Book Reviews

Glory days at Vogue, and then a humiliating fall

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 14:57

Joan Juliet Buck's 'Price of Illusion' recalls famous friends and glam editing days.

       
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Joan Didion opens '70s notebooks, offers revealing peek into her psyche

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 13:57

The acclaimed author's latest book is drafts of two essays from decades ago.

       
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Nonfiction: In David Shields’s Brief Essays, People May Be Farther Than They Appear

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 08:00
The essays in David Shields’s “Other People” reveal him to be an elusive, humorous ironist particularly interested in sex, sports, selfhood, actors and fiction.
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Nonfiction: ‘Four Days That Changed the World’: Unintended Consequences of a Women’s Rights Conference

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 06:00
“Divided We Stand” by Marjorie J. Spruill recalls a 1977 women’s rights conference that ended up energizing the anti-feminist opposition.
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Ivory Tower: All Too Human

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 05:00
A philosopher, a bioethicist and a literary theorist wrestle with the question of what makes us human.
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Churchill's 'Ungentlemanly,' but deadly, war against the Nazis

USAToday Books - Sun, 03/05/2017 - 08:00

Giles Milton's history goes inside Britain's clandestine warfare during World War II.

       
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 03/05/2017 - 06:02

USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 13:06

Spend your weekend reading 'All Our Wrong Todays.'

        
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The Book Review Podcast: Happy Trails

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 15:22
Florence Williams discusses “The Nature Fix,” and Jennifer Szalai talks about new Argentine fiction.
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How to Read Proust in the Original

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 14:18
A remembrance of reading Proust.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 12:47
Readers react to an essay about the Bible, a review of recent graphic books about the Middle East and more.
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Nonfiction: Interfaith Healer: The Surprising Role of Jesus in Islam

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 12:05
Mustafa Akyol’s “The Islamic Jesus” presents the Islamic Jesus as more of a Jewish prophet than a Christian savior.
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Not Yet 30, This Fantasy Writer Is an Old Pro

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 12:03
“A Conjuring of Light,” new at No. 6 in hardcover fiction, is V.E. Schwab’s 12th book and her third to hit the list.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 11:45
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Open Book: Carson McCullers at 100

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 11:09
Feb. 19 was the centenary of the birth of one of the most distinctive writers in American history.
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Nonfiction: A Physicist’s Crash Course in Unpeeling the Universe

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 09:00
In “Reality Is Not What It Seems,” the Italian physicist Carlo Rovelli takes readers on a tour of recent developments in physics.
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Nonfiction: Killing Jesus: Who Was the Real Pontius Pilate?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 09:00
In “Pontius Pilate: Deciphering a Memory,” Aldo Schiavone attempts to flesh out the real Pontius Pilate.
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Fiction: A Painting Stolen First by the Nazis, Then by Persons Unknown

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 07:00
In Ellen Umansky’s “The Fortunate Ones,” a painting that went missing in Nazi-occupied Vienna connects the lives of two women in contemporary Los Angeles.
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The Shortlist: Argentine Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 07:00
New fiction by Argentine writers uses horror to address ecological disaster and keeps circling back to The Dirty War.
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Crime: The Best and Latest in Crime Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 05:00
Marilyn Stasio surveys serial killers in Denver, stalkers on the London Underground, brutal bikers in Texas and a mystery-solving house cat in the Deep South.
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