Book Reviews

Fiction: In Delia Ephron’s ‘Siracusa,’ Relationships Fall Apart Under the Sicilian Sun

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 04:30
Relationships unravel and a child manipulates her elders as two couples share a Sicilian holiday in Delia Ephron’s new novel, “Siracusa.”
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Fiction: In ‘Hot Milk,’ a Woman Struggles to Break Free of Her Hypochondriacal Mother

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 04:30
In Deborah Levy’s new novel, “Hot Milk,” a woman brings her hypochondriacal mother to a clinic in Spain.
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Review: ‘Cursed Child’ script-book is almost ‘Harry Potter’ enough

USAToday Books - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 16:13

Fans who can’t see J.K. Rowling’s new Potter play will get a lot out of the published script. But not everything.

        
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J.K. Rowling on new book: 'Harry is done now'

USAToday Books - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 09:11

J.K. Rowling surprised fans with a new book to really end the Harry Potter series 9 years after the last book was released

        
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Nonfiction: Ask Polly, and Heather Havrilesky Will Answer

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 04:30
Life tips and a shoulder to cry on in Heather Havrilesky’s “How to Be a Person in the World.”
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Fiction: Tribes of TriBeCa: Jay McInerney’s Latest Downtown Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 04:30
In Jay McInerney’s third novel about them, “Bright, Precious Days,” Russell and Corrine Calloway struggle with their marriage and the economy.
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Fiction: A Debut Novel Grapples With Work, Marriage and Fertility

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 04:30
Jessica Winter’s “Break in Case of Emergency” is a funny and moving commentary on that point in a woman’s life when everything seems to come into question.
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'Dark Matter' delves into fate, family and alternate realities

USAToday Books - Sun, 07/31/2016 - 13:00

Black Crouch's latest is a technobabbly but wholly intriguing read.

        
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Biggest twists and turns in ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

USAToday Books - Sun, 07/31/2016 - 12:33

Spoilers, but we need to discuss this crazy stuff.

        
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Good news, beach readers: Fiction may make you smarter, more empathetic

USAToday Books - Sun, 07/31/2016 - 08:32

A good title is like "the mind's flight simulator," researcher says.

        
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Fiction: A Thriller for Fans of ‘The Girl on the Train’ and ‘Gone Girl’

New York Times Book Reviews - Sat, 07/30/2016 - 18:42
In Flynn Berry’s “Under the Harrow,” a woman is determined to find her sister’s murderer.
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Why it’s hard to get excited for ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

USAToday Books - Sat, 07/30/2016 - 10:21

If nostalgia is what we want from our pop culture, why don’t we love this more?

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 07/30/2016 - 05:01

Spend your weekend reading 'Some Enchanted Evenings.'

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Megan Abbott’s ‘You Will Know Me’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 11:14
Megan Abbott discusses her new murder mystery, and Marilyn Stasio talks about several new true-crime books.
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As HRC accepts nomination, what would HGB think?

USAToday Books - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 16:25

When Monica Lewinsky affair broke, Helen Gurley Brown suggested that Hillary’s decision to “stand by her man” came from a place of strength, not weakness.

        
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Book Buzz: Poetry makes its mark on the list

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 20:18

 Here’s a look at what’s new on USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list…

        
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At peace: Terry McMillan on love, loss and reinvention

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 18:35

Her latest book, 'I Almost Forgot About You,' is one of her most intimate.

        
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:19
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:19
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:18
Ruth Ware, whose novel “The Woman in Cabin 10” is No. 4 on the hardcover fiction list, says she “definitely” owes a debt to Agatha Christie.
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