Book Reviews

Fiction: In a Novel’s Mysterious Background, Talk of a Horrific Crime

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 09:25
Dialogue about a crime forms the background to Iain Reid’s debut novel, “I’m Thinking of Ending Things.”
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Nonfiction: Essays by Han Han, the Chinese Blogger and Media Superstar

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 09:25
“The Problem With Me,” by Han Han, is a book of essays by a widely read Chinese blogger who manages not to provoke the censors.
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Fiction: ‘The Nix’ Is the Love Child of Thomas Pynchon and David Foster Wallace

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 09:25
A son searches for his mother’s secrets in Nathan Hill’s “The Nix,” a sprawling novel with a bag of postmodern tricks.
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Nonfiction: Understanding Recent Deaths at the Hands of the Police

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 09:25
Marc Lamont Hill’s “Nobody” explores the details and history behind the litany of recent police killings.
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Fiction: The Progenitors: Kaui Hart Hemmings Casts an Amused Eye on a Single Mom

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 09:24
A San Francisco single mother finds a support group at a neighborhood playground in Kaui Hart Hemmings’s new comic novel, “How to Party With an Infant.”
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Fiction: A Novel’s Team of Explorers Sets Out to Tame Alaska

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 09:24
Journals trace a husband’s and wife’s separate ventures in the Northwest of the 1880s in Eowyn Ivey’s “To the Bright Edge of the World.”
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Fiction: Heroin Addiction, Anorexia, a Failing Marriage: This Novel’s Narrator Has It All

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 09:23
The narrator of Jade Sharma’s “Problems” aims degrading remarks at other women.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 09:22
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Editors' Choice: 9 Books for Back-to-School That Times Editors Think You Should Read

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 16:36
New books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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'Light Between Oceans' leaps up best-seller list

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 16:29

Movie adaptations are powering sales of several books.

        
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'Altamont' remembers rock’s darkest day

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 16:23

Joel Selvin's book recreates the nightmarish 1969 concert with the Stones.

        
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By the Book: Daniel Silva: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 06:00
The author of the Gabriel Allon thrillers, including the latest, “The Black Widow,” loves F. Scott Fitzgerald and named his son Nicholas after Nick Carraway from “The Great Gatsby.” But his daughter is Lily — “not Daisy or Jordan or Myrtle.”
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Fiction: An Immigrant Family Encounter the 1 Percent in a Debut Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 04:30
In Imbolo Mbue’s “Behold the Dreamers,” immigrants from Cameroon are drawn into a banker’s family as the financial crisis deepens.
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Nonfiction: Sorry, Mom and Dad: You’re Not So Important After All

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 04:30
In “Do Parents Matter?,” the married anthropologists Robert A. LeVine and Sarah LeVine explain why parenting styles aren’t nearly as important as we imagine.
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Lawrence Wright's chilling new book explores roots of terrorism

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 11:48

'The Terror Years' is a powerful follow-up to 'The Looming Tower.'

        
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Nonfiction: The End of Intervention: Two Books Explore the American Catastrophe in the Middle East

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 04:30
Lawrence Wright’s “The Terror Years” and J. Kael Weston’s “The Mirror Test” examine the effects of terrorism in the Middle East and the American obsession with it.
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Fiction: A Novel’s Exiles Flee North Korea: Now What?

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 04:30
Exiles define their lives outside North Korea in Krys Lee’s debut novel, “How I Became a North Korean.”
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Watch Graham Moore's live chat

USAToday Books - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 14:43

His new book is 'The Last Days of Night.'

        
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Bookends: Why Do Debut Novels Command So Much Attention?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 14:02
Leslie Jamison and Ayana Mathis discuss the hype behind first novels.
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Lena Dunham to publish a collection of short stories

USAToday Books - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 11:32

Our favorite girl is conquering yet another area of publishing.

        
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