Book Reviews

Match Book: Dear Match Book: What Novels Can Help Me Prepare for Motherhood?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 04:00
A woman anticipating her first child seeks fiction that engages with motherhood — nothing dated, depressing or dystopian, please!
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Books of The Times: Arundhati Roy’s Long-Awaited Novel Is an Ambitious Look at Turmoil in India

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 15:57
“The Ministry of Utmost Happiness” comes 20 years after Roy’s celebrated debut novel, “The God of Small Things.”
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'Magpie Murders' dishes up two tasty mysteries in one

USAToday Books - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 13:27

Anthony Horowitz writes a book within a book in his new mystery tale.

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Nina Riggs' moving cancer memoir shines 'Bright'

USAToday Books - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 13:18

'The Bright Hour' is by a young mother with metatastic and incurable breast cancer.

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Oh the Places You'll Go! Dr. Seuss museum opens its doors

USAToday Books - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 13:07

The new Amazing World of Dr. Seuss museum says 'You're off to Great Places!'

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Drone warfare? Thank Pentagon's mysterious DARPA agency

USAToday Books - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 10:07

'The Imagineers of War' is an excellent look at a little-known government program.

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New book: How JFK charted 'The Road to Camelot'

USAToday Books - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 10:06

Authors Thomas Oliphant and Curtis Wilkie document Kennedy's road to the White House.

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Nonfiction: Driven Off Course: How Volkswagen Got on the Road to Scandal

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 04:00
Jack Ewing’s “Faster, Higher, Farther” is more than the story of a scandal. It’s a rich history of a company, and a case study in how a corporate culture can turn toxic.
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Fiction: An Exuberant Satire of the Culture of Swipe

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 04:00
In “Touch,” Courtney Maum envisions a near future of takeout food and phone play. A very near future.
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Kevin Hart: 'I'm an open book,' and new memoir proves it

USAToday Books - Sun, 06/04/2017 - 17:38

The comedian gave BookCon fans a sneak peak at his new memoir, out Tuesday.

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New Life for a 125-Year-Old Literary Journal

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 06/04/2017 - 16:15
The novelist Adam Ross has taken on a daunting task: revamping The Sewanee Review, which has published giants like Sylvia Plath and William Faulkner.
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 06/04/2017 - 05:04

Look for new books by John Grisham, Alan Alda and Arundhati Roy.

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Jeff Kinney is sending Heffleys on a jet plane in next 'Wimpy' book

USAToday Books - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 14:50

The best-selling author gave fans a preview of Book 12 at BookCon.

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Bush twins' memoir: From 'wild' to all grown up

USAToday Books - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 12:44

Jenna Hager Bush and her twin Barbara talk about their upcoming memoir.

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Weekend picks for book lovers: New Stephen King

USAToday Books - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 10:23

Spend your weekend reading 'Gwendy's Button Box' by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar.

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Nonfiction: A Half-Century of Walking Cape Cod’s Beaches

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 14:20
In “The Outer Beach,” the nature writer Robert Finch collects more than 50 years worth of observations and ruminations on Cape Cod’s eastern coast.
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The Book Review Podcast: David Sedaris’s Diaries

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 11:51
Sedaris talks about “Theft by Finding,” and Christopher Knowlton discusses “Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West.”
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Children’s Books: Bookshelf: Picture Books That Conjure Water Worlds

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 11:28
A wave of summer picture books takes kids (and animal friends) to the river bank, the lakeside and the beach.
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Fiction: Two Brothers Are Assets and Liabilities in Joseph Kanon’s Spy Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:00
Two brothers, one a New York publisher, the other a former C.I.A. spy who has fled to Moscow, become wary collaborators in Joseph Kanon’s “Defectors.”
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Fiction: Romance and Construction Vehicles Under the Tuscan Sun

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:00
In Alexander McCall Smith’s “My Italian Bulldozer,” the Tuscan countryside works its magic on a Scottish food writer in flight from a broken romance.
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