Book Reviews

'Violet Hour': How great writers faced death

USAToday Books - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 13:00

Katie Roiphe looks at the final hours of Susan Sontag, Maurice Sendak, John Updike.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 05:02

Look for the new memoir from Anderson Cooper and his mom, Gloria Vanderbilt.

        
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Reports: Drew Barrymore to divorce third husband

USAToday Books - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 03:57

"Our children are our universe, and we look forward to living the rest of our lives with them as the first priority."

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/02/2016 - 05:00

Spend your weekend reading 'Jane Steele.'

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: ‘Spain in Our Hearts’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 15:57
Adam Hochschild talks about “Spain in Our Hearts”; Anna Quindlen discusses “Miller’s Valley”; and John Williams talks about James McBride and James Brown.









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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 11:17
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.









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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 11:07
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.









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‘Rush Oh!’ by Shirley Barrett

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 11:00
This historical novel centers on a whale hunt in early-20th-century Australia.









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‘The Summer Before the War,’ by Helen Simonson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 11:00
Imagining English gentry on the eve of World War I.









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Danielle Dutton’s ‘Margaret the First’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:59
Historical fiction revives a celebrity of old London.









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‘Alligator Candy: A Memoir,’ by David Kushner

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:59
A kidnapping and murder changed a family and a culture.









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‘Lust and Wonder,’ by Augusten Burroughs

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:59
The memoirist navigates the shoals of romance in the 1990s.









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‘Save Room for Pie,’ by Roy Blount Jr.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:57
Lyrical ruminations on food — making it, tasting it, talking about it.









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‘And After Many Days,’ by Jowhor Ile

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:55
A disappearance in Nigeria sets the stage in a novel of grief, family and politics.









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Jane Mendelsohn’s ‘Burning Down the House’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:54
Two teenage girls join a real estate mogul’s faltering fold, one the adopted scion, the other a nanny escaping her past.









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‘A Place Called Winter,’ by Patrick Gale

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:53
An Edwardian man is sent into exile on the Canadian plains when his secret gay life is exposed.









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Crime: Philip Kerr’s ‘The Other Side of Silence,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:50
Philip Kerr’s new novel involves bridge, blackmail and spies.









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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:12
Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s debut novel, “The Nest,” sold for seven figures, but the author says: “I was just hoping someone would want it.”









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Open Book: The Poor Creatures

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 09:26
“Melancholy Accidents” reprints newspaper reports, spanning the years 1739 to 1916, about firearm-related deaths in this country.









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Letters: Chisholm for President

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 09:25
Readers respond to recent reviews of Ellen Fitzpatrick’s “The Highest Glass Ceiling,” Adam Cohen’s “Imbeciles” and more.









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