Book Reviews

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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Open Book: If It Ain’t Broke

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 09:07
“The Book” is a lovingly designed and illustrated deep history of “the most powerful object of our time.”
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 09:06
Readers respond to recent reviews of Tom Wolfe’s “The Kingdom of Speech” and Caleb Carr’s “Surrender, New York.”
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 09:06
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Nonfiction: John Dickerson Tracks Winners and Losers on Campaign Trails Past

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 09:05
“Whistlestop,” by John Dickerson, shows that some shine, many stumble on the presidential campaign trail.
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Nonfiction: Famous Painters as Frenemies: Four Brushes With Bromance

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 09:05
In “The Art of Rivalry,” Sebastian Smee writes about four art-world friendships that blended inspiration and ire.
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Inside the List: The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 05:30
Margot Lee Shetterly, whose “Hidden Figures” is No. 7 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says when she was growing up, “the face of science was brown like mine.”
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Editors’ Choice: 9 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 16:29
Suggested reading by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
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10 books on fiction longlist for National Book Awards

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 07:20

Colson Whitehead, Adam Haslett and Jacqueline Woodson make the initial cut.

        
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Fiction: Ann Patchett’s Latest Novel Follows Six Siblings Over 50 Years

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 03:00
Ann Patchett’s “Commonwealth” follows two semi-connected families, as the children become adults and the grown-ups become old.
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By the Book: Paula Hawkins: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/15/2016 - 03:00
The author of “The Girl on the Train” steers away from a couple of popular genres: “I have (shamefully) never read any sci-fi, and I tend to avoid horror because I’m a wimp.”
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Naya Rivera: The story behind my abortion

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 10:36

The 'Glee' star writes a memoir and a personal essay for USA TODAY.

        
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Oprah creates another best seller with 'Love Warrior'

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 10:16

Glennon Doyle Melton's memoir debuts at No. 3 on USA TODAY's best-seller list.

        
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J.K. Rowling's new Pottermore e-books make the Top 10

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 10:08

Meanwhile, 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' finally drops from the No. 1 spot.

        
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Safran Foer gets in his own way in 'Here I Am'

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 09:15

His new novel is about the dissolution of a marriage -- and Israel.

        
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'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner is writing a novel

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 09:10

It's called 'Heather, The Totality' and is due out next fall.

        
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10 books on non-fiction longlist for National Book Awards

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 07:16

Books about Attica, Eugenics and the American right make the initial cut.

        
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Nonfiction: Lauren Collins’s Memoir on Falling in Love in French

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 03:00
An American woman falls for a French speaker and miscommunication follows, in Lauren Collins’s “When in French.”
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Nonfiction: A Victory for Press Freedom in 1735 Set an Important Precedent

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 03:00
Richard Kluger’s “Indelible Ink” tells the story of an 18th-century case that tested official tolerance of an unfettered press.
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Zayn Malik to publish a memoir

USAToday Books - Tue, 09/13/2016 - 21:37

The boy-band alum is taking fans on a "photographic" journey.

        
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