Book Reviews

Tina Brown To The Max

NPR Books - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 09:18

The journalist and editor has a new book that looks back at the early years of her legendary career.

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Nonfiction: The Hand of the Comic Artist

New York Times Book Review - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 03:00
Manohla Dargis reviews two new books that examine the aesthetics and the business of comics, from Superman to R. Crumb.
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Nonfiction: The Comic Strip’s Heyday in ‘Cartoon County’

New York Times Book Review - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 03:00
Cullen Murphy recounts his coming-of-age among the elites of American illustration.
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Examining The Role Self Awareness Plays In Sexual Harassment

NPR Books - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 15:32

Many people accused of sexual harassment say they weren't aware that their behavior was inappropriate. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Tasha Eurich, author of the book Insight, about self-awareness.

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In A New Novel, The 'Lost Prayers' Of A Gay Teen Bullied To Death

NPR Books - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 05:56

James Han Mattson's debut book, inspired by the real-life suicide of an outed young man, treats the Internet as both lifeline and paper trail of a tormented, small-town adolescence.

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A Father's Cruel Mission To Create 'The Only Girl In The World'

NPR Books - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 05:56

Maude Julien's new memoir chronicles her extraordinary — and awful — childhood with fanatical parents determined to turn her into the ultimate survivor through deprivation, violence and endless tests.

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Profile: Eluding Censors, a Magazine Covers Southeast Asia’s Literary Scene

New York Times Book Review - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 21:08
Mekong Review’s contributors include some of the best-known authors, journalists and academics who follow the region.
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The Book Review Podcast: ‘The Second Coming of the KKK’

New York Times Book Review - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:09
Linda Gordon talks about “The Second Coming of the KKK”; Scott Kelly discusses “Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery”; and editors from the Book Review talk about our 10 Best Books of 2017.
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Books News: Jacqueline Woodson to Explore Belonging in Two Upcoming Books

New York Times Book Review - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:56
A middle-grade novel and a picture book, to be published in 2018, explore what being American really means.
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Children’s Books: Your Kid Just Learned to Read. What Books Come Next?

New York Times Book Review - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 09:51
These beautifully illustrated chapter books for brand new readers are very short — and very, very good.
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25 Years Later, He Speaks To The Man Who Killed His Son

NPR Books - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 03:11

Ahead of the 25th anniversary of a shooting at Simon's Rock college in Massachusetts, a father whose son was killed that day sits down with the man who pulled the trigger.

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Exploring Politics And Religion In 'Three Daughters Of Eve'

NPR Books - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 03:11

Turkish writer Elif Shafak juggles politics, faith and feminism in her new novel set in Turkey and England. Steve Inskeep speaks with her about her book Three Daughters of Eve.

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Sketchbook | Graphic Review: Reading ‘Catcher in the Rye’ Today

New York Times Book Review - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 03:00
An illustrated review of J. D. Salinger's classic from a 21st-century perspective.
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Nonfiction: Anti-Fascism With a Human Face

New York Times Book Review - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 03:00
In “A Bold and Dangerous Family,” Caroline Moorehead continues her Resistance Quartet with the story of Amelia, Carlo and Nello Rosselli.
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Nonfiction: Great Art, Repugnant Politics

New York Times Book Review - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 03:00
“Growing Up With the Impressionists,” the childhood diary of Julie Manet, daughter of Berthe Morisot and Eugene Manet, reveals some unsavory views.
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Fiction: ‘I Am the Kind of Woman I Would Run From’

New York Times Book Review - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 03:00
The journalist heroine of Anthony Quinn’s novel “Freya” is both headstrong and ambitious. Neither will be assets in post-World War II Britain.
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Nonfiction: From Working for Jesse Helms to Writing ‘Tales of the City’

New York Times Book Review - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 03:00
In “Logical Family,” Armistead Maupin describes a conservative upbringing before he became a beloved author and L.G.B.T. activist.
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Nonfiction: Franklin Roosevelt’s Story Is Worth Telling Again and Again

New York Times Book Review - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 03:00
Robert Dallek’s “Franklin D. Roosevelt” examines both the public and the private man.
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Nonfiction: Yearning for an Earlier Era of American Diplomacy

New York Times Book Review - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 03:00
Jeffrey A. Engel’s “When the World Seemed New” recounts the last spasm of Republican internationalism.
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The Shortlist: International Thrillers Favor Trysts over Treason

New York Times Book Review - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 03:00
Three fall novels take readers across the globe on missions in which the espionage takes a back seat to the characters’ personal lives and liaisons.
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