Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Is Edward Snowden a Spy? A New Book Calls Him One.

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:23
In “How America Lost Its Secrets,” Edward Jay Epstein says Russia was the main beneficiary of Snowden’s revelations.
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Nonfiction: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Two Books About Muslim Identity

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 17:25
Omar Saif Ghobash’s “Letters to a Young Muslim” offers advice for young Muslims in the West, and Ali A. Rizvi’s “The Atheist Muslim” is about a journey from believer to atheist.
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This 'Dog' is best in show as it hits No. 1 on USA TODAY's list

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 11:40

'A Dog's Purpose' is doing doggone great, thanks to the movie.

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Bundle up for snowy fun with these four kids' books

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 10:53

When the weather outside is frightful, stay inside with these picture books about winter.

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Nonfiction: A Novelist Scours the Honduran Jungle for Pre-Columbian Ruins. The Jungle Scours Him Back.

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 05:00
Douglas Preston goes in search of a forgotten pre-Columbian city in the jungles of Honduras in “The Lost City of the Monkey God.”
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Nonfiction: Yes He Did: Jonathan Chait Argues That Obama’s Accomplishments Will Survive

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 05:00
In “Audacity,” Jonathan Chait says Barack Obama’s achievements will not be easy to dismantle.
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Ivanka Trump delays release for book 'Women Who Work'

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 20:46

The delay is due to "momentous changes" in Ivanka's life.

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Watch Veronica Roth's live chat on 'Carve the Mark'

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 15:38

The 'Divergent' creator took fan questions in honor of her new release.

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A strong heroine carves her mark in Veronica Roth's latest

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 06:02

'Carve the Mark' is the first in a two-book sci-fi adventure series.

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The Long View: We’ve Been Here Before: Jon Meacham on the Literature of Our Discontent

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 05:10
Some fiction from our chaotic past repays attention as we seek our bearings now.
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Essay: Reading the Classic Novel That Predicted Trump

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 05:00
The protagonist of Sinclair Lewis’s 1935 novel “It Can’t Happen Here” sees something dark brewing in American politics.
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Books of The Times: ‘Class’ Takes Satirical Aim at Brooklyn Grade-School Parents

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 16:46
The heroine of Lucinda Rosenfeld’s stiletto-sharp novel tries to do the right thing about race, class, nutrition, poverty, parenthood and plastics.
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John Lewis books sell out after Trump's tweets

USAToday Books - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 15:54

Two of the Democratic congressman's books are best-sellers and sold out on Amazon.

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Coretta Scott King's memoir will inspire

USAToday Books - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 06:03

In time for MLK Jr. Day, a posthumous book by his widow.

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Reader's Notebook: Lie to Me: Fiction in the Post-Truth Era

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 01/15/2017 - 14:26
Like reality-TV fans and some Donald J. Trump supporters, today’s novel readers may recognize the artifice before them but form a bond of “shared culpability.”
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 01/15/2017 - 06:02

Veronica Roth's 'Carve the Mark' goes on sale Jan. 17.

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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 01/14/2017 - 06:02

Spend your weekend staying up late with 'The Sleepwalker.'

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Poetry: On Menopause and Milkshakes: Short Reports From a Poet

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 12:51
Mary Ruefle’s new book of prose poems and reflections, “My Private Property,” is filled with counterintuitive insights.
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The Book Review Podcast: Edward Snowden: Hero, Traitor or Spy?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 12:40
Nicholas Lemann talks about “How America Lost Its Secrets,” and James Ryerson discusses new books about civility.
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'Exorcist' author William Peter Blatty has died

USAToday Books - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 12:34

The writer was 89.

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