Book Reviews

New book captures 'Heart' of Pat Conroy's writing

USAToday Books - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 16:42

The popular writer, who died earlier this year, leaves behind a new collection.

        
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Ship that saved 7 in 'Perfect Storm' to be sunk off N.J.

USAToday Books - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 12:55

The Tamaroa overcame gale-force winds, 40-foot waves in 1993, a rescue effort immortalized in the book and film 'The Perfect Storm.'

        
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Fiction: Six New Thrillers for Fall

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 03:00
The season’s thrillers include Lee Child’s latest Jack Reacher novel, “Night School,” and Francesca Kay’s “The Long Room,” about a British spy in London in 1981.
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Nonfiction: Why Are Americans So Anxious?

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 03:00
In “America the Anxious,” the British observer Ruth Whippman argues that Americans’ striving for happiness makes us miserable.
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 10/23/2016 - 04:03

Look for new books from John Grisham, Pat Conroy and Dana Perino.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 04:03

Spend your weekend reading 'The Wangs vs. the World.'

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Beth Macy’s ‘Truevine’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 10:32
Beth Macy talks about “Truevine”; Calvin Trillin and Roz Chast discuss “No Fair! No Fair! And Other Jolly Poems of Childhood”; and Molly Young on “Bridget Jones’s Baby.”
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Fiction: ‘The Red Car’: A Novel of Furious Action and Furious Ideas

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:23
Marcy Dermansky’s “The Red Car” is a propulsive novel that still makes you stop and think.
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Fiction: An Ovid-Loving Loner Moves to Miami Beach

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:23
In Jane Alison’s “Nine Island,” a woman faces her romantic future.
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Fiction: A New Irish Novel Features Few Commas and Lots of Sex

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:22
A May-December romance begins between a drama student and a London actor in Eimear McBride’s “The Lesser Bohemians.”
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Poetry: Collected Works of a Poet Who Took Her Time

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:22
Marie Ponsot’s “Collected Poems” is the model for every poet who worships procrastination.
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Fiction: ‘Napoleon’s Last Island’ Imagines the Final Exile

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:22
Thomas Keneally’s new novel imagines Napoleon’s final exile through the eyes of a young girl.
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Nonfiction: How Two Black Albino Brothers Became Unwilling Sideshow Stars

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:21
Beth Macy’s “Truevine” tells the story of African-American brothers who found exploitation then a measure of success as circus attractions.
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Nonfiction: A Playwright’s Essays: Richard Greenberg Riffs on Whatever He Wants

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:21
“Rules for Others to Live By” is Richard Greenberg’s first book of original essays.
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Nonfiction: Meet the Couple Who Helped Shape America’s Nuclear War Policy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:21
Ron Robin’s “The Cold World They Made” is a provocative examination of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter, whose views influenced policy makers in the 1950s.
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Nonfiction: Saving Nature, for the Joy of It

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:20
Michael McCarthy’s “The Moth Snowstorm” is a plea to support conservation lest we endanger our own primordial pleasure.
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Nonfiction: A New Biography Focuses on Karl Instead of Marxism

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:20
Gareth Stedman Jones’s “Karl Marx” focuses on Marx the man, not the ideologue.
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Roving Eye: Should Novels Aim for the Heart or the Head?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:18
Is it a good thing for a novel to stimulate our emotions? Montaigne, Brecht and others thought not.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:18
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:17
Bryan Cranston, whose memoir is No. 9 on the hardcover nonfiction list, has a sense of humor about his fame: “It’s a little . . . odd to have your face tattooed on someone’s backside.”
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