Book Reviews

New paperbacks from Anna Quindlen, William Shatner, Ian McEwan

USAToday Books - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 16:12

Books newly out in paperback include 'Miller's Valley,' 'Leonard' and 'Nutshell.'

        
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 16:00
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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12 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 15:34
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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12 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 15:34
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Bookends: What Distinguishes Cultural Exchange from Cultural Appropriation?

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 11:38
Rivka Galchen and Anna Holmes discuss the line between artistic license and cultural theft.
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By the Book: Elin Hilderbrand: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 04:00
The author of “The Identicals” says that for a literary dinner party, she would invite J.D. Salinger, John Cheever and Flannery O’Connor: “I’m serving very cold Veuve Clicquot and a bowl of mixed nuts.”
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By the Book: Elin Hilderbrand: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 04:00
The author of “The Identicals” says that for a literary dinner party, she would invite J.D. Salinger, John Cheever and Flannery O’Connor: “I’m serving very cold Veuve Clicquot and a bowl of mixed nuts.”
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Al Franken, Chelsea Clinton get readers' votes

USAToday Books - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 16:15

Books by a U.S. Senator and a president's daughter are on USA TODAY's best-seller list.

        
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New book: Saddam Hussein's U.S. guards viewed him like a 'grandpa'

USAToday Books - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 15:28

In 'The Prisoner in His Palace,' Will Bardenwerper tells the story of an infamous captive.

        
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#BookmarkThis: Alan Alda on bad dentists and good times on 'M*A*S*H'

USAToday Books - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 07:59

Alan Alda chats about his book, 'If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?'

        
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Milo Yiannopoulos fan sues UC Berkeley over violent protests

USAToday Books - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 06:55

Kiara Robles says school subjected her to bodily harm for expressing different viewpoint.

        
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The Shortlist: Feminism Takes Form in Essays, Questions and Manifestos

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 04:00
Moira Weigel curates a selection on five books that address child rearing, happiness and ambition with a feminist lens.
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Crime: In a New Crime Lineup, a Supine Swede and Private Eyes With Bad Habits

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 04:00
Swedish sausages and Montana wildfires figure in two new crime novels. Also a 19th-century female sleuth and a P.I. who’s addicted to cocaine.
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#BookmarkThis: Alan Alda's emergency surgery story

USAToday Books - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 18:47

Actor Alan Alda, author of 'If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?,' recalls the harrowing emergency operation he had in Chile, and the doctor who knew just what was wrong and what to say.

        
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#BookmarkThis: Chat with Alan Alda about his new book, 1 ET/10 PT

USAToday Books - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 17:21

On June 6, join a Facebook Live chat with Alan Alda, whose new book is about communicating.

        
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#BookmarkThis: Alan Alda's favorite roles

USAToday Books - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 15:56

Actor Alan Alda, whose new book is 'If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?,' fondly recalls playing Hawkeye Pierce on 'M*A*S*H' and Uncle Pete on 'Horace and Pete.'

        
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#BookmarkThis: Alan Alda smoked a pipe at 2 years old

USAToday Books - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 15:55

The actor, whose new book is called 'If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?,' grew up with a dad in vaudeville. As a promotion, his father, Robert Alda, had his 2-year-old son smoke a pipe. The newspapers covered it.

        
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Fiction: Dennis Lehane’s Latest Follows a Woman in a Downward Spiral

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 14:37
“Since We Fell” is a balancing act between character study and thriller, in which a successful young woman slowly gives in to madness.
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Nonfiction: A New History Recalibrates the Villains of the Russian Revolution

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 04:00
In “The Russian Revolution” Sean McMeekin argues that the Bolshevik upheaval was largely a matter of chance.
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Fiction: Just Another Nutty June Weekend in the Rockaways

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 04:00
In Jill Eisenstadt’s comic novel “Swell,” a Manhattan family seeks safety in the Rockaways after 9/11. Fat chance.
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