Book Reviews

Princeton will house the papers of author Toni Morrison

USAToday Books - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 11:47

Princeton made the announcement Friday, shortly before the 83-year-old Morrison took part in a forum at the school.

       
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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: The Story of Us

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 15:14
Christine Kenneally discusses “The Invisible History of the Human Race,” and Zephyr Teachout talks about “Corruption in America.”






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ArtsBeat: Elmore Leonard’s Papers (and Hawaiian Shirts) Go to University

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:24
The University of South Carolina has acquired more than 150 boxes of materials for Elmore Leonard’s archive.






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Bookshelf: The Dark

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:40
New picture books include Lizi Boyd’s “Flashlight” and Madeline Valentine’s “George in the Dark.”
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:25
Paperback books of particular interest.
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The Shortlist: 'A Wolf Called Romeo,' by Nick Jans, and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:19
New books by Nick Jans, Rebecca Frankel and Benoit Denizet-Lewis.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:03
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Crime: John Sandford's 'Deadline,' and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:58
In John Sandford’s “Deadline,” dogs are being stolen and auctioned off for resale as laboratory animals.
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‘Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America,’ by Jonathan Darman

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:57
Jonathan Darman’s history of the 1960s weaves together accounts of the activities of Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan.
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Steven Pinker’s ‘The Sense of Style’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:57
In his writing guide, the Harvard polymath Steven Pinker favors looser, more easygoing grammatical usage.
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‘The Betrayers,’ by David Bezmozgis

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:56
Two Soviet Jews — an Israeli politician and a disgraced K.G.B. informer — are reunited decades after a devastating betrayal.
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Paul Theroux’s ‘Mr. Bones’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:56
Men follow their compulsions, and sometimes receive their comeuppance, in Paul Theroux’s stories.
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‘Just Mercy,’ by Bryan Stevenson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:55
A lawyer personalizes the struggle against injustice with the story of a man wrongfully convicted of murder.
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Simon Rich’s ‘Spoiled Brats’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:55
Simon Rich’s humorous stories take on the millennial generation.
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:54
Marilynne Robinson, whose novel “Lila” is No. 4 on the hardcover fiction list, has found success agreeable. “A Pulitzer Prize is very reassuring, and that’s a fact.”
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Children's Books: ‘Through the Woods’ and ‘Monstrous Affections’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:54
A collection of illustrated tales with a sinister bent, and an anthology of stories featuring otherworldly creatures.
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Children's Books: ‘Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle’ and ‘Heap House’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:54
Characters in two dark urban fairy tales for middle-grade readers uncover events hidden in the past.
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Children's Books: ‘Kinda Like Brothers’ and ‘Half a World Away’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:53
Two novels featuring adoption and foster care show how bonds are formed despite less than ideal circumstances.
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Children's Books: Marla Frazee’s ‘The Farmer and the Clown,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:53
From a distant farm to the African veldt, these picture books celebrate the limitless nature of creativity and imagination.
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Open Book: A Bevy of the Best

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:52
Each October brings a shelf full of Best American anthologies.
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