Book Reviews

Nonfiction: For Better, for Worse: Three Memoirs Report From Marriage Country

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 04:00
From their own diverse vantage points, Dani Shapiro, Ada Calhoun and Claire Dederer bear witness to that two-person catastrophe in motion.
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War crimes and sex spice up Turow's 'Testimony'

USAToday Books - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 13:27

The legal thriller by Scott Turow revolves around the Bosnian war and a gypsy massacre.

        
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Children’s Books: An Aspiring Bluesman Faces the Loss of his Grandfather

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 12:41
The young hero of Rita Williams-Garcia’s “Clayton Byrd Goes Underground,” an aspiring bluesman, faces the loss of his larger-than-life grandfather.
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Children’s Books: A Knight’s Epic Quest, and the Perils of Chivalry

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 11:50
“Yvain the Knight of the Lion,” a graphic novel written by M.T. Anderson, retells a medieval epic, raising questions about honor, fate and society.
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Nonfiction: To Make America Great Again, Give Your Kids Chores

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 11:00
In “The Vanishing American Adult,” Senator Ben Sasse offers a solution for moral decline: Get tough on your offspring.
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Audiobooks: The Story of Thor, in the Voice of Neil Gaiman

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 06:00
In “Norse Mythology,” Neil Gaiman brings visceral voice to the ancient and weird tales that have so deeply informed the otherworlds of his fiction.
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/14/2017 - 05:02

Look for new books by Jeffrey Tambor, Scott Turow and Ben Falcone.

        
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Newsbook: 3 Revelatory Books About the F.B.I.

New York Times Book Reviews - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 13:26
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is shrouded in secrecy. Here are three books that offer insider knowledge.
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 08:08

Spend your weekend reading 'Into the Water' by Paula Hawkins.

        
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Inside the List: A Different Kind of Sports Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 14:19
Hockey, long frozen out of the fiction best-seller list, gets its due in Fredrik Backman’s “Beartown.”
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J.K. Rowling asks for help after hand-written 'Potter' story stolen

USAToday Books - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 13:16

The 'Harry Potter' author tweeted a plea to fans to lookout of the illegal sale of the story.

        
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Children’s Books: Bookshelf: Friendships and Fables Soar in New Children’s Books

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 11:52
New picture books about birds include the tale of a pigeon in the subway, a history of falconry and the hopeful story of a bird-loving Syrian refugee boy.
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Children’s Books: Bookshelf: Clothes Get Kids Acting Out

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 11:35
Kids act up in new picture books about wearing a gorilla suit, refusing to change your pants, and the joy of not wearing clothes at all.
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Children’s Books: Kids Face Down a Panoply of Threats

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 11:32
In three new graphic fantasy novels for young readers, kids face down threats including an overheating planet, a toxic spill and anthropod aliens.
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Children’s Books: A Moving Holocaust Memoir for Younger Readers, and Older Ones Too

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 11:27
“Survivors Club,” by Michael Bornstein and his daughter, Debbie Bornstein Holinstat, tells a harrowing and moving Holocaust story for young readers
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The Book Review Podcast: Elizabeth Warren on Fighting for the Middle Class

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 11:15
Elizabeth Warren talks about “This Fight Is Our Fight,” and Doree Shafrir discusses her debut novel, “Startup.”
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Children’s Books: New Children’s Books Explore the World in the Woods

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 09:43
Four new picture books take young readers on adventures in gorgeously illustrated forests.
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JK Rowling is helping police find stolen 'Harry Potter' prequel

USAToday Books - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 08:27

Police are searching for a stolen 'Harry Potter' prequel, handwritten by the author herself! TC Newman (@PurpleTCNewman) details how JK Rowling is using Twitter to help.

        
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 07:00
Readers respond to the idea that writers’ workshops can be isolating environments and more.
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Children’s Books: The Perils of Social Life Begin in Kindergarten

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 06:00
The popular girls and mean girls of “Real Friends” distress the author of this middle-grade graphic memoir from Shannon Hale.
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