Book Reviews

Fiction: Domenico Starnone’s New Novel Is Also a Piece in the Elena Ferrante Puzzle

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 12:31
Domenico Starnone’s novel is a sort of sequel to Elena Ferrante’s ‘Days of Abandonment.’
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Dan Rather parlays Trump essays into deal for new book, 'What Unites Us'

USAToday Books - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 11:32

Former CBS anchor will write a book of essays about his idea of patriotism, due Nov. 7.

        
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Fiction: A Heroine Who Does Adulthood on Her Own Terms

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 09:53
In Jami Attenberg’s “All Grown Up,” a single woman entering her 40s forgoes the typical trappings of adulthood.
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Bush daughters Jenna and Barbara writing a memoir

USAToday Books - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 08:08

'Sisters First' will be published in October and tell their life story.

        
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By the Book: Hari Kunzru: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 08:00
The author, most recently, of “White Tears” says it might be nice to give Theresa May a book that shows England from an outsider’s perspective: She “strikes me as the kind of Tory who has read too much Trollope and not enough of anything else.”
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Cheese is so addictive, one doctor calls it 'dairy crack'

USAToday Books - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 07:31

Dr. Neal Barnard's new anti-dairy book, 'The Cheese Trap,' recommends a more vegan diet.

        
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Nonfiction: Did His Mind Make Him Do It? How Neuroscience Entered the Courtroom

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 06:00
In “The Brain Defense,” Kevin Davis considers whether new developments in neuroscience could redefine innocence and culpability.
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Louisa Clark of 'Me Before You' to return in new Jojo Moyes' novel

USAToday Books - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 05:02

The young British woman hits American shores in Book 3.

       
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Books of The Times: Meet an Intergalactic Spider in ‘Spaceman of Bohemia’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 16:06
Space oddities abound in Jaroslav Kalfar’s debut novel, as a Czech astronaut is sent to a mysterious cloud of dust swept in from a neighboring galaxy.
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Books of The Times: The Dramas and Intrigues of Louis Kahn, Monumental Architect

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 13:32
“You Say to Brick,” a biography by Wendy Lesser, examines Kahn’s life and buildings.
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George W. Bush, artist, has best seller with 'Portraits of Courage'

USAToday Books - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 12:12

Former president's book of paintings of veterans lands high on USA TODAY's list.

        
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Nonfiction: You Must Remember This: Why We Return to ‘Casablanca’ and ‘High Noon’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 11:55
Noah Isenberg’s “We’ll Always Have Casablanca” and Glenn Frankel’s “High Noon” examine the cultural and political contexts of two Hollywood classics.
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Fiction: Heroes Meet at a Boy Scout Camp out of William Golding

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 08:00
The Boy Scouts are heroes and villains in “The Hearts of Men,” Nickolas Butler’s sweeping novel of summer camp.
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Nonfiction: High Anxiety: A New Approach to What Explains Compulsive Behavior

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 06:00
In “Can’t Just Stop,” the journalist Sharon Begley looks at the science behind procrastinating, self-sabotaging and self-destructiveness.
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Spy George Smiley returns from the cold after 25 years

USAToday Books - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 15:22

John le Carré's new novel is 'A Legacy of Spies.'

        
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How Liberia made history and elected a 'Madame President'

USAToday Books - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 12:55

A new biography of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf documents an incredible journey.

       
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Author’s Note: Literature by Degree

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 08:00
Ben Markovits on how universities shape the literary landscape
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Hitler's bad trip: Was Nazi Germany amped up on drugs?

USAToday Books - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 07:04

Book argues that widespread use of methamphetamine occurred in Germany during war.

        
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Fiction: A Novel Dwells on the Loves of Lovecraft

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 06:00
Paul La Farge’s novel “The Night Ocean” is a many-voiced story about H. P. Lovecraft, his teenage acolyte Robert Barlow and the diary Lovecraft supposedly kept of their love life together.
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Nonfiction: The Troubling Appeal of Education at For-Profit Schools

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 04:00
“Lower Ed” by Tressie McMillan Cottom asks why students sign up for high debt and problematic degrees at for-profit schools.
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