Book Reviews

The Shortlist: Waterloo

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 04:30
Four new books are among the many written to mark this year’s bicentenary of the battle of Waterloo.

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ArtsBeat: Marvel Comics Reveals a Female Thor

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 09:49
In issue No. 8 of the Thor series, the identity of the woman wielding Thor’s mighty hammer is revealed: it’s Dr. Jane Foster, a former girlfriend of the hero.

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Bookends: Is There a Double Standard for Judging Domestic Themes in Fiction?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 08:00
Cheryl Strayed and Pankaj Mishra discuss whether we view domestic themes in fiction differently, depending on whether the author is a woman or a man.

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‘Elon Musk,’ by Ashlee Vance

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 04:30
After a series of tech ventures, Elon Musk has turned to electric cars and space travel.

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‘The Green Road,’ by Anne Enright

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 04:30
An Irish family disperses, reuniting for what might be a final holiday in the family home.

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Brokaw details cancer fight in memoir

USAToday Books - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:06

The former NBC anchor has multiple myeloma, a rare blood cancer.

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‘On the Move,’ by Oliver Sacks

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 09:00
In this memoir, Oliver Sacks abandons the restraint that characterized his earlier accounts and reveals his vulnerabilities.

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Brooks travels 'The Road to Character'

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 20:36

The New York Times columnist writes about "eulogy virtues" in his new book.

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