Book Reviews

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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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:38
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:38
Readers respond to a recent review of Mark Danner’s “Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War” and more.
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Daniel Silva has No. 1 USA TODAY best seller with ISIS tale

USAToday Books - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 17:35

'The Black Widow' stars popular fictional spy Gabriel Allon.

        
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By the Book: Megan Abbott: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 06:00
The author, most recently, of “You Will Know Me” keeps a copy of “How to Protect Yourself Against Psychic Attack” on her shelves. “Those who know me well probably wouldn’t be surprised.”
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Read an excerpt from James Dashner's 'Fever Code'

USAToday Books - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 05:01

A 'Maze Runner' favorite returns in new prequel.

        
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Fiction: Dave Eggers’s New Novel Follows a Family Into the Alaskan Wild

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 04:30
In Dave Eggers’s “Heroes of the Frontier,” a single mother imagining a new life takes her kids on the lam in Alaska.
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The Shortlist: Man vs. Machine

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 09:27
New books about competing against computers for jobs, holding on to privacy in the digital age and more.
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Children’s Books: Three New Books About the White House

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 06:00
Ken Burns’s first children’s book, and more presidential lore.
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Nonfiction: An American Is Murdered During Apartheid’s Final Days: Was Justice Served?

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/20/2016 - 04:30
Justine van der Leun’s “We Are Not Such Things” investigates a 1993 killing and considers reconciliation’s role in post-apartheid South Africa.
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Chat live with 'OITNB' author Piper Kerman

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:04

Chat live with Piper Kerman, author of 'Orange Is the New Black.'

        
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Stephenie Meyer's thriller 'The Chemist' due this fall

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:01

The author of the Twilight series is a fan of Jason Bourne.

        
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Nonfiction: What Makes Florida So Weird? A Native Tries to Explain.

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 10:22
In “Oh, Florida!,” Craig Pittman serves as a guide to his native state.
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Fiction: A New Novel Envisions a Very Cold Environmental Future, Starting Now

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 06:00
Jenni Fagan’s “The Sunlight Pilgrims” sets a story of impending cataclysm at a moment unnervingly near at hand.
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