Book Reviews

Margaret Atwood: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:17
The author, most recently, of “The Heart Goes Last” met Günter Grass at a Cold War literary festival in Finland: “He thought I was either the secretary or the floozy, I’m not sure which.”









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The Shortlist: Fleeing North Korea

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:17
Five new memoirs about escaping North Korea.









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‘The Big Green Tent,’ by Ludmila Ulitskaya

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:17
Three friends drawn into the dissident movement use art and activism to oppose the Soviet regime.









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Letters: Draft Dodgers

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 12:43
Readers respond to a recent review of Jon Meacham’s “Destiny and Power” and more.









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‘Workshops of Empire,’ by Eric Bennett

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 12:30
A look at the graduate writing programs that enshrined a literature of American values.









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Open Book: Paths to Peace

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 10:01
“The Smith Tapes” collects interviews with Jerry Garcia, Andy Warhol and dozens of other stars from 1969 to 1972.









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Suzanne Collins says goodbye to 'Hunger Games'

USAToday Books - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 09:10

It's all really over, we guess.

        
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Tom Jones, timeless sex symbol, is a family man

USAToday Books - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 16:21

At 75, Tom Jones has a new memoir, 'Over the Top and Back,' and a new album.

        
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'Man in the High Castle' rises on list

USAToday Books - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 13:57

Amazon series boosts the classic 1962 Philip K. Dick novel.

        
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Children’s Books: It’s Sort of Good to Be the King

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 13:24
A picture book in the tradition of “The Little Prince” delivers minimalist philosophical lessons on power.









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Ian Kershaw’s ‘To Hell and Back: Europe, 1914-1949’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:44
The first volume of a new history of modern Europe covers two world wars and the troubled years between them.









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‘Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs,’ by Lisa Randall

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:43
Dark matter, according to Lisa Randall, may be responsible for the extinction of dinosaurs and the subsequent rise of mammals.









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‘Brief Candle in the Dark,’ by Richard Dawkins

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:24
Dawkins’s second memoir plumbs his grown-up research, reflections and controversies.









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Rove on Trump: 'Hail fellow' then an ugly tweet

USAToday Books - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 07:15

In 'The Triumph of William McKinley,' Rove sees lessons from 1896 for Republicans today

        
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Bookends: Is It Still Possible to Be a Public Intellectual?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 07:00
Pankaj Mishra and Alice Gregory discuss the fate of the public intellectual in an age of specialization.









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‘Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World,’ by Tim Whitmarsh

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 18:56
Whitmarsh argues that atheism isn’t a product of the modern age but reaches back to early Western intellectual tradition in the ancient Greek world.









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Post-'Hunger,' Hollywood hankers for next YA phenom

USAToday Books - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 18:42

Few teen franchises are on the horizon as 'Mockingjay — Part 2' takes final flight.

        
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Legendary sitcom director James Burrows helms his 1,000th episode

USAToday Books - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 15:36

Sought-after talent behind 'Cheers,' 'Will & Grace' reaches milestone Tuesday.

        
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‘The Complete Works of Primo Levi’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 04:30
Three volumes bring into focus the breadth and coherence of Levi’s genius.









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‘Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal,’ by Jay Parini

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 04:30
A new biography of Gore Vidal, novelist, playwright, screenwriter, social and political player.









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