Book Reviews

Nonfiction: The Hermit-Burglar and the Optimistic Journalist

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:42
Michael Finkel’s “The Stranger in the Woods” introduces readers to an unlikely young hermit who lived in the Maine woods for 27 years.
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In 'Secrets,' Caitlyn Jenner reveals what Kris knew about gender transition

USAToday Books - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:25

New memoir has revelations about the K-troop, including the world’s most famous momager.

        
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Nonfiction: How Harvard Business School Has Reshaped American Capitalism

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 04:00
Duff McDonald’s “The Golden Passport” questions whether Harvard Business School is responsible for the global financial crash.
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Before the Mafia, there was the terrifying 'Black Hand'

USAToday Books - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 13:04

Book is a history of crime organization, and Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star in movie.

        
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Nonfiction: Sheryl Sandberg Finds Comfort for Herself and Offers It to Others

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 10:24
With new perspective after her husband’s unexpected death, the author of “Lean In” addresses issues that some readers found troubling about that book.
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 05:04

Look for new books by Sheryl Sandberg, Fredrik Backman and Elizabeth Strout.

        
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'Last Neanderthal' is a blast from the (prehistoric) past

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 13:00

Claire Cameron's novel follows a group of prehistoric characters, and one in the present.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 05:02

Spend your weekend reading 'Killers of the Flower Moon.'

        
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Poems of Resistance: A Primer

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 18:30
These five poems exemplify how American poets are using their art to rage against the right.
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Books News: American Poets, Refusing to Go Gentle, Rage Against the Right

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 18:27
Like virtually everything else in the Trump era, poetry has gotten sharply political these days.
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The Book Review Podcast: ‘Hamlet Globe to Globe’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:35
Dominic Dromgoole talks about “Hamlet Globe to Globe”; and Judith Newman discusses new books about sex and relationships.
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A Daughter Continues Her Father’s Legacy, and His Series

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:46
Since Tony Hillerman’s death in 2008, his daughter Anne has written three new novels starring his characters. “Song of the Lion” is the latest.
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Nonfiction: Keep Calm and Kiss the Cat Goodbye: Mass Pet Euthanization Before the Blitz

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:28
Hilda Kean’s “The Great Cat and Dog Massacre” looks at the fate of hundreds of thousands of England’s pets during World War II.
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Open Book: Spin Class

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 09:51
In “Letters to a Young Writer,” Colum McCann hopes to inspire people, and to “save them a little time and heartbreak.”
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Nonfiction: Their Hours Upon the Stage: Performing ‘Hamlet’ Around the World

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 07:00
To celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, London’s Globe Theater performed “Hamlet” in 190 countries. Dominic Dromgoole looks back on the run in “Hamlet Globe to Globe.”
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 07:00
Readers respond to the criticism of authors, perpetuated myths and more.
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Kids, celebrate Earth Day with these great nature books!

USAToday Books - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 06:55

From baby robins to a lonely giant in the forest, four new titles for young nature lovers.

        
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Nonfiction: How the Charleston Elite Brought on the American Civil War

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 06:00
Paul Starobin’s “Madness Rules the Hour” explains how secessionists in Charleston sought to dismantle the Union years before the Civil War.
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Critic’s Take: The Extravagant Jane Bowles: Always on the Edge of Something

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 06:00
A new collection introduces Jane Bowles’s crooked, sui generis prose to a new generation.
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Nonfiction: Restoring the Light to the Work of Louis Kahn

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 05:00
Wendy Lesser’s “You Say to Brick” details how Louis Kahn’s designs helped lift the architectural profession out of its functionalist, modernist rut.
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