Book Reviews

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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Fiction: Jacqueline Woodson’s Adult Novel Captures 1970s Brooklyn

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 04:30
A return home summons memories of youth in Jacqueline Woodson’s “Another Brooklyn.”
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Rowling expands Potter world with short new ebooks

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 11:32

Digital shorts will be available from the website on Sept. 6.

        
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Best-selling 'Hillbilly Elegy' helps explain Trump's appeal

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 10:58

J.D. Vance's memoir is up to No. 10 on USA TODAY's best-seller list.

        
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Fiction: A New Flemish Novel Is Drawing Comparisons to W. G. Sebald

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 04:30
In “War and Turpentine,” the Belgian novelist Stefan Hertmans turns to the notebooks left to him by his grandfather, a painter and World War I conscript.
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Nonfiction: Florence Foster Jenkins Couldn’t Sing, but That Didn’t Stop Her

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 04:30
“Florence! Foster!! Jenkins!!!,” a charming biography by Darryl W. Bullock, tells the story of the world’s worst opera singer.
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Egos: ‘Inside My Head I’m a Girl’: Three Ways of Growing Up Gay

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 04:30
New personal accounts show diverse experiences of growing up gay, from the ordeal of conversion therapy to an unexpectedly elite cultural education.
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Nonfiction: The E.U. Is in Crisis. Two Economists Disagree on Why.

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 04:30
Giles Merritt’s “Slippery Slope” and James K. Galbraith’s “Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice” offer varying diagnoses of the European Union’s problems.
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Nonfiction: Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz Says the Euro Needs Big Reform

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 04:30
In “The Euro,” Joseph E. Stiglitz suggests a structural fix for the continent’s currency.
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Amy Schumer reveals all in 'Lower Back Tattoo'

USAToday Books - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 17:35

Her new book is a highly personal collection of stories and memories.

        
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 15:18
Readers respond to recent reviews of Wendy Warren’s “New England Bound,” Erik Axl Sund’s “The Crow Girl” and more.
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Nonfiction: How the Pursuit of Beauty Affects Women’s Lives

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 13:42
“Face Value,” by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano, examines the role of beauty in women’s lives.
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