Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Why Are Whites So Angry?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:16
A history of white resentment of blacks since the Civil War.
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Nonfiction: Finance Is the Master Technology — and It’s Funded the World

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:16
An economist argues that civilization’s rise hangs on the power of finance.
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:58
Bobby Brown’s memoir, at No. 9 on the hardcover nonfiction list, is filled with sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. And dance moves: “Break dancing, pop locking — man, I was unbelievable.”
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:57
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:57
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:57
Readers respond to a recent review of Paul Tough’s “Helping Children Succeed” and more.
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Fiction: In a New Novel, a Secular Muslim American Rejects the Burden of Labels

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:56
A novel explores questions vital to our national discourse around Islam.
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The Shortlist: First Novels

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:50
New books by Elizabeth J. Church, Tracy Barone, Tracy Farr and Miroslav Penkov.
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Nonfiction: Calvin Trillin Looks Back on 50 Years Covering Black Life in America

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:48
A reporter assesses a half-century of race relations in America.
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Two books about Hamilton get Tonys boost

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 12:10

Ron Chernow's Alexander Hamilton bio is in USA TODAY's Top 10.

        
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By the Book: Annie Proulx: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 06:00
The author of “The Shipping News” and, most recently, “Barkskins” says books of prognostication, business, technology, entrepreneurial success and patriotic stuff are “not my cup of tea.”
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Celebrity book club: Summer reads

USAToday Books - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 17:04

What our favorite celebrity bookworms are reading and recommending this summer.

        
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From shelfies to BookTube, publishers embrace video

USAToday Books - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 16:20

It may seem counterintuitive, but book publishers are courting consumers via online video.

        
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Children’s Books: ‘Birdsong,’ by James Sturm

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:31
A wordless picture book about two naughty children is inspired by the Japanese “paper theater” tradition.
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Emma Cline's 'The Girls' is a (Manson) cult hit

USAToday Books - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:22

A debut novel about a murderous California cult lands on USA TODAY's best-seller list.

        
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A black officer tells his story in 'Once Upon a Cop'

USAToday Books - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 09:59

Corey Pegues was a deputy inspector with the NYPD.

        
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Bookends: Is the Idea of ‘Art for Art’s Sake’ a Sign of Social Privilege?

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 09:52
Pankaj Mishra and Rivka Galchen discuss who gets to make art for art’s sake.
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Nonfiction: Opening the Door to a Conservative Court

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 04:30
Under Warren Burger’s leadership, the Supreme Court halted the rights revolution of the 1960s.
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Disney announces a fresh 'Frozen' bonanza

USAToday Books - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 13:51

Books! Digital shorts! A TV special!

        
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Nonfiction: When Republicans Draw District Boundaries, They Can’t Lose. Literally.

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 04:30
A supercharged brand of gerrymandering is undermining democracy.
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