Book Reviews

The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 09:39
“The Hidden Life of Trees,” No. 5 on the hardcover nonfiction list, describes the way trees protect their young, communicate and develop communities.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 09:29
Readers respond to recent reviews of Julia Leigh’s “Avalanche,” Belle Boggs’s “The Art of Waiting” and more.
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Open Book: A Timeless Observer

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 09:26
Charles McGrath on a new Library of America collection of John O’Hara’s stories.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 00:36
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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9 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 00:32
Suggested reading by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
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It's time to stop O'Reilly's literary 'Killing' spree

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 17:53

Bill O'Reilly's new book 'Killing the Rising Sun' is about the defeat of Japan.

        
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Bill O'Reilly makes another 'Killing,' lands at No. 1

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 17:52

'Killing the Rising Sun,' latest in franchise, is an instant best seller.

        
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Wonder what your Patronus is? Now you can find out on Pottermore

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 07:30

Are you a stag? An otter? A rabbit? Maybe a doe? Now you can find out for sure. 

        
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Nonfiction: Richard Ford Reviews Bruce Springsteen’s Memoir

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 04:00
In “Born to Run,” Bruce Springsteen writes with a Jersey plainspeak that’s deftly detailed and intimate with its readers.
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Nonfiction: Facing Britain: Simon Schama Takes a Gallery Tour

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 04:00
Schama views his nation’s history through portraits in “The Face of Britain.”
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Designer Ralph Lauren to write memoir

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 11:39

The book, so far untitled, will be out in fall 2017.

        
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Ann Patchett has a hit with 'Commonwealth'

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 11:27

The new novel lands high on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list.

        
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Fiction: A New Novel Draws on the Dark History of Josef Mengele

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 08:00
Mengele’s experiments on twins inform Affinity Konar’s debut novel, “Mischling.”
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Author’s Note: Remainders of the Day

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 04:00
Not only would no one buy my book, but libraries in various countries were disposing of them because people wouldn’t take them for free.
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Ayesha Curry talks new cookbook, Steph's kitchen skills and Riley's diet

USAToday Books - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 10:47

Before studying his wife's book, the NBA star's meals were basically air balls.

        
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Nonfiction: Did F.D.R. Know He Was Dying? Did Anyone?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 04:00
Joseph Lelyveld’s “His Final Battle” explores the challenges of Franklin Roosevelt’s final months in office, including his declining health.
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Nonfiction: What We Can Learn From Women Who Break the Rules

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 04:00
In “Trainwreck,” Sady Doyle writes about the women “we love to hate, mock and fear.”
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Nonfiction: Joe Klein of ‘Primary Colors’ Reviews the Latest on Bill Clinton

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 12:37
Joe Conason’s “Man of the World,” an account of Bill Clinton’s post-presidential years, sheds light on Clinton’s strengths and weaknesses.
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By the Book: Richard Plepler: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 11:43
The chief executive of HBO treasures his volume of John Cheever’s collected stories: “There’s a lot in there about what Kant called ‘the crooked timber of humanity.’ It’s a masterpiece.”
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Emma Donoghue's new historical novel is a 'Wonder'

USAToday Books - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 10:28

An 11-year-old Irish girl is deemed a miracle when she survives without food.

        
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