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6 beach reads you need to pack for your end of summer vacation

USAToday Books - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 09:25

Squeeze in every drop of summer you have left with these books.

        
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 12:00
With little more than two months until Election Day, three of the top five spots on the hardcover nonfiction list are occupied by anti-Clinton books.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘I Contain Multitudes’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:58
Ed Yong talks about “I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life”; and Meghan Daum discusses Egos, her new column about memoirs.
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The Shortlist: War Stories

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:36
New books by Luke Mogelson, Harry Parker, Whitney Terrell and Odie Lindsey.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:26
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Crime: The Latest and Best in Crime Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:14
In Michael Koryta’s latest nightmare, a self-anointed messiah is preparing to shut down the electrical grid supplying energy to half the country.
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Fiction: In Emma Rathbone’s New Novel, a 26-Year-Old Virgin Seeks Sex

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:02
Emma Rathbone’s “Losing It” is about carnal pleasure (the idea of it, anyway), dating and a discriminating young woman.
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Poetry: A Poet Subverts the Defense Department’s Official Dictionary

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 10:55
In “Look,” Solmaz Sharif finds words with a dual capacity for violence and tenderness.
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Fiction: A Novel Imagines Putin Is Retired and Has Dementia

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 10:45
In Michael Honig’s “The Senility of Vladimir P.,” Putin has retired after “he had been five times president and twice prime minister.”
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Nonfiction: God Speed the Plow: The British and Their Relationship to the Land

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 10:31
Anna Pavord writes about Britain’s iconic landscapes in “Landskipping.”
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Nonfiction: In a New Biography, How Marconi’s Start-Up Changed the World

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 10:24
Marc Raboy’s “Marconi” considers its subject’s many facets: family man, Fascist, communications pioneer.
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Nonfiction: Tama Janowitz Grows Up

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 10:21
Tama Janowitz’s new memoir, “Scream,” reveals how markedly her life has changed since her “it girl” days.
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Nonfiction: Joseph O’Neill on ‘The Glamour of Strangeness’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 10:07
“The Glamour of Strangeness,” by Jamie James, offers profiles of artists and writers who left their homelands for the creative life abroad.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 09:34
Readers respond to recent reviews of Andrew Scott Cooper’s “The Fall of Heaven,” Maggie O’Farrell’s “This Must Be the Place” and more.
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Editors’ Choice: Nine Great New Books for August

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/19/2016 - 04:30
Recommended reading by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
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Toobin takes on the wild, strange saga of Patty Hearst

USAToday Books - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 17:12

In 'American Heiress,' Jeffrey Toobin resurrects the 1970s kidnapping of Patricia Hearst.

        
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New paperbacks: Franzen, Grafton, Penny

USAToday Books - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 17:10

'Purity' by Jonathan Franzen, out in paperback, will be a Showtime series.

        
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Open Book: Outside the Bars

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 15:12
In his new travelogue, the musician Franz Nicolay writes about “the past and future of underground punk and rock in formerly Communist states.”
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By the Book: Terry McMillan: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 04:40
The author of “Waiting to Exhale” and, most recently, “I Almost Forgot About You” doesn’t like to read espionage, science fiction or romance novels. “I either know how they’re going to end or don’t care.”
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Nonfiction: There’s a Little Bit of Narcissism in Us All. Kristin Dombek Explains Why.

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 04:30
Thoughts on self-centeredness and its victims’ culture of commiseration in Kristin Dombek’s “The Selfishness of Others.”
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