Book Reviews

‘Fox Tooth Heart,’ by John McManus

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 11:35
Unusual stories at once lurid and insightful.









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‘The Mountain Shadow,’ by Gregory David Roberts

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 11:35
Tough guys and washed-out expats take the stage in a sequel to “Shantaram.”









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‘The Horse,’ by Wendy Williams

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 11:35
A biography of the horse and its long, complex partnership with people.









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Open Book: Serving the Truth

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 11:19
Though Magda Szabo’s work dealt with life behind the Iron Curtain, she considered art a sphere apart from politics.









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William H. Gass’s ‘Eyes’ and John Barth’s ‘Collected Stories’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 11:18
Collections of fiction by two American writers over 80 test the boundaries of narrative form.









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‘The Relic Master,’ by Christopher Buckley

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 11:06
Buckley’s satire imagines a quest for a religious artifact.









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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 10:59
Paperback books of particular interest.









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John Sedgwick’s ‘War of Two: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel That Stunned the Nation’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 10:57
Telling the story of the rivalry that led to the Burr-Hamilton duel.









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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 10:49
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 10:42
Desmond Tutu, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his opposition to South African apartheid, has a best seller with “The Book of Forgiving,” written with his daughter Mpho Tutu.









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‘A Field Philosopher’s Guide to Fracking,’ by Adam Briggle

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 10:06
A philosophy professor is pulled into the debate over fracking in North Texas.









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These celebs win at 'The Elf on the Shelf'

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/10/2015 - 19:06

When it comes to holiday vignettes featuring elves these moms are crushing it.

        
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New paperbacks: Neil Young, Andy Cohen

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/10/2015 - 14:07

A new biography of entertainer Bob Hope is our critic's pick.

        
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Book Buzz: A holiday favorite returns

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/10/2015 - 13:59

'The Elf on the Shelf' is creating yet another annual tradition.

       
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Letters: Truth and Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/10/2015 - 12:55
Readers respond to a recent essay by Vendela Vida and more.









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Simon Winchester: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/10/2015 - 07:00
The author, most recently, of “Pacific” says there’s at least one kind of narrative he avoids: “Sensible people tell me I should like stories with zombies, but try as I might, I don’t.”









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Read exclusive excerpt from new Rick Riordan

USAToday Books - Thu, 12/10/2015 - 05:12

The god Apollo is now a mere mortal in new series for kids.

        
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‘The White Road,’ by Edmund de Waal

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/10/2015 - 04:36
A ceramist looks to porcelain, its history in the West and its influence on his work.









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‘The Mark and the Void,’ by Paul Murray

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/10/2015 - 04:33
This satirical novel about Ireland’s financial crisis casts an investment banker as an Everyman.









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Burt Reynolds to Charlie Sheen: You got what you 'deserved,' buddy

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/09/2015 - 13:24

He's a friend to Martin Sheen but has little sympathy for Sheen's son.

        
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