Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Was Alan Greenspan Motivated by Politics More Than Economics?

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 08:29
Sebastian Mallaby’s “The Man Who Knew” is a biography of Alan Greenspan, the chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1987 to 2006.
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'Best American' collections speak volumes

USAToday Books - Sun, 10/30/2016 - 06:02

We sample '2016' short stories, essays, travel writing and comics.

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 10/30/2016 - 04:02

Look for new books from Bob Dylan, Tippi Hedren, Michael Connelly and Tommy Hilfiger.

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This would-be spy was no James Bond

USAToday Books - Sat, 10/29/2016 - 12:00

A misfit in the U.S. government tried to sell military secrets to Libya.

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A secret is at the heart of 'The Mothers'

USAToday Books - Sat, 10/29/2016 - 12:00

Brit Bennett's wise debut novel is set in a black community in California.

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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 10/29/2016 - 08:32

Spend your weekend reading 'Truevine' by Beth Macy.

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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 08:04
The YouTube star Hannah Hart’s memoir, “Buffering,” enters the hardcover nonfiction list at No.4. It’s a sunny reckoning with some dark subjects.
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What's behind Robert Langdon's enduring appeal?

USAToday Books - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 05:43

Dan Brown's modern multimedia hero is in action again in 'Inferno'

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The Shortlist: The Lives of Others

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 04:17
New books by Gary Younge, Tom Rinaldi and Tilar J. Mazzeo.
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Fiction: A Sonata-Structured Novel of Muted Desire

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 04:15
A lonely boy and a musical prodigy form a lifelong friendship in Rose Tremain’s “The Gustav Sonata.”
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Nonfiction: Creep or Craftsman? Alfred Hitchcock Was Both

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 04:04
Peter Ackroyd’s life of Alfred Hitchcock reveals the vulnerabilities beneath the calculating exterior.
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Open Book: Still Hunting Jack

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 04:00
“The Big Book of Jack the Ripper” includes original stories by Jeffery Deaver, Lyndsay Faye, Anne Perry and others.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 03:40
Readers respond to recent reviews of Kate Beasley’s “Gertie’s Leap to Greatness,” Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s “Reputations” and more.
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Fiction: Margaret Atwood Meets Shakespeare in a Retelling of ‘The Tempest’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 03:27
In “Hag-Seed,” Margaret Atwood’s modern-day retelling of “The Tempest,” Prospero is the artistic director of a theater festival.
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Nonfiction: He Loved Opium, Murder and Wordsworth

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 03:15
“Guilty Thing,” by Frances Wilson, is a new biography of the British writer Thomas De Quincey.
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Nonfiction: Did Bram Stoker’s Untapped Desires Give Rise to Dracula?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 03:00
“Something in the Blood,” a biography by David J. Skal, links Bram Stoker’s classic creation to his own untapped desires.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 21:25
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Michael Connelly's new thriller takes Harry Bosch back to Vietnam

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 19:41

Connelly's riveting new thriller, "The Wrong Side of Goodbye," hinges on detective's past.

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From 'Fixer Upper' to a USA TODAY best seller

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 16:33

Chip and Joanna Gaines land high on our best-seller list with 'Magnolia Story.'

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8 New Nonfiction Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 11:09
Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.
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