Book Reviews

Children’s Books: Is Life Fair? Four Picture Books Say No

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 08:44
Accomplished complainers take the stage in these four new picture books.
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The Shortlist: L.G.B.T. Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 08:44
New books by Rabih Alameddine, Sjon, Lucy Jane Bledsoe and Tim Murphy.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 08:43
Readers respond to recent reviews of new thrillers, Otto Penzler’s By the Book interview and more.
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Fiction: T. C. Boyle’s New Novel Taps the Biosphere’s Erotic Potential

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 08:39
“The Terranauts,” the latest novel by T. C. Boyle, is a reimagining of the Biosphere 2 melodrama.
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Megyn Kelly takes issue with 'NYT' book review

USAToday Books - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 08:22

"The New York Times" implied Kelly thought she was poisoned and that Trump was leaked a debate question.

        
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New paperbacks: From Bill Bryson to Burt Reynolds

USAToday Books - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 17:39

Titles by Elizabeth Strout, Elvis Costello and Jon Meacham also are out in paperback.

        
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'Wimpy Kid' flies high, hits No. 1 on USA TODAY's list

USAToday Books - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 17:34

Greg Heffley and Jeff Kinney are back as 'Double Down' lands in the top spot.

        
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9 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 14:40
Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.
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War Stories: Thomas Ricks on the Season’s Military History

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 12:39
New books about military history include looks at firearms and Native Americans, Pax Romana, Pearl Harbor and more.
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Fiction: Zadie Smith’s New Novel Takes on Dance, Fame and Friendship

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 11:31
As two girls grow up, and apart, in Zadie Smith’s “Swing Time,” subtle distinctions in family structure and class magnify over time.
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Critic’s Take: Throwing Anna Under the Train

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/09/2016 - 04:00
A letter to Tolstoy about his appropriation of Anna Karenina’s experience.
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Fiction: Ha Jin’s Latest Novel Shows Off His Funny Side

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/09/2016 - 04:00
In Ha Jin’s “The Boat Rocker,” a reporter investigating his former wife’s blockbuster novel exposes himself to accusations of jealousy.
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Fiction: Yan Lianke’s Novel Assesses the Moral Cost of China’s Growth

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/09/2016 - 04:00
Yan Lianke’s “The Explosion Chronicles” takes stock of China’s economy and its collective social conscience.
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Zadie Smith has another hit with 'Swing Time'

USAToday Books - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 06:06

Her new novel is about a friendship between two women.

       
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Nonfiction: Unbury My Heart at Wounded Knee: A New Look at the Indian Wars

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 04:30
Peter Cozzens’s “The Earth Is Weeping” is a new look at the Indian wars that presents the Army point of view.
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Nonfiction: How Do Dogs Recognize Us? And Why Do We Love Cats Anyway?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 04:30
Alexandra Horowitz’s “Being a Dog” focuses on olfactory skills; Abigail Tucker’s “The Lion in the Living Room” is about how cats behave.
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Stephenie Meyer brews a tasty thriller with 'The Chemist'

USAToday Books - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 17:02

The author of 'Twilight' tries her hand at a new genre, with impressive results.

       
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Nonfiction: They’ll Blame Us: Growing Up Muslim After 9/11

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 04:00
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh’s memoir “Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age” should both enlighten and shame Americans who read it.
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Nonfiction: They’ll Blame Us: Growing Up Muslim After 9/11

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 04:00
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh’s memoir “Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age” should both enlighten and shame Americans who read it.
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Fiction: Paulette Jiles’s National Book Award Finalist Reviewed

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/07/2016 - 04:00
An old man and a child travel across post-Civil War Texas in Paulette Jiles’s “News of the World.”
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