Book Reviews

Fiction: A Debut Novel Skewers Startup Culture, Click by Click

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 06:00
Doree Shafrir’s debut novel, “Startup” questions what’s happening in the workplace and what to do about it.
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Nonfiction: Patrick Buchanan Reveals Himself to Be the First Trumpist

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 04:00
In “Nixon’s White House Wars,” it’s Patrick Buchanan, not Nixon, who emerges as the most intriguing character in the entertaining book.
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 05:00

Look for a new biography of Barack Obama and a memoir by Jackie Kennedy's assistant.

        
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Why you should care about Free Comic Book Day

USAToday Books - Sat, 05/06/2017 - 13:19

It's the 16th annual Free Comic Book Day and this year 2,300 participating comic book shops worldwide are expected to give away more than 5.7 million comic books.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 05/06/2017 - 11:40

Spend your weekend reading 'Anything Is Possible' by Elizabeth Strout.

        
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Fiction: A Taiwanese Classic Now Available in English

New York Times Book Reviews - Sat, 05/06/2017 - 09:00
“Notes of a Crocodile” is a cult novel by Qiu Miaojin about a group of young gay friends in 1980s Taipei.
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Straight Up Hollywood: Love letters get to heart of Kirk and Anne Douglas's long marriage

USAToday Books - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 21:40

Hollywood legend Douglas, genius Einstein and surprise 'Americans' guest star in podcast.

        
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5 Books to Read on Kentucky Derby Day

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 16:43
C. E. Morgan’s “The Sport of Kings,” William Nack’s “Secretariat” and other books to read on the first Saturday in May.
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In Conversation With Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 16:33
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks about demystifying feminism in her new book, “Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions.”
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Move over, Oprah: J.K. Rowling announces new Harry Potter book club

USAToday Books - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 16:32

The online book club launches this June on 'Harry Potter's' 20th anniversary.

        
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Caitlyn Jenner’s Stolen Red Shoes and Other Revelations

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 11:57
Can Caitlyn Jenner have anything left to overshare? In “The Secrets of My Life,” No. 8 in hardcover nonfiction, she does.
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The Book Review Podcast: Gabourey Sidibe Talks About ‘This Is Just My Face’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 11:32
Sidibe talks about her new memoir, and Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.”
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Crime: The Latest in Crime Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 10:25
Honduran drug lords and Glaswegian mobsters slink through Marilyn Stasio’s crime column, along with a dead college student and a not-so-dead mother.
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Fiction: There’s No Escape From Contamination Above the Toxic Sea

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 10:08
In “Borne,” his new work of eco-fiction, Jeff VanderMeer explores the consequences of our biotech obsession by way of a giant flying bear.
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Nonfiction: For Some, Britain Proved a Port in the Storm of War

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 09:54
“Last Hope Island” by Lynne Olson looks at the role of Europe’s exiles in winning World War II.
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Fiction: A Story Collection Tracks Nepal’s Highs and Somewhat Lows

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 09:38
In response to unhappiness, the characters in Samrat Upadhyay’s “Mad Country” opt for a complete overhaul of their identities.
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Edward Snowden and Cory Doctorow Talk Sci-Fi and Reality

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 08:04
Mr. Snowden, the former contractor for the National Security Agency who exposed government spying on citizens, interviewed the novelist via video.
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State Department deletes retweet of Ivanka Trump's book promotion

USAToday Books - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 07:53

The State Department reportedly deleted a retweet promoting Ivanka Trump’s new book, "Women Who Work." Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) explains.

        
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Clinton campaign book ‘Shattered’ may become a TV series

USAToday Books - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 06:49

'Shattered,' a new book on Hillary Clinton’s devastating loss to Donald Trump has been optioned for a potential TV series by TriStar. Jose Sepulveda(@josesepulvedatv) has more.

        
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Political books get out the vote as two land in USA TODAY's top 10

USAToday Books - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 06:48

'Shattered,' about Clinton's campaign, is a best seller. So is Elizabeth Warren's book.

        
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