Book Reviews

Pagan Kennedy’s ‘Inventology’ and Adam Grant’s ‘Originals’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:43
Two books ask why some people are more creative and inventive than others.









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‘The Most Wanted Man in China’ and ‘The Cowshed’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:43
Two eminent Chinese intellectuals look back on their lives and shifting ideologies.









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David Denby’s ‘Lit Up’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:41
David Denby looks at today’s high school literature curriculum.









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‘Incarceration Nations,’ by Baz Dreisinger

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:41
A comparative assessment of prison systems in nine nations.









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‘The Lost Time Accidents,’ by John Wray

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:37
A fictional physicist’s theories about temporality haunt his family’s succeeding generations.









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‘The Theoretical Foot’ and ‘The Arrangement’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:36
M. F. K. Fisher two ways: a previously unpublished novel, and a fictional reimagining of her life.









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‘The Fugitives,’ by Christopher Sorrentino

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:36
Christopher Sorrentino’s latest hinges on self-invention and slippery identities.









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‘The Yid,’ by Paul Goldberg

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:36
In this novel, a ragtag bunch of malcontents conspire to kill Stalin in 1952.









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Crime: Richard Montanari’s ‘Shutter Man,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:36
“Shutter Man” is a blood-drenched thriller about a group of boys from the same blighted neighborhood who grow up to become criminals and killers — and cops.









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Open Book: Book First, Inauguration Second

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:35
Presidential candidates might feel obligated to write books outlining their life stories and beliefs, but not many readers feel obligated to buy them.









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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:35
Working in Italian has allowed Jhumpa ­Lahiri, whose “In Other Words” is No. 8 on the hardcover nonfiction list, to shuck off some of the burdens and self-consciousness of success.









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Letters: The Most Unkindest Cut

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:34
Readers respond to recent reviews of “Pogue’s Basics: Life,” Tessa Hadley’s “The Past” and more.









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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:34
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:34
Paperback books of particular interest.









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'Midnight,' a compelling history of a Japanese-American family

USAToday Books - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:17

Pamela Rotner Sakamoto's book looks at a wartime family 'caught between two worlds.'

        
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Bill Bryson hails Britannia, irreverently

USAToday Books - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 16:52

'The Road to Little Dribbling' is a sequel to 'Notes from a Small Island.'

        
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Post-prison, Teresa Giudice has a best seller with 'Turning the Tables'

USAToday Books - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 16:49

The star of 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' releases a memoir.

        
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Readers Respond: ‘A Mother’s Reckoning’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 15:58
Readers comment on a review of Sue Klebold’s memoir about her son, one of the killers at Columbine High School in 1999.









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Darryl Pinckney: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 08:00
The author, most recently, of “Black Deutschland” read “Othello” early: “It was important to me that ‘we’ were there, proof that ‘we’ had been on the mind of the exalted William Shakespeare.”









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Pierce Brown lands at No. 1 with 'Morning Star,' plans new series

USAToday Books - Wed, 02/17/2016 - 19:51

The author will write a new sci-fi trilogy that builds on 'Red Rising.'

       
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