Book Reviews

11 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 22:16
Suggested reading from editors of the Book Review and The Times’s book critics.
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Nonfiction: Dishing It Out: Why Americans Eat the Way We Do

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 17:05
“Chop Chop Suey,” “Food City” and “Eight Flavors” explore various American foodways.
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Nonfiction: He Remade Kings: A Scholar’s New Views

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 16:14
“Ernst Kantorowicz,” by Robert E. Lerner, offers a timely look at a groundbreaking historian.
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By the Book: Paul Auster: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 05:00
The author, most recently, of “4 3 2 1” says when he was 17, Isaac Babel’s stories “opened a door in my mind, and behind that door I found the room where I wanted to spend the rest of my life.”
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Nonfiction: A Cry From the Heart: Michael Eric Dyson Addresses Race Head-On

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 04:00
In “Tears We Cannot Stop,” the public intellectual and ordained minister Michael Eric Dyson urges whites to awaken to black suffering.
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New USA TODAY books list: The 100 books everyone’s reading

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 17:31

J.K. Rowling is No. 1 for the year with 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.'

        
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Ivory Tower: How to Be Civil in an Uncivil World

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 16:25
Should civility be based on mutual contempt rather than mutual respect? New books on what it means to be civil.
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Nonfiction: Mrs. King and Coretta: A Posthumous Memoir Explores Public and Private Selves

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:08
Coretta Scott King’s “My Life, My Love, My Legacy” is an absorbing account of a brutal historical era.
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Rowling reigned over 2016 book sales, USA TODAY's annual list shows

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:55

'Cursed Child,' 'Girl on the Train' sell well, as fiction has another banner year.

        
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'Hidden Figures,' the book, soars up USA TODAY's list

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:12

A movie tie-in edition of the "untold story" of black women at NASA is a best seller.

        
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Oprah cooks up a USA TODAY best seller with 'Food'

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:45

And gets "sexy" in the kitchen with Colbert.

        
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E.L. Doctorow, in short form, is a pleasure

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 12:46

'Collected Stories' offers 15 tales from the novelist who died in 2015.

        
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Bohjalian's 'The Sleepwalker' will keep you up at night

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 06:00

A Vermont mother who sleepwalks disappears in Chris Bohjalian's new mystery.

        
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Fiction: The Author of ‘The Vegetarian’ Takes On Korea’s Violent Past

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 04:00
Han Kang’s “Human Acts” revisits a 1980 uprising against South Korea’s authoritarian rule.
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The complicated woman behind 'Goodnight Moon'

USAToday Books - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 11:23

She didn't really like kids; had love affairs with men and women.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 01/08/2017 - 05:03

Look for new books by Chris Bohjalian and Brad Taylor.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 01/07/2017 - 05:01

Spend your weekend reading 'The Lost City of the Monkey God.'

        
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The Book Review Podcast: Should You Stop Eating Sugar?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 12:03
Gary Taubes discusses “The Case Against Sugar,” and Anthony Gottlieb talks about a new biography of Casanova.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 11:15
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 11:01
Readers respond to “The Year in Reading” and more.
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