Book Reviews

17 Great Books About American Presidents for Presidents’ Day Weekend

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 18:01
Some of our favorite books by and about presidents from the past few decades.
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Tom Hanks is writing his first book, a collection of short stories

USAToday Books - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 17:47

'Uncommon Type' will be published in October.

       
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Books of The Times: A Warm Biography of the Fantastical, Feminist Angela Carter

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 17:46
Carter wrote some of the 20th century’s unforgettable first sentences, and her novel “Nights at the Circus” was named the best of James Tait Black Prize winners.
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Tom Hanks' debut book will hit stores in October

USAToday Books - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 17:44

Actor Tom Hanks has written a collection of short stories, and they will be published in October.

        
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Which publisher will pick up Milo Yiannopoulos' dumped book? Anybody?

USAToday Books - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 17:27

Canceled books can be picked up again but so far it's not happening for 'dangerous' Milo.

        
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Fiction: In the Japanese Hit ‘Six Four,’ a Police Inspector Weighs Questions of Loyalty

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 14:45
In Hideo Yokoyama’s “Six Four,” a Japanese policeman searches for two lost teenagers, one of them his own daughter.
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Milo Yiannopoulos' controversial book is canceled

USAToday Books - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:05

'Dangerous' is pulled after the writer seems to condone pedophilia.

        
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Nonfiction: Two Books Argue the Case for Police Reform From Within

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:31
Frank Zimring’s “When Police Kill” and Barry Friedman’s “Unwarranted” take up the case of police use of force and surveillance.
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After fiance's sudden death, a writer travels with 'Ghosts'

USAToday Books - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 08:04

Shannon Leone Fowler's memoir is a moving testimony to a loved one, and to travel.

       
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A Life of Jonathan Swift, Beyond Satire

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 09:00
In his new biography “Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel,” John Stubbs explores the complex life of the man who penned “Gulliver’s Travels.”
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Poetry: A Range of Alter Egos and a Lifetime of Poetic Guises

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 07:00
In “Almost Complete Poems,” his latest attempt to earn the title poet, Stanley Moss reflects on his life, talents and quest for spiritual strength.
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Time-traveling 'Todays' is quite a trip to yesterday

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 14:02

Elan Mastai's debut novel 'All the Wrong Todays' has been optioned for the movies.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy books

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 06:02

Look for a new novel by the author of the best seller 'Orphan Train.'

        
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Hunt for Vanna White 'Playboy' kicks off endearing debut novel

USAToday Books - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 14:04

Jason Rekulak relives the 1980s in 'The Impossible Fortress.'

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 06:03

Spend your weekend reading 'Lincoln in the Bardo.'

        
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New 'Star Wars' book follows 'Rogue One'

USAToday Books - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 15:47

'Inferno Squad' is coming in July.

        
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The Book Review Podcast: Neil Gaiman’s Myths

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 14:24
Gaiman discusses “Norse Mythology”; Sarah Lyall talks about Ali Smith’s “Autumn”; and Nick Bilton on two new books about Silicon Valley.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 13:04
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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She Began Her Career at Hedge Funds. Now She Reports on Their Crimes.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:25
Sheelah Kolhatkar, whose “Black Edge” traces the insider trading scandal at SAC Capital, is a former fund analyst herself.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:11
Readers respond to recent reviews of “The New Brooklyn,” “The True Flag” and more.
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