Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Elizabeth Warren Lays Out the Reasons Democrats Should Keep Fighting

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 12:38
In “This Fight Is Our Fight,” Elizabeth Warren offers a manifesto for the Democratic resistance to President Trump.
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Daphne du Maurier lives on in dreamy 'Manderley Forever'

USAToday Books - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 07:00

Novelist Tatiana de Rosnay writes an admiring biography of the 'Rebecca' author.

        
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Nonfiction: People Have Limited Knowledge. What’s the Remedy? Nobody Knows

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 06:00
In a complex world, people fail to realize just how ignorant they are. In “The Knowledge Illusion,” Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach tell them.
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Match Book: Mom Seeks Novel for Family Book Club, No Kafka or Y.A. Allowed

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 04:50
In this installment of Match Book, a woman seeks a work of fiction that will unite her “disparate group of avid readers,” also known as her children.
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Fiction: A Debut Calls a Ferrante-Style Female Friendship to the Fore

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 04:00
In Julie Buntin’s first novel, “Marlena,” the past and present overlap in a portrait of an electric friendship cut short.
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'Killers of the Flower Moon': How oil riches led to murder

USAToday Books - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 13:02

David Grann's new non-fiction book is about the murders of Osage Indians in 1920s.

        
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Anita Shreve's 'The Stars Are Fire' burns with intensity

USAToday Books - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 10:21

Anita Shreve's new novel about a marriage is inspired by real fires in Maine in 1947.

        
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Nonfiction: Bush Nostalgia Is Overrated, but His Book of Paintings Is Not

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 04:00
The work in George W. Bush’s “Portraits of Courage” reveals a surprisingly adept artist who has dramatically improved his technique while also doing penance for a great disaster of American history.
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 05:07

Look for new books by David Baldacci, David McCullough and Anita Shreve.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/15/2017 - 10:32

Spend your weekend reading 'Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night.'

        
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Nonfiction: Power and Punishment: Two New Books About Race and Crime

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 14:32
James Forman Jr.’s “Locking Up Our Own” and Chris Hayes’s “A Colony in a Nation” compel readers to wrestle with very tough questions about racism, inequality and punishment.
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The Book Review Podcast: Power and Punishment

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 14:23
Chris Hayes talks about “A Colony in a Nation,” and Jason Zinoman discusses “Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night.”
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Nonfiction: Have a Banana. On Second Thought, Don’t.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 13:36
In “Never Out of Season,” Robert Dunn looks at how modern societies make themselves vulnerable to crop devastation.
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Open Book: Murder, He Wrote

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 12:08
The recently reissued “Killings” collects pieces of Calvin Trillin’s true-crime writing for The New Yorker.
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Alec Baldwin Settles Scores in New Memoir

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 12:04
“Nevertheless” debuts at No. 5 on the hardcover nonfiction best-seller list.
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Bana al-Abed, Girl Whose Tweets Told of Aleppo’s Horrors, Gets Book Deal

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 11:43
The 7-year-old, now a refugee in Turkey, hopes her book, to be published by Simon & Schuster, will “bring peace to children all over the world.”
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11 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 10:26
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Fiction: Gilded Cage: A Wealthy White Family in East Africa Faces an Islamist Uprising

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 08:00
In Jean McNeil’s novel “The Dhow House,” East Africa’s violent unrest threatens a privileged white family.
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Fiction: Robert Louis Stevenson Never Wrote This Novel. So Brian Doyle Did It for Him.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 06:00
Brian Doyle’s “The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World” is an affectionate homage to the author of “Treasure Island” anchored in the months he spent living in San Francisco.
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Nonfiction: A New Biography of Martin Luther Reveals the Life Beyond the Theses

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 06:00
In “Martin Luther,” Lyndal Roper explores the theologian’s life and improbable career.
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