Book Reviews

Audiobooks: Gillian Flynn on Emma Thompson Reading ‘The Turn of the Screw’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 04:30
The mendacious children in a Henry James ghost story lean toward danger.
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Maria Semple calls her new novel a 'fun romp'

USAToday Books - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 11:01

The author of 'Where'd You Go, Bernadette' is releasing a new book this fall.

        
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Nonfiction: ‘The Politicians and the Egalitarians,’ by Sean Wilentz

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 04:30
Sean Wilentz argues that politicians serve the country best when they compromise.
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Nonfiction: ‘Paper,’ by Mark Kurlansky

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 04:30
A look at human history through the lens of a simple, indispensable material.
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'Bachelorette' Andi Dorfman on last fling with Josh Murray, wanting revenge

USAToday Books - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 06:50

"We all want vengeance. There's no doubt about it," she told us.

        
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Fiction: ‘LaRose,’ by Louise Erdrich

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 04:30
Louise Erdrich’s latest novel asks a deceptively simple question: Can a person “do the worst thing possible and still be loved”?
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Nonfiction: ‘The Romanovs: 1613-1918,’ by Simon Sebag Montefiore

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 04:30
A vast chronicle of the Romanovs’ three centuries of rule is essentially a family story.
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Cannes: Steven Spielberg addresses Roald Dahl anti-Semitism charges

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 17:49

"This is a story about embracing our differences," says 'The BFG' director.

        
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'Rough Riders' is a thrill ride for history buffs

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 13:03

New book tells the story of Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 05:05

Look for new books by Moby, Lincoln & Child, and Joe Hill.

        
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Veronica Roth hits the 'Mark' with new book

USAToday Books - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 13:32

Best-sellilng author of 'Divergent' introduces 'Carve the Mark' at BookCon.

        
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Hunting accident propels tragic Erdrich novel

USAToday Books - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 13:01

'LaRose' is the latest Louise Erdrich tale set among the Ojibwe tribe.

        
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Iconic comic-book artist Darwyn Cooke dies, age 54

USAToday Books - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 12:40

Illustrator took DC heroes to the 1950s and gave new life to Donald Westlake's 'Parker.'

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 05:04

Spend your weekend reading 'Everybody's Fool' by Richard Russo.

        
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Nonfiction: ‘Sex With Shakespeare,’ by Jillian Keenan

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:47
Shakespeare’s plays help a woman come to terms with a fetish.
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Jamie Lee Curtis promotes new kids' book at BookExpo

USAToday Books - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 11:51

'This Is Me' is an immigrant story for young readers.

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Book Review Podcast: ‘The Gene: An Intimate History’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 11:42
Siddhartha Mukherjee talks about “The Gene,” and Jennifer Szalai discusses two books about taste.
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Crime: Clare Mackintosh’s ‘I Let You Go,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:17
Clare Mackintosh’s first novel is a cunning psychological thriller that opens at Christmastime with a hit-and-run accident.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:17
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, 05/13/2016 - 10:17
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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