Book Reviews

Roundup: Horror: Joyce Carol Oates’s ‘The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 11:19
New books from Joyce Carol Oates, Peter Straub, Victor LaValle and others show us where the genre is going and where it’s been.
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Roundup: Sports: Bill Walton’s ‘Back From the Dead,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 11:19
Bill Walton’s elegiac yet exuberant new memoir, an investigation of arm injuries in baseball and more.
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Roundup: Travel: Philip Marsden’s ‘Rising Ground’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 11:17
Simon Winchester reviews “Rising Ground,” a collection of essays about the landscape around Cornwall and its history, and more.
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'Sweetbitter,' set in New York food world, is dishy best seller

USAToday Books - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 10:56

Debut novelist Stephanie Danler served in the trenches in Manhattan restaurants.

        
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Nonfiction: ‘Paul McCartney: The Life,’ by Philip Norman

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 04:30
The author of “Shout! The Beatles in Their Generation” follows up a biography of Lennon with one of McCartney.
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Nonfiction: ‘From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime,’ by Elizabeth Hinton

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 12:45
How decades of discriminatory policies and flawed studies led to an age of mass imprisonment.
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'Fargo' creator Noah Hawley hopes for summer hit with new book

USAToday Books - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 10:32

The man behind the FX hit 'Fargo' has written the summer thriller 'Before the Fall.'

        
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Hot books for summer: New Rowling, King, Trump bio

USAToday Books - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 10:30

A "new" Harry Potter tale, plus Chris Colfer, Liane Moriarty, Terry McMillan and more.

        
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Fiction: ‘The Girls,’ by Emma Cline

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 04:30
Emma Cline’s first novel is a seductive and arresting coming-of-age story hinged on Charles Manson.
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Fiction: Laura Lippman’s ‘Wilde Lake’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 04:30
In Laura Lippman’s latest mystery, the daughter of a former state’s attorney moves back home after the death of her husband.
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Fiction: David Duchovny’s ‘Bucky ____ Dent’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 04:29
The actor David Duchovny examines life’s big issues — love, sex, marriage, parenting, death, baseball — in his second novel.
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Fiction: Noah Hawley’s ‘Before the Fall’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/30/2016 - 04:30
Hawley’s thriller about an airplane crash exposes the high cost of news as entertainment and the randomness of fate.
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Fiction: Alan Furst’s ‘A Hero of France’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/30/2016 - 04:30
Alan Furst’s latest follows five months in the life of a Resistance cell in France, beginning in March 1941.
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A dark descent into mental illness in 'Imagine Me Gone'

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 13:03

Adam Haslett's novel is the story of a troubled family.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 05:04

Look for new books by Neil Gaiman, Emma Straub and Alan Furst.

        
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Marlene Dietrich stars in a new novel

USAToday Books - Sat, 05/28/2016 - 13:22

'Marlene' by C.W. Gortner is a fictional look at the German film star.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 05/28/2016 - 05:03

Spend your weekend reading 'The Fireman' by Joe Hill.

        
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Dad Rock podcast: Author rolls with the Stones

USAToday Books - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 13:09

Patrick Foster and Jim Lenahan talk music on 'Dad Rock,' a podcast from USA TODAY

        
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Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Secondhand Time’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 12:23
Adam Hochschild talks about Svetlana Alexievich’s “Secondhand Time”; Stephanie Danler discusses her debut novel, “Sweetbitter”; and Jojo Moyes on the film adaptation of her novel “Me Before You.”
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 11:43
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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