Book Reviews

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 02:48
Moira Weigel discusses two new biographies of Brown; and Juliet Nicolson talks about “A House Full of Daughters.”
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Open Book: Journals of the Plague Years

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 00:53
“The deal was 30,000 words in 30 days,” Donald G. McNeil Jr. said of his new book, “Zika: The Emerging Epidemic.”
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 00:00
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 - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 00:00
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 00:00
Readers respond to a recent work of fiction by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and more.
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Fiction: Missing ‘Downton Abbey’? Julian Fellowes’s New Novel Is Set in Victorian London.

New York Times Book Reviews - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 23:02
Julian Fellowes’s “Belgravia” devises a story of two families, one aristocratic, the other aspiring.
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The little black dress struts its stuff in comic novel

USAToday Books - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 14:59

'Nine Women, One Dress' takes place at famed Bloomingdale's.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 05:04

Spend your weekend reading 'Underground Airlines.'

        
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His name is 'Ove,' he's cranky, and readers love him

USAToday Books - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:24

Sweden's Fredrik Backman has a USA TODAY best seller with 'A Man Called Ove.'

       
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 09:43
“Seinfeldia,” No. 13 on the hardcover nonfiction list, goes behind the scenes of the groundbreaking sitcom about nothing.
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New paperbacks: 'The Girl on the Train,' 'Modern Romance'

USAToday Books - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 14:51

Paula Hawkins' runaway hit comes to paperback; plus titles by Ann Beattie, Aziz Ansari.

        
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James Patterson has another hit with BookShots

USAToday Books - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 14:50

Two titles in the new series of short books land on USA TODAY's best-seller list.

        
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New bio charts Bobby Kennedy's liberal evolution

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 13:45

Author Larry Tye had access to new documents and research.

        
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Children’s Books: Three Picture Books About Family Trips, in Time for Summer Travel

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 10:00
Three picture books approach family trips with humor and imagination.
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Jaycee Dugard: I don't 'wallow in self pity'

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 19:16

Her new book, 'Freedom', reveals how she approaches life after her rescue.

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘You’ll Grow Out of It’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 12:54
Jessi Klein talks about her new book of essays, and Antonio García Martinez discusses “Chaos Monkeys.”
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Remembering Mary Martin, the girl who could fly

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 12:01

David Kaufman's moving biography remembers one of Broadway's biggest stars.

        
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Nonfiction: A Biographer of Robert Kennedy Reconciles ‘Good Bobby’ and ‘Bad Bobby’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 06:00
Larry Tye’s new biography of Robert Kennedy examines a career cut short.
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Nonfiction: Mychal Denzel Smith Connects the Black Millennial Experience to the African-American Literary Tradition

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 06:00
A young black journalist both narrates and interrogates his coming-of-age.
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Nonfiction: Should We Still Listen to Prozac? Peter D. Kramer Jumps Back Into the Antidepressant Debate

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 06:00
Do antidepressants work? More often than not, argues the author of “Listening to Prozac.”
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