Book Reviews

Nonfiction: The American Battle Over War Powers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 12:11
In “Waging War,” the federal judge David J. Barron looks at how America’s executive and legislative branches check each other.
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Nonfiction: 2,500 Years of Indian History in One Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 12:10
Sunil Khilnani’s “Incarnations” is a tour of about 2,500 years of the country’s history, through 50 figures.
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Fiction: Michael Chabon Returns With a Searching Family Saga

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 11:30
“Moonglow,” Michael Chabon’s new novel, blends elements of fiction and memoir.
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The Sandmeyer Reaction: A Short Story

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 11:25
An exclusive work of fiction by Michael Chabon.
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Nonfiction: He’s the Bomb: An Enrico Fermi Biography

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 11:21
“The Pope of Physics,” by Gino Segrè and Bettina Hoerlin, tells the story of how Enrico Fermi created the atomic age.
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Nonfiction: On the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a Look Back

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 11:10
In “Countdown to Pearl Harbor,” the journalist Steve Twomey traces the miscommunications, faulty assumptions and foul-ups that led to the bombing.
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The Shortlist: Mexico in Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 10:20
New novels by Juan Pablo Villalobos, Nicholas Mainieri, Edmundo Paz Soldán and Daniel Saldaña París.
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Crime: The Latest and Best in Crime Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 10:04
“Chaos” is the latest Patricia Cornwell novel featuring the iron-willed forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 09:59
Readers respond to recent reviews of Caroline Leavitt’s “Cruel Beautiful World,” Ruth Whippman’s “America the Anxious” and more.
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Fiction: Alice Hoffman’s Heroine Seeks Redemption After a Car Crash

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 09:58
After a car crash, a guilt-racked heroine heads to New York in Alice Hoffman’s “Faithful.”
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Fiction: New Historical Novel Imagines the Life of an Irish Martyr

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 09:54
Sabina Murray’s “Valiant Gentlemen” imagines intense relationships between the Irish martyr Roger Casement and his closest friends.
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Stephenie Meyer's great chemistry with Jeremy Renner

USAToday Books - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 18:37

The author of 'Twilight' has a USA TODAY best seller with her new thriller.

        
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8 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 14:34
Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Nonfiction: John Lewis’s National Book Award-Winning Graphic Memoir on the Civil Rights Movement

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 09:18
There are few people better qualified to remind us of what democracy really looks like than John Lewis, the Georgia congressman, civil rights icon and author of a graphic memoir called “March.”
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Colson Whitehead wins National Book Award for 'Underground Railroad'

USAToday Books - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 06:59

Annual awards are given for fiction, non-fiction, young people'st literature and poetry.

        
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National Book Awards go to Colson Whitehead and Rep. John Lewis

USAToday Books - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 06:58

Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad" has won the National Book Award for fiction. The awards were presented Wednesday night during a dinner ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan, with Larry Wilmore serving as host. U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, who collaborated on a trilogy of graphic novels

        
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Read an excerpt from Michael Crichton's 'Dragon Teeth'

USAToday Books - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 05:02

The new novel is based on a rivalry between 19th-century paleontologists.

        
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By the Book: Zadie Smith: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 04:00
The author, most recently, of “Swing Time” says the best gift book she ever received was from her dying father, who “gave me his copy of ‘Ulysses,’ along with the confession he had never read it.”
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Audiobooks: What the Kids Are Listening To: New Children’s Audio

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 04:00
“For Magnus Chase” and “Tales of the Peculiar” capture myth, magic and the joys of being strange.
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Audiobooks: Phil Collins Wants You to Know He Isn’t Dead Yet

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 04:00
Phil Collins is candid about the ups and downs in his new memoir, “Not Dead Yet.”
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