Book Reviews

In 'Harmony,' a family's desperate struggle with autism

USAToday Books - Sat, 08/13/2016 - 19:16

How far will a parent go to save a child?

        
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Celebrity Book Club: Old friends, new members and good reads

USAToday Books - Sat, 08/13/2016 - 10:33

Our favorite band of bookworms are speed-reading their way through summer

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 08/13/2016 - 05:01

Spend your weekend reading Oprah pick 'The Underground Railroad.'

        
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Critic’s Take: Literature of the Forever War

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 12:09
Are we ready to view our own wars without clear winners or losers?
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 12:06
David Cay Johnston, whose “The Making of Donald Trump” is No. 15 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says Trump has “seriously damaged his brand.”
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 12:05
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Shortlist: French Lit

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 11:56
Newly translated books by Michèle Audin, Adrien Bosc, Marguerite Duras and Michèle Halberstadt.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Book Review Podcast: Colson Whitehead and Jeffrey Toobin Talk About Their New Best Sellers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 11:52
Colson Whitehead talks about his new novel, “The Underground Railroad,” and Jeffrey Toobin discusses his new book about the fascinating case of Patty Hearst.
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Nonfiction: God, Realigned: The Era of Reformation

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 11:23
In “Reformations,” the Yale historian Carlos M. N. Eire looks at the religious turmoil of the era of Reformation.
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What the Maid Saw. A Novel Imagines the Demise of Thomas Hardy.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 11:15
Damien Wilkins’s “Max Gate” is a novel about the end of Thomas Hardy’s life.
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Fiction: A Suspense Novel Sets Killers Loose in a Luxury Hotel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 11:06
In Gina Wohlsdorf’s debut novel, “Security,” surveillance cameras follow two masked killers in a hotel.
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Fiction: Alexander McCall Smith Fills in the Lives Behind Five Vintage Photographs

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 10:17
Alexander McCall Smith’s stories in “Chance Developments” were suggested by five anonymous images of the past.
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Fiction: A Noir Novel Sends a Bleeding-Heart Doctor to a Gentrifying Los Angeles

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 10:17
A man struggles to keep his Los Angeles clinic afloat in Peter Spiegelman’s “Dr. Knox.”
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Open Book: Parade’s End

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 10:14
The editor Terry McDonell writes fondly about James Salter, Richard Ford and other literary friends in “The Accidental Life.”
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Fiction: A Comic Novel of Love and Delusion During the Bosnian War

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 10:13
A laborer follows his infatuation to the war-torn Balkans in Jesse Armstrong’s debut novel, “Love, Sex and Other Foreign Policy Goals.”
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Fiction: A Novel Sends Its Child Spies on the Trail of Neighborhood Secrets

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 10:13
Two girls set out in search of God and a missing neighbor in Joanna Cannon’s “The Trouble With Goats and Sheep.”
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Fiction: In a Debut Thriller, Suspicion Mars an Upper-Crust Engagement

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 10:13
In Swan Huntley’s “We Could Be Beautiful,” an affluent woman thinks she’s found the ideal mate, but her lingering suspicions say otherwise.
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Editors' Choice: Nine New Books Worth Reading This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 04:00
Recommended reading by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
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Wimpy Jen finds friend in debut novelist's 'Emergency'

USAToday Books - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 11:36

Our heroine has a hard time standing up for herself in 'Break in Case of Emergency.'

        
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Writers reflect on painful racial issues in 'Fire This Time'

USAToday Books - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 11:35

A searing collection of essays takes a page from James Baldwin in exploring racism.

        
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