Book Reviews

Open Book: Posthumous Novel With a Beat

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:52
Ali Eskandarian’s deeply autobiographical first novel arrives three years after the Iranian-American musician was murdered in Brooklyn.









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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:51
James Patterson’s “Private Paris,” No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list, is the author’s 13th book to spend time on the lists in 2016.









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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 09:49
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, 03/25/2016 - 09:49
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.









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Novel celebrates friendship of young Truman Capote, Harper Lee

USAToday Books - Thu, 03/24/2016 - 16:12

'Tru & Nelle' is a book for young readers about a special childhood friendship.

        
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‘The Abundance,’ by Annie Dillard

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/24/2016 - 15:55
This selection of Annie Dillard’s essays looks back on four decades of fascination with the natural world.









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Maybe hold off on those '50 Shades of Grey' book donations

USAToday Books - Thu, 03/24/2016 - 15:45

Everyone wanted to read it, but no one wants the hardbacks for coffee table displays.

        
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Letters: The Man to Thank

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/24/2016 - 11:28
Readers respond to recent reviews of Gillian Thomas’s “Because of Sex,” Sonia Shah’s “Pandemic” and more.









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Álvaro Enrigue: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/24/2016 - 06:29
The author, most recently, of “Sudden Death” says literature has its limits: “Life is larger than books. Any bully has more character-building effects on you than the most moving of books.”









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Read an excerpt from Jennifer Weiner's new book for kids

USAToday Books - Thu, 03/24/2016 - 05:04

USA TODAY has a first look at 'The Littlest Bigfoot' jacket and an exclusive excerpt.

        
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‘The Violet Hour,’ by Katie Roiphe

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/24/2016 - 04:30
Katie Roiphe looks at the experiences of six writers and artists as their deaths approached.









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Kevin Hart to pen 'inspirational' memoir

USAToday Books - Wed, 03/23/2016 - 11:16

He'll explain how he used setbacks in life to fuel his desire to succeed.

        
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Tim Burton movie trailer boosts 'Miss Peregrine' book sales

USAToday Books - Wed, 03/23/2016 - 10:27

Trailer gives new life to 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.'

        
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Sext and the Single Girl

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/23/2016 - 09:56
In “Girls and Sex,” Peggy Orenstein investigates the effects of hookups, pornography, alcohol, celebrities and social media on the intimate lives of young women.









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‘Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America,’ by Douglas Brinkley

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/23/2016 - 04:30
The New Deal contributed significantly to the preservation of the American landscape.









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‘Imbeciles’ and ‘Illiberal Reformers’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/22/2016 - 14:17
“Imbeciles” examines one of the darkest chapters of progressive reform, and “Illiberal Reformers” looks at the perils of intellectual arrogance in dealing with explosive social issues.









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‘The Throwback Special,’ by Chris Bachelder

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/22/2016 - 04:30
The escapism of fantasy sports and the fetishism of re-enactments underlie an annual reunion of fictional buddies.









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‘Arcadia,’ by Iain Pears

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/22/2016 - 04:29
In a novel of interconnected real and imaginary worlds, plots run in all directions on the time continuum.









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‘For a Little While,’ by Rick Bass

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/22/2016 - 04:00
Rick Bass writes to save our wild places, but also to save what’s wild and humane within us.









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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/21/2016 - 13:28

Griffin and Sabine are back after 25 years, plus Harlan Coben has a new thriller.

        
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