Book Reviews

‘The Arsonist,’ by Sue Miller

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:14
A series of fires in a New England town exposes tensions between summer and year-round residents.






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‘The French Intifada,’ by Andrew Hussey

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:03
Andrew Hussey discusses France’s colonial legacy in North Africa and the violence it has spurred at home.






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Larry McMurtry’s ‘Last Kind Words Saloon’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:03
A novel about the unsavory but fascinating friends Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.






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Crime: ‘The Bones Beneath,’ by Mark Billingham, and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:56
In Mark Billingham’s “The Bones Beneath,” Inspector Tom Thorne is part of a group stranded on an island off the coast of Wales with two murderers.






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‘The Fever,’ by Megan Abbott

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:56
Megan Abbott’s novel centers on teenage desire and the outbreak of a mysterious illness.






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‘Clouds of Glory,’ Michael Korda’s Robert E. Lee Biography

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:56
Michael Korda searches for the human being behind our conception of Robert E. Lee.






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The Shortlist: ‘Five Came Back,’ by Mark Harris, and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:55
New books by Mark Harris, Donna Kornhaber, Noah Isenberg and Steven Awalt.






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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:54
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:54
Paperback books of particular interest.






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Open Book: Starting From Scratch

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:53
John Banville is one of several authors to write mystery novels under a pseudonym in recent years.






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Letters: Carter’s Woman Question

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:53
Readers react to recent reviews of “The Redeemer” and “Call to Action,” Boris Fishman’s “A Replacement Life” and more.






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‘The Fourth Revolution,’ by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 15:34
The bloated democracies of the West need to become as lean as their autocratic competitors, this manifesto urges.






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Deep Cover: Alice Goffman’s ‘On the Run’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 15:33
For six years, Alice Goffman saw America’s penal system through the eyes of young black men in Philadelphia.






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Dave Eggers’s ‘Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 15:32
A novel in dialogue between a man and a series of people he has kidnapped and chained up in a decommissioned military base.






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Judy Blume adult novel coming summer 2015

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 13:38

It is her first book for adults in 15 years.

        
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David Leavitt: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 09:00
The author of “The Two Hotel Francforts” was struck reading “Middlemarch” in Rome at age 20. “That feeling of being unequal to antiquity — no one has ever described it so well as Eliot.”






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New J.K. Rowling book lands at No. 4 on list

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 08:03

Rowling may be victim of financial dispute with Amazon

        
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Exclusive: David Baldacci's 'The Escape' cover

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 05:02

'The Escape,' featuring investigator John Puller, arrives on Nov. 18.

        
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Exclusive: 'Unbroken' coming to paperback

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 05:01

The paperback edition of Laura Hillenbrand's best seller arrives on July 29.

        
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‘Red or Dead,’ David Peace’s Novel About Bill Shankly

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 14:25
A fictional portrayal of the manager credited with transforming the Liverpool football club.
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