Book Reviews

'Juniper' tells touching story of 'micro'-preemie

USAToday Books - Sun, 09/11/2016 - 13:04

Two journalists write inspirational book about their little girl, born premature.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 09/11/2016 - 05:03

Look for new books by Elizabeth Vargas, Mike Love, Maureen Dowd and Carol Burnett.

        
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'True Believer,' story of a Soviet spy, is riveting reading

USAToday Books - Sat, 09/10/2016 - 14:59

Kati Marton recounts the life of spy Noel Field.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 09/10/2016 - 10:20

Spend your weekend reading 'Behold the Dreamers.'

        
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Sunday Routine: How the Novelist Megan Abbott Spends Her Sundays

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 14:53
“You Will Know Me,” the latest book by Ms. Abbott, is set in the cutthroat world of girls’ gymnastics. Her Sundays are more relaxed than her thriller novels.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 13:00
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 12:51
Readers respond to recent reviews of Marjorie Ingall’s “Mamaleh Knows Best,” Ben Lerner’s “The Hatred of Poetry” and more.
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Nonfiction: Jon Ronson Reviews a New Book About Bad Digital Behavior

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 12:45
Why for many of us does our behavior change while in the digital world? Mary Aiken’s “The Cyber Effect” considers the possibilities.
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Nonfiction: The Depression Radically Changed the Way Americans Ate

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 12:40
“A Square Meal,” by Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe, is an engaging, moving history of how the Depression changed the way Americans thought about food.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Mark Thompson’s ‘Enough Said’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 12:29
Mark Thompson discusses “Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong With the Language of Politics?”; and Kati Marton talks about “True Believer: Stalin’s Last American Spy.”
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Open Book: A Different View of London

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 12:08
Jack London is best known for classics like “The Call of the Wild,” but he also took remarkable photographs during his travels around the world.
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Poetry: A Poet With an Ear for the World Around Her

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 11:59
Bernadette Mayer’s collection “Works and Days” offers a portrait of a poet attuned to the world and still following her own rules.
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Nonfiction: What Exactly Did We Learn During the Age of Reason?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 11:29
Anthony Gottlieb’s “The Dream of Enlightenment” is a look at the major figures of a key period in the development of modern thought.
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Children’s Books: Monsters, Odd and Terrifying Humans, and a Boy Out to Save His Father

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 10:58
A reluctant hero sets out on a perilous quest to slay a terrifying (sea) dragon in Martin Stewart’s “Riverkeep.”
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Children’s Books: A Middle-Grade Adventure Teems With Schooners, Frigates and Brigs

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 10:50
Kids on a privateer dodge French frigates and a phantom ship in a bid to defeat Napoleon in Kate Milford’s “The Left-Handed Fate.”
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Children’s Books: An Outcast Girl Searches for Her Missing Father in ‘Furthermore’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 10:42
An outcast girl and a companion seek her missing father in a topsy-turvy land in Tahereh Mafi’s new middle-grade fantasy, “Furthermore.”
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Children’s Books: Two Illustrated Books Re-Examine Legends of the Wild West

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 10:30
“Presenting Buffalo Bill” and “The Wolves of Currumpaw” provide opportunities for young readers to critically explore the Wild West.
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Nonfiction: Designing Men: The Art of William Morris and Mariano Fortuny

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 10:19
A.S. Byatt celebrates the work of two pillars in the world of design.
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Nonfiction: How an American Spy for Russia Wound Up in a Hungarian Jail

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 10:19
Kati Marton’s “True Believer” tells the story of an American who worked for the O.S.S. as well as the K.G.B.
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Fiction: Jonathan Safran Foer’s New Novel Wrestles With the Demands of Jewish Identity

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 10:15
Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Here I Am” is a four-generation family saga about American Jews.
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