Book Reviews

David McCullough: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 07:00
The author, most recently, of “The Wright Brothers” originally planned to write fiction. “Again and again come vivid reminders that the truth often is not only stranger than fiction, but far more remarkable as a story.”







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Travel

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 04:30
New books take us on a quest for Atlantis, and to Kilimanjaro, Amsterdam, Vietnam, Scandinavia and elsewhere.







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Science Fiction and Fantasy

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 04:30
Naomi Novik’s “Uprooted,” Terry Pratchett’s “A Blink of the Screen” and more.







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‘I Take You,’ by Eliza Kennedy

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 04:30
In Eliza Kennedy’s salty first novel, a young lawyer named Lily is having serious doubts about getting married.







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25 hot books for summer

USAToday Books - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 15:14

Seasonal titles from Stephen King, Harper Lee, Dr. Seuss, Sue Grafton and James Patterson.

       
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ArtsBeat: Dashiell Hammett Papers Go to University of South Carolina

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 14:50
The Dashiell Hammett archives include hundreds of letters and a replica of the Maltese Falcon.







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Aniston hops aboard the 'Train' express

USAToday Books - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 14:40

'The Girl on the Train' has sold 2 million copies since January.

       
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ArtsBeat: Margaret Atwood Delivers Work to Be Published in 2114

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:57
Ms. Atwood provided the first work in the “Future Library” project taking place in Oslo.







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Gloria Steinem to write 'Road' book

USAToday Books - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:38

It's the first book in two decades from the famous feminist.

        
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Children’s Books: Winged Wonders

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 08:00
With poetic words and stunning photographs, “Sweep Up the Sun” salutes birds in flight.







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‘Seveneves,’ by Neal Stephenson

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 04:30
In Neal Stephenson’s latest novel, Earth’s moon suddenly and spontaneously breaks apart into seven large pieces.







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Stephen King’s ‘Finders Keepers’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 04:30
Laura Lippman reviews Stephen King’s “Finders Keepers,” the second entry in a planned trilogy that began with “Mr. Mercedes.”







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‘Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty,’ by Charles Leerhsen

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 10:43
Charles Leerhsen’s biography of Ty Cobb reassesses the toxic reputation of one of baseball’s greatest players.







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Bookends: Does an Award Like the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Help or Hurt the Cause of Women Writers?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 10:14
Zoë Heller and Dana Stevens debate the merit of literary prizes for which only women compete.







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‘Palace of Treason,’ by Jason Matthews

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 04:30
“Palace of Treason,” the sequel to Jason Matthews’s debut thriller, “Red Sparrow,” does not disappoint.







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Hollywood

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 04:30
Lisa Schwarzbaum reviews new books about Alfred Hitchcock, Judy Garland, Orson Welles and more.







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Humor

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 04:30
Michael Ian Black reviews new books by Dave Barry, Brad Garrett, Mamrie Hart and more.







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Judy Blume’s ‘In the Unlikely Event’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 04:30
Judy Blume’s first novel for adults in 17 years is about a ninth-grade Jewish girl and her New Jersey community in the aftermath of three plane crashes in the town.







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Photographer pens vivid self-portrait

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 13:00

Controversial photographer Sally Mann has written a memoir.

        
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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Shakespeare in Love

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 11:58
Alan Riding discusses two new books about Shakespeare, and Michelle Orange talks about five new essay collections.







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