Book Reviews

Alec Baldwin Settles Scores in New Memoir

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 12:04
“Nevertheless” debuts at No. 5 on the hardcover nonfiction best-seller list.
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Bana al-Abed, Girl Whose Tweets Told of Aleppo’s Horrors, Gets Book Deal

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 11:43
The 7-year-old, now a refugee in Turkey, hopes her book, to be published by Simon & Schuster, will “bring peace to children all over the world.”
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11 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 10:26
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Fiction: Gilded Cage: A Wealthy White Family in East Africa Faces an Islamist Uprising

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 08:00
In Jean McNeil’s novel “The Dhow House,” East Africa’s violent unrest threatens a privileged white family.
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Fiction: Robert Louis Stevenson Never Wrote This Novel. So Brian Doyle Did It for Him.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 06:00
Brian Doyle’s “The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World” is an affectionate homage to the author of “Treasure Island” anchored in the months he spent living in San Francisco.
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Nonfiction: A New Biography of Martin Luther Reveals the Life Beyond the Theses

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 06:00
In “Martin Luther,” Lyndal Roper explores the theologian’s life and improbable career.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 06:00
Readers respond to Fran Lebowitz, Angus Deaton’s review “The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution” and more.
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Nonfiction: The South (and the West) through Joan Didion’s Eyes

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 04:00
Through excerpts from her notebooks, Joan Didion recounts a monthlong road trip through the Gulf states during the 1970s in “South and West.”
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 17:26
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Fiction: In This Tale of Online Intimacy, the Only Wise Characters Are Luddites

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 16:00
“Sympathy,” Olivia Sudjic’s debut novel about social media obsession and digital heartbreak, tracks the dark side of online companionship.
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Crime: Silos, Sulfur and Stolen Identities: The Best of New Crime Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 16:00
This week’s crime column features two familiar sleuths, V.I. Warshawski and Lincoln Rhyme, as well as a disgraced reporter and a Victorian detective.
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By the Book: Lesley Stahl: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 06:00
The journalist and author of “Becoming Grandma” says Ann Patchett’s “Bel Canto” reminded her of Gabriel García Márquez, a high compliment: “My all-time favorite book . . . is ‘Love in the Time of Cholera.’”
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By the Book: Lesley Stahl: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 06:00
The journalist and author of “Becoming Grandma” says Ann Patchett’s “Bel Canto” reminded her of Gabriel García Márquez, a high compliment: “My all-time favorite book . . . is ‘Love in the Time of Cholera.’”
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Bookends: Which Force is More Harmful to the Arts: Elitism or Populism?

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 05:00
Adam Kirsch and Liesl Schillinger discuss the art yielded by populist and elite mind-sets.
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Bookends: Which Force is More Harmful to the Arts: Elitism or Populism?

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 05:00
Adam Kirsch and Liesl Schillinger discuss the art yielded by populist and elite mind-sets.
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Netflix series makes '13 Reasons Why' a No. 1 USA TODAY best seller

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/12/2017 - 10:19

'The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince' by Mayte Garcia will be No. 23 this week.

       
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Nonfiction: A New Rule Book for the Great Game

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/12/2017 - 06:00
In “The Chessboard and the Web,” Anne-Marie Slaughter calls on foreign-policy makers to radically update their vision of global order.
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The Shortlist: Food Marks Milestones in These Culinary Collections

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/12/2017 - 06:00
Three food-oriented memoirs take readers as far as the Pacific Northwest and Iran, and as near as a New York matriarch’s kitchen.
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Nonfiction: A New Rule Book for the Great Game

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/12/2017 - 06:00
In “The Chessboard and the Web,” Anne-Marie Slaughter calls on foreign-policy makers to radically update their vision of global order.
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The Shortlist: Food Marks Milestones in These Culinary Collections

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/12/2017 - 06:00
Three food-oriented memoirs take readers as far as the Pacific Northwest and Iran, and as near as a New York matriarch’s kitchen.
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