Book Reviews

‘Meeting the English,’ by Kate Clanchy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 10:16
Ignored by his family, an ailing writer enlists a teenager’s aid.
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‘Act of God,’ by Jill Ciment

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 10:15
In Jill Ciment’s novel, a mysterious fungus takes root in Brooklyn and spreads through the city.
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‘The Wisdom of Perversity,’ by Rafael Yglesias

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 10:15
In Rafael Yglesias’s novel, three grown friends decide whether to go public about the pedophile who disfigured their lives.
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‘What Comes Next and How to Like It,’ by Abigail Thomas

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 10:15
Abigail Thomas’s third memoir both records and laments the passage of time.
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‘Barefoot Dogs,’ by Antonio Ruiz-­Camacho

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 10:10
A threatened Mexican clan seeks the safety of exile.
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‘A Higher Form of Killing,’ by Diana Preston

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 10:10
In 1915, the Germans turned for the first time to weapons that targeted civilians as well as soldiers.
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Crime: Dennis Lehane’s ‘World Gone By,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 10:09
Dennis Lehane’s new novel continues the sweeping fathers-and-sons tale started in “The Given Day” and “Live by Night.”
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 09:54
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 09:50
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Open Book: Reading Options for Opening Day

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 09:50
This season will bring new biographies of Ty Cobb and Billy Martin, and a memoir by Pedro Martinez.
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The Shortlist: ‘The Teenage Brain,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 09:49
New books by Frances E. Jensen, Norman Doidge and Michael S. Gazzaniga.
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Dee Davis on 'Scandal': Twisty and turny and ohhh ...

USAToday Books - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 05:01

Romance author Dee Davis reacts to last night's Scandal.

        
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Why do we love men in kilts? (We're looking at you, Jamie Fraser)

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 23:16

Suzanne Enoch helps us explore what it is we love so much about a guy in a kilt.

        
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Letters: ‘The Age of Acquiescence’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 14:42
Readers respond to recent reviews of Steve Fraser’s new book, Scott Timberg’s “Culture Crash” and more.
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New in paper: Tartt's 'The Goldfinch'

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 10:05

Books by Jojo Moyes, Malcolm Gladwell and Diane Keaton also come to paperback.

        
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‘The Sympathizer,’ by Viet Thanh Nguyen

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 09:47
Viet Thanh Nguyen’s tragicomic debut novel compels us to look at the Vietnam War and its aftermath in a new light.






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Lydia Davis: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 07:00
The author, most recently, of “Can’t and Won’t” abandoned reading Harry Potter alongside her son: “I found the writing flat and shallow, and the characters less than interesting.”
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‘Eye on the Struggle,’ James McGrath Morris’s Biography of Ethel Payne

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 04:30
The life of the journalist Ethel Payne, who roved the world and brought black experience to readers and listeners.






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Must-read paranormals: 'The Unleashing,' 'The Shadows,' 'Wicked Will Rise'

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 23:21

HEA contributor Jessie Potts recs reads by Shelly Laurenston, J.R. Ward and Danielle Paige.

        
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ArtsBeat: Marlon James Among Anisfield-Wolf Award Winners

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:59
The annual awards are given to books that deal with race and diversity.






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