Book Reviews

9 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/23/2016 - 10:23
Suggested reading by editors at The New York Times.
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/23/2016 - 10:10
In response to reader concerns, Janet Evanovich has toned down the swearing in some of her books — but not the Stephanie Plum series. “Turbo Twenty-Three,” the latest, is No. 9 in hardcover fiction.
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Nonfiction: Ariel Dorfman on an American Martyr: El Salvador, 1980

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/23/2016 - 09:54
In “A Radical Faith,” Eileen Markey examines the life of an American churchwoman ruthlessly murdered in El Salvador in 1980.
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Nonfiction: Lessons on How to Live, in 26 Books

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/23/2016 - 09:54
In “Books for Living,” Will Schwalbe writes about what he’s learned from some of his favorite books.
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Critic’s Take: In Trying Times, the Balm of Jane Austen

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/23/2016 - 09:54
The predictability of “Pride and Prejudice” was the perfect escape from a grim passage.
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The Shortlist: Dynasty: Three New Books About England’s Tudors

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/23/2016 - 09:53
New books by Tracy Borman, Suzannah Lipscomb and Nicola Tallis.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/23/2016 - 09:53
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/23/2016 - 09:53
Readers respond to the 100 Notable Books of 2016 and more.
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On Poetry: The Best Poetry of 2016

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 17:18
The Book Review’s On Poetry columnist picks his favorite books of the year.
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Read an excerpt from Rick Riordan's new 'Apollo' book

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 17:12

We have a first look at the jacket for 'The Dark Prophecy.'

        
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Read an excerpt from Rick Riordan's new 'Apollo' book

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 17:12

We have a first look at the jacket for 'The Dark Prophecy.'

        
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Nonfiction: Painting Damnation: Celebrating 500 Years of Bosch

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 11:48
A wave of appraisal marks the 500th anniversary of Hieronymus Bosch’s death.
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J.K. Rowling confirms she's writing two new novels

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 08:05

J.K. Rowling isn't slowing down. If anything, she's speeding up.

        
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J.K. Rowling confirms she's writing two new novels

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 08:05

J.K. Rowling isn't slowing down. If anything, she's speeding up.

        
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Notebook: The Best Photo Books of 2016

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 06:00
Across the spectrum of photo books published this year are pleasures to be discovered. Here are 10 of the best.
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'Subway Therapy,' wall that became a New York phenom, to be a book

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 05:05

The project saw thousands of subway riders make a political statement, with Post-Its.

        
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'Subway Therapy,' wall that became a New York phenom, to be a book

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 05:05

The project saw thousands of subway riders make a political statement, with Post-Its.

        
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By the Book: Charles Johnson: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 05:00
The author of “Middle Passage” and, most recently, “The Way of the Writer” agrees with Sartre: “If literature isn’t everything, it’s not worth a single hour of someone’s trouble.”
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Nonfiction: Woody Allen Reviews a Graphic Tale of a Scandalous Starlet

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 04:00
“Mary Astor’s Purple Diary,” by Edward Sorel, is a juicy, funny and, in the end, touching look at the actress’s life.
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Clarabell the Christmas Cow

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 23:14

This annual holiday favorite for children was first published in Memphis in 1976.

        
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