Book Reviews

‘Sudden Death,’ by Álvaro Enrigue

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:19
Caravaggio plays tennis and Cortés conquers Mexico in Álvaro Enrigue’s far-ranging novel.









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‘Innocents and Others,’ by Dana Spiotta

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:12
In Dana Spiotta’s novel, two women who grew up together remain in each other’s lives and art.









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Open Book: Kafka’s Odds and Ends

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:09
A new book collects pieces of trivia and ephemera by and about Kafka.









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Children’s Books: ‘Forest of Wonders,’ by Linda Sue Park

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:09
An apothecary’s cure for an injured bat also gives it the ability to speak.









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Children’s Books: ‘The Girl in the Well Is Me,’ by Karen Rivers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:09
Trapped by a freakish accident, a girl reconsiders her priorities and her family’s travails.









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Children’s Books: ‘Anna and the Swallow Man,’ by Gavriel Savit

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:09
Orphaned by the Nazis, a young girl survives by wandering the countryside with a mysterious, possibly magical stranger.









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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:07
“Seven Brief Lessons on Physics,” No. 5 on the hardcover nonfiction list, outsold “Fifty Shades of Grey” in its author Carlo Rovelli’s native Italy.









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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:06
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, 03/11/2016 - 10:06
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.









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All rise! 9 amazingly feminist Ruth Bader Ginsburg quotes in honor of her new book

USAToday Books - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 14:19

'My Own Words,' the Notorious RBG's collection of her best writings, is coming soon.

        
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Letters: Why Convert?

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 11:46
Readers respond to recent reviews of Susan Jacoby’s “Strange Gods,” Sue Klebold’s “A Mother’s Reckoning” and more.









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New book gathers writings by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

USAToday Books - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 10:43

'My Own Words' by the Supreme Court justice is due in January 2017.

        
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American wizards are even more underground in third Pottermore story

USAToday Books - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 09:34

Rowling reveals a deeper schism between the magic and non-magic community.

        
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Roving Eye: New Ways of Being

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 07:00
The literature of immigration is not as fashionable as it once was,but readers are still interested. Two new novels about migrants tell a dark story.









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Wendell Berry: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 07:00
The poet, novelist and environmentalist does not want his biography written. “As the only person who ever has lived my life, I know that most of it can never be documented, is beyond writing and beyond words.”









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Next 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' book arrives on Nov. 1

USAToday Books - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 06:04

The best-selling series about a middle-schooler continues with Book 11.

       
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Oscars boost book sales for 'Room,' 'The Revenant'

USAToday Books - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 11:23

After the Academy Awards, these best-selling books go home winners.

        
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That time a book club tweeted J.K. Rowling and she crashed it for cake

USAToday Books - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 10:54

The powers of lemon cake.

        
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‘The Secret Life of the American Musical,’ by Jack Viertel

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 10:50
A longtime theater professional explains what makes musicals work..









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‘Apostle,’ by Tom Bissell

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 10:13
Part investigation, part travelogue, a book asks what Christians actually know about Jesus’ disciples.









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