Book Reviews

Fiction: He’s Not O.K., and Neither Is She: A Romance

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/02/2016 - 04:00
A. L. Kennedy’s “Serious Sweet” considers whether two people with crippling anxieties can take any real comfort in each other.
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Alice Hoffman's new novel will reward 'Faithful' fans

USAToday Books - Tue, 11/01/2016 - 15:25

A guilt-ridden teenager struggles to cope after a car accident.

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Thrillers and True Crime

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/01/2016 - 13:37
Charles Finch talks about the season’s thrillers; and Marilyn Stasio discusses new true-crime books.
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Zayn Malik talks about his eating disorder

USAToday Books - Tue, 11/01/2016 - 11:09

Zayn Malik says he suffered from an eating disorder while in One Direction. In his new autobiography, the 23-year-old began limiting his food intake while in the band because he felt it was the "one thing in his life he could control."

        
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Tippi Hedren says Hitchcock sexually assaulted her

USAToday Books - Tue, 11/01/2016 - 08:52

In 'Tippi,' the actress writes that Alfred Hitchcock was obsessed with her.

        
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Fiction: A Corrupt Judge. The Mob. Indian Casinos. The Latest Thriller From John Grisham.

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/01/2016 - 04:03
Set in the Florida panhandle, John Grisham’s “The Whistler” centers on an elaborate conspiracy.
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Fiction: A Powerful Story of Cuban Exiles Has Classical Overtones

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/01/2016 - 04:00
The protagonist of Derek Palacio’s debut novel, “The Mortifications,” is a Cuban-American named Ulises.
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Nonfiction: New York Values: How Immigrants Made the City

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/01/2016 - 04:00
“City of Dreams,” Tyler Anbinder’s history of New York’s immigrant past and present, shows the city’s rich heritage.
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Nonfiction: Elena Ferrante: Hiding in Plain Sight

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 13:19
“Frantumaglia: A Writer’s Journey” is a modest volume that has ended up playing an unexpectedly pivotal role in Ferrante’s career.
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Nonfiction: Was Alan Greenspan Motivated by Politics More Than Economics?

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 08:29
Sebastian Mallaby’s “The Man Who Knew” is a biography of Alan Greenspan, the chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1987 to 2006.
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'Best American' collections speak volumes

USAToday Books - Sun, 10/30/2016 - 06:02

We sample '2016' short stories, essays, travel writing and comics.

       
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 10/30/2016 - 04:02

Look for new books from Bob Dylan, Tippi Hedren, Michael Connelly and Tommy Hilfiger.

        
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This would-be spy was no James Bond

USAToday Books - Sat, 10/29/2016 - 12:00

A misfit in the U.S. government tried to sell military secrets to Libya.

        
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A secret is at the heart of 'The Mothers'

USAToday Books - Sat, 10/29/2016 - 12:00

Brit Bennett's wise debut novel is set in a black community in California.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 10/29/2016 - 08:32

Spend your weekend reading 'Truevine' by Beth Macy.

        
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 08:04
The YouTube star Hannah Hart’s memoir, “Buffering,” enters the hardcover nonfiction list at No.4. It’s a sunny reckoning with some dark subjects.
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What's behind Robert Langdon's enduring appeal?

USAToday Books - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 05:43

Dan Brown's modern multimedia hero is in action again in 'Inferno'

        
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The Shortlist: The Lives of Others

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 04:17
New books by Gary Younge, Tom Rinaldi and Tilar J. Mazzeo.
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Fiction: A Sonata-Structured Novel of Muted Desire

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 04:15
A lonely boy and a musical prodigy form a lifelong friendship in Rose Tremain’s “The Gustav Sonata.”
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Nonfiction: Creep or Craftsman? Alfred Hitchcock Was Both

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 04:04
Peter Ackroyd’s life of Alfred Hitchcock reveals the vulnerabilities beneath the calculating exterior.
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