Book Reviews

By the Book: Nick Offerman: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:00
The actor, woodworker, musician and author, most recently, of “Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom With America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers” reads for solace during air turbulence.
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Children’s Books: John Corey Whaley’s ‘Highly Illogical Behavior’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:40
In this young adult novel, a boy with agoraphobia becomes a draw for a girl who plans to write her college essay about him.
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‘Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts’ and ‘Waylon!’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:26
In two new books, children live happily without parents in a car, and a boy uses science to see the magic around him.
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Children’s Books: ‘The Nameless City,’ by Faith Erin Hicks

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:44
A tale of two teenagers from the conqueror and conquered classes hints at real-world dynamics.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 16:13
Readers respond to recent reviews of Charles Bock’s “Alice & Oliver,” Stevie Smith’s poems and more.
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Exclusive: 'Rehab Addict' Nicole Curtis to release book, 'Better Than New'

USAToday Books - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:52

We've got the deets about her upcoming memoir.

        
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Children’s Books: ‘I Am Pan!’ by Mordicai Gerstein

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 07:00
A new book from the Caldecott Medalist Mordicai Gerstein stars the boisterous Pan, that most un-godlike of ancient Greek gods.
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Nonfiction: ‘Grit,’ by Angela Duckworth

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 04:30
A new approach to success: Passion and perseverance are more important than talent.
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Author’s Note: Also Known As

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 04:30
My nom de plume protects me from enemies as numerous as they are mysterious.
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Fiction: T. C. Boyle Reviews Richard Russo’s ‘Everybody’s Fool’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 04:30
The sequel to “Nobody’s Fool” takes readers back to a small town and its outsize personalities.
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Nonfiction: Matti Friedman’s ‘Pumpkinflowers’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 04:30
On guard with the Israeli Army in southern Lebanon.
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Oprah Winfrey to star in HBO's 'Henrietta Lacks' movie

USAToday Books - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 21:33

Film is based on the book by Rebecca Skloot.

        
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J.K. Rowling apologizes for yet another 'Harry Potter' death

USAToday Books - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:45

We're probably still not over this one.

        
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New Paul McCartney bio celebrates a rock legend

USAToday Books - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:14

Veteran biographer Philip Norman revisits the former Beatle with new admiration.

        
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Fiction: Joshua Ferris Reviews Don DeLillo’s ‘Zero K’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 04:30
In Don DeLillo’s 16th novel, a billionaire hopes to rid the world of death.
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Nonfiction: ‘Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Twilight Struggle Over American Power,’ by Mark Landler

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 04:30
A correspondent surveys the relationship between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
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Lauren Belfer burns bright in searing 'Fire'

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 13:00

New novel 'And After the Fire' blends history, mystery, and Bach.

        
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New mysteries: Harlan Coben, Lisa Lutz and more

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 07:01

Our mystery reviewer cracks the case on four new titles.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/01/2016 - 05:01

Look for a new biography of Paul McCartney, plus Don DeLillo's latest.

        
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Joe Drape's 'American Pharoah' is a champ

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 13:01

Book tells the story of Triple Crown winner; 'Zippy Chippy' remembers a lovable loser.

        
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