Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Robert F. Worth’s ‘A Rage for Order’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 04:30
Robert F. Worth reports on developments in the Middle East following the Arab Spring.
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 05:00

Look for a new book about Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.

        
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400 years after Shakespeare's death, a diverse world is his stage

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 15:57

New productions prove the Bard's plays are adaptable to diverse casting and contexts.

        
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400 years later, 5 ways to brush up on your Shakespeare

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 14:04

An anniversary of Shakespeare's death is being commemorated with books and events.

        
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'Eligible,' a 'Pride & Prejudice' for our times

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 13:01

Curtis Sittenfeld updates Jane Austen's classic and moves it to Cincinnati.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:03

Spend your weekend reading 'Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens.'

        
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Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: ‘Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 17:20
This week, Michael Kinsley, Eric Fair and Viet Thanh Nguyen.
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Sam Adams' founder has 'Lessons' to handle brewing competition

USAToday Books - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 15:19

In new book, Sam Adams brewer Jim Koch tells how to quench your own thirst for business.

        
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‘Door to Door,’ by Edward Humes

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:37
Making the case that vehicles, drivers and pedestrians could be made safer but for lack of will.
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 11:36
Annette Gordon-Reed, at No. 16 in nonfiction with a new book about Thomas Jefferson, says this political season raises “questions about the fundamental nature of democracy in the United States.”
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 11:33
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, 04/22/2016 - 11:30
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Shortlist: Poetry

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 11:15
New books by Helen Macdonald, Ron Rash and Kevin Young.
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‘Hardly War,’ by Don Mee Choi

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:57
An immigrant’s poems pose troubling questions of dislocation.
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Freely Rhymed: ‘All the Poems of Stevie Smith’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:31
Stevie Smith was so odd that even other poets, most of whom are fairly odd themselves, have never been sure what to do with her.
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‘The Whole Harmonium: The Life of Wallace Stevens,’ by Paul Mariani

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:16
The poet Wallace Stevens often tinkered with drafts on his way to the insurance office.
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‘The Houseguest,’ by Kim Brooks

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:07
In 1941, an actress fleeing Europe perturbs her host family.
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Open Book: Early Flutters

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 09:43
In “Crush,” authors reflect on their first infatuations with celebrities.
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Jay McInerney Reviews ‘Hystopia’ by David Means

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 09:38
In this novel within a novel, a program to erase the memories of Vietnam War veterans has some unintended results.
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Maria Popova Reviews Janna Levin’s ‘Black Hole Blues’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 15:59
In “Black Hole Blues,” Janna Levin tells the story of science’s attempt to listen to the cosmos.
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