Book Reviews

By the Book: Roxane Gay: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 13:40
The author, most recently, of “Difficult Women” on what moves her in literature: “Basically, I love reading things that make me feel the same way I feel when listening to Beyoncé — slayed.”
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Nonfiction: How Conan Doyle Landed on Sherlock Holmes and Why He’s Stayed With Us

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 05:00
Michael Sims explores Conan Doyle’s creation of his world-famous detective in “Arthur and Sherlock.”
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A new year, a new No. 1 best seller for James Patterson

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/25/2017 - 11:26

'Never Never,' a thriller set in Australia, is co-written with Candice Fox.

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White House's 'alternative facts' send sales of '1984' soaring

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/25/2017 - 10:54

Sales of Orwell's classic surge after incorrect statements by Trump and White House aides.

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Veronica Roth 'Carves Her Mark' on best-seller list

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/25/2017 - 10:41

The author's new teen sci-fi novel lands at No. 9 on USA TODAY's list.

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Fiction: A Novel’s Strong, Silent Heroine Abandons Her Family for the Sea

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/25/2017 - 05:00
In Andrew Miller’s “The Crossing,” an inscrutable woman sets sail alone in the aftermath of a family tragedy.
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Nonfiction: From Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga, the Greatest Hits of Gay Talese

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/25/2017 - 05:00
“High Notes: Selected Writings of Gay Talese” showcases the craft of a New Journalism pioneer.
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Fiction: Who Would Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer Grow Up to Be?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 16:00
Robert Coover’s latest novel, “Huck Out West,” continues the adventures of Mark Twain’s greatest character.
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Nonfiction: Geography Made America Great. Has Globalization Undone Its Influence?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 05:00
Geography made America a great nation, Robert D. Kaplan argues in “Earning the Rockies,” but globalization is eroding its influence.
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Fiction: ‘The Patriots’ Charts a Family’s Reverse Journey From Brooklyn to the Gulag

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 05:00
Sana Krasikov’s first novel, “The Patriots,” is a historical saga that moves between America and Russia, from the 1930s to the present day.
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Children’s Book Awards Highlight Race — and Politics

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 17:41
The American Library Association’s annual prizes include a record four awards for Rep. John Lewis.
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Read this thrilling new 'Girl' before the movie

USAToday Books - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 14:35

J.P. Delaney's 'The Girl Before' is a mystery that revolves around a house in London.

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'Victimhood culture' has taken over college campuses, alleges new book

USAToday Books - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 13:34

The foreword to "No Campus for White Men" is by Milo Yiannopoulos.

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Nonfiction: That Other Clinton: A Brief Biography of Bill

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 13:03
“Bill Clinton,” by Michael Tomasky, is a brief biography of the 42nd president.
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How LSD helped Ayelet Waldman have 'A Really Good Day'

USAToday Books - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:01

The writer describes her experiment with "microdosing" to treat depression and anxiety.

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Colson Whitehead, Matthew Desmond receive medals from library association

USAToday Books - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 08:07

Colson Whitehead's latest honor is a thank-you from the country's libraries.

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Fiction: Monica Ali on Rachel Cusk’s Risky, Revolutionary New Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 05:00
“Transit” is the second novel in a trilogy by Rachel Cusk that began with “Outline.”
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Books News: ‘The Evenings,’ a Dutch Classic, Arrives in English. It Only Took 70 Years.

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 17:24
A translation of a novel by Gerard Reve that centers on a young clerk has invited recent comparisons to books like “The Catcher in the Rye.”
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 07:17

A new 'Girl' thriller by J.P. Delaney, and John Lescroart's latest.

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New book goes inside Silicon Valley, where money can't buy cool

USAToday Books - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 14:02

Alexandra Wolfe's new book is called 'Valley of the Gods.'

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