Book Reviews

Inside the List: James Patterson’s Latest Villain Looks a Lot Like Amazon

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 10:59am
“The Store,” at No. 4 after three weeks on the hardcover fiction list, features a married couple at war with a dominant online retailer.
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Open Book: TV, Pre-Golden Age

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 10:49am
In “Little Boxes,” writers share how they were influenced by TV shows, in the days before prestige TV.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 10:49am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Children’s Books: All Kinds of Outrageous Behavior in These New Picture Books

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 10:00am
A little seed who’s unapologetically bad, a horrible baby brother, the kid who won’t stop screaming and more.
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The Shortlist: Stories of Familial Unrest and Displacement

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 9:14am
Four new novels set around the globe explore the causes and consequences of family estrangement.
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Fiction: James Kelman’s ‘Dirt Road’ Travels a Path to Solace

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:00am
A father and son escape painful reminders of their lost loved ones in Scotland to discover a new outlook in the American South.
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Fiction: A Sydney Bridge, a Falling Man and Three Witnesses to a Miracle

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:00am
The stories of three Australians in three different centuries are linked by a miraculous vision in Ashley Hay’s “The Body in the Clouds.”
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Critic’s Take: The Novels Explaining Britain’s Path From the Raj to Brexit

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:00am
Revisiting Paul Scott’s “The Raj Quartet,” 70 years after the partition of India and Pakistan.
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Nonfiction: The Man Whose Cabinet of Curios Helped Start the British Museum

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:00am
James Delbourgo’s “Collecting the World” recounts the life of Sir Hans Sloane, a pioneering natural scientist.
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Fiction: The Posh, Psychological Thrills of ‘The Party’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:00am
Elizabeth Day dissects the 21st-century British class system in this novel rife with literary allusions.
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Fiction: When Friendship Ends, Does Betrayal Begin?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:00am
The teenagers in Claire Messud’s novel “The Burning Girl” have always been best friends. Now they’re growing painfully, possibly dangerously, apart.
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Fiction: Mother and Daughter in a Doomsday Cult

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:00am
In Rebecca Wait’s novel “The Followers,” a lonely woman and her child are lured into an isolated community on the Yorkshire moors.
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Nonfiction: A Memoir of Dieting in the Age of Total Body Vigilance

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 11:00pm
In “Beautiful Bodies,” Kimberly Rae Miller recounts her lifelong addiction to deprivation through dieting.
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Nonfiction: Shining a Light on Campus Rape

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 5:11pm
Vanessa Grigoriadis’s fascinating but often frustrating “Blurred Lines” is a kaleidoscopic tour through the campus sexual assault controversy.
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Reader's Notebook: Change Is in the Air at the E. B. White Farm

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 1:07pm
Discovering the author’s home in Maine, where he wrote “Charlotte’s Web” and heard those darn crickets.
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Book News: Steinbeck’s Heir Wins Lawsuit

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 11:10am
A dispute that dragged on for years, and involved none of the author’s blood relatives, is settled.
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Nonfiction: In Praise of the Black Men and Women Who Built Detroit

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 10:20am
In “Black Detroit,” Herb Boyd celebrates the city’s rich history through its unsung heroes.
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Nonfiction: What the Greek Myths Teach Us About Anger in Troubled Times

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:00am
In “Enraged,” Emily Katz Anhalt shows how the earliest works of Western literature questioned the values of the society that produced it.
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By the Book: Nicole Krauss: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 4:00am
The author of “Great House,” “The History of Love” and, most recently, “Forest Dark” prefers to read classic novels on the plane: “Twelve hours in economy is not the moment to gamble on a book.”
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John le Carré’s ‘A Legacy of Spies’: An Excerpt

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:51pm
George Smiley returns in this coda to le Carré’s classic, “The Spy Who Came In From the Cold.”
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