Book Reviews

‘These United States,’ by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore and Thomas J. Sugrue

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:31
Two historians offer a revisionist account of the years since 1890.









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‘Soda Politics’ and ‘Saving Gotham’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:31
Two books examine the dire health consequences of soda, and the effort to limit them.









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Audiobooks: Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Breakfast of Champions,’ Read by John Malkovich

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:13
Malkovich reads an offbeat 1973 novel.









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Audiobooks: Simon Winchester’s ‘Pacific’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:09
A survey of the Pacific includes chapters on coral reefs, thermonuclear bombs and cyclones.









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‘Custer’s Trials,’ by T. J. Stiles

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:51
The Little Bighorn duly noted, a book recalls George Custer’s brash, colorful life.









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Umberto Eco’s ‘Numero Zero’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:46
A novel by Umberto Eco recalls a political scandal in Italy in 1992.









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‘Thirteen Ways of Looking,’ by Colum McCann

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:45
The Wallace Stevens poem from which it takes its title helps structure the novella anchoring Colum McCann’s book of short fiction.









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Audiobooks: Chrissie Hynde’s ‘Reckless: My Life as a Pretender’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:44
A memoir by the singer and songwriter Chrissie Hynde.









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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:42
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Mary Gaitskill: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 17:02
The author, most recently, of “The Mare” says Nabokov’s witty “Letters to Véra” often made her laugh: “I especially liked . . . his enthusiastic recitations of what he’d had for dinner.”









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Carly Simon reveals more secrets on camera

USAToday Books - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 12:37

Carly Simon dishes with USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg.

        
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ArtsBeat: The Times’s Reviews of National Book Award Winners

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 11:40
Looking back at reviews of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “Between the World and Me” and Adam Johnson’s “Fortune Smiles.”









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Carly Simon spills on who's so vain

USAToday Books - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 09:57

In her new memoir, the singer remembers her big hits and the men in her life.

       
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Ta-Nehisi Coates, Adam Johnson win National Book Awards

USAToday Books - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 21:35

The National Book Awards honor fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children's books.

        
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ArtsBeat: Misty Copeland to Write Book on Health and Fitness

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 16:51
Misty Copeland, a principal dancer with American Ballet Theater, is expected to release her third book, “Ballerina Body,” in early 2017.









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Readers say 'Yes' to Shonda Rhimes, Bush bio

USAToday Books - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 11:11

'Year of Yes' and 'Destiny and Power' hit USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list.

        
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Children’s Books: Revisiting the Mayflower Story

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 08:47
A picture book presents a new perspective on the adventure-filled tale behind the first Thanksgiving.









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Burt Reynolds dishes in memoir: 'I was pretty wild'

USAToday Books - Wed, 11/18/2015 - 07:06

The star reflects on the women and acting roles in his life in his new book.

       
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Irving's latest is intriguing 'Mysteries'

USAToday Books - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 12:00

The protagonist of 'Avenue of Mysteries' is himself a novelist.

        
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Bookends: What Early Job Later Informed Your Work as a Writer?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 07:00
Francine Prose and Leslie Jamison discuss early jobs that later influenced their work.









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