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Crime: The Best and Latest in Crime Fiction <div> </div>

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:53
A medical mystery, a diabolical architect, some very desperate Pennsylvanians and a treacherous British boarding school.
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Nonfiction: How Did Rumi Become One of Our Best-Selling Poets?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:43
“Rumi’s Secret,” by Brad Gooch, traces the life of the Persian mystic whose rebranded love poems are best sellers today.
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Nonfiction: Evolutionary Wars: How Darwin’s Masterwork Shook Up America

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:26
Randall Fuller’s “The Book That Changed America” looks at the impact of Darwin’s ideas on American society.
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Nonfiction: A Linguist Offers a Brief Immersion in Black English

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:18
John McWhorter puts down his thoughts about what he calls Black English in “Talking Back, Talking Black.”
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Fiction: Memories Inspire a Novel About a Jewish Family’s Journey From Hungary

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:11
“The Afterlife of Stars” is Joseph Kertes’s novel about a Jewish family’s flight from Hungary after the failed revolution.
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Fiction: Many Madeleines: André Aciman’s Proustian Tale of Conflicted Desires

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 10:55
André Aciman explores shades of desire through the protagonist of his new novel, “Enigma Variations.”
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Fiction: Tales Out of School: A Novel Skewers the Self-Delusion of Liberal Brooklyn Parents

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 10:54
Lucinda Rosenfeld’s “Class” is the story of an overbearing mother in a gentrifying neighborhood.
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Fiction: In Ottessa Moshfegh’s Stories, Fringe Figures Make Feckless Attempts at Connection

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 10:54
In the wide-ranging stories in “Homesick for Another World,” Ottessa Moshfegh draws a map of national character.
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The Shortlist: Short Stories

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 10:51
New short story collections by Josh Barkan, Mary Miller and Josip Novakovich.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 17:34
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 17:21
Readers respond to Bernard-Henri Lévy’s By the Book interview and more.
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Open Book: The Way We Were (and Are and Could Be)

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 17:11
Three recently published books offer past, present and possible future views of the country.
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Six New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 16:51
Suggested reading from editors of the Book Review and The Times’s book critics.
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By the Book: Ayelet Waldman: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 06:00
The author, most recently, of “A Really Good Day” maybe isn’t a fan of the “nurse romance” genre. But “come to think of it, ‘Atonement,’ by Ian McEwan, is one of my favorite contemporary novels, and what is that if not a nurse romance?”
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Take a peek at the Children's Book Week poster

USAToday Books - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 05:05

Kids' illustrator Christian Robinson gets the assignment this year.

       
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Nonfiction: What Do They Want? Graeme Wood Speaks With Supporters of ISIS

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 04:00
“The Way of the Strangers,” by Graeme Wood, asks where the militants of ISIS get their values.
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Nonfiction: Is Edward Snowden a Spy? A New Book Calls Him One.

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 17:23
In “How America Lost Its Secrets,” Edward Jay Epstein says Russia was the main beneficiary of Snowden’s revelations.
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Nonfiction: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Two Books About Muslim Identity

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 16:25
Omar Saif Ghobash’s “Letters to a Young Muslim” offers advice for young Muslims in the West, and Ali A. Rizvi’s “The Atheist Muslim” is about a journey from believer to atheist.
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This 'Dog' is best in show as it hits No. 1 on USA TODAY's list

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 10:40

'A Dog's Purpose' is doing doggone great, thanks to the movie.

       
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Bundle up for snowy fun with these four kids' books

USAToday Books - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 09:53

When the weather outside is frightful, stay inside with these picture books about winter.

       
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