Book Reviews

Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 05:07

Look for new books by David Baldacci, James Rollins and Curtis Sittenfeld.

        
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David Duchovny hits a home run with new novel

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 14:53

In the actor's second book, a father and son try to reconcile over baseball.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 05:01

Spend your weekend reading 'First Women,' a book about our modern first ladies.

        
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Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: ‘At the Existentialist Café’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 13:01
Sarah Bakewell discusses her new book about the existentialists, and Liesl Schillinger talks about a new biography of Blanche Knopf.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:12
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:12
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Crime: ‘The Butcher Bird’ by S. D. Sykes, and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:11
In S. D. Sykes’s sequel to “Plague Land,” England is ruled by mob violence in the wake of a devastating pandemic.
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The Shortlist: Superpowers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:11
New books by David Kilcullen, Paul R. Pillar, and Ray Takeyh and Steven Simon.
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‘Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built,’ by Duncan Clark

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:10
An account of the growth of Alibaba, the huge digital marketplace.
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‘America’s War for the Greater Middle East,’ by Andrew J. Bacevich

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:10
How myths about the efficacy of American military power lead us to ignore its harmful consequences.
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‘The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts,’ by Laura Tillman

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:10
A journalist investigates the case of a couple who decapitated their three children in 2003.
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‘The Stopped Heart,’ by Julie Myerson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:10
A grieving couple move to a cottage where the ghostly presence of past residents remains.
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‘A Woman of Property,’ by Robyn Schiff

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:10
Robyn Schiff’s poems circle worlds of worry in arriving at uncommon connections.
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‘The Translation of Love,’ by Lynne Kutsukake

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:09
A novel of exhaustion and uncertainty in 1947 Japan.
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Open Book: Ireland vs. Empire

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:05
Several new books commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising.
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:05
Hope Jahren, whose memoir, “Lab Girl,” is No. 7 on the hardcover nonfiction list, has found a larger audience than many scientists partly through her use of social media.
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‘Mothering Sunday,’ by Graham Swift

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 15:24
Boy loves girl in a novel set in a great house in 1920s Britain.
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‘Behave,’ by Andromeda Romano-Lax

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 14:31
A fictionalized look at the romance between two well-known behavioral researchers.
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Letters: Facing Dark Times

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 14:20
Readers respond to a recent essay about memoirs by young authors, a review of James McBride’s “Kill Em and Leave” and more.
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Jeffrey Tambor of 'Transparent' will publish memoir

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/14/2016 - 13:30

Emmy-winning character actor will riff on his career in amusing autobiographical essays.

        
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