Book Reviews

Fiction: In Ottessa Moshfegh’s Stories, Fringe Figures Make Feckless Attempts at Connection

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:54
In the wide-ranging stories in “Homesick for Another World,” Ottessa Moshfegh draws a map of national character.
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The Shortlist: Short Stories

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:51
New short story collections by Josh Barkan, Mary Miller and Josip Novakovich.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 18:34
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 18:21
Readers respond to Bernard-Henri Lévy’s By the Book interview and more.
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Open Book: The Way We Were (and Are and Could Be)

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 18:11
Three recently published books offer past, present and possible future views of the country.
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Six New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 17:51
Suggested reading from editors of the Book Review and The Times’s book critics.
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By the Book: Ayelet Waldman: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 07:00
The author, most recently, of “A Really Good Day” maybe isn’t a fan of the “nurse romance” genre. But “come to think of it, ‘Atonement,’ by Ian McEwan, is one of my favorite contemporary novels, and what is that if not a nurse romance?”
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Take a peek at the Children's Book Week poster

USAToday Books - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 06:05

Kids' illustrator Christian Robinson gets the assignment this year.

       
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Nonfiction: What Do They Want? Graeme Wood Speaks With Supporters of ISIS

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 05:00
“The Way of the Strangers,” by Graeme Wood, asks where the militants of ISIS get their values.
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Nonfiction: Is Edward Snowden a Spy? A New Book Calls Him One.

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:23
In “How America Lost Its Secrets,” Edward Jay Epstein says Russia was the main beneficiary of Snowden’s revelations.
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Nonfiction: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Two Books About Muslim Identity

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 17:25
Omar Saif Ghobash’s “Letters to a Young Muslim” offers advice for young Muslims in the West, and Ali A. Rizvi’s “The Atheist Muslim” is about a journey from believer to atheist.
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This 'Dog' is best in show as it hits No. 1 on USA TODAY's list

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 11:40

'A Dog's Purpose' is doing doggone great, thanks to the movie.

       
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Bundle up for snowy fun with these four kids' books

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 10:53

When the weather outside is frightful, stay inside with these picture books about winter.

       
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Nonfiction: A Novelist Scours the Honduran Jungle for Pre-Columbian Ruins. The Jungle Scours Him Back.

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 05:00
Douglas Preston goes in search of a forgotten pre-Columbian city in the jungles of Honduras in “The Lost City of the Monkey God.”
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Nonfiction: Yes He Did: Jonathan Chait Argues That Obama’s Accomplishments Will Survive

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 05:00
In “Audacity,” Jonathan Chait says Barack Obama’s achievements will not be easy to dismantle.
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Ivanka Trump delays release for book 'Women Who Work'

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 20:46

The delay is due to "momentous changes" in Ivanka's life.

        
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Watch Veronica Roth's live chat on 'Carve the Mark'

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 15:38

The 'Divergent' creator took fan questions in honor of her new release.

       
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A strong heroine carves her mark in Veronica Roth's latest

USAToday Books - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 06:02

'Carve the Mark' is the first in a two-book sci-fi adventure series.

        
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The Long View: We’ve Been Here Before: Jon Meacham on the Literature of Our Discontent

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 05:10
Some fiction from our chaotic past repays attention as we seek our bearings now.
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Essay: Reading the Classic Novel That Predicted Trump

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 05:00
The protagonist of Sinclair Lewis’s 1935 novel “It Can’t Happen Here” sees something dark brewing in American politics.
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