Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Lincoln Served Six Ways: Reframing a President

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 04:00
In “Six Encounters with Lincoln,” Elizabeth Brown Pryor casts a new light on Lincoln’s leadership.
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Profile: Master of Quirk

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 02/05/2017 - 17:06
The publisher of the eclectic publishing house Quirk, a factory for offbeat hits like “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” is now a novelist.
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New book 'Hit Makers' hits all the right notes

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/05/2017 - 07:01

Derek Thompson explores the "science" of how things become popular.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 02/05/2017 - 05:02

Look for new books by Sophie Kinsella and Neil Gaiman.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 02/04/2017 - 05:06

Spend your weekend reading 'Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin.'

        
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The Book Review Podcast: A Brave Look at Depression

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 12:14
Daphne Merkin talks about “This Close to Happy,” and Min Jin Lee discusses her new novel, “Pachinko.”
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 10:26
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Shortlist: Paris

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 10:13
In fiction and nonfiction about the City of Light, wander its streets and meet some of its most interesting citizens.
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Nonfiction: How David Became Goliath: The Secret of Israel’s Military Success

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 10:00
“The Weapon Wizards” by Yaakov Katz and Amir Bohbot examines how Israel became a giant in military technology.
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Open Book: New Life for Dracula

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 09:56
An Icelandic version of “Dracula” turns out to be a radically different version of the story.
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Fiction: A Dreamlike Western With a Different Kind of Hero

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 09:00
An Irish orphan winds up in the mid-19th-century American West in Sebastian Barry’s novel “Days Without End.”
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Nonfiction: A Father’s Wrenching Memoir of Death, Guilt and Reckoning

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 09:00
In “Disaster Falls” Stéphane Gerson explores the aftermath of his young son’s tragic death.
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Fiction: A Debut Follows Two Creative Women Bound by a Passion for Art

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 08:00
In “The Animators,” a debut novel by Kayla Rae Whitaker, two creative women are bound by a passion for art and a drive to master their pasts.
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Fiction: Aharon Appelfeld’s Novel Follows a Young Holocaust Refugee to Palestine

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 08:00
Aharon Appelfeld’s novel “The Man Who Never Stopped Sleeping” follows a Holocaust survivor from Europe to Palestine.
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Nonfiction: The Starter Marriage, the Method and the Hollywood Ten: A Memoir of Coming of Age in the 1950s

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 08:00
In “The Men in my Life,” Patricia Bosworth, journalist and actress, recalls coming of age in the 1950s.
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Behind the Best Sellers: ‘Girl Before’ Author JP Delaney on Pseudonyms and the Limits of Marie Kondo

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 06:00
In his architectural thriller, new at No. 5 in hardcover fiction, Delaney explores the “weird and deeply obsessive” psychology of minimalism.
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Nonfiction: The Not-So-Secret War: Revisiting American Intervention in Laos

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 05:00
“A Great Place to Have a War” by Joshua Kurlantzick revisits America’s intervention in Laos in the 1960s.
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On Poetry: Why Is a Poet’s First Collection So Important?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 05:00
David Orr reviews Donika Kelly’s “Bestiary” and Max Ritvo’s “Four Reincarnations.”
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Crime: The Best and Latest in Crime Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 04:00
Marilyn Stasio’s crime column investigates a strangling in Scotland, a philandering British psychiatrist, the love life of a Danish cop and an interlude of Long Island noir.
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7 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 17:19
Suggested reading from editors at The New York Times Book Review.
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