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New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 09:43
“Seinfeldia,” No. 13 on the hardcover nonfiction list, goes behind the scenes of the groundbreaking sitcom about nothing.
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New paperbacks: 'The Girl on the Train,' 'Modern Romance'

USAToday Books - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 14:51

Paula Hawkins' runaway hit comes to paperback; plus titles by Ann Beattie, Aziz Ansari.

        
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James Patterson has another hit with BookShots

USAToday Books - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 14:50

Two titles in the new series of short books land on USA TODAY's best-seller list.

        
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New bio charts Bobby Kennedy's liberal evolution

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 13:45

Author Larry Tye had access to new documents and research.

        
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Children’s Books: Three Picture Books About Family Trips, in Time for Summer Travel

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 10:00
Three picture books approach family trips with humor and imagination.
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Jaycee Dugard: I don't 'wallow in self pity'

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 19:16

Her new book, 'Freedom', reveals how she approaches life after her rescue.

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘You’ll Grow Out of It’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 12:54
Jessi Klein talks about her new book of essays, and Antonio García Martinez discusses “Chaos Monkeys.”
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Remembering Mary Martin, the girl who could fly

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 12:01

David Kaufman's moving biography remembers one of Broadway's biggest stars.

        
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Nonfiction: A Biographer of Robert Kennedy Reconciles ‘Good Bobby’ and ‘Bad Bobby’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 06:00
Larry Tye’s new biography of Robert Kennedy examines a career cut short.
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Nonfiction: Mychal Denzel Smith Connects the Black Millennial Experience to the African-American Literary Tradition

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 06:00
A young black journalist both narrates and interrogates his coming-of-age.
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Nonfiction: Should We Still Listen to Prozac? Peter D. Kramer Jumps Back Into the Antidepressant Debate

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 06:00
Do antidepressants work? More often than not, argues the author of “Listening to Prozac.”
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By the Book: Cynthia Ozick: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 06:00
The author, most recently, of “Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, and Other Literary Essays” leans to “Nabokov rather than Hemingway. If less is more, it is nevertheless also loss.”
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Nonfiction: This Book of Essays by the Head Writer of ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Is Hilarious

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 06:00
In 24 short pieces, a comedy writer and producer tells what happens when a tomboy grows up.
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Fiction: Touch Up Your Shakespeare: Anne Tyler Recasts ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ for Our Time

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 05:00
In Anne Tyler’s update, Petruchio is a Russian scientist.
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Children’s Books: Karen Cushman’s Middle-Grade Heroine Has Good Reason to Leave Home

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 04:00
When her people begin to transform into trees, a girl sets out on her own to find her mother’s lost book of magic.
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Children’s Books: Young People From Around the World Compete for High Stakes in ‘Genius: The Game’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 04:00
A young adult novel brings together three internet friends from around the world to participate in a high-stakes competition.
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Children’s Books: Two Middle-Grade Novels Set in the South

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 04:00
In two middle-grade novels set in the South, children find ways of dealing with the threats and charms of their world.
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Crime: A Roundup of New Crime Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 03:00
Ace Atkins’s “The Innocents,” Peter Lovesey’s “Another One Goes Tonight” and more.
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Nonfiction: Stench Soup and Stink Bombs: Mary Roach on the Soldier’s Life

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 03:00
Mary Roach turns her not-for-the-squeamish gaze onto the soldier’s life.
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Nonfiction: Two Books Recount How Our Postal System Created a Communications Revolution

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 03:00
Two histories of the Postal Service, once a mainstay of communication, now a system under threat.
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