Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Close Relationship With the Journalist Lorena Hickok

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 03:00
The intimacy between Roosevelt and Hickok is recounted in Susan Quinn’s “Eleanor and Hick.”
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Fiction: Kurt Andersen Praises Jonathan Lethem’s New Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 03:00
Jonathan Lethem’s “A Gambler’s Anatomy” features high-stakes backgammon, murky conspiracies, and a not-quite-hard-boiled hero and the shady women he finds irresistible.
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Reports: Nobel Prize laureate Dario Fo dies at 90

USAToday Books - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 02:23

The Italian Nobel winner was 90.

        
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Children’s Books: Elena Ferrante’s Picture Book Embraces the Dark Side

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/12/2016 - 12:41
Complete with curse words — added by her English translator — Ferrante’s picture book tells the story of a lost doll’s utterly terrifying night at the beach.
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20 years after 'The Notebook,' Sparks keeps the hits coming

USAToday Books - Wed, 10/12/2016 - 09:02

Sparks' new novel is No. 2 on USA TODAY's list; Maria Semple has a best seller, too.

       
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Nonfiction: Two New Books Spotlight the History and Consequences of the Suez Crisis

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/12/2016 - 03:00
Michael Dolan’s “Ike’s Gamble” and Alex von Tunzelmann’s “Blood and Sand” are about the 1956 Suez crisis, when nuclear attacks seemed to be a real possibility.
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Nonfiction: Kenneth Woodward Untangles Some Political Strands in American Religion

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/12/2016 - 03:00
In “Getting Religion,” the longtime Newsweek religion editor Kenneth Woodward looks at half a century of American spiritual life.
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What Carson Kressley thinks you can learn from Gigi Hadid’s style

USAToday Books - Tue, 10/11/2016 - 10:01

The fashionisto, who just penned a new book, blessed us with tips for creating our fall #OOTD.

        
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Fiction: Jodi Picoult’s New Novel Reviewed by Roxane Gay

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/11/2016 - 03:00
A black nurse and a white supremacist are the primary narrators of Jodi Picoult’s “Small Great Things.”
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By the Book: Marina Abramovic: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/11/2016 - 03:00
The performance artist and author of “Walk Through Walls” doesn’t have a severe temperament: “I have a dark sense of humor which is very much from the Balkans — I love dirty jokes.”
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Fiction: A Man Booker Finalist: A China Where Music Was Life and Death

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/11/2016 - 03:00
Madeleine Thien’s “Do Not Say We Have Nothing” spans seven decades and three generations to trace the effects of Mao’s Cultural Revolution.
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Taraji P. Henson was paid 'sofa change' compared to 'Benjamin Button' co-stars

USAToday Books - Mon, 10/10/2016 - 16:23

She also writes about domestic violence and race in Hollywood in her memoir 'Around the Way Girl.'

        
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Finding lessons for Kim Kardashian's revamped social media strategy in 'Selfish: More Me!'

USAToday Books - Mon, 10/10/2016 - 15:55

Kardashian has reportedly called her social strategies into question after the recent robbery.

        
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Egos: New Memoirs Show How the Other Half Lives

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/10/2016 - 03:00
Two new books and one recently discovered manuscript shine a light on the tribulations of life in neglected corners of white America.
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Nonfiction: Questioning Gender Amid a Chaotic East Village Childhood

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/10/2016 - 03:00
iO Tillett Wright’s debut memoir, “Darling Days,” is about growing up in the bohemian East Village of the 1980s and ’90s.
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Grandson remembers 'Andersonville' author Kantor

USAToday Books - Sun, 10/09/2016 - 12:00

New memoir looks at the man who wrote the Civil War classic.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 10/09/2016 - 04:04

Look for memoirs from actors Taraji P. Henson and Bryan Cranston.

        
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You'll root for the Wangs vs. 'the World'

USAToday Books - Sat, 10/08/2016 - 12:02

Jade Chang's entertaining novel is about an immigrant family and the financial crisis.

        
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The 5 biggest 'Girl on the Train' book to movie changes

USAToday Books - Sat, 10/08/2016 - 08:03

We're not in London anymore.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 10/08/2016 - 04:00

Spend your weekend reading 'Today Will Be Different' by Maria Semple.

        
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