Book Reviews

Fiction: A Countdown Thriller in Which the Hero Inhabits Many Alternate Universes

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:10
Blake Crouch’s “Dark Matter” is alternate-universe science fiction bolstered by a smidgen of theoretical physics.
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Fiction: A Fictional Surveillance Expert Is Being Watched, and the Watcher Wants Him to Know It

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:09
In Patrick Flanery’s “I Am No One,” a surveillance expert starts receiving mysterious packages.
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Fiction: A Cambridge Student Who Tries to Do Good Goes Missing

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:09
Susie Steiner’s smart, stylish second novel, “Missing, Presumed,” involves the disappearance of a postgraduate student.
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Fiction: Stewart O’Nan’s New Thriller Is Set in Post-World War II Jerusalem

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:09
Stewart O’Nan’s “City of Secrets” features espionage and existential angst in 1940s Jerusalem.
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Fiction: The Spy Who Came in From Headquarters

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:08
“Breaking Cover” by Stella Rimington and “The Wolf of Sarajevo” by Matthew Palmer are espionage novels written by people who know the business.
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Open Book: Classic Words, Fresh Looks

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:07
“Classic Penguin” showcases recent design work for books by Dostoyevsky, Joyce, Borges, Steinbeck and dozens of others.
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By the Book: Liane Moriarty: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:07
The author of “The Husband’s Secret” and, now, “Truly Madly Guilty” hated “Moby-Dick” as a child: “I’m sure I will like it when I grow up. I just seem to be taking such a long time to grow up.”
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:05
Readers respond to recent reviews of books by Cynthia Ozick, Peter D. Kramer, Anne Tyler and Larry Tye.
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Fiction: In Megan Abbott’s New Murder Mystery, a Teenage Gymnast Sharp as a Knife

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:51
Megan Abbott’s “You Will Know Me” is set in the world of young gymnasts and their obsessive parents.
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Fiction: Lee Child on a Thriller Set in Zimbabwe

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:47
The mysterious author C.B. George’s novel, “The Death of Rex Nhongo,” set in unstable Zimbabwe, is primarily about people going about their lives.
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Fiction: Who Killed the Priest? An Inquisition Mystery Gets Its Confession

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:22
In Matthew Carr’s “The Devils of Cardona,” a priest’s murder draws investigators into the tensions of Inquisition-era Spain.
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Fiction: Two Suspense Novels Track Down Girls Gone Lost

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:21
Amy Gentry’s “Good as Gone” and Megan Miranda’s “All the Missing Girls” are stories told in reverse.
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J.M. Coetzee, Elizabeth Strout on Man Booker Prize list

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 08:33

Could Strout be the first U.S. writer to claim the prestigious award from the Brits?

        
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New Harry Potter book breaks presale records

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 12:55

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is expected to be the best-selling book of the year, according to Barnes & Noble. Video provided by Newsy

        
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Ivory Tower: Deep Thinking About Immigration

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 10:20
Immigration is an emotional issue. Three new books offer rational perspective.
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Dave Eggers hits the Alaska 'Frontier' in new novel

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 06:03

In 'Heroes of the Frontier,' a mom takes her kids on a meandering adventure.

        
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What secrets lurk in Moriarty's 'Truly Madly Guilty'?

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 05:04

Best-selling author Liane Moriarty fires up the barbecue in her new novel.

        
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Author’s Note: To a Writer, a Body of Work Is a Taunt

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 10:00
Authors look at their own work and think: Is that all there is?
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Four new mysteries offer summer thrills

USAToday Books - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 07:04

Intrigue and murder lurk in new books from mystery writers.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 05:02

Look for new books by Liane Moriarty, Dave Eggers and Linda Fairstein.

        
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