Book Reviews

Chat live with Norm Macdonald about his new book

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:52

Join the comedian for a Facebook LIVE video chat on Sept. 28.

        
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Nonfiction: Disarming Iran: A Story of Cybersabotage and Sanctions

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 03:00
Jay Solomon’s “The Iran Wars” is an account of how the threat of a nuclear Iran grew, as did American efforts to curb it.
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Nonfiction: American Apartheid: A Georgia County Drove Out All Its Black Citizens in 1912

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 03:00
Patrick Phillips’s “Blood at the Root” tells the story of how Forsyth County drove out its black residents and stayed white-only for 80 years.
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Bookends: Can You Read a Book the Wrong Way?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 05:00
Adam Kirsch and Anna Holmes debate whether some methods of reading are more correct than others.
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Fiction: Stephen King Reviews Emma Donoghue’s Latest Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 03:00
In 19th-century Ireland, a nurse is hired to watch a girl on a suspicious religious fast in Emma Donoghue’s “The Wonder.”
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Nonfiction: A Major New Book Takes on the Power Struggle at Ground Zero

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 03:00
Lynne B. Sagalyn’s “Power at Ground Zero” shows how rebuilding at the site was delayed by the need to placate scores of stakeholders.
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Springsteen proves he's the Boss with intimate memoir

USAToday Books - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 15:42

The iconic rocker shows off his writing chops in 'Born to Run.'

        
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6 details Springsteen reveals in his memoir

USAToday Books - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 15:14

Bruce Springsteen talks about what it was like first hearing himself on the radio for the first time and shares other personal stories in his new book 'Born to Run.'

        
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6 cool things we learn in Springsteen's 'Born to Run'

USAToday Books - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 14:01

Discovering the Beatles, and grabbing a famous song title!

        
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Nonfiction: Why Do We Love to Curse So Much?

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 03:00
“What the F” and “In Praise of Profanity” examine the linguistics, neurology, sociology — and just plain fun — of cursing.
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Nonfiction: Anthony Doerr Reviews a New Book on Time Travel

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 03:00
James Gleick’s “Time Travel: A History” is a fascinating mash-up of philosophy, literary criticism, physics and cultural observation.
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For co-author's daughter, 'Sully' is a hero during bittersweet movie debut

USAToday Books - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 15:02

She's sad her dad isn't here for the movie, but the retired pilot "made it easier on us.”

        
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Four tasty mysteries and thrillers for fall

USAToday Books - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 06:05

Carl Hiaasen and Thomas Mullen have new books.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 04:06

Bruce Springsteen's memoir 'Born to Run' goes on sale Sept. 27.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 04:02

Spend your weekend reading 'The Wonder' by Emma Donoghue.

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Simon Schama’s ‘The Face of Britain’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 14:03
Simon Schama talks about “The Face of Britain,” and Robert Gottlieb discusses “Avid Reader.”
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Ivory Tower: The Truth Is Out There

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:47
The notion that life, including intelligent life, exists beyond Earth seems more persuasive than ever. Four new books take a look at the search, and the searchers.
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The Shortlist: Natural Disaster

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:46
New books about a powerful hurricane, disaster preparedness, water management and the eruption of Mount St. Helens.
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Nonfiction: Robert Gottlieb’s ‘Avid Reader’: A Publishing Giant’s Memoir

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:46
In “Avid Reader,” the editor Robert Gottlieb chronicles a lifelong affair with books.
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Fiction: In a New Novel, an Indian Woman Tracks Her Abuser

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 08:45
An orphan heads to a temple town to confront her history of abuse in Anuradha Roy’s Booker-longlisted novel “Sleeping on Jupiter.”
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