Book Reviews

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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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 10/01/2016 - 04:02

Spend your weekend reading Bruce Springsteen's new memoir.

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: American Apartheid

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 10:48
Patrick Phillips talks about “Blood at the Root”; Ethan Gilsdorf discusses three new books about gaming; and Melissa Clark on the season’s best new cookbooks.
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Crime: The Latest and Best in Crime Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 09:29
New books by Karin Fossum, Harlan Coben, Charles Todd and Sharon Bolton.
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Fiction: A Dwarf Becomes a Wolf Girl in This Fairy-Tale Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 09:25
A girl undergoes a series of curious transformations in Marisa Silver’s new novel, “Little Nothing.”
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Fiction: The Lines Between Patients and Doctors Blur in a Novel Set in an Insane Asylum

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 09:25
In Anna Hope’s “The Ballroom,” the patients and doctors at a mental hospital are not so different from each other.
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Fiction: A Minotaur’s in Maintenance in a Tale of Rust Belt America

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 09:25
A Minotaur finds work as a Civil War re-enactor in Steven Sherrill’s “The Minotaur Takes His Own Sweet Time.”
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The Shortlist: Poetry

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 09:25
New books by Etel Adnan, Peter Boyle, Hoa Nguyen and Michael Palmer.
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Fiction: Melanie Finn’s Second Novel, ‘The Gloaming,’ Is Winning Widespread Praise

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 09:25
In Finn’s new novel, a woman in flight from her life’s tragedies settles in Africa.
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Fiction: A New Novel About Marital Distress, a Depressed Mother and a Move to Australia

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 09:24
Stephanie Bishop’s “The Other Side of the World” is an exquisite meditation on motherhood, marriage and the meaning of home.
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Open Book: A Civil War Classic Endures

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 09:24
MacKinlay Kantor’s “Andersonville,” an epic novel about the notorious Confederate prisoner of war camp in Georgia, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1956.
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 09:23
Witchcraft is suspected in Alan Bradley’s latest book about the 12-year-old chemist-sleuth Flavia de Luce, No. 6 on the hardcover fiction list.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 09:22
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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