Book Reviews

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: A Rare View of North Korea

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 12:39
Suki Kim talks about “Without You, There Is No Us,” and Meghan Daum discusses her new essay collection, “The Unspeakable.”






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ArtsBeat: 92nd Street Y Announces Latin Jazz Festival

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 12:36
The first Latin on Lex festival will include Eddie Palmieri, Yosvany Terry and more.






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The Letters and Poems of Samuel Beckett

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 11:06
“These throw no light on my work,” Samuel Beckett said of his letters, but he was wrong.
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‘Lone Star Nation,’ by Richard Parker

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 11:05
A look at today’s fast-changing Texas, and how it may transform the country.
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Jill Lepore’s ‘Secret History of Wonder Woman’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:41
The historian Jill Lepore examines the life and significance of Wonder Woman.
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‘Gangsterland,’ by Tod Goldberg

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:41
In Tod Goldberg’s novel, a synagogue becomes a front for organized crime.
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‘Who We Be,’ by Jeff Chang

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:40
A study of how race and culture intertwine in our diversifying society.
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‘A Country Called Childhood,’ by Jay Griffiths

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:40
Andrew Solomon reviews a new book by Jay Griffiths, who says contemporary society denies children the freedoms of space, time and the natural world.
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‘J,’ by Howard Jacobson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:39
Howard Jacobson’s love story is set in a dystopian world where history is suppressed.
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‘There Must Be Some Mistake,’ by Frederick Barthelme

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:39
In Frederick Barthelme’s novel, residents of a Texas condo development are meeting untimely ends at an alarming rate.
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‘Victoria: A Life,’ by A. N. Wilson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:39
A. N. Wilson’s biography of the British monarch who reigned for more than six decades.
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:38
“The Beatles ­Lyrics,” No. 15 on the hardcover nonfiction list, includes handwritten drafts, including crossouts and false starts.
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‘Dirty Old London,’ by Lee Jackson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:37
A 19th-century scandal over dumping raw sewage into the Thames.
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‘The Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:37
A tour through the mother church of the Franciscan order.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:34
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:34
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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The Shortlist: Jan Morris's 'Ciao, Carpaccio!' and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:33
New books by Jan Morris, Philippe de Montebello and Martin Gayford, Philip Hook, and Sarah Thornton.
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Open Book: Caro Revisits ‘The Power Broker’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:33
An edition of Robert A. Caro’s classic portrait of Robert Moses, annotated by the author, brought in $26,000 at a recent auction.
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Letters: Not-the-Basement Tapes

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:32
Readers respond to recent reviews of the audiobook edition of “Gravity’s Rainbow,” Jim Dwyer’s “More Awesome Than Money” and more.
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Must-see book trailers: 'How to Beguile a Duke,' 'Hot Holiday Treats'

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 23:16

HEA contributor Robin Covington recs trailers for new book by Ally Broadfield and the boxed set Hot Holiday Treats.

        
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