Book Reviews

Nonfiction: With God on Their Side: How Evangelicals Entered American Politics

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 04:00
Frances FitzGerald’s “The Evangelicals” is an examination of how politics and conservative Protestantism became intertwined.
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Books of The Times: A Haunting Debut Looks Ahead to a Second American Civil War

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 18:13
The details of “American War,” Omar El Akkad’s dystopian novel about an unraveling United States, makes his fictional future feel alarmingly real.
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Tough new book claims 'No One Cares About Crazy People'

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 14:47

Author Ron Powers has experience dealing with mental illness in his own family.

        
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New bio: Why Richard Nixon matters in the Trump era

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:13

Biographer John A. Farrell offers an even-handed approach in 'Richard Nixon: The Life.'

       
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Fiction: An Unassuming Heroine Envies Her Harvard Classmates the Confidence of Their Convictions

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 04:00
Elif Batuman’s new novel, “The Idiot,” is a rejoinder to the pressure on literature to serve as self-help.
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Nonfiction: Hitler’s Little Helper: A History of Rampant Drug Use Under the Nazis

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 04:00
Norman Ohler’s “Blitzed” shows that the Nazis were drug-fueled, with methamphetamines for the public and opiates for The Fuhrer.
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 05:06

Look for a major new biography of Richard Nixon, plus the latest James Patterson.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 05:01

Spend your weekend reading 'Madame President' by Helene Cooper.

        
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Q. & A.: Sarah Dunn on the Anatomy of an Open Marriage

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:46
In “The Arrangement,” a couple devise a “six-month-long adultery program.”
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The Book Review Podcast: ‘Ties’ to Ferrante?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:19
Domenico Starnone and Jhumpa Lahiri talk about “Ties,” and Mary Otto discusses “Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America.”
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The Great American Novelist Who Spied for the Soviets

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:13
In a new Hemingway biography, “Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy,” the historian Nicholas Reynolds details his subject’s work for a precursor to the K.G.B.
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Open Book: The Head Honcho’s Head Honcho

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:56
“The Gatekeepers” is a look at how chiefs of staff have advised, cautioned and encouraged presidents.
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Fiction: Dan Chaon’s Latest Takes on Satanism, Suspicious Deaths and a Faltering Family

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 08:00
Dan Chaon’s haunting, strikingly original new novel, “Ill Will,” is a foray into recovered memories and serial killing.
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Fiction: Stepping Out of the Shadow of a Boozy, Bookish Dad

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 06:00
In “The Barrowfields,” a debut novel by Philip Lewis, a son tries to come to terms with the weight of his family’s past.
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Nonfiction: How a Scrap of Red Paper Enthralled a Century of Collectors

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 06:00
James Barron unveils the history of the most expensive stamp ever printed in “The One-Cent Magenta.”
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The Shortlist: Irish Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 05:00
Three new works of Irish fiction by Jess Kidd, Caitriona Lally and John Toomey.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 05:00
Readers respond to “The Gestapo,” reading Proust and more.
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Nonfiction: On the Trail With a Biographer Bringing Lost Lives to Light

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 04:00
“This Long Pursuit” puts us on the ground with the master biographer Richard Holmes and the elusive lives he inhabits.
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Fiction: Stories of Fragmented Lives in the Emirates

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 04:00
Deepak Unnikrishnan’s story collection, “Temporary People,” riffs on the plight of South Asian guest workers in the Gulf states.
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Nonfiction: Angela Carter: From the Magic Toyshop to the Bloody Chamber

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 04:00
In “The Invention of Angela Carter,” Edmund Gordon showcases a British writer whose novels combined fantasy and feminism.
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