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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 11:21
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Otherworldly: The Latest in Science Fiction and Fantasy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 11:03
A runaway princess is called to rule a space empire; Death’s daughter hunts down the Reaper of War; summer in Seattle is disrupted by a mysterious mythic figure; and an exorcism goes creepily wrong.
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Critic’s Take: In Exile With ‘Don Quixote’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 10:43
“Don Quixote” was born out of a defining experience: a five-year captivity by pirates.
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 10:27
In “Weapons of Math Destruction,” No. 5 on the education best-seller list, Cathy O’Neil says our reliance on algorithms exacerbates whatever inequality already exists.
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Celebrity readers aim their spotlights at audiobooks

USAToday Books - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 09:02

Stars and character actors find a new outlet for their 'voice performances.'

       
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Smartphones give new life to audiobooks

USAToday Books - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 09:00

The audiobook industry is hooking listeners, thanks to digital devices.

       
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 08:39
Readers respond to Richard Ford’s review of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run” and more.
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Open Book: In Her Shoes

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 08:39
The best-selling novelist Jennifer Weiner is branching out — in more than one direction.
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Children’s Books: A Novel’s Good Witch Saves a Sacrificial Girl

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 08:39
A good witch raises an enchanted girl, the sacrifice a town is duped into offering, in Kelly Barnhill’s “The Girl Who Drank the Moon.”
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Children’s Books: A (Nearly) Motherless Alabama Girl Never Gives Up

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 08:39
An Alabama girl estranged from her mother is the heroine of Kate Beasley’s debut middle-grade novel, “Gertie’s Leap to Greatness.”
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Children’s Books: Are the Children in This Novel Saints, or Heretics?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 08:39
Adam Gidwitz’s new middle-grade novel, “The Inquisitor’s Tale,” turns on the question of whether three diverse children are holy beings or dangerous heretics.
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Children’s Books: New Picture Books Create Strange but Believable Worlds

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 08:39
Three picture books involve creatures — bears, bugs and turtles — in strange but believable worlds.
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Nonfiction: Clive James on the Joys of Binge-Watching

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 08:38
In “Play All,” James burns through the box sets of some recent hit shows.
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Nonfiction: Two New Books About Jane Jacobs, Urban Visionary

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 08:38
“Eyes on the Street” is Robert Kanigel’s new biography of Jane Jacobs, and “Vital Little Plans” collects Jacobs’s shorter works.
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Nonfiction: Aphrodisiacs? Search This Medieval Islamic Encyclopedia

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 08:37
Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri’s “The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition” reveals a lively and eclectic world of scholarship.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Populist Explosion’ Dissects the History of the Anti-Elite Worldview

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 08:36
In “The Populist Explosion,” John B. Judis explores the anti-elite worldview in the United States and Europe.
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Nonfiction: The Provocative Life of Judge Richard Posner

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 08:36
William Domnarski’s biography of the unconventionally opinionated Judge Richard Posner.
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Fiction: A Woman Puts Her Horse Before Her Marriage

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 08:36
A marriage frays when a wife’s attentions drift to a thoroughbred in Margot Livesey’s latest novel, “Mercury.”
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Fiction: They Deleted Their Kids: Stories Orbit Tech-Obsessed Lives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 08:36
Alexander Weinstein’s “Children of the New World” looks to our increasingly virtual lives.
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Fiction: A Brave Debut Novel About the Sri Lankan Civil War

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 08:35
A young man displaced by Sri Lanka’s civil war is the protagonist of Anuk Arudpragasam’s “The Story of a Brief Marriage.”
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