Book Reviews

Nonfiction: A Free-Spirited Family Gave Rise to Oscar Wilde

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 09:43
“The Fall of the House of Wilde,” by Emer O’Sullivan, asks if Oscar’s apple fell far from the family tree.
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Nonfiction: In Defense of the Analog

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 09:43
David Sax’s “The Revenge of Analog” is about how digital and analog can get along.
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Nonfiction: French Lessons: Seminal Works by Mallarmé and Camus

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 09:42
Seminal works by Camus and Mallarmé receive full-length treatments in Alice Kaplan’s “Looking for ‘The Stranger’” and R. Howard Bloch’s “One Toss of the Dice.”
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Nonfiction: Found: 148 Diaries. But Who Wrote Them?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 09:42
In “A Life Discarded,” the biographer Alexander Masters sets out to learn who wrote scores of journals found in a trash bin.
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Nonfiction: How a Boxer Fought Free After Years of Wrongful Imprisonment

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 09:41
“Stand Tall,” written by Dewey Bozella with Tamara Jones, is the memoir of a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder.
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Nonfiction: The Complicated Life of Beryl Bainbridge

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 09:41
Brendan King’s biography of the British novelist Beryl Bainbridge, whose life was full of romantic drama.
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Nonfiction: When Pushkin Came to Shove: How Nabokov and Edmund Wilson Fell Out Over a Poem

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 09:41
Alex Beam’s amusing “The Feud” tells the story of how a literary friendship ended over a translation of Pushkin’s “Eugene Onegin.”
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Nonfiction: A Biography Reveals Surprising Sides to Haiti’s Slave Liberator

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 09:40
Philippe Girard’s “Toussaint Louverture” is a sophisticated and anti-mythological biography.
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Nonfiction: Looking to the Future of Our Humans-First World

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 09:40
In “The Unnatural World,” David Biello scouts for ideas on how we might now live on a planet that our grandparents won’t recognize for long.
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The Shortlist: Literatura

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 09:40
New books by Mauro Javier Cardenas, Carlos Fonseca, Claudia Salazar Jiménez and Gonzalo Torné.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 09:39
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 09:39
Lauren Graham, the “Gilmore Girls” actress whose new memoir is No. 3 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says she has carefully calibrated just how revealing she wants to be.
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Open Book: Top of the Class

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 09:38
We cap a tumultuous year with some good news: our 10 Best Books of 2016.
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9 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 17:21
Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.
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'Conclave,' thriller about electing a pope, gets our vote

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 17:03

Robert Harris' new novel goes inside the Sistine Chapel after a pope dies.

        
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Book Buzz: Graham returns to 'Gilmore Girls' and the best-seller list

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 17:00

Here’s a look at what’s new on USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list…

        
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Cookbooks: The Year’s Best Baking Cookbooks: Radical Ideas, Classic Treats

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 11:06
Six dessert books push the genre into new territory.
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By the Book: Dava Sobel: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 05:00
The science writer says that while researching her new book, “The Glass Universe,” she read fiction about the time period, such as “The Custom of the Country” and “O Pioneers!”
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Nonfiction: What Does Netanyahu Really Want?

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 04:00
“The Resistible Rise of Benjamin Netanyahu,” by Neill Lochery, looks at Netanyahu’s leadership of Israel.
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10 beautiful holiday gift books

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 21:28

Gorgeous gift books for the bibliophile on your list.

        
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