Book Reviews

Bookends: Why Do Debut Novels Command So Much Attention?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 13:02
Leslie Jamison and Ayana Mathis discuss the hype behind first novels.
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Lena Dunham to publish a collection of short stories

USAToday Books - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 10:32

Our favorite girl is conquering yet another area of publishing.

        
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Nonfiction: Attica, Attica: The Story of the Legendary Prison Uprising

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 03:30
Heather Ann Thompson’s “Blood in the Water” is about the Attica prison uprising of 1971, its aftermath, and the continuing quest for justice.
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Tom Wolfe rules this 'Kingdom of Speech'

USAToday Books - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 16:22

In 'The Kingdom of Speech,' the best-selling writer looks at the study of linguistics.

        
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Nonfiction: A Book Examines the Curious Case of a Man Whose Memory Was Removed

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 03:30
In “Patient H.M.,” the journalist Luke Dittrich questions his grandfather’s role in an infamous case of a patient with permanent amnesia.
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Fiction: Noah Hawley on a Thriller in Which Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse Face Off

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 03:30
Graham Moore’s “The Last Days of Night” is inspired by Edison’s efforts to drive Westinghouse out of business.
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Nathan Hill dazzles with debut novel 'The Nix'

USAToday Books - Sun, 08/28/2016 - 12:00

Nathan Hill deftly juggles characters and time periods.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 08/28/2016 - 04:02

Look for new books by Louise Penny, Tom Wolfe, Dav Pilkey and Ransom Riggs.

        
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Immigrant family's American Dream shatters in Mbue's novel

USAToday Books - Sat, 08/27/2016 - 12:02

'Behold the Dreamers' is an empathetic debut novel from Imbolo Mbue.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 08/27/2016 - 04:03

Spend your weekend reading 'Trump Revealed.'

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘ADHD Nation’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 13:28
Alan Schwarz talks about “ADHD Nation”; Raina Telgemeier discusses “Ghosts”; and Nicholson Baker talks about “Substitute.”
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:39
Colson Whitehead, whose “The Underground Railroad” is No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list, cites “The Twilight Zone” as a key influence.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:18
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, 08/26/2016 - 10:05
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Nonfiction: Imagine Your Substitute Teacher Is Nicholson Baker. For These Kids, He Was.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:04
In “Substitute,” Nicholson Baker fills in at school in Maine to find out what’s really going on in class.
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Nonfiction: The Co-Founder of n+1 Is ‘Against Everything’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 09:57
In the essays in “Against Everything,” Mark Greif brings an intellectual arsenal to bear on materialistic desperation and market culture.
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Children’s Books: Why Kids Will Love Raina Telgemeier’s New Graphic Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 09:51
Raina Telgemeier extends her skills as a storyteller into the magic-realist realm in “Ghosts.”
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The Shortlist: New York History

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 09:51
New books about New York City and the Hudson River Valley during the American Revolution and more.
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Author’s Note: Kwame Alexander on Children’s Books and the Color of Characters

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 09:50
My students all believe I am writing about them. Why is race so much harder for the grown-ups?
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Children’s Books: A Kids’ Novel About That One Teacher Who Changes Everything

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 09:49
Three troubled sixth graders and one amazing teacher who changes everything, in John David Anderson’s “Ms. Bixby’s Last Day.”
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