Book Reviews

‘Landfalls,’ by Naomi J. Williams

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:12
Mostly true stories form a novel about an 18th-century French expedition across two oceans.









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‘Paradise of the Pacific,’ by Susanna Moore

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 04:00
The novelist Susanna Moore explores the history and culture of Hawaii.









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‘The Story of the Lost Child,’ by Elena Ferrante

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 04:00
In the fourth and final installment of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan series, we have arrived at the 21st century and Elena, its narrator, is growing old.









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Bookends: Do We Mistake Inaccessibility for Brilliance?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 07:00
Zoë Heller and Leslie Jamison discuss whether we overvalue difficulty in literature.









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Eli Gottlieb’s ‘Best Boy’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 04:00
An autistic man hatches a plan to escape his confinement in a care facility.









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‘Give Us the Ballot,’ by Ari Berman

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 04:00
A narrative history of the continuing efforts to weaken the Voting Rights Act of 1965.









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ArtsBeat: ‘Puppies’ Unrewarded at Sci-Fi Book Awards

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 18:21
This year’s Hugo Awards had turned into a test of the genre’s politics.









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Fortune 'Smiles' on story collection

USAToday Books - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 17:05

Pulitzer Prize winner Adam Johnson delivers a haunting new book.

        
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Letters: New Orleans, 10 Years Later

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 16:51
Readers respond to a recent essay by Walter Isaacson and more.









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‘We Believe the Children,’ by Richard Beck

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 16:42
The fantasy of Satanic abuse at preschools in the 1980s.









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‘Speak,’ by Louisa Hall

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 04:00
A poet’s novel is a meditation on robots, artificial intelligence, fairy tales and the human spirit.









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‘The Incarnations,’ by Susan Barker

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 04:00
A hard-luck Beijing driver comes across a series of letters describing his past lives.









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Mario Vargas Llosa’s ‘Notes on the Death of Culture’

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 14:43
A Nobel laureate weighs in on the diffusion of culture and the loss of common referents.









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'Katrina' brings back flood of memories

USAToday Books - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 13:00

Gary Rivlin's look back at the devastating hurricane is outstanding journalism.

        
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ArtsBeat: Inside The New York Times Book Review: The History of Autism

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 10:03
Steve Silberman talks about “NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity,” and Elisabeth Egan discusses her debut novel, “A Window Opens.”









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New Beattie stories are a 'Maine' event

USAToday Books - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 13:00

Ann Beattie's first story collection in a decade is a fine one.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 05:00

Spend your weekend reading about dolphins in 'Voices in the Ocean.'

        
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Love is in the air with these new romances

USAToday Books - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 14:19

It's feeling like fall already in the Midwest, so naturally we're inclined to spend the weekend curled up with a new romance. HEA's contributors have recommendations …

        
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Maggie Thrash’s ‘Honor Girl’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:34
At a camp for girls, a teenager finds herself infatuated with an older counselor.









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