Book Reviews

Nonfiction: ‘The Bitch in the House’ Has a Sequel: ‘The Bitch Is Back’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 03:00
An anthology edited by Cathi Hanauer taps the experiences of women reporting from middle age.
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Fiction: In Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s Novel, a Political Cartoonist Answers to the Past

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 03:00
In Vásquez’s “Reputations,” a political cartoonist reconsiders events involving a former target and an attack that may not have occurred.
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Nonfiction: Winston Churchill’s Great Escape

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 03:00
Candice Millard’s “Hero of the Empire” focuses on Churchill’s early years as an imperialist and adventurer in Africa.
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Op-Ed Contributor: Elena Ferrante and the Power of Appropriation

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/03/2016 - 18:43
It seems you can, in fact, imagine the lives of people unlike yourself.
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'The Women of Brewster Place' author dies

USAToday Books - Mon, 10/03/2016 - 17:34

Gloria Naylor was 66.

        
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in her 'Own Words'

USAToday Books - Mon, 10/03/2016 - 14:59

The Supreme Court Justice publishes collected writings in 'My Own Words.'

        
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'Today Will Be Different' finds Maria Semple in funny form

USAToday Books - Mon, 10/03/2016 - 14:57

New novel by "Bernadette" creator follows crazy day in the life of a Seattle mom.

        
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Reader’s Guide to This Fall’s Big Book Awards

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/03/2016 - 13:55
A closer look at the finalists for the Booker Prize and National Book Awards, and the contenders for the Nobel Prize.
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The Shortlist: People and Technology

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/03/2016 - 13:41
Frightening, informative and skeptical takes on how we live with tech now.
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Exclusive: Dan Brown launches 'Inferno' experience

USAToday Books - Mon, 10/03/2016 - 11:36

Fans can channel their inner Robert Langdon.

        
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Stephen King discusses North Carolina's real-life plague of scary clowns

USAToday Books - Mon, 10/03/2016 - 10:23

Stephen King, whose Pennywise the Dancing Clown has menaced readers ever since the publication of It in 1986, has officially weighed in on the real-life scourge of creepy clowns in North Carolina.

        
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Nonfiction: How a Man Defied a Rough Childhood to Rise to Opera Stardom

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/03/2016 - 08:20
Daniel Bergner’s “Sing for Your Life” tells the incredible true story of Ryan Speedo Green’s unlikely rise to stardom.
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Fiction: A New Novel by Maria Semple, Author of ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/03/2016 - 03:00
Meg Wolitzer reviews “Today Will Be Different,” a poetic, seriously funny and brainy dream of a novel.
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Fiction: Our Review of a Man Booker Prize Finalist, ‘All That Man Is’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/03/2016 - 03:00
The characters in David Szalay’s novel in stories are all in motion.
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His mom banned science fiction, now he's an award-winning writer

USAToday Books - Sun, 10/02/2016 - 15:12

'Portal to Satan' led to writing, editing and publishing career and more than 20 books.

        
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Emily Blunt punches her ticket as 'The Girl on the Train'

USAToday Books - Sun, 10/02/2016 - 12:40

The English actress is a sozzled stalker in the adaptation of the best-selling thriller.

        
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Lonely Napoleon finds a friend on 'Island'

USAToday Books - Sun, 10/02/2016 - 12:03

Thomas Keneally's historical novel is 'Napoleon's Last Island.'

        
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These election-year kids' books get our vote

USAToday Books - Sun, 10/02/2016 - 06:04

Picture books about U.S. presidents, Supreme Court justices and suffragettes!

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 10/02/2016 - 04:00

Look for new books by Maria Semple, Nicholas Sparks and Rick Riordan.

        
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Early female pilots take off in 'Horizon'

USAToday Books - Sat, 10/01/2016 - 12:02

'Crossing the Horizon' is a historical novel about three daring women.

        
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