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By the Book: Siddhartha Mukherjee: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 06:00
The author of “The Emperor of All Maladies” read some bizarre things researching his latest book, “The Gene,” “including comics from the 1950s that fantasized about future human mutants.”
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Help Desk: In the Know

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 04:30
How to dress like a boss, speak like a prime mover, read scrawls like a sleuth and live like the French.
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Critic’s Take: Programmed Obsolescence

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 04:30
Incorporating up-to-date devices and applications in fiction risks mayfly ephemerality.
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Audiobooks: ‘The Upright Thinkers’ and ‘Unstoppable’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 10:08
Two books consider memorable shifts in the course of science and how to inspire them.
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J.K. Rowling defends Trump's right to be as bigoted as he wants

USAToday Books - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 09:52

She preaches the openness and acceptance that 'Harry Potter' once taught us.

        
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Most dramatic bombshells from 'Bachelorette' Andi Dorfman's book 'It's Not Okay'

USAToday Books - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 07:17

And not in that 'most dramatic season finale ever' kind of way.

        
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Father knows best? Not always when it's the 'First Dad'

USAToday Books - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 06:44

Joshua Kendall's 'First Dads' assesses presidential parenting skills.

        
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Audiobooks: Scarlett Johansson’s Latest: Narration of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 04:30
Two recordings give voice to classic tales from the children’s canon.
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Audiobooks: ‘The Omnivore’s Dilemma,’ ‘Unbroken’ and More, Adapted for Young Readers

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 04:30
Checking out the in-car-entertainment value of nonfiction best sellers adapted for young readers.
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Audiobooks: ‘Zero to One,’ ‘Good Profit’ and ‘Team of Teams’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 04:30
Listening in as three movers and shakers offer advice on taking companies to the top.
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Audiobooks: Gillian Flynn on Emma Thompson Reading ‘The Turn of the Screw’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 04:30
The mendacious children in a Henry James ghost story lean toward danger.
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Maria Semple calls her new novel a 'fun romp'

USAToday Books - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 11:01

The author of 'Where'd You Go, Bernadette' is releasing a new book this fall.

        
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Nonfiction: ‘The Politicians and the Egalitarians,’ by Sean Wilentz

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 04:30
Sean Wilentz argues that politicians serve the country best when they compromise.
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Nonfiction: ‘Paper,’ by Mark Kurlansky

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 04:30
A look at human history through the lens of a simple, indispensable material.
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'Bachelorette' Andi Dorfman on last fling with Josh Murray, wanting revenge

USAToday Books - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 06:50

"We all want vengeance. There's no doubt about it," she told us.

        
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Fiction: ‘LaRose,’ by Louise Erdrich

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 04:30
Louise Erdrich’s latest novel asks a deceptively simple question: Can a person “do the worst thing possible and still be loved”?
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Nonfiction: ‘The Romanovs: 1613-1918,’ by Simon Sebag Montefiore

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 04:30
A vast chronicle of the Romanovs’ three centuries of rule is essentially a family story.
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Cannes: Steven Spielberg addresses Roald Dahl anti-Semitism charges

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 17:49

"This is a story about embracing our differences," says 'The BFG' director.

        
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'Rough Riders' is a thrill ride for history buffs

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 13:03

New book tells the story of Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 05:05

Look for new books by Moby, Lincoln & Child, and Joe Hill.

        
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