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‘Strange Gods,’ by Susan Jacoby

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 12:44
Susan Jacoby examines the motives for religious conversion.









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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 12:40
William Shatner’s new book about his 50-year relationship with Leonard Nimoy is No. 11 on the hardcover nonfiction list. Readers looking for gossip about Kirk and Spock won’t be disappointed.









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The Shortlist: Artists in Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 11:48
New novels about Leonardo, Michelangelo, Dora Maar and Georgia O’Keeffe.









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‘Weatherland,’ by Alexandra Harris

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 11:26
The English obsession with weather is reflected in all manner of creative expression across the centuries.









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‘Ways to Disappear,’ by Idra Novey

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 11:26
A novelist vanishes, prompting a revelatory search by family, friends and the not so friendly.









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‘The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition,’ by Manisha Sinha

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 11:24
Manisha Sinha has produced an encyclopedic study of the abolitionist movement...









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‘The Book of Memory,’ by Petina Gappah

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 11:23
An African inmate struggles for clarity about her early years.









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‘Be Frank With Me,’ by Julia Claiborne Johnson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 11:23
A child obsessed with old films is at the center of this novel.









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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 11:20
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 11:16
Paperback books of particular interest.









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‘Wreck and Order,’ by Hannah Tennant-Moore

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 11:10
Cliché be damned, a young American woman revisits Sri Lanka in this novel of self-discovery.









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Open Book: Reimagining the Record

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 10:55
A look back at novels that took their characters from real life.









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Letters: Love and Death

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 10:55
Readers respond to a recent review by Andrew Solomon and an essay by Vivian Gornick.









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‘The Right Wrong Man,’ by Lawrence Douglas

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 10:51
The trials of John Demjanjuk, a death-camp guard disguised as an American autoworker.









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‘On This Day in Poetry History,’ by Amy Newman

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 10:43
Amy Newman’s latest poems begin with small episodes in the lives of a pivotal generation of American poets.









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Sarah Ruhl: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 17:55
The playwright and author, most recently, of “The Oldest Boy” says what moves her most in literature is “the writer who says: Here I stood! I loved the world enough to write it all down.”









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Bergen's 'Jihad' looks at homegrown terrorism

USAToday Books - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 17:17

'United States of Jihad' argues we have the tools to foil plots.

        
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Peek at the poster for Children's Book Week

USAToday Books - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 06:03

Elephant, Owl and Turtle share a love of reading.

        
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‘Playing to the Edge,’ by Michael V. Hayden

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 05:00
Michael V. Hayden describes how he took over a dysfunctional C.I.A.









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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Wed, 02/24/2016 - 11:30

Chrissy Teigen shares her favorite recipes in her cookbook, 'Cravings.'

        
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