Book Reviews

‘Everybody Rise,’ by Stephanie Clifford

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:37
An ambitious New Yorker insinuates herself into the old guard in the years before the financial crisis.









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‘Machines of Loving Grace,’ by John Markoff

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:37
A call to consider how far artificial intelligence technology should go in the quest to make life better.









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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:36
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:36
Paperback books of particular interest.









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Open Book: Cultural Anxiety

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:34
The subject of civilizational decline is a perennial favorite for many authors.









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The Shortlist: On Reading

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:32
New books include John Palfrey’s “Bibliotech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google.”









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R. L. Stine: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 07:00
The author of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series avoids nonfiction: “I never read it. I hate anything real.”









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‘Shadows of Sherwood: A Robyn Hoodlum Adventure,’ by Kekla Magoon

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 04:00
A middle-grade novel reinvents Robin Hood as a mixed-race heroine, born to privilege, who becomes a champion of the poor.









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‘The Road Not Taken,’ by David Orr

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 04:00
David Orr on the classic American poem almost everyone gets hopelessly wrong.









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DiCaprio gives Larson book a big bump

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 11:51

Erik Larson's 'The Devil in the White City' is back on USA TODAY's best-seller list.

        
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Children’s Books: Watch Your Language

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 10:30
In a new picture book, a young bird discovers the strange power of curse words, thanks to his father.









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Rebecca Stead’s ‘Goodbye Stranger’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 04:00
A seventh grader who survived a near-fatal accident faces evolving friendships and new pitfalls in Rebecca Stead’s novel.









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‘The Prize,’ by Dale Russakoff

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 04:00
What happened when two politicians and a tech billionaire set out to reform a city’s schools.









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‘A Window Opens,’ by Elisabeth Egan

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 04:00
A bibliophile’s new full-time job disrupts her cherished work-life equilibrium.









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Young socialite enters the funeral biz

USAToday Books - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 13:57

What's it like to work in a funeral home? "Good Mourning' tells the inside story.

        
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Bookends: Why Get an M.F.A.?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 07:00
Siddhartha Deb and Ayana Mathis discuss the worth of graduate writing programs.









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‘Most Likely to Succeed,’ by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 04:00
A vision of education for an entrepreneurial America.









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‘The Gift of Failure,’ by Jessica Lahey

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 04:00
A middle-school teacher blows the whistle on overparenting.









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‘The Two-State Delusion,’ by Padraig O’Malley

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 04:00
Can Israeli and Palestinian states coexist?









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Must-read romances: 'Scandal Never Sleeps,' 'Court of Fives'

USAToday Books - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 23:18

Jessie Potts recs Scandal Never Sleeps by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake and Court of Fives by Kate Elliott.

        
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