Book Reviews

Otherworldly: The Best of New Sci-Fi and Fantasy, From an Intergalactic Love Story to New York City Under Water

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 04:00
A graphic novel, a story collection, an apocalyptic novella and New York City under water: N.K. Jemisin reviews the latest in science fiction and fantasy.
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Where Fiction and Reality Collide: Books and Black Lives Matter

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 15:34
A look at several recent and pending young adult novels that explore racial profiling and police violence against young African-Americans.
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40 years after his death, Elvis bio sings a sad song about fame

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 13:02

Ray Connolly's biography focuses on the limiting life of rock 'n' roll's first superstar.

       
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American Beauties: Chuck Berry’s Memoir Grabs You Like a Song

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:40
Mr. Berry, who died on Saturday, released a book in 1987 that was heavy on music, intimacy and the complications of race.
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New book: Can Adam and Eve save your marriage?

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:04

Author Bruce Feiler looks at the Bible's first couple and how they remain relevant.

        
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Nonfiction: It’s Not Just Unfair: Inequality Is a Threat to Our Governance

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 06:00
In “The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution” Ganesh Sitaraman examines inequality not only as an economic problem but also as a threat to American democracy.
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New Crop of Young Adult Novels Explores Race and Police Brutality

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 20:12
A new generation of authors is embracing writing as activism, tackling issues like racial bias, police violence and the Black Lives Matter movement.
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 05:03

Look for new books by Misty Copeland, Katey Sagal and Debbie Macomber.

        
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Four thrilling new titles take teens on fantasy rides

USAToday Books - Sat, 03/18/2017 - 07:02

A genre made popular by 'Twilight' and 'The Hunger Games' is as strong as ever.

       
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 03/18/2017 - 05:04

Spend your weekend reading 'Shoot Like a Girl' by Major Mary Jennings Hegar.

        
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What to Cook, Watch, Listen To and More This Weekend

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 21:56
Tips for making the most of your weekend.
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Open Book: (Early) Spring Reading

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 13:29
Spring — and spring books — are here.
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The Book Review Podcast: The Definition of Adulthood

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:44
Jami Attenberg discusses her new novel, “All Grown Up,” and Bonnie Rochman talks about “The Gene Machine.”
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Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, Caribbean poet, dies at 87

USAToday Books - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 11:41

Derek Walcott was a native son of St. Lucia, won Nobel prize in 1992.

        
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Want a Feminist Daughter, Dad? Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Has Advice for You, Too

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 10:33
In “Dear Ijeawele,” new at No. 4 in hardcover nonfiction, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie counsels a childhood friend on how to raise empowered girls.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 10:22
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Nonfiction: A Woman in Charge: A Biography of Liberia’s President

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 06:00
In “Madame President,” Helene Cooper traces the life of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia’s head of state.
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Fiction: Macondo and Medellín: A Millennial Colombian’s Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 06:00
In her debut novel “The Lucky Ones,” much of it set in Colombia, Julianne Pachico shows us war, drug dealers and abductees.
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Fiction: Machiavelli Runs Up Against the Borgias

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 05:00
Sarah Dunant returns to the Borgias, a “flamboyant family of 15th-century clerics and cutthroats,” in her latest novel “In the Name of the Family.”
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Fiction: Misfits Burn Fast and Bright in This Tale of ’80s Athens

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 05:00
Three misfits scrounge and scheme in the “hazy, sticky and seedy” Athens of Cara Hoffman’s “Running.”
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