Book Reviews

The Shortlist: Superpowers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:11
New books by David Kilcullen, Paul R. Pillar, and Ray Takeyh and Steven Simon.
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‘Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built,’ by Duncan Clark

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:10
An account of the growth of Alibaba, the huge digital marketplace.
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‘America’s War for the Greater Middle East,’ by Andrew J. Bacevich

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:10
How myths about the efficacy of American military power lead us to ignore its harmful consequences.
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‘The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts,’ by Laura Tillman

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:10
A journalist investigates the case of a couple who decapitated their three children in 2003.
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‘The Stopped Heart,’ by Julie Myerson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:10
A grieving couple move to a cottage where the ghostly presence of past residents remains.
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‘A Woman of Property,’ by Robyn Schiff

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:10
Robyn Schiff’s poems circle worlds of worry in arriving at uncommon connections.
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‘The Translation of Love,’ by Lynne Kutsukake

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:09
A novel of exhaustion and uncertainty in 1947 Japan.
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Open Book: Ireland vs. Empire

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:05
Several new books commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising.
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:05
Hope Jahren, whose memoir, “Lab Girl,” is No. 7 on the hardcover nonfiction list, has found a larger audience than many scientists partly through her use of social media.
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‘Mothering Sunday,’ by Graham Swift

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 15:24
Boy loves girl in a novel set in a great house in 1920s Britain.
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‘Behave,’ by Andromeda Romano-Lax

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 14:31
A fictionalized look at the romance between two well-known behavioral researchers.
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Letters: Facing Dark Times

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 14:20
Readers respond to a recent essay about memoirs by young authors, a review of James McBride’s “Kill Em and Leave” and more.
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Jeffrey Tambor of 'Transparent' will publish memoir

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 13:30

Emmy-winning character actor will riff on his career in amusing autobiographical essays.

        
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Bill O'Reilly's next 'Killing' book targets WWII Japan

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 13:21

The sixth book in a best-selling franchise is called 'Killing the Rising Sun.'

        
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By the Book: Philip Kerr: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 07:00
The author, most recently, of “The Other Side of Silence” thinks heroes are “always too heroic to be real. Or wholly sympathetic. James Bond is nicely flawed. Sadistic. Sexist. Bitter. I like that.”
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Read an excerpt from Ransom Riggs' 'Tales of the Peculiar'

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 05:04

The new book arrives Sept. 3, "Loop Day," before Tim Burton's 'Miss Peregrine' movie.

       
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Chat live with 'Outlander' author Diana Gabaldon

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 15:54

Watch for our chat with the best-selling 'Outlander' author on April 7.

        
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Shouldn't have waited for it: 'Hamiltome' is out of stock on Amazon

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:28

We threw away our shot.

        
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Anderson Cooper, mom Gloria Vanderbilt have a best seller

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:02

'The Rainbow Comes and Goes' lands high on USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list.

        
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‘At the Existentialist Café,’ by Sarah Bakewell

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 04:30
An examination of the careers of existentialist thinkers clarifies their philosophy and its influence.
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