Book Reviews

What secrets lurk in Moriarty's 'Truly Madly Guilty'?

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 05:04

Best-selling author Liane Moriarty fires up the barbecue in her new novel.

       
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Author’s Note: To a Writer, a Body of Work Is a Taunt

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 10:00
Authors look at their own work and think: Is that all there is?
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Four new mysteries offer summer thrills

USAToday Books - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 07:04

Intrigue and murder lurk in new books from mystery writers.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 05:02

Look for new books by Liane Moriarty, Dave Eggers and Linda Fairstein.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 07/23/2016 - 05:06

Spend your weekend reading a new bio of photographer Diane Arbus.

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘We Are Not Such Things’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 10:47
Justine van der Leun talks about “We Are Not Such Things”; and David Goldblatt discusses “The Games: A Global History of the Olympics.”
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 10:04
Daniel Silva’s “The Black Widow,” No. 1 in hardcover fiction, opens with an ISIS bombing in Paris. “I wrote this book as a warning about what was coming,” Silva says.
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Fiction: A Novel of Egypt’s ‘Cheated Generation’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:46
Yasmine El Rashidi’s “Chronicle of a Last Summer” is about a heroine’s path to adulthood during and after Mubarak.
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Fiction: A Second Mississippi Novel by Brad Watson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:46
Brad Watson’s “Miss Jane” imagines the ways a real woman with a birth defect insisted on her humanity in the old South.
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Fiction: Jesse Ball’s New Novel Features a Teenage Arsonist

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:46
The unhappy protagonist of Jesse Ball’s “How to Set a Fire and Why” joins an “arson club.”
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Fiction: Outlaws Like a Good Book Too

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:43
Donald Ray Pollock’s “The Heavenly Table,” a raw, riotous satire set in the rural South of 1917, takes aim at literary snobbery.
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Fiction: A Debut Novel Traces a Woman’s Life in Solitude

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:43
The linked vignettes in Claire-Louise Bennett’s “Pond” trace the streaming thoughts of a solitary woman.
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Fiction: A Novel Explores Tragedy’s Aftermath in a Colombian-American Family

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:43
For the family in Patricia Engel’s “The Veins of the Ocean,” the past infects the present when a violent act is repeated.
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Poetry: Time-Traveling Poems Consider the Self in Its Many Guises

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:42
The poet Jana Prikryl’s debut, “The After Party,” elevates the everyday and nods to influences from the past.
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Crime: The Latest and Best in Crime Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:42
Bill Loehfelm’s “Let the Devil Out,” Joseph Finder’s “Guilty Minds” and more.
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Nonfiction: Watching Brazil’s Rich: A Full-Time Job

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:42
Years of covering Brazil’s tycoons yield Alex Cuadros’s “Brazillionaires,” a collage of immense wealth and government corruption.
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Nonfiction: Reconsidering the Work of a Chinese Immigrant Writer of the 1930s

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:42
In “A Floating Chinaman,” Hua Hsu revisits a Chinese immigrant writer who could not surmount ethnocentrism and racism.
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Nonfiction: A Fond Look Back at the International Jet Set in Old Shanghai

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:41
Taras Grescoe’s “Shanghai Grand” is a love song to “the wicked old Paris of the Orient.”
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Open Book: Sci-Fi in Bulk

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:41
“The Big Book of Science Fiction” is nearly 1,200 pages of stories by the genre’s luminaries and lesser-known authors.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:39
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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