Book Reviews

Fiction: ‘A Country Road, a Tree,’ by Jo Baker

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:14
Jo Baker’s novel focuses on Samuel Beckett’s years in wartime France, on the run from the Gestapo.
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Fiction: ‘The Seed Collectors,’ by Scarlett Thomas

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:14
Botany and desire intertwine in a novel about relatives who receive a curious inheritance.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Discovery of Chance,’ by Aileen M. Kelly

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:13
A biography of Alexander Herzen, the 19th-century Russian socialist writer.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Edge of the Empire,’ by Bronwen Riley

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:12
Bronwen Riley paints a picture of a distant Roman colony by reconstructing the travels of an imperial officer.
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The Shortlist: Adventurers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:12
New books by Misha Glenny, Timothy Egan and John Boessenecker.
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Open Book: Listening and Playing

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:11
New books about jazz.
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Nonfiction: ‘Unforbidden Pleasures,’ by Adam Phillips

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:10
Essays centering on the nature of human desires, forbidden and otherwise.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:10
Readers respond to recent reviews of Don DeLillo’s “Zero K,” Angela Duckworth’s “Grit” and more.
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Nonfiction: Nathaniel Philbrick’s ‘Valiant Ambition’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:08
A history of the Revolutionary War offers a complex portrait of Benedict Arnold.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:07
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, 05/20/2016 - 10:07
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:06
Louise Erdrich, whose novel “LaRose” is No. 8 on the hardcover fiction list, says getting humor into her work is “the hardest thing.”
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Agatha Christie hits USA TODAY's list

USAToday Books - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 14:25

'And Then There Were None' is No. 12; plus an early look at some big fall books.

        
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Mukherjee follows cancer best seller with 'The Gene'

USAToday Books - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:23

Siddhartha Mukherjee publishes follow-up to 'The Emperor of All Maladies.'

        
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By the Book: Siddhartha Mukherjee: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 06:00
The author of “The Emperor of All Maladies” read some bizarre things researching his latest book, “The Gene,” “including comics from the 1950s that fantasized about future human mutants.”
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Help Desk: In the Know

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 04:30
How to dress like a boss, speak like a prime mover, read scrawls like a sleuth and live like the French.
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Critic’s Take: Programmed Obsolescence

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 04:30
Incorporating up-to-date devices and applications in fiction risks mayfly ephemerality.
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Audiobooks: ‘The Upright Thinkers’ and ‘Unstoppable’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 10:08
Two books consider memorable shifts in the course of science and how to inspire them.
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J.K. Rowling defends Trump's right to be as bigoted as he wants

USAToday Books - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 09:52

She preaches the openness and acceptance that 'Harry Potter' once taught us.

        
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Most dramatic bombshells from 'Bachelorette' Andi Dorfman's book 'It's Not Okay'

USAToday Books - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 07:17

And not in that 'most dramatic season finale ever' kind of way.

        
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