rivlin's look back at the devastating hurricane is outstanding journalism.

        
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ArtsBeat: Inside The New York Times Book Review: The History of Autism

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 10:03
Steve Silberman talks about “NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity,” and Elisabeth Egan discusses her debut novel, “A Window Opens.”









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New Beattie stories are a 'Maine' event

USAToday Books - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 13:00

Ann Beattie's first story collection in a decade is a fine one.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 05:00

Spend your weekend reading about dolphins in 'Voices in the Ocean.'

        
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Love is in the air with these new romances

USAToday Books - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 14:19

It's feeling like fall already in the Midwest, so naturally we're inclined to spend the weekend curled up with a new romance. HEA's contributors have recommendations …

        
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Maggie Thrash’s ‘Honor Girl’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:34
At a camp for girls, a teenager finds herself infatuated with an older counselor.









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Kevin Henkes’s ‘Waiting,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:21
In three picture books, toys choose to explore their surroundings or view the world from a windowsill.









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Franzen considered adopting an Iraqi orphan

USAToday Books - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:18

In order to understand young people, he says.

        
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‘Mama’s Nightingale,’ by Edwidge Danticat, and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:07
Four picture books show how immigrant children settle into a changed environment.









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‘What This Story Needs Is a Pig in a Wig,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:07
New early readers feature an antic dancer, wiggy pigs and a girl whose dog hits it big.









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‘Hit Count,’ by Chris Lynch

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:06
A story about a fanatical high school football player meshes with current attention on the sport’s culture and risks.









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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:50
Judd Apatow recently returned to performing standup comedy: “I don’t really care if anything succeeds anymore; I just like to be in the process of trying.”









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Author’s Note: Whose Side Are You On?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:41
If you don’t have kids, you tend to identify with the children in any story.









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‘Faith Ed.,’ by Linda K. Wertheimer

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:39
Is it possible to study world religions in today’s climate?









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‘Palimpsest: A History of the Written Word,’ by Matthew Battles

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:39
An inquiry into the history of the written word.









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