Book Reviews

Fiction: A New Novel Draws on the Dark History of Josef Mengele

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 07:00
Mengele’s experiments on twins inform Affinity Konar’s debut novel, “Mischling.”
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Author’s Note: Remainders of the Day

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 03:00
Not only would no one buy my book, but libraries in various countries were disposing of them because people wouldn’t take them for free.
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Ayesha Curry talks new cookbook, Steph's kitchen skills and Riley's diet

USAToday Books - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 09:47

Before studying his wife's book, the NBA star's meals were basically air balls.

        
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Nonfiction: Did F.D.R. Know He Was Dying? Did Anyone?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 03:00
Joseph Lelyveld’s “His Final Battle” explores the challenges of Franklin Roosevelt’s final months in office, including his declining health.
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Nonfiction: What We Can Learn From Women Who Break the Rules

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 03:00
In “Trainwreck,” Sady Doyle writes about the women “we love to hate, mock and fear.”
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Nonfiction: Joe Klein of ‘Primary Colors’ Reviews the Latest on Bill Clinton

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 11:37
Joe Conason’s “Man of the World,” an account of Bill Clinton’s post-presidential years, sheds light on Clinton’s strengths and weaknesses.
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By the Book: Richard Plepler: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 10:43
The chief executive of HBO treasures his volume of John Cheever’s collected stories: “There’s a lot in there about what Kant called ‘the crooked timber of humanity.’ It’s a masterpiece.”
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Tracy Kidder's latest subject: Tech guru Paul English

USAToday Books - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 08:58

'A Truck Full of Money' tells the success story of the founder of Kayak and Lola.

        
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Nonfiction: Why Do People Who Need Help From the Government Hate It So Much?

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 03:00
In “Strangers in Their Own Land,” Arlie Russell Hochschild tries to understand the worldview of Louisiana Tea Party supporters.
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Fiction: In Carl Hiaasen’s New Novel, Crazy Things Keep Happening

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 03:00
Hiaasen’s elaborate farce “Razor Girl,” set in South Florida, presents a parade of comic characters.
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Young Churchill, a 'Hero of the Empire'

USAToday Books - Sun, 09/18/2016 - 12:00

Candice Millard's new history finds the future prime minister at war.

        
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Ian McEwan in a 'Nutshell': Clever riff on 'Hamlet'

USAToday Books - Sat, 09/17/2016 - 12:02

His new novella is narrated by an 8-month-old fetus.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 09/17/2016 - 04:03

Spend your weekend reading 'Commonwealth' by Ann Patchett.

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Maureen Dowd on Clinton and Trump

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 11:15
Maureen Dowd talks about “The Year of Voting Dangerously,” and Lauren Collins discusses “When in French.”
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Crime: The Latest and Best in Crime Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 09:18
New books by Thomas Mullen, Lotte and Soren Hammer, Julia Keller, and E.S. Thomson.
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The Shortlist: Stories by Helen Phillips, Rebecca Schiff, Mark Haddon and Patrick Ryan

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 09:18
Four new collections, including Schiff’s slim, ice-pick stories about sex and death.
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Fiction: A Novel’s Mother and Daughter Struggle Over Divergent Dreams

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 09:17
A protagonist makes critical choices to go against her mother in Dianne Warren’s “Liberty Street.”
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Fiction: Four Stories on What It Means to Be Chinese in America

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 09:17
Peter Ho Davies’s four-part novel “The Fortunes” summons key faces and events in the Chinese-American story.
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Fiction: A New Story Collection Offers Windows Onto Intimate Moments

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 09:16
Leopoldine Core’s story collection, “When Watched,” offers vignettes of intimate moments.
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Fiction: A New Novel Tells the Story of a Family Who Lost Everything

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 09:16
Siblings and parents with artistic pretensions fight one another over their declining funds in Julian Tepper’s “Ark.”
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