Book Reviews

Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 01/29/2017 - 05:00

Thrillers from Lisa Gardner and Alex Berenson are out this week.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 01/28/2017 - 14:49

Spend your weekend reading 'The Girl Before.'

        
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Nonfiction: Emmett Till’s Murder: What Really Happened That Day in the Store?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 16:33
Timothy B. Tyson’s “The Blood of Emmett Till” is an account of absorbing and sometimes horrific detail.
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Otherworldly: The Latest in Science Fiction and Fantasy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 15:22
A graphic novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler, a new novel from the author of the Divergent series and more.
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Nonfiction: How the Women of the Mormon Church Came to Embrace Polygamy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 13:51
The historian Laurel Ulrich uses the diaries of 19th-century Mormon women to tell the story of polygamy in “A House Full of Females.”
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 11:54
Michael Eric Dyson’s “Tears We Cannot Stop,” No. 8 in hardcover nonfiction, includes a list of recommended black musicians.
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The Book Review Podcast: From Brooklyn to the Gulag

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 11:43
Sana Krasikov talks about “The Patriots”; and Michael Sims discusses “Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes.”
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 11:27
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Shortlist: Debut Novels

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 10:38
Five debut novels that take us from the mind of a teenage stalker to a Lithuanian bartender looking to find her way back home.
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Author’s Note: Finding His Flock: A Rural Writer’s Book Club

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 10:29
One author fulfills the dreams of many by escaping to the rural countryside — only to realize he misses talking about books with other writers.
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Fiction: Noy Holland’s Tales of Peculiar Lives in Hard Places

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 10:00
In the stories collected in “I Was Trying to Describe What It Feels Like,” Noy Holland writes about ordinary people with peculiar lives.
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Nonfiction: Teddy Roosevelt, Mark Twain and the Fight Over American Imperialism

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 09:18
In “The True Flag,” by Stephen Kinzer, Teddy Roosevelt and Mark Twain square off over American imperialism.
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Nonfiction: Pasternak’s Muse: The Real-Life Inspiration for ‘Doctor Zhivago’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 09:08
In “Lara,” Anna Pasternak explores the life of the real-life inspiration for “Doctor Zhivago.”
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Nonfiction: A South African Novelist Recalls the Sister She Couldn’t Save

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 06:00
In “Once We Were Sisters,” the novelist Sheila Kohler recalls her lost sibling.
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Fiction: Stories by the Heir of James Dickey and Flannery O’Connor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 05:00
The spirits of Flannery O’Connor and James Dickey survive in “Signals,” a story collection by Tim Gautreaux.
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Fiction: Aravind Adiga’s Novel Is About the Game of Cricket — and Sexual Awakening

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 04:00
In Aravind Adiga’s new novel, “Selection Day,” the game of cricket may pull two boys out of India’s slums.
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Fiction: For Two Small-Town Families, War Is the Tie That Binds

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 04:00
Generations of war haunt the characters in Andrew Krivak’s novel “The Signal Flame.”
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10 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 16:55
Suggested reading from editors and critics at The New York Times.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 16:28
Readers respond to recent reviews of “Against Empathy,” “How America Lost Its Secrets” and “Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life.”
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Open Book: Faye Redux

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 12:40
Rachel Cusk describes the method behind her new novel, “Transit,” the second book in a planned trilogy.
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