Book Reviews

Open Book: The Inexhaustible Four

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:42pm
In his new book, Rob Sheffield writes: ““Being born on the same planet as the Beatles is one of the 10 best things that’s ever happened to me.”
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:33pm
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Ivory Tower: The Humanity of Numbers

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:15pm
Three books examine the human propensity for sharing numbers — in more ways than you might think.
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10 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:38am
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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By the Book: Gabourey Sidibe: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 4:00am
The actress and author of “This Is Just My Face” found herself rereading Ruthie Mae Bolton’s “Gal,” “each time understanding more and more, the blessing and the burden of being a black woman.”
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Books of The Times: Patricia Lockwood Is a Priest’s Child (Really), but ‘From the Devil’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/03/2017 - 3:06pm
Lockwood, a poet, truly is the daughter of a Catholic priest. It’s a long story, and it roars from the gate in this memoir.
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Newsbook: Making Sense of the Philippines

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/03/2017 - 1:57pm
With the Philippine-American relationship under scrutiny, here are three books to shed light on the former U.S. colony’s culture and politics.
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Fiction: Maine’s Great Fires Kindle a Second Chance at Love

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/03/2017 - 9:18am
Anita Shreve puts a historic disaster to work in this novel about a young mother who loses her home and nearly her life in the fires of 1947.
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Nonfiction: America First? No, Says Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/03/2017 - 6:00am
In “Democracy,” Rice argues that people around the world yearn for freedom, and that democracy promotion is a key goal of American foreign policy.
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It’s Complicated: The Path of an Israeli-Palestinian Love Story

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/03/2017 - 4:00am
Dorit Rabinyan hopes Americans will read her prizewinning novel, ‘All the Rivers,’ for its story, and not the controversy surrounding it in Israel.
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Match Book: A Fantastic, Fantastical Book for the New, Cool Woman in My Life

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/02/2017 - 4:02am
Reader, rejoice: People are still wooing each other with books. Our columnist suggests titles to impress a love interest whose tastes run to fantasy.
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Books of The Times: Having Trouble Having It All? Ivanka Alone Can Fix It

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 11:02pm
In “Women Who Work,” Ivanka Trump offers advice to inspire you and “your team.”
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Nonfiction: Cheryl Strayed on Richard Ford’s Masterly Memoir of His Parents

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 4:00am
In “Between Them,” the author of “The Sportswriter” imagines his mother and father, both as they seemed to him in life and who they were beyond his view.
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Nonfiction: Solving a Reign of Terror Against Native Americans

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:29pm
In “Killers of the Flower Moon,” David Grann uncovers a shattering history of oil greed, racism and serial murder targeting the Osage Indians.
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The Book Review Podcast: Sheryl Sandberg on Life After Tragedy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:08am
Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant talk about “Option B,” and Annie Jacobsen discusses “Phenomena.”
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Nonfiction: Are the New Megadonors Distorting American Society?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 6:00am
David Callahan’s “The Givers” examines a new wave of philanthropists: how they operate, what makes them tick.
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Nonfiction: A Life in 40 Questions: Harrowing Stories of Child Migration

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 6:00am
In “Tell Me How It Ends,” Valeria Luiselli describes her encounters with undocumented migrant children and the circumstances that produced them.
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Fiction: A Battering of Chances Against the Cosmic Wheel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 6:00am
In his new collection, “Living in the Weather of the World,” Richard Bausch proves yet again that he’s a master of the short story.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 6:00am
Readers Respond to the presumed loneliness of Hill Country, the absence of bibliography and more.
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Fiction: Two Immigrant Families Intertwine During London’s Summer of Bombs

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:00am
Margot Singer’s novel “Underground Fugue” follows the intermingled fortunes of four Londoners in the summer of the terrorist bombings.
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