Book Reviews

Open Book: Eleanor’s Encouragement

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:23
Eleanor Roosevelt’s book “It’s Up to the Women” was intended to lift the spirits of its readers as they moved through the Great Depression.
Categories: Book Reviews

Critic’s Take: Boyhood on a Shelf

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:22
A writer reflects on the power of reading aloud to her children.
Categories: Book Reviews

Paperback Row: Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:15
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
Categories: Book Reviews

Alec Baldwin slams publisher for 'errors' in memoir 'Nevertheless'

USAToday Books - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 07:42

Baldwin criticized HarperCollins for issues with his new memoir 'Nevertheless.'

        
Categories: Book Reviews

Nonfiction: The China Card. Also the India Card. A History of America’s Involvement in Asia and the Pacific.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 07:00
Michael J. Green’s “By More Than Providence” traces the history of U.S.-Asia relations back to the founding of the country.
Categories: Book Reviews

Fiction: A Sick Mother Turns to Her Son’s Drop-Out Dad

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 06:00
The dying mother in Lauren Grodstein’s novel “Our Short History” introduces her son to his absentee father.
Categories: Book Reviews

Poetry: An Outsider Poet Who Courted Contradictions

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 06:00
In “I Am Flying Into Myself,” the selected works of poetic outsider Bill Knott are often touched by a brutal humor.
Categories: Book Reviews

Letters : Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 06:00
Readers respond to David Orr’s essay on Bob Dylan, Tressie McMillan Cottom’s “Lower Ed,” and more.
Categories: Book Reviews

Fiction: A Literary Mystery Unspools in a Noirish Nova Scotia

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 04:00
In “My Darling Detective,” Howard Norman mingles vandalism, murder and some very shadowy pasts.
Categories: Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Two Books Explore the Furor Over Rape on Campus

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 04:00
Two new books, “Unwanted Advances” by Laura Kipnis and “The Campus Rape Frenzy” by KC Johnson and Stuart Taylor Jr., see men as victims of a nationwide sexual panic.
Categories: Book Reviews

The Shortlist: Essays

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 04:00
Four new essay collections by Mary Gaitskill, Durga Chew-Bose, Sarah Gerard and Albert Goldbarth.
Categories: Book Reviews

13 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 17:19
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
Categories: Book Reviews

American Beauties: Illuminating the Beats From Their Shadow

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 16:21
Joyce Johnson’s “Minor Characters” is among the great American literary memoirs.
Categories: Book Reviews

New paperbacks: 'Barkskins,' 'The Nest,' 'White Trash'

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 15:49

Annie Proulx's novel about early timber traders is out in paperback.

        
Categories: Book Reviews

Children’s Books: Bookshelf: Books of Verse for Children Range from Playful to Soaring

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 11:46
New picture books for National Poetry Month about animals, Hispanic heroes and the Harlem Renaissance.
Categories: Book Reviews

Roving Eye: A Great Indian Novel Reaches American Shores

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 10:08
Vivek Shanbhag’s “Ghachar Ghochar” is the first novel translated into English from an Indian language spoken by 40 million people and published here.
Categories: Book Reviews

Judy Blume to receive lifetime achievement award

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 09:03

Author will receive the E.B. White Award from American Academy of Arts and Letters.

        
Categories: Book Reviews

By the Book: Mitch Albom: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 04:00
The author of “Tuesdays With Morrie” and, most recently, “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto” avoids “grim, angst-ridden, navel-gazing books and horror. Enough of that in the real world.”
Categories: Book Reviews

Books of The Times: ‘Unwanted Advances’ Tackles Sexual Politics in Academia

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 16:14
In this new book by Laura Kipnis, the author addresses her dismay over the intersection between free speech and sensitivity issues at universities.
Categories: Book Reviews

Stephen King's 'It' scares up new readers, thanks to creepy trailer

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 11:30

The horror classic is No. 17; James Patterson has another No. 1 USA TODAY best seller.

       
Categories: Book Reviews
Syndicate content