Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Nor Any Drop to Drink?: Why the Great Lakes Face a Murky Future

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 04:00
“The Death and Life of Great Lakes” by Dan Egan looks at the uncertain future of Earth’s largest surface freshwater system.
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Nonfiction: Critical Thinkers: The Ties That Bind Orwell and Churchill

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 04:00
Apparently they never met. But the common cause of George Orwell and Winston Churchill resonates powerfully today, Thomas Ricks writes in this dual biography.
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Match Book: Dear Match Book: What Should I Read on My Summer Vacation?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 04:00
In a special travel edition of Match Book, our columnist offers recommendations geared toward discovery and self-discovery.
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Stephen King loads 'Gwendy's Button Box' with scares

USAToday Books - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:02

His new novella, about a box of secrets and a teenage girl, is set in Castle Rock.

       
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Dinosaur (bones) star in Michael Crichton's gripping 'Dragon Teeth'

USAToday Books - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:04

Posthumous novel by Michael Crichton is inspired by the 'Bone Wars' of 1876.

        
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Fiction: A 17th-Century Witch Hunter and His Campaign of Terror

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 04:00
Beth Underdown’s novel, “The Witchfinder’s Sister,” retraces a frightening reign of terror in the history of 17th-century England.
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 05:01

Look for new books by Michael Crichton, Kevin Kwan and Jeff Shaara.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 05:02

Spend your weekend reading 'Testimony' by Scott Turow.

        
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Amazon Charts, Amazon's new best seller list, now tracks what people actually read

USAToday Books - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 16:39

Amazon Charts lists not just books bought but also books read

        
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Soaring 'Flight' goes into the cockpit with Lindbergh

USAToday Books - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 15:21

Dan Hampton's new book recounts Charles Lindbergh's historic transatlantic crossing.

       
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Open Book: A Guide to Writing Guides

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:41
Editors at The Times discuss some of their favorite books about how to write well.
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From Condoleezza Rice, Tales of Diplomacy and Unrequited Love

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:29
Condoleezza Rice’s “Democracy” offers sober, high-minded rhetoric about America’s role in the world. It also notes Qaddafi’s schoolboy crush on her.
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The Book Review Podcast: Joshua Ferris on ‘The Dinner Party’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:29
Ferris talks about his new collection of stories, and Jonathan Taplin discusses “Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy.”
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Audiobooks: Fairy Tales, Gently Fractured

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:35
Audiobooks of Garth Nix’s “Frogkisser!” and Chris Colfer’s “The Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales” offer kids spit-shined versions of Grimm Brothers’ classics.
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Audiobooks: W. Kamau Bell on Being a ‘Semi-Prominent’ Black Comedian

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:31
Listening to a memoir read by the author is like being the sole patron in a comedy club while he performs a marathon routine.
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Crime: Scots on the Rocks and Jo Nesbo’s Latest: The Best New Crime Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 08:00
Marilyn Stasio’s crime column takes us on a Glasgow bender and into the mind of a Norwegian serial killer. For relief, there’s a trip to rural France.
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Nonfiction: The American Revolution: A History of Violence

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 06:00
“Scars of Independence” reminds readers that the United States took shape not just in stately rooms but in brutal, devastating combat.
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The Shortlist: Stories

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 06:00
Four story collections, united by whimsy, daring and the everyday surreal.
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Fiction: Fleeing a Fictional World of Despots and Drones

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 06:00
In the Pakistan of Nadeem Aslam’s novel “The Golden Legend” the rule of law is a distant memory.
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Fiction: Why Does a Young Writer Fall in Love with a Misogynist Bully?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 06:00
Gwendoline Riley’s novel “First Love” depicts a volatile marriage of opposites whose savage jousts are full of comic malice and exasperated affection.
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