Book Reviews

Crime: Patricia Cornwell’s ‘Depraved Heart,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 10:10
In Cornwell’s latest novel, the medical examiner Kay Scarpetta is worried about threats to her brilliant, prickly niece.









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Elizabeth Tallent’s ‘Mendocino Fire’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 10:10
Tallent’s stories show how easily love can alter.









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‘The German War,’ by Nicholas Stargardt

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 10:10
A panoramic look at the experience of Germans from all walks of life during World War II.









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Rebecca Hunt’s ‘Everland’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 10:10
A novel interweaves two Antarctic expeditions, a century apart.









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Gloria Steinem’s ‘My Life on the Road’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 10:10
Gloria Steinem reviews her peripatetic years as an activist and journalist.









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‘We That Are Left,’ by Clare Clark

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 10:10
In the wake of World War I, survivors explore new ways to connect to lost loved ones.









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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 10:08
Donald Trump and Ben Carson are duking it out in the Republican debates — and on the hardcover nonfiction best-seller list.









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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 09:39
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 09:39
Paperback books of particular interest.









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Open Book: From All Sides

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 09:38
Reviewers have recommended several books for their tone in covering the state of Israel.









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ArtsBeat: Kevin Barry’s ‘Beatlebone’ Wins Goldsmiths Prize

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/12/2015 - 15:42
The prize, established in 2013, honors inventive fiction.









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ArtsBeat: Agatha Christie’s Mr. Quin Finds New Life as an App

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/12/2015 - 15:07
A new app is released based on Agatha Christie’s ghoulish short story series “The Mysterious Mr Quin.”









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Kevin Powell writes a searing yet uplifting memoir

USAToday Books - Thu, 11/12/2015 - 14:33

The one-time star of 'The Real World' writes of his education as a black man.

        
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Letters: On Fiction and Fracking

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/12/2015 - 13:16
Readers respond to a recent interview with Matt Ridley, a review of Anthony Marra’s “The Tsar of Love and Techno” and more.









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New book on Michael Jackson is a thriller

USAToday Books - Thu, 11/12/2015 - 12:26

Jackson's musical genius is focus of Steve Knopper's new book about the pop superstar.

        
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Stacy Schiff's 'The Witches' is an intoxicating brew of history

USAToday Books - Thu, 11/12/2015 - 12:25

Historian Stacy Schiff examines the infamous Salem witch trials.

        
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New paperbacks: 'Not That Kind of Girl,' 'Lila'

USAToday Books - Thu, 11/12/2015 - 12:24

New paperbacks include titles by Lena Dunham, Brooke Shields and Neil Gaiman.

        
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Paul Theroux: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/12/2015 - 07:00
The author, most recently, of “Deep South” says if someone must write his biography, “I would suggest Hieronymus Karl Friedrich, Freiherr von Münchhausen, a.k.a. Baron Munchhausen.”









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ArtsBeat: Shelley Poem, 200 Years Later, Returns to Oxford

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 12:30
The poem, written in 1811 by Percy Bysshe Shelley during his first year as an Oxford student, has been acquired by the Bodleian Libraries there and placed on public display.









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Juicy new Sinatra bio timed to centennial

USAToday Books - Wed, 11/11/2015 - 12:18

James Kaplan's 'Sinatra: The Chairman' is the second volume of an ambitious biography.

        
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