Book Reviews

Nonfiction: ‘Street of Eternal Happiness,’ by Rob Schmitz

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:15
A foreign correspondent up close with residents caught between old and new.
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Nonfiction: ‘We Were Feminists Once,’ by Andi Zeisler

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:14
A look at marketplace feminism and its blithe platitudes.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir,’ by D. Watkins

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:14
An educator looks to his early years in the East Baltimore drug trade.
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Nonfiction: ‘A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849,’ by Sidney Blumenthal

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:11
The first book in a multivolume biography of Lincoln examines his early influences.
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:08
Don DeLillo, at No. 13 on the hardcover fiction list, avoids shoptalk with writer friends: “When I talk to novelists, we tend to talk about movies.”
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:06
Readers respond to recent reviews of Thomas Frank’s “Listen, Liberal,” Curtis Sittenfeld’s “Eligible” and more.
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Nonfiction: ‘Chain of Title,’ by David Dayen

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:05
Three citizens expose widespread foreclosure fraud.
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New paperbacks: Anne Tyler, Robert Galbraith

USAToday Books - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 17:13

'A Spool of Blue Thread,' 'Career of Evil' among new paperback releases.

        
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James Patterson rules USA TODAY's list, again

USAToday Books - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 17:05

The author's latest lands at No. 1; BookExpo and BookCon hit Chicago.

        
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George R.R. Martin releases new 'Winds of Winter' chapter online

USAToday Books - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:58

He was very clear that he is not yet finished with the book yet, though.

        
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Tough talk on slavery, politics at BookExpo

USAToday Books - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:47

Colson Whitehead and Sebastian Junger speak at an author breakfast.

        
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By the Book: Sebastian Junger: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 06:30
The author of “The Perfect Storm” and, most recently, “Tribe” avoids books likely to anger him: “The newspapers make me furious enough. I don’t add to that by reading books that do. Perhaps I should.”
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Nonfiction: ‘Little Labors,’ by Rivka Galchen

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:30
An essay collection explores motherhood and literature.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Gene,’ by Siddhartha Mukherjee

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:30
The story of genetic discovery has been told in different ways, but never before with the scope and grandeur that Siddhartha Mukherjee brings to his new history.
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'Zero K' adds up to great DeLillo

USAToday Books - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 10:38

In the new Don DeLillo novel, an ill woman seeks to be cryogenically frozen.

        
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Children’s Books: ‘Cecil’s Pride’ and ‘Prairie Dog Song’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 07:00
Two picture books explore the mysteries of wildlife behavior, including a happy coda to the tragic story of Cecil the Lion.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Secret War,’ by Max Hastings

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 04:30
Intelligence gathering shed its early stigma and became a growth industry only with the start of World War II.
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Fiction: ‘The Fox Was Ever the Hunter,’ by Herta Müller

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 04:30
In a Nobel laureate’s 1992 novel, Romanian repression trickles down to a group of friends and lovers.
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