Book Reviews

Readers Share Their Love for ‘The Outsiders’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 14:12
S. E. Hinton’s classic novel and its 1983 film adaptation continue to inspire fans.
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A slave’s flight from our first president

USAToday Books - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 10:32

'Never Caught' tells the story of Ona Judge, who escaped bondage from George Washington.

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'Orphan's Tale,' a Holocaust novel, is finding readers

USAToday Books - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 10:01

Pam Jenoff's novel about a train full of abandoned babies is a USA TODAY best seller.

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Fiction: In This Thriller, an Israeli Doctor Can’t Escape His Irresponsibility

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 06:00
In Ayelet Gundar-Goshen’s thriller, “Waking Lions,” an Israeli doctor pays big-time for a clandestine crime.
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Nonfiction: Opposing Views on What to Do About the Data We Create

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 04:00
Andreas Weigend, in “Data for the People,” and Kevin Mitnick, in “The Art of Invisibility,” are alarmed about data mining and the loss of privacy.
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10 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 17:20
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Nonfiction: Tell Me What You See: The Rorschach Test and Its Inventor

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 08:00
“The Inkblots” by Damion Searls is a biography of Hermann Rorschach and a cultural history of his famous test.
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'One-Eyed Man' is timely novel about reality TV and 'facts'

USAToday Books - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 07:06

Ron Currie's truth-telling, Howard Beale-like hero is known simply as 'K.'

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Amy Krouse Rosenthal dies after writing 'dating profile' for husband

USAToday Books - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 06:42

Best-selling author wrote about dying and how she hoped to find a new wife for husband.

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Nonfiction: Ray Kurzweil on How We’ll End Up Merging With Our Technology

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 06:00
Two new books from Luke Dormehl and Richard Yonck on the history, future and consequences of artificial intelligence.
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'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' sequel is happening — but without Rooney Mara

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 21:49

'The Girl in the Spider's Web' will feature a new cast and filmmaker.

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Could Jane Austen have been poisoned by arsenic?

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 15:51

Expert says spectacles suggest she may have developed cataracts due to accidental poisoning.

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Scout's honor, you'll love 'The Hearts of Men'

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 14:11

The Boy Scouts take center stage in Nickolas Butler's smart novel.

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The strange tale of Maine's hermit in the woods

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 11:02

Christopher Knight retreated from the world. Michael Finkel tells his story.

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Essay: Margaret Atwood on What ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Means in the Age of Trump

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 10:40
Atwood on whether her dystopian classic is meant as a “feminist” novel, as antireligion or as a prediction.
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Barack, Michelle Obama books will be published worldwide

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 08:49

The publishing of the upcoming books by the former president and first lady will be a global event.

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Nonfiction: The Future of Humans? One Forecaster Calls for Obsolescence

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 04:00
In “Homo Deus,” Yuval Noah Harari suggests the natural end of the scientific revolution might be human obsolescence.
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Nonfiction: Biographies of Cecil the Lion and Others in ‘Animals Strike Curious Poses’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 04:00
Elena Passarello’s essays offer meditative portraits of eminent animals from Cecil the Lion to Dürer’s rhinoceros to Mozart’s pet starling.
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Rome's evil Emperor Nero, a good guy?

USAToday Books - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 13:00

'The Confessions of Young Nero' is a revisionist history of the reviled leader.

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 05:00

Charlton Heston and Ernest Hemingway star in two new books.

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