Book Reviews

Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 06/14/2014 - 01:00
Spend your weekend reliving the historic ride of female astronaut Sally Ride.
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Herman Koch cooks up a sinister 'Summer' plot

USAToday Books - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:00
'The Dinner' author serves up a beach read.
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Bookshelf: Baby Talk

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:38
New picture books include Sara Gillingham’s “Snuggle the Baby” and Lori Nichols’s “Maple.”






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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:40
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:35
Paperback books of particular interest.






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John Dickie’s ‘Blood Brotherhoods’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:31
A British historian examines the past of Italy’s three major regional crime organizations, and finds unity.






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‘The Myth of the Spoiled Child’ and ‘Do Fathers Matter?’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:31
One book about child rearing recommends unconditional love; another calls for paternal involvement.






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‘Mr. Loverman,’ by Bernardine Evaristo

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:29
A married immigrant Londoner in his 70s is ready to come out.






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‘Inside Madeleine,’ by Paula Bomer

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:29
Coming-of-age tales about girls and their fraught relationships.






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‘Under Magnolia,’ by Frances Mayes

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:29
The author of “Under the Tuscan Sun” reflects on her early life in a small Georgia town.






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‘Perfectly Miserable,’ by Sarah Payne Stuart

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:28
A memoir centers on life in Concord, Mass., its cultural legacy and changing ways.






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Val McDermid’s ‘Northanger Abbey’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:27
Val McDermid reworks Jane Austen’s Gothic satire “Northanger Abbey.”






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‘All the Birds, Singing,’ by Evie Wyld

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:27
A novel traces a solitary farmer’s attempt to escape her past on a remote British island.






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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:26
Neil Gaiman, whose “Ocean at the End of the Lane” is No. 8 on the paperback fiction list, wrote his first published book — “solely for the money,” he says — about Duran Duran.






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Children’s Books: ‘The Glass Sentence,’ by S. E. Grove

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:24
A teenage girl searches for her kidnapped uncle in a world where time and geography have been shuffled.






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Children’s Books: ‘This One Summer,’ by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:23
In a comfortingly familiar vacation community, a girl is now mature enough to understand what’s been kept from her before.






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Children’s Books: ‘A Creature of Moonlight,’ by Rebecca Hahn

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:23
For the heroine of this dreamlike first novel for young adults, finding herself involves a surprising discovery.






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Children’s Books: ‘Lindbergh’ and ‘The Pilot and the Little Prince’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:20
Two picture books recount the adventures of a mouse and of a writer who uncover the secrets of aviation.






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The Shortlist: ‘Drunk Mom,’ by Jowita Bydlowska, and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:20
New books by Jowita Bydlowska, Eleanor Henderson and Anna Solomon, Daisy Waugh, and Caroline Clarke.






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Open Book: Behold the Fall Harvest

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:19
Authors with books scheduled to be released later this year include Haruki Murakami, Marilynne Robinson and David Mitchell.






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