Book Reviews

Elizabeth Gilbert splits from man she met at end of 'Eat Pray Love'

USAToday Books - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 16:26

It's 'Eat Pray... Separate' for Elizabeth Gilbert and husband of 12 years.

        
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Gay Talese's 'Voyeur's Motel' is a real turnoff

USAToday Books - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 11:22

Controversy surrounds the book, but author and publisher say they stand by it.

       
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Hogs Wild’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 11:12
Ian Frazier talks about his new essay collection, “Hogs Wild”; and Barry Friedman on two new books about law enforcement.
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Nonfiction: In America’s Long History of Slavery, New England Shares the Guilt

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 11:00
A history examines the deep roots of slavery in 17th-century New England.
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The Shortlist: New England Lit

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:43
New novels by Ramona Ausubel, Ann Leary and Elizabeth Kelly.
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Nonfiction: In ‘Architecture’s Odd Couple,’ It’s Philip Johnson vs. Frank Lloyd Wright

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:42
Two outsize personalities, Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson, embodied contending forces in modern architecture.
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Nonfiction: Through Her Lens Darkly: Diane Arbus’s Life Was as Raw as Her Work

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:42
A biography of Diane Arbus links her charged imagery to an often fraught personal life.
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Fiction: Their Grief Counselor Is a Crow. It’s Fiction.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:42
A tough-talking bird brings relief to a mourning family.
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Fiction: In Terry McMillan’s New Novel, a Middle-Aged Optometrist Decides to Give Her Life a Makeover

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:41
A middle-aged optometrist decides to remake her life.
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Fiction: Growing Up in Radicalized Nigeria: A New Novel Shows the Gritty Reality

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:41
A Muslim boy witnesses radical Islam’s rise in Nigeria.
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Fiction: The Filmmaker Neil Jordan Has a New Novel. It’s Got a Missing Girl.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:40
In Neil Jordan’s story, a British detective’s search for a long-missing girl in an Eastern European city takes a supernatural turn.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:39
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:38
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:37
Nancy Isenberg, whose “White Trash” is No. 8 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says “Electoral politics has always encouraged con artists.”
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:37
Readers respond to recent reviews of Annie Proulx’s “Barkskins,” Laurent Linn’s “Draw the Line” and more.
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Alvin Toffler, author of influential 'Future Shock,' dead at 87

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 21:24

The guru of post-industrial age whose million-selling book anticipated digital age.

        
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Shakespeare's shrew gets modern twist in Tyler's 'Vinegar Girl'

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 17:09

A Pulitzer Prize winner offers a new spin on 'The Taming of the Shrew.'

        
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Readers gobble up fiction; 'Watchman' rises

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 17:05

Beach reads are appealing to readers; Harper Lee rises on USA TODAY's best-seller list.

        
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By the Book: Geoff Dyer: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 06:00
The novelist, essayist, critic and author, most recently, of “White Sands” says reading William Finnegan’s “Barbarian Days” made him realize his whole life has been pretty much a waste. “I suspected this anyway.”
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Nonfiction: Ian Frazier Is a Master of the Essay. Here Are Some of His Best.

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 04:30
Frazier approaches the world with curiosity and enthusiasm.
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