Book Reviews

Children’s Books: A Young Sprinter Finds His Team in ‘Ghost’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 09:44
A gifted young sprinter in a tough neighborhood unexpectedly finds the support he needs in Jason Reynolds’s “Ghost.”
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Nonfiction: One Nation, Under Stress

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 09:08
Sarah Jaffe’s “Necessary Trouble” and Zachary Roth’s “The Great Suppression” examine disparate efforts to further democracy and to restrict it.
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Fiction: Fiction or Standardized Test? ‘Multiple Choice’ Is Both

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 09:07
In Alejandro Zambra’s latest, “Multiple Choice,” narrative and parody tangle with standardized tests.
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On Poetry: Do People Hate Poetry? According to Ben Lerner, Yes

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 08:58
In “The Hatred of Poetry,” Ben Lerner maintains that poetry is “often met with contempt rather than mere indifference.”
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Nonfiction: Read It Later: A Procrastinator’s Memoir

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 08:58
The reporter Phyllis Korkki takes on procrastination and the urge to defer in “The Big Thing.”
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Open Book: Found in Translation

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 08:57
Tim Parks recommends five of his favorite translated novels.
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Roving Eye: Tim Parks Laments the Excessive Influence of International Book Fairs

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 08:56
Even when finely translated, not all good books travel well across cultures.
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Children’s Books: Two New Novels Succeed in Telling the Story of 9/11 to Kids

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 08:56
Nora Raleigh Baskin’s “Nine, Ten” and Jewell Parker Rhodes’s “Towers Falling” bring the events surrounding the 2001 terror attacks to a new group of readers.
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Children’s Books: A Y.A. Novel Takes on College Admissions Mania

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 08:56
An Indian-American negotiates her way through boyfriends, privilege, parties and plagiarism in Rahul Kanakia’s “Enter Title Here.”
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 08:55
Readers respond to recent reviews of C. B. George’s “The Death of Rex Nhongo,” Jeffrey Toobin’s “American Heiress” and more.
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By the Book: Jacqueline Woodson: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 05:00
The author, most recently, of “Another Brooklyn” loved “The Little Match Girl” as a child. First, “I cried for a week. Then I was done and ready to go out and change the world!”
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Nonfiction: From Humans of New York to Obama’s Office: How a Principal Built a School

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 03:30
In “The Bridge to Brilliance,” the Brooklyn school principal Nadia Lopez writes about her mission to beat the odds.
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Nonfiction: The Story of How Handwriting Evolved, and May Soon Die Off

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 03:30
“The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting,” by Anne Trubek, urges a long goodbye and an embrace of a neurological metamorphosis.
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Scots blast 'Outlander' cookbook for its American recipes

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 20:26

New cookbook based on "Outlander" leaves bitter taste in mouths of Scottish readers.

        
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Amy Schumer has a USA TODAY hit with 'Girl'

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 15:59

The star is the latest female comic to write a best seller.

        
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Nonfiction: Memo to Parents: Back Off, and Children Learn More

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 03:30
In “The Gardener and the Carpenter,” Alison Gopnik says children are naturals at learning and have a better chance to develop if parents lighten up.
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Jeffrey Toobin talks "American Heiress"

USAToday Books - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 15:53

New Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin tells why the story of the 1970s abduction of Patricia Hearst still resonates. Toobin's latest book is "American Heiress"

        
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5 Caitlyn Jenner revelations from Linda Thompson's memoir, 'A Little Thing Called Life'

USAToday Books - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 14:08

3. Jenner thought she might be able to re-enter Brandon and Brody Jenner's lives as a 'female relative.'

        
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New bio 'Trump Revealed' offers troubling portrait

USAToday Books - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 13:50

The Washington Post has dug deep into the Republican candidate's background.

        
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'Surrender' to the pleasures of Caleb Carr's novel

USAToday Books - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 13:15

'Surrender, New York' features a psychologist named Trajan Jones.

        
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