Book Reviews

Kevin Henkes’s ‘Waiting,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:21
In three picture books, toys choose to explore their surroundings or view the world from a windowsill.









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Franzen considered adopting an Iraqi orphan

USAToday Books - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:18

In order to understand young people, he says.

        
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‘Mama’s Nightingale,’ by Edwidge Danticat, and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:07
Four picture books show how immigrant children settle into a changed environment.









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‘What This Story Needs Is a Pig in a Wig,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:07
New early readers feature an antic dancer, wiggy pigs and a girl whose dog hits it big.









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‘Hit Count,’ by Chris Lynch

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:06
A story about a fanatical high school football player meshes with current attention on the sport’s culture and risks.









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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:50
Judd Apatow recently returned to performing standup comedy: “I don’t really care if anything succeeds anymore; I just like to be in the process of trying.”









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Author’s Note: Whose Side Are You On?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:41
If you don’t have kids, you tend to identify with the children in any story.









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‘Faith Ed.,’ by Linda K. Wertheimer

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:39
Is it possible to study world religions in today’s climate?









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‘Palimpsest: A History of the Written Word,’ by Matthew Battles

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:39
An inquiry into the history of the written word.









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‘Young Eliot,’ by Robert Crawford

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:38
From his Midwest origins, the young T.S. Eliot moved on to the works that would make his name.









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‘The Shape of the New,’ by Scott L. Montgomery and Daniel Chirot

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:37
A pair of scholars tease out the central notions that have given rise to the modern age.









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‘Everybody Rise,’ by Stephanie Clifford

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:37
An ambitious New Yorker insinuates herself into the old guard in the years before the financial crisis.









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‘Machines of Loving Grace,’ by John Markoff

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:37
A call to consider how far artificial intelligence technology should go in the quest to make life better.









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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:36
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:36
Paperback books of particular interest.









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Open Book: Cultural Anxiety

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:34
The subject of civilizational decline is a perennial favorite for many authors.









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The Shortlist: On Reading

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:32
New books include John Palfrey’s “Bibliotech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google.”









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R. L. Stine: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 07:00
The author of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series avoids nonfiction: “I never read it. I hate anything real.”









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‘Shadows of Sherwood: A Robyn Hoodlum Adventure,’ by Kekla Magoon

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 04:00
A middle-grade novel reinvents Robin Hood as a mixed-race heroine, born to privilege, who becomes a champion of the poor.









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‘The Road Not Taken,’ by David Orr

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 04:00
David Orr on the classic American poem almost everyone gets hopelessly wrong.









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