Book Reviews

Nonfiction: For Generous Parental Leave and Great Schools, Move to Finland

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 04:30
In “The Nordic Theory of Everything,” the Finnish journalist Anu Partanen maintains that life is better in her native land.
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The Shortlist: Religion

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 03:00
New books include “Putting God Second” and “Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto.”
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Applied Reading: Can’t Get Through ‘Ulysses’? Digital Help Is on the Way.

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 03:00
Technically diverse artists have taken up the challenge of freshly interpreting “Ulysses” to make it more accessible to a wider audience.
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Help Desk: Roads to Fabulous

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 02:00
Celebrities (and Stanley Fish) hold forth on health, happiness and winning arguments.
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Children’s Books: ‘Macavity’ Reintroduces T.S. Eliot’s Beloved Feline Creation

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 14:28
Just in time for the return of “Cats” to Broadway, a new picture book series features T.S. Eliot’s many-lived creatures.
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Fiction: Lionel Shriver Imagines Imminent Economic Collapse, With Cabbage at $20 a Head

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 12:45
Lionel Shriver’s novel “The Mandibles” is a searing example of a new genre that could be called dystopian finance fiction.
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Nonfiction: A New Biography Says George W. Bush Really Was the Decider

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 04:30
Time and again, Jean Edward Smith argues, Bush failed to meet the challenges of his office.
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Nonfiction: The Dark History of the Olympics

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 04:30
David Goldblatt’s “The Games” recalls unflattering aspects of the Olympics long before doping and gender testing.
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An earthy memoir by a 'Pioneer Woman'

USAToday Books - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 13:00

'Trials of the Earth' was written more than 80 years ago.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 05:02

Look for new books by Jane Green, Ridley Pearson and Oliver Potzsch.

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 02:48
Moira Weigel discusses two new biographies of Brown; and Juliet Nicolson talks about “A House Full of Daughters.”
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Open Book: Journals of the Plague Years

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 00:53
“The deal was 30,000 words in 30 days,” Donald G. McNeil Jr. said of his new book, “Zika: The Emerging Epidemic.”
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 00:00
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 00:00
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 00:00
Readers respond to a recent work of fiction by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and more.
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Fiction: Missing ‘Downton Abbey’? Julian Fellowes’s New Novel Is Set in Victorian London.

New York Times Book Reviews - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 23:02
Julian Fellowes’s “Belgravia” devises a story of two families, one aristocratic, the other aspiring.
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The little black dress struts its stuff in comic novel

USAToday Books - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 14:59

'Nine Women, One Dress' takes place at famed Bloomingdale's.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 05:04

Spend your weekend reading 'Underground Airlines.'

        
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His name is 'Ove,' he's cranky, and readers love him

USAToday Books - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:24

Sweden's Fredrik Backman has a USA TODAY best seller with 'A Man Called Ove.'

       
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 09:43
“Seinfeldia,” No. 13 on the hardcover nonfiction list, goes behind the scenes of the groundbreaking sitcom about nothing.
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