Book Reviews

Nonfiction: ‘Chain of Title,’ by David Dayen

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:05
Three citizens expose widespread foreclosure fraud.
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New paperbacks: Anne Tyler, Robert Galbraith

USAToday Books - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 17:13

'A Spool of Blue Thread,' 'Career of Evil' among new paperback releases.

        
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James Patterson rules USA TODAY's list, again

USAToday Books - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 17:05

The author's latest lands at No. 1; BookExpo and BookCon hit Chicago.

        
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George R.R. Martin releases new 'Winds of Winter' chapter online

USAToday Books - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:58

He was very clear that he is not yet finished with the book yet, though.

        
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Tough talk on slavery, politics at BookExpo

USAToday Books - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:47

Colson Whitehead and Sebastian Junger speak at an author breakfast.

        
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By the Book: Sebastian Junger: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 06:30
The author of “The Perfect Storm” and, most recently, “Tribe” avoids books likely to anger him: “The newspapers make me furious enough. I don’t add to that by reading books that do. Perhaps I should.”
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Nonfiction: ‘Little Labors,’ by Rivka Galchen

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:30
An essay collection explores motherhood and literature.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Gene,’ by Siddhartha Mukherjee

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:30
The story of genetic discovery has been told in different ways, but never before with the scope and grandeur that Siddhartha Mukherjee brings to his new history.
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'Zero K' adds up to great DeLillo

USAToday Books - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 10:38

In the new Don DeLillo novel, an ill woman seeks to be cryogenically frozen.

        
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Children’s Books: ‘Cecil’s Pride’ and ‘Prairie Dog Song’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 07:00
Two picture books explore the mysteries of wildlife behavior, including a happy coda to the tragic story of Cecil the Lion.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Secret War,’ by Max Hastings

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 04:30
Intelligence gathering shed its early stigma and became a growth industry only with the start of World War II.
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Fiction: ‘The Fox Was Ever the Hunter,’ by Herta Müller

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 04:30
In a Nobel laureate’s 1992 novel, Romanian repression trickles down to a group of friends and lovers.
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Open Book: Beginning, Middle and End

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 09:20
A new book pairs one literary excerpt with every age from birth to a century old.
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Bookends: What’s the Best Book Written About Siblings?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 05:00
Thomas Mallon and Leslie Jamison discuss the best writing about brothers and sisters.
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Nonfiction: ‘How Women Decide,’ by Therese Huston

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 04:30
Stereotypes surround women’s decisions and how their choices are perceived.
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Nonfiction: ‘You May Also Like’ and ‘Pretentiousness: Why It Matters’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 04:30
Two books examine why we like what we like, and what makes us authentic.
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America's first serial killer stalked Texas in the 1880s

USAToday Books - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 14:11

New book 'The Midnight Assassin' investigates a little-known case.

        
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We've heard Chris Cleave's war story before

USAToday Books - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 13:12

Chris Cleave's new World War II novel is titled 'Everyone Brave Is Forgiven.'

        
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Plummeting skydivers show what it's like to play real-life Quidditch

USAToday Books - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 11:46

This is HARDCORE.

        
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Fiction: ‘The Noise of Time,’ by Julian Barnes

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 04:30
Julian Barnes channels Shostakovich’s inner turmoil under Communist blacklisting and coercion.
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