Book Reviews

The Book Review Podcast: Should You Stop Eating Sugar?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 12:03
Gary Taubes discusses “The Case Against Sugar,” and Anthony Gottlieb talks about a new biography of Casanova.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 11:15
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 11:01
Readers respond to “The Year in Reading” and more.
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Fiction: A Novel’s Sheltered Girl Seeks Her Identity Among Messed-Up Adults

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 10:51
In “History of Wolves,” by Emily Fridlund, a story about sexual awakening and identity formation turns into something darker.
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 10:36
The gymnast Simone Biles capped her very good 2016 with a No. 1 memoir, “Courage to Soar,” currently No. 4 in young adult hardcover.
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Crime: The Best and Latest in Crime Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 10:33
In Thomas Perry’s “The Old Man,” a retired intelligence agent is forced to run for his life using obsolete survival techniques.
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Nonfiction: Return to Mogadishu: Trying to Reclaim a City for Its People

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 09:27
A Somali expatriate makes an attempt to restore part of his homeland in Andrew Harding’s “The Mayor of Mogadishu.”
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Nonfiction: Overcome Your Cash Conundrums With the Power of Psychology

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 22:27
Claudia Hammond’s “Mind Over Money” shows us how to put the lessons of behavioral economics into practice when we manage our own finances.
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Nonfiction: Rake’s Progress: A Look at the Well-Traveled Casanova

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 22:27
As Laurence Bergreen documents in “Casanova,” the famous ladies’ man also rubbed elbows with a Who’s Who of 18th-century Europe.
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Open Book: The Sport of Struggle

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 22:26
In “Home and Away,” Karl Ove Knausgaard exchanges letters about soccer (and the rest of life) with the Swedish writer Fredrik Ekelund.
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10 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 22:23
Suggested reading from editors of the Book Review and The Times’s book critics.
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New paperbacks: 'Trump Revealed,' 'Hidden Figures'

USAToday Books - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 14:55

A Washington Post biography of the president-elect comes to paperback.

        
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Chat live with author Veronica Roth

USAToday Books - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 10:48

The author of 'Divergent' and 'Carve the Mark' will take fan questions.

        
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Fiction: In a Debut Novel, the Artist’s Life Takes on Darker Shades

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 10:38
In her first novel, “The Strays,” Emily Bitto shows how a young girl is drawn to a seductively damaged family of artists.
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By the Book: Rachel Cusk: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 05:00
The author, most recently, of “Transit” is surprised at writers who treasure books as collectible objects. “I treat my books like I treat my shoes: The more I love them, the shoddier they become.”
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Nonfiction: A Feminist’s Biography of Steven Spielberg Focuses on His Jewish Identity

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 04:00
In “Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films,” Molly Haskell traces the evolution of the director’s Jewish identity.
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Carrie Fisher's 'Diarist,' 'Drinking' climb USA TODAY's list

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 15:20

After the death of the iconic actress and writer, strong demand for her books.

        
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Carrie Fisher's 'Diarist,' 'Drinking' climb USA TODAY's list

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 15:20

After the death of the iconic actress and writer, strong demand for her books.

        
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Nonfiction: Is Fat Really All That Bad? A Biochemist Explains.

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 14:12
In “The Secret Life of Fat,” Sylvia Tara argues that it’s not as dangerous as we’ve been told.
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17 pop culture icons having milestone anniversaries in 2017

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 10:48

Hard to believe there was ever a time when Star Wars, Sgt. Pepper, Harry Potter or jazz were new. But they were. And not so long ago, either.

        
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