Book Reviews

Open Book: A Laugh Factory Looks Back

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/25/2016 - 09:58
“The Best of The Harvard Lampoon” collects pieces from the satirical magazine’s 140-year history.
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Fiction: A Messy Marriage Frames a Franco-Era Mystery

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/25/2016 - 09:58
Javier Marías’s new novel, “Thus Bad Begins,” is the story of a bad marriage and the unraveling of a Franco-era crime.
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Fiction: Humans and Polar Bears Share Dreams in This Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/25/2016 - 09:58
Yoko Tawada’s “Memoirs of a Polar Bear” connects human and nonhuman characters.
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Nonfiction: Terry Anderson’s Daughter Investigates His 1985 Kidnapping

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/25/2016 - 09:57
In “The Hostage’s Daughter,” Sulome Anderson investigates the 30-year-old mystery of who really kidnapped her father and why.
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Nonfiction: Mark Shriver on Pope Francis

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/25/2016 - 09:57
Mark K. Shriver sets out to learn more about Pope Francis in “Pilgrimage.”
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Nonfiction: A 20-Something American Falls in Love With Ukraine

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/25/2016 - 09:57
A 20-something American falls in love with Ukraine.
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Nonfiction: From Dying Patients, Advice on How to Live

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/25/2016 - 09:57
In “On Living,” the hospice chaplain Kerry Egan collects advice from her patients.
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Nonfiction: Quelle Histoire! A New History of France

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/25/2016 - 09:55
According to Jonathan Fenby’s “France,” modern France is still shaped by the heritage of its revolution.
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Nonfiction: Maybe Hoover Shouldn’t Be Our Least Popular President

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/25/2016 - 09:54
“Herbert Hoover: A Life,” by Glen Jeansonne with David Luhrssen, looks beyond Hoover’s doomed term as president.
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Nonfiction: There Are No New Ideas, Only Rediscoveries

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/25/2016 - 09:54
“Rethink” is the British journalist Steven Poole’s attack on what he calls a “Silicon Valley ideology.”
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Felix Funicello returns in Wally Lamb's new novel

USAToday Books - Thu, 11/24/2016 - 14:53

'I'll Take You There' is the latest from the author of 'She's Come Undone.'

        
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'Fantastic Beasts' script comes in third on USA TODAY's list

USAToday Books - Thu, 11/24/2016 - 14:51

J.K. Rowling's screenplay is released in book form.

        
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Children’s Books: Notable Children’s Books of 2016

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/23/2016 - 17:49
The best in picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction, selected by the children’s books editor of The New York Times Book Review.
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By the Book: Amos Oz: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/23/2016 - 17:17
The Israeli author, whose most recent novel is “Judas,” would like to meet Chekhov, if only to gossip with him.
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Nonfiction: A Holocaust Historian Digs Into His Own Life

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/23/2016 - 16:42
In “Where Memory Leads,” Saul Friedländer writes about his personal, political and scholarly sides.
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100 Notable Books of 2016

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/23/2016 - 16:41
The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
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Poetry: Jamaica’s Best New Poet Weighs In

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/23/2016 - 14:50
The young poet Ishion Hutchinson looks to the fractured past and teeming life of Jamaica in “House of Lords and Commons.”
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Khizr Khan to publish memoir next fall

USAToday Books - Wed, 11/23/2016 - 13:49

The father of a slain soldier became a national figure during the election.

        
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Attention sci-fi fans: H.G. Wells ghost story published for first time

USAToday Books - Wed, 11/23/2016 - 13:04

The brief hybrid of ghost tale and detective story appears in The Strand Magazine.

        
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Amazon squashes Trump trolls' attacks on Megyn Kelly book

USAToday Books - Wed, 11/23/2016 - 08:31

"Anti-Trump," was all one reviewer who gave the book a single star had to say.

        
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