Book Reviews

Children’s Books: ‘When Friendship Followed Me Home,’ by Paul Griffin

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:30
A canine companion, a new friend and a writing project help heal a boy’s traumatic past in a novel for middle graders.
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Children’s Books: ‘Summerlost,’ by Ally Condie

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:17
A novel about loss and friendship follows a girl who tries to solve the enigma of an actress’s death.
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Children’s Books: Giselle Potter’s ‘This Is My Dollhouse,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:14
New books show how everyday materials and a bit of imagination transport children to fantastic realms.
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Fiction: ‘Barkskins,’ by Annie Proulx

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:04
Annie Proulx’s latest novel traces two families and their part in the destruction of the world’s forests.
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Open Book: Together at Last

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:02
Michael Pietsch has published a new edition of David James Duncan’s “The River Why” more than three decades after he failed to acquire the book as a young editor.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:00
Readers respond to a recent review of Philippe Sands’s “East West Street” and more.
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Chat live with author Emily Giffin

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 23:15

Live chat with best-selling author Emily Giffin on Wednesday, June 29 at 1 p.m. EST

        
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Book clubs will swoon over Emma Straub's 'Modern Lovers'

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 16:03

Brooklyn hipsters miss their youthful band days in the new novel by Emma Straub.

        
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'End of Watch' is King of USA TODAY's list

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 16:01

The final book in Stephen King's trilogy lands at No. 1.

        
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Teaching the kiddies about 'beasty' Trump

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 15:56

Yes, it's still possible to chuckle about the 2016 presidential campaign.

        
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By the Book: A. B. Yehoshua: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 06:00
The novelist, playwright and author, most recently, of “The Extra,” avoids suspense and sci-fi: “Very possibly I am missing out on important genres. But it’s too late to change my conservatism.”
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Nonfiction: Susan Faludi’s ‘In the Darkroom’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 04:30
In this rich, arresting memoir, Faludi writes about discovering that her estranged father, 76 at the time, had undergone gender reassignment surgery.
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Oprah to enter celeb cookbook fray in early 2017

USAToday Books - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 16:42

'Food, Health and Happiness' will be the first release for her new publishing imprint.

        
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Just a girl in a Manson-like cult

USAToday Books - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 16:40

Emma Cline's debut novel 'The Girls' is set in 1969 California.

        
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Book publishing goes wild for 'Girls'

USAToday Books - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 16:39

There are so many books with 'Girl' or Girls' in the title we've lost count.

        
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National Archives Foundation to honor 'Hamilton' team

USAToday Books - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 11:40

Writer Miranda, director Kail and biographer Chernow to get Records of Achievement prize.

        
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Dahl's 'The BFG' makes a giant leap on USA TODAY's list

USAToday Books - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 10:37

'The BFG' gets a boost as Spielberg movie version draws near.

        
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Children’s Books: ‘From Wolf to Woof!’ and ‘Babak the Beetle’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 09:24
Two new books artfully blend fact and fiction about animal life.
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Nonfiction: Jenny Diski’s ‘In Gratitude’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 04:30
Jenny Diski’s final memoir examines the origin, and the close, of her life as a writer.
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Nonfiction: ‘William Tecumseh Sherman,’ by James Lee McDonough

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 04:30
A new biography challenges historians’ portrayals of William Tecumseh Sherman as the father of scorched-earth combat.
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