Book Reviews

‘The Fugitives,’ by Christopher Sorrentino

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:36
Christopher Sorrentino’s latest hinges on self-invention and slippery identities.









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‘The Yid,’ by Paul Goldberg

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:36
In this novel, a ragtag bunch of malcontents conspire to kill Stalin in 1952.









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Crime: Richard Montanari’s ‘Shutter Man,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:36
“Shutter Man” is a blood-drenched thriller about a group of boys from the same blighted neighborhood who grow up to become criminals and killers — and cops.









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Open Book: Book First, Inauguration Second

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:35
Presidential candidates might feel obligated to write books outlining their life stories and beliefs, but not many readers feel obligated to buy them.









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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:35
Working in Italian has allowed Jhumpa ­Lahiri, whose “In Other Words” is No. 8 on the hardcover nonfiction list, to shuck off some of the burdens and self-consciousness of success.









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Letters: The Most Unkindest Cut

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:34
Readers respond to recent reviews of “Pogue’s Basics: Life,” Tessa Hadley’s “The Past” and more.









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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:34
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:34
Paperback books of particular interest.









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'Midnight,' a compelling history of a Japanese-American family

USAToday Books - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:17

Pamela Rotner Sakamoto's book looks at a wartime family 'caught between two worlds.'

        
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Bill Bryson hails Britannia, irreverently

USAToday Books - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 16:52

'The Road to Little Dribbling' is a sequel to 'Notes from a Small Island.'

        
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Post-prison, Teresa Giudice has a best seller with 'Turning the Tables'

USAToday Books - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 16:49

The star of 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' releases a memoir.

        
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Readers Respond: ‘A Mother’s Reckoning’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 15:58
Readers comment on a review of Sue Klebold’s memoir about her son, one of the killers at Columbine High School in 1999.









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Darryl Pinckney: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 08:00
The author, most recently, of “Black Deutschland” read “Othello” early: “It was important to me that ‘we’ were there, proof that ‘we’ had been on the mind of the exalted William Shakespeare.”









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Pierce Brown lands at No. 1 with 'Morning Star,' plans new series

USAToday Books - Wed, 02/17/2016 - 19:51

The author will write a new sci-fi trilogy that builds on 'Red Rising.'

       
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In David Denby's 'Lit Up,' teaching teens to love books

USAToday Books - Wed, 02/17/2016 - 17:20

The author goes inside the classroom as high-school sophomores tackle literary classics.

       
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Children’s Books: ‘Over-Scheduled Andrew,’ by Ashley Spires

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 02/17/2016 - 11:31
A new picture book about a harried little bird takes aim at the current vogue for jam-packing children’s days with adult-run activities.









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‘Ginny Gall,’ by Charlie Smith

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 02/17/2016 - 05:30
Charlie Smith’s coming-of-age novel examines black suffering, aspiration and endurance in the Jim Crow South.









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‘West of Eden,’ by Jean Stein

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/16/2016 - 15:26
“West of Eden” gives a sort of aerial view of five Los Angeles clans that amassed fortunes in the 20th century.









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‘Indentured,’ by Joe Nocera and Ben Strauss

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/16/2016 - 15:13
How the N.C.A.A. went from protecting student-athletes to exploiting them.









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Bookends: Where Do You Draw the Line Between Commercial and Literary Fiction?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/16/2016 - 12:53
James Parker and Rivka Galchen on where they draw the boundary — if they do — between commercial and literary fiction.









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