Book Reviews

Fiction: A Comic Novel of Love and Delusion During the Bosnian War

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 10:13
A laborer follows his infatuation to the war-torn Balkans in Jesse Armstrong’s debut novel, “Love, Sex and Other Foreign Policy Goals.”
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Fiction: A Novel Sends Its Child Spies on the Trail of Neighborhood Secrets

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 10:13
Two girls set out in search of God and a missing neighbor in Joanna Cannon’s “The Trouble With Goats and Sheep.”
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Fiction: In a Debut Thriller, Suspicion Mars an Upper-Crust Engagement

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 10:13
In Swan Huntley’s “We Could Be Beautiful,” an affluent woman thinks she’s found the ideal mate, but her lingering suspicions say otherwise.
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Editors' Choice: Nine New Books Worth Reading This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 04:00
Recommended reading by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
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Wimpy Jen finds friend in debut novelist's 'Emergency'

USAToday Books - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 11:36

Our heroine has a hard time standing up for herself in 'Break in Case of Emergency.'

        
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Writers reflect on painful racial issues in 'Fire This Time'

USAToday Books - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 11:35

A searing collection of essays takes a page from James Baldwin in exploring racism.

        
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Oprah Book Club pick 'Underground Railroad' is a hit

USAToday Books - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 11:32

Colson Whitehead's new novel is about a runaway teenage slave.

        
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Otherworldly: The Latest in Science Fiction and Fantasy

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 04:30
Planetary destruction and other uses of mathematics in a far-future society; women in geekdom; and shapeshifters who prey on humans in the Mughal Empire, and today.
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Fiction: Jules Feiffer Noir: Union-Busting, Communism, Jews and Hollywood

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 04:30
Jules Feiffer’s new graphic novel, “Cousin Joseph,” features a strange collection of characters: unionists, head honchos, dirty cops, bums, lackeys.
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By the Book: Amy Schumer: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 04:20
The comedian, actress, producer and author of “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo” reads everything by Elena Ferrante. “But not right before bed, because I have furious nightmares.”
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More Harry Potter magic as 'Cursed Child' repeats at No. 1

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 10:03

The latest best-selling Potter book is the script of a new play.

        
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Nonfiction: The Run of Her Life: Jeffrey Toobin on the Odyssey of Patty Hearst

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 04:30
Jeffrey Toobin’s “American Heiress” revisits the strange story of Patty Hearst’s kidnapping and career as an urban guerrilla.
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Nonfiction: Jesmyn Ward’s Anthology of Race Builds on the Legacy of James Baldwin

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 04:30
“The Fire This Time,” an anthology of poems, columns and essays edited by Jesmyn Ward, looks at the joy and the pain of being black in America.
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Celebrate Book Lovers Day with these treats

USAToday Books - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 17:12

Then again, for book lovers, every day is National Book Lovers Day.

        
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'Another Brooklyn' navigates difficult years

USAToday Books - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 05:04

Jacqueline Woodson's new novel for adults explores the dramas teens face.

        
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Nonfiction: Power, Ambition and Betrayal in Hollywood: James B. Stewart on ‘Powerhouse’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 04:30
James Andrew Miller’s “Powerhouse,” a history of Creative Artists Agency, is full of vaunting ambition, immense wealth and power, and personal betrayal.
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Nonfiction: Teju Cole’s Essays Build Connections Between African and Western Art

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 04:30
In Teju Cole’s essays in “Known and Strange Things,” imagination crosses and recrosses boundaries.
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Fiction: In ‘Still Here,’ Four Russian Friends Confront Middle Age in New York City

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 04:30
In Lara Vapnyar’s new novel, “Still Here,” four immigrant friends try to make their way in New York.
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Nonfiction: Michael Ian Black Reviews 2 Books About the Male Physique

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 04:30
William Giraldi’s “The Hero’s Body” and Daniel Kunitz’s “Lift” examine the culture and history of bodybuilding and fitness.
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Fiction: Nina Stibbe’s New Novel Sets a Moody Teenage Heroine in a Sketchy Nursing Home

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 04:30
In Nina Stibbe’s “Paradise Lodge,” a teenager finds her calling at an unorthodox nursing home.
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