Book Reviews

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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Readers believe in 'Miracles'; Clare claims No. 1

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/21/2016 - 11:59

'Miracles from Heaven' gets a boost from film; Cassandra Clare's shines with 'Shadowhunters'

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Help Desk: Cleanse Creep

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/21/2016 - 10:09
Cleansing our digestive system is no longer enough. Today we’re urged to purify closet, kitchen, desktop, checkbook, behavior and spirit.

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‘A Murder Over a Girl,’ by Ken Corbett

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 03/20/2016 - 23:27
The murder of a teenager with a fluid gender identity confounds a California school.

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'Devotion,' a story of friendship and sacrifice in war

USAToday Books - Sun, 03/20/2016 - 13:02

Historian Adam Makos documents the friendship of two pilots in the Korean War.

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In 'Orchard,' Tracy Chevalier harvests a memorable tale

USAToday Books - Sat, 03/19/2016 - 13:01

'At the End of the Orchard' is a novel set during pioneer times.

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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 03/19/2016 - 05:03

Spend your weekend reading 'We Love You, Charlie Freeman.'

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Purple reign: Prince announces he's writing memoir

USAToday Books - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 20:53

The book, due in fall 2017, will trace the pop star's life and work.

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