Book Reviews

Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 07/11/2015 - 05:02

Spend your weekend reading 'The Oregon Trail.'

        
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'Watchman': Is Atticus Finch a racist?

USAToday Books - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 18:50

Harper Lee's new novel, 'Go Set a Watchman,' is likely to shock readers.

       
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ArtsBeat: ‘Mockingbird’ Reviews From 1960

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 17:44
Looking back at The Times’s early reviews of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.”









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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Michael B. Oren’s ‘Ally’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 13:02
This week, Jacob Heilbrunn discusses “Ally,” and Julia Pierpont talks about her debut novel, “Among the Ten Thousand Things.”









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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:52
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:47
“The Little Paris Bookshop,” No. 16 on the hardcover fiction list, is the first international hit for the German novelist Nina George, who has written almost 30 books in 22 years.









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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:39
Paperback books of particular interest.









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Children’s Books: ‘Shadowshaper,’ by Daniel José Older

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:19
In this Y.A. novel, a young muralist learns of her mystical family legacy when phantom forces threaten her community.









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Children’s Books: ‘Nimona,’ by Noelle Stevenson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:19
A shapeshifter with a love of mischief comes to the aid of a supervillain out to expose an insincere hero.









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Children’s Books: ‘Fort’ and ‘The Secrets of Blueberries, Brothers, Moose & Me’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:19
Children spend their summers joyfully learning woodland skills and working outdoors in two middle-grade novels.









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Children’s Books: ‘A Dog Day,’ ‘Ask Me’ and ‘Sidewalk Flowers’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:19
Three picture books look at the surprises, the sights and the simple pleasures of a stroll.









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‘Summerlong,’ by Dean Bakopoulos

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:18
Dean Bakopoulos’s Midwestern couple on the brink maneuver themselves into complicated sleeping arrangements.









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‘Circling the Square: Stories From the Egyptian Revolution,’ by Wendell Steavenson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:18
A journalist gives her account of the Egyptian uprising in 2011 and its aftermath.









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Kevin Kwan’s ‘China Rich Girlfriend’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:18
The high jinks of China’s young and reckless 0.0001 percent.









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‘Midnight’s Furies,’ by Nisid Hajari

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:18
An account of the bitter events of 1947 that resulted in the creation of Pakistan.









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‘Immunity,’ by Taylor Antrim

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:17
A virus plays a key role in this novel explaining the divide between the haves and the have-nots.









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Open Book: ‘Middle Passage’ at 25

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:17
Charles Johnson talks about his National Book Award-winning novel, in which a freed slave travels from New Orleans to Africa and back in the 1830s.









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The Shortlist: Stories

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:17
New books by Matt Sumell, Juan Villoro, Emily Mitchell, Rachel Kushner and Paul Griner.









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Scout's all grown up in 'Mockingbird' sequel

USAToday Books - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:21

Websites post the first chapter of 'Go Set a Watchman.'

        
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ArtsBeat: Charles Johnson Discusses ‘Middle Passage’ at 25

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:01
Mr. Johnson’s novel, about a freed slave who sneaks onto a ship in New Orleans in the 1830s, won the National Book Award in 1990.









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