Book Reviews

How A Famous Fraud Brought A Kind Of Hope In 'I Was Anastasia'

NPR Books - March 24, 2018 - 3:27am

Ariel Lawhon's new novel is a biography of both Russia's Grand Duchess Anastasia and Anna Anderson, the woman who claimed to be Anastasia after the royal family was executed during the Revolution.

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On The Rocky Road To Adulthood, Illustrator Asks 'Am I There Yet?'

NPR Books - March 24, 2018 - 3:27am

Mari Andrew's collection of short essays and cartoons chronicle what life has shown her. "I think when I decided to be a writer, I kind of signed up for a life of interesting experiences," she says.

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You Don't Have To Be A Dog Person To Enjoy 'Tomorrow'

NPR Books - March 24, 2018 - 3:00am

Damian Dibben's novel follows a 217-year-old dog (yes, you read that right) as he searches for his wizardly master, who's disappeared somewhere in Europe in the middle of the Napoleonic Wars.

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A Tale of Two Books: Bunny Of The United States Hops Onto The Page

NPR Books - March 23, 2018 - 12:21pm

One bunny — Marlon Bundo Pence — is the subject of two very different books. A day before the Pence family released their's, comedian John Oliver released a parody.

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Inside the List: If You Murdered Someone, Would You Know It?

New York Times - March 23, 2018 - 7:00am
That’s the idea Chris Bohjalian explores in his new psychological thriller, “The Flight Attendant.”
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Profile: Why Now May (Finally) Be Meg Wolitzer’s Moment

New York Times - March 23, 2018 - 6:51am
Her prescient new novel, “The Female Persuasion,” resonates in the #MeToo moment. Is the timing also right to make her a household name?
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

NPR Books - March 23, 2018 - 6:06am

Zuckerberg apologized and Marlon Bundo topped the charts.

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The Book Review Podcast: ‘Just the Funny Parts’

New York Times - March 22, 2018 - 10:10pm
Nell Scovell discusses her new memoir, and Joanne Lipman talks about “That’s What She Said.”
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Nonfiction: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Hotheaded Perfectionist

New York Times - March 22, 2018 - 12:47pm
In his new memoir, “Unmasked,” the man behind “Phantom” and “Cats” recalls his fractious relationship with Tim Rice.
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In 'All The Names They Used For God,' The Magical Meets The Harrowing

NPR Books - March 22, 2018 - 12:36pm

Author Anjali Sachdeva spins captivating short stories around kernels of the otherworldly. She says it can be a way to overcome the impulse to look away from that which is unsettling or traumatic.

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Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times - March 22, 2018 - 8:28am
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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By the Book: Tracy K. Smith: By the Book

New York Times - March 22, 2018 - 6:19am
Tracy K. Smith, the poet laureate and author of the forthcoming “Wade in the Water,” wrote a college application essay about Thoreau: “I was an aspiring Transcendentalist from a young age.”
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Nonfiction: Why ‘Tomorrow Will Be Different’ for the Transgender Community

New York Times - March 22, 2018 - 5:58am
A memoir by Sarah McBride, the first openly trans person to speak at a major party convention, details her life’s battles both public and private.
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'The Gunners' Seems Simple At First ... But Keep Reading

NPR Books - March 22, 2018 - 3:00am

Rebecca Kauffman's new novel centers on a group of friends who reunite after a funeral, and spend an evening together. It's a deceptively simple story with a powerful message: Accept your feelings.

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Nonfiction: A Call to Action for Girl Squads Everywhere

New York Times - March 21, 2018 - 11:11pm
Kayleen Schaefer’s “Text Me When You Get Home” puts the fierce friendships between women on a pedestal.
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