Book Reviews

Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 05:05

Look for new books by Louise Erdrich, Nathaniel Philbrick, and Laura and Jenna Bush.

        
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It's good to have Richard Russo back in Bath

USAToday Books - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 13:02

Beloved characters return in Richard Russo's sequel to 'Nobody's Fool.'

        
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Amy Schumer strips down for book cover

USAToday Books - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 13:00

We'd expect no less of 'The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo.'

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 05/07/2016 - 05:00

Spend your weekend reading a new book about American Pharoah.

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: ‘Pumpkinflowers’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 12:01
Matti Friedman discusses “Pumpkinflowers,” Judith Shulevitz talks about Angela Duckworth’s “Grit” and Sherman Alexie and Yuyi Morales discuss “Thunder Boy Jr.”
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Nonfiction: ‘Paris Vagabond,’ by Jean-Paul Clébert

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:14
A 1952 account of Paris street life and the residents of the “Zone,” where makeshift communities emerged on the city’s periphery.
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Fiction: ‘Before the Wind,’ by Jim Lynch

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:13
Members of a scattered sailing family come together to compete one more time.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:00
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:00
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Shortlist: Memoirs

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:00
New books by Rob Spillman, Wendy Lawless, Jean McNeil and Alex Abramovich.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Morning They Came for Us,’ by Janine di Giovanni

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:00
Harrowing reports from a divided and besieged Syria.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History, 1962-1976,’ by Frank Dikotter

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:00
Ordinary citizens have traded their memories of the Cultural Revolution for greater prosperity, this history claims.
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Fiction: ‘The Good Life,’ by Marian Thurm

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:59
An executive’s missteps catch up with him on a family vacation.
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Fiction: ‘A Perfect Life,’ by Eileen Pollack

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:59
Genetics complicates the love life of a novel’s biologist.
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Fiction: ‘Imagine Me Gone,’ by Adam Haslett

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:28
A novel centers on a mentally ill man and the siblings who orbit around him.
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Fiction: ‘Eleven Hours,’ by Pamela Erens

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:28
A novel follows an about-to-be-mother and a maternity nurse through a long labor.
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:27
The Dutch primatologist Frans de Waal, whose new book is No. 15 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says: “We have this long tradition of downplaying what animals do.”
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'The Girl on the Train' gains new steam thanks to trailer

USAToday Books - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 15:54

Paula Hawkins' thriller and Dr. Seuss's 'Places' make USA TODAY's best-seller list.

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review: Celebrating 10 Years

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:43
On this special episode of the podcast, Pamela Paul, Sam Tanenhaus, Dwight Garner and Gary Shteyngart discuss the history of the show, which started in 2006.
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Roving Eye: Remade by Terror

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:20
How does fiction handle terrorism? The Lebanese novelist Rabee Jaber points to the mundane nature of brutality.
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