Book Reviews

'Faulkner v. Woody Allen' leads to surprise ending

USAToday Books - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 23:12

Shooting has begun in Mississippi on a new documentary about legendary author William Faulkner — the first ever authorized by his estate.

        
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Female pilot writes riveting memoir, Angelina Jolie may play her

USAToday Books - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 16:01

'Shoot Like a Girl' is the story of helicopter pilot who served in Afghanistan.

       
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 06:00

Spend your weekend reading 'The Price of Illusion' by Joan Juliet Buck.

        
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Distinguished Writers Debate Sense of ‘Mission’ in Trump Era

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 17:20
Five writers talked on Wednesday night about the role of journalism and literature under the presidency of Donald J. Trump.
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The Book Review Podcast: Points of No Return

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 15:52
Mohsin Hamid talks about his new novel, “Exit West,” and Gillian Thomas discusses Marjorie J. Spruill’s “Divided We Stand.”
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'Bridges of Madison County' author Robert James Waller dies at 77

USAToday Books - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 14:19

Robert James Waller be remembered for his romance about a photographer and a war bride.

        
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In the Kitchen With Joanne Fluke, Author of the Hannah Swensen Culinary Mysteries

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 12:08
Joanne Fluke, whose “Banana Cream Pie Murder” is new at No. 3, recalls some cooking disasters.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 11:47
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Fiction: Size Matters in Fay Weldon’s Novel of Aristocratic Manners

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 10:00
Fay Weldon’s novel “Before the War” hinges on a quirky marriage of convenience.
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Nonfiction: Jackboot Germany: A New History of the Gestapo

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 10:00
“The Gestapo” by Frank McDonough profiles one of the most dreaded organizations of the Third Reich.
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Nonfiction: A Science Journalist Foresees One Grand Explanation for the Universe

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 09:00
In “Convergence,” the journalist Peter Watson maintains that all disciplines are coalescing to provide a single unified explanation for the cosmos.
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Fiction: Intertwined Lives Cast Light on Korean Society

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 09:00
In “Everything Belongs to Us,” debut novelist Yoojin Grace Wuertz has written a “Gatsby”-esque takedown of 1970s South Korea.
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Fiction: A Japanese Woman’s Life in Art, Made in the Village

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 09:00
In Rowan Hisayo Buchanan’s novel, “Harmless Like You,” Greenwich Village shapes a Japanese woman’s life in art.
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Nonfiction: The Story of O: A Recollection by Oliver Sacks’s Surviving Partner

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 09:00
In “Insomniac City,” Bill Hayes recalls his relationship with the writer and neurologist Oliver Sacks.
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Fiction: A Refugee Crisis in a World of Open Doors

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 08:00
In Mohsin Hamid’s novel “Exit West,” refugees flee war and chaos through any door they can find.
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Nonfiction: A New Memoir From the Author of ‘Whip Smart’ Explores Her Family Origins

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 07:00
“Abandon Me,” Melissa Febos’s memoir, also touches on addiction, the work of a dominatrix and an obsession with King Philip’s War.
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The Shortlist: Gothic Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 06:00
Three new novels apply their own spin to Gothic fiction.
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Children’s Books: She Persisted: Girls Find a Way to Live on Their Own Terms

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 04:00
In “Princess Cora and the Crocodile” by Laura Amy Schlitz and “Fish Girl” by Donna Jo Napoli, two young heroines cast off constraints.
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Children’s Books: A Boy Finds a Most Bizarre Creature in This Middle-Grade Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 04:00
In Amy Sarig King’s “Me and Marvin Gardens,” the hero finds a strange creature living by his creek as his family’s farm is cut up for housing.
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Children’s Books: Picture Books That Deliver Eureka Moments

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 04:00
In these four picture books, exploration awaits — along with unexpected discoveries.
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