Book Reviews

Adrian Tomine’s ‘Killing and Dying’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 04:34
Death creeps in around the edges of Mr. Tomine’s new book, casting a sometimes barely perceptible shadow.









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ArtsBeat: Morrissey Wins Bad Sex in Fiction Award

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/02/2015 - 15:14
Morrissey, the singer and former Smiths frontman, earned the Bad Sex in Fiction Award for a passage from his debut novel.









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Carly Simon has a new hit, her memoir

USAToday Books - Wed, 12/02/2015 - 10:50

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

       
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‘Keeping an Eye Open,’ by Julian Barnes

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/02/2015 - 04:34
A collection of art criticism by Barnes, the accomplished British novelist and literary journalist.









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‘The Jemima Code,’ by Toni Tipton-Martin

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/02/2015 - 04:32
A scholarly yet accessible survey of ­African-American cookbooks that begins in the days of slavery and reaches to the late 20th century.









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Roundup: Gardens: ‘Rescuing Eden,’ ‘The High Line’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/02/2015 - 04:30
Many of this season’s books celebrate gardens that have been protected by trusts, in a few cases for generations.









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‘And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK,’ by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Kevin M. Burke

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/02/2015 - 04:28
A companion to a coming PBS special makes for brisk and emotionally uncomplicated reading.









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‘The Only Street in Paris,’ by Elaine Sciolino

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/02/2015 - 04:23
Sciolino brings her favorite street to life through the stories and histories of its residents and merchants.









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Charlie Savage’s ‘Power Wars’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 14:37
A comprehensive, authoritative history of the legal side of national security policy making during the Obama years.









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Michael Riedel’s ‘Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 04:30
A rollicking, authoritative and valuable history of Broadway.









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‘The Book Cover in the Weimar Republic’ and ‘Graphic Passion’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 04:30
A new collection of book covers, jackets and bindings from the years of the Weimar Republic, and a catalog of Matisse’s work in the book arts.









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‘Map: Exploring the World,’ ‘The Curious Map Book’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 04:30
Several new books explore the power of spatial representations and how they shape our perceptions of reality.









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Roundup: Hollywood: Debbie Reynolds, Mickey Rooney, David Lynch and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 12/01/2015 - 04:30
In her new book, Reynolds puts the spotlight mostly on entertainers she has known and liked throughout the years.









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Notable Children’s Books of 2015

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 15:13
The best in picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction, selected by the children’s books editor of The New York Times Book Review.









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New bio reassesses Woody Allen at 80

USAToday Books - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 13:42

The director of 'Annie Hall,' 'Manhattan' and 'Blue Jasmine' has a big birthday on Dec. 1.

        
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‘Of Beards and Men’ and ‘True Style’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 11:56
A finely detailed, borderline obsessive history of facial hair, and a treatise on men’s style.









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Roundup: Sports: ‘The Grind,’ ‘Billion-Dollar Ball’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 11:47
New books about sports include looks at baseball’s “endless season” and the lives of today’s greatest marathoners.









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Roundup: Travel: ‘Dispatches From Pluto,’ ‘Driving Hungry’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 11:28
An English writer’s account of living in the Mississippi Delta, a filmmaker’s travels in South America and more.









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Roundup: Humor: ‘The Comedians,’ ‘A Carlin Home Companion’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 11:12
The season’s books include Kliph Nesteroff’s history of comedy, stuffed with obscure trivia and arguments that challenge common wisdom.









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'Muralist' captures art-world moment

USAToday Books - Sun, 11/29/2015 - 13:04

B.A. Shapiro's new novel paints portrait of Abstract Expressionism.

        
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