Book Reviews

Children’s Books: ‘Birdsong,’ by James Sturm

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:31
A wordless picture book about two naughty children is inspired by the Japanese “paper theater” tradition.
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Emma Cline's 'The Girls' is a (Manson) cult hit

USAToday Books - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:22

A debut novel about a murderous California cult lands on USA TODAY's best-seller list.

        
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A black officer tells his story in 'Once Upon a Cop'

USAToday Books - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 09:59

Corey Pegues was a deputy inspector with the NYPD.

        
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Bookends: Is the Idea of ‘Art for Art’s Sake’ a Sign of Social Privilege?

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 09:52
Pankaj Mishra and Rivka Galchen discuss who gets to make art for art’s sake.
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Nonfiction: Opening the Door to a Conservative Court

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 04:30
Under Warren Burger’s leadership, the Supreme Court halted the rights revolution of the 1960s.
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Disney announces a fresh 'Frozen' bonanza

USAToday Books - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 13:51

Books! Digital shorts! A TV special!

        
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Shakespeare's shrew gets modern twist in Tyler's 'Vinegar Girl'

USAToday Books - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 10:21

A Pulitzer Prize winner offers a new spin on 'The Taming of the Shrew.'

        
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Nonfiction: When Republicans Draw District Boundaries, They Can’t Lose. Literally.

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 04:30
A supercharged brand of gerrymandering is undermining democracy.
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Nonfiction: Why Conservative Intellectuals Hate Trump

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 04:30
A leading conservative intellectual argues that both parties are suffering from unrealistic nostalgia for a bygone era.
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Tavis Smiley imagines Michael Jackson's final days in new book

USAToday Books - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 14:33

Smiley, a Jackson fan, wanted to take a novelistic approach to the superstar's life.

        
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Essay: What Do This Season’s Political Books Tell Us About the Election?

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 06/19/2016 - 23:39
The divisions on display in this election year are not unique in our history. This season’s books offer insights on how we got here.
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 06/19/2016 - 05:06

Look for a new Jason Bourne thriller; Anne Tyler takes on Shakespeare.

        
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Susan Faludi investigates her dad's sex change in 'Darkroom'

USAToday Books - Sat, 06/18/2016 - 13:02

The author of 'In the Darkroom' learns her father is now 'Stefi.'

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 06/18/2016 - 05:00

Spend your weekend reading 'Barkskins' by Annie Proulx.

        
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The Mothership: Brad Meltzer returns to spill 'Secrets'

USAToday Books - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 14:01

Author joins USA TODAY's geek culture crew for a wide-ranging discussion.

        
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Recommended romance reads for hot summer days

USAToday Books - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 14:00

Here are some of the romances Happy Ever After’s contributors have recommended recently.

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘In the Darkroom’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 12:51
Susan Faludi discusses her new memoir, and James Lee McDonough talks about his new biography of William Tecumseh Sherman.
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 12:33
The work of 23-year-old Rupi Kaur, whose debut poetry collection is No. 8 on the paperback trade fiction list, is like a cross between Charles Bukowski and Cat Power.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 12:32
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, 06/17/2016 - 12:25
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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