Book Reviews

Roving Eye: Should Novels Aim for the Heart or the Head?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:18
Is it a good thing for a novel to stimulate our emotions? Montaigne, Brecht and others thought not.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:18
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:17
Bryan Cranston, whose memoir is No. 9 on the hardcover nonfiction list, has a sense of humor about his fame: “It’s a little . . . odd to have your face tattooed on someone’s backside.”
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Open Book: Henry Green’s (Latest) Comeback

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:16
New York Review Books Classics is hoping to restore the English novelist’s visibility for good.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:16
Readers respond to recent reviews of “Power at Ground Zero,” books about black Republicans and more.
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Patterson takes on sordid Jeffrey Epstein case in 'Filthy Rich'

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 16:28

Non-fiction book by popular novelist looks at a sordid true tale.

        
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Book buzz: Films continue to foster book sales

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 16:25

'The Girl on the Train' and other book-to-film titles stay strong

        
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8 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 12:51
Suggested reading by editors at The New York Times.
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By the Book: Gretchen Rubin: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 05:00
The author of “The Happiness Project” says she “can’t bear any book with the theme of unjust accusation — no ‘Atonement,’ ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ or ‘Othello’ for me.”
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Exclusive excerpt: 'Rogue One' book sets up new 'Star Wars' movie

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 04:35

Get to know Jyn Erso, father Galen and Orson Krennic before the movie debuts in December.

        
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Nonfiction: What’s Up With Those Voices in Your Head?

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 03:00
In “The Voices Within,” Charles Fernyhough explores the chatter in your head.
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The Shortlist: Y.A. Crossover

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 03:00
New books by David Arnold, Laure Eve, Lauren Oliver and Kenneth Oppel.
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Short but sweet e-book prequels are grabbing readers

USAToday Books - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 15:43

Authors like John Grisham, Jodi Picoult and Jeffery Deaver are signing on.

       
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Author’s Note: Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 03:00
All children lie. But when they do so in the service of a good story, aren’t they just budding writers?
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Nonfiction: Ulysses S. Grant: New Biography of ‘A Nobody From Nowhere’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 03:00
In “American Ulysses,” Ronald C. White focuses on Grant’s virtues instead of his flaws.
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'Truevine': How black brothers became sideshow attraction

USAToday Books - Tue, 10/18/2016 - 04:02

Beth Macy's poignant book 'Truevine' tells true story from the Jim Crow South.

        
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Nonfiction: The Joy of Mass Intimacy: A Look at ‘Future Sex’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/18/2016 - 03:00
Emily Witt’s “Future Sex” is a young woman’s report on an experiment with alternative sexuality.
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Fiction: The Chosen Ones in This Novel’s Title Were Selected for Death

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/18/2016 - 03:00
Steve Sem-Sandberg’s “The Chosen Ones” tells the story of a hospital in Nazi Vienna where 800 children were murdered.
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You'll fall for Jojo Moyes' romantic 'Paris for One'

USAToday Books - Mon, 10/17/2016 - 10:03

The author of 'Me Before You' has a new story collection.

        
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Fiction: High Praise for a Novel About an Awful Children’s Musical

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/17/2016 - 03:00
Francine Prose’s new novel, “Mister Monkey,” is about a group of characters involved in an off-off-off-off Broadway production.
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