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New York Times Book Reviews - 5 hours 5 min ago
A selection of recent audiobooks; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Nonfiction: Cyberwarfare — the Latest Technology of Destruction

New York Times Book Reviews - 5 hours 5 min ago
David E. Sanger’s “The Perfect Weapon” is an encyclopedic account of developments in the cyberworld.
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Match Book: O Canada! What Should I Read?

New York Times Book Reviews - 5 hours 5 min ago
The best books to read to acquaint yourself with our northern neighbors.
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Profile: For the French Author Édouard Louis, His Books Are His Weapon

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:01
“History of Violence,” out this month in the U.S., is the writer’s attempt to tell his own story of being raped and nearly murdered.
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Author Junot Díaz cleared to return to MIT faculty after sexual-misconduct investigation

USAToday Books - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:11

MIT has investigated and cleared author Junot Díaz after the Pulitzer Prize winner was accused of sexual harassment and bullying by three female writers last month.

        
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Fiction: Two New Books From Australia, Unconstrained by Literary Convention

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:30
“Border Districts” and “Stream System,” by Gerald Murnane, reflect the author’s forays into the inner reaches of his own mind.
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A Hard Childhood Compressed Into Poetry, With Concision and Heat

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:22
In his collection “Not Here,” the poet Hieu Minh Nguyen makes art from his memories of racism and abuse.
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Nonfiction: Curious About Your Ancestry? Submit a DNA Swab, and a Big Grain of Salt

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:30
In her book “Futureface,” Alex Wagner takes a skeptical look at companies that research our genetics only to hedge their bets in the fine print.
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Nonfiction: A History of the Energy We Have Consumed

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:00
In his new book, Richard Rhodes makes his way through four centuries of energy use, from oil to nuclear, and how each innovation has changed the world.
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Was Autism a Nazi Invention?

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:00
In “Asperger’s Children,” Edith Sheffer explores the roots of autism, first diagnosed in Nazi Germany as the regime engaged in a program of child euthanasia.
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Family drama is on the menu in spicy "Number One Chinese Restaurant"

USAToday Books - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:30

Lillian Li's tasty novel 'Number One Chinese Restaurant' looks at a family rivalry in the food world. A 3-star book review.

        
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Country musician Rory Feek remembers life with wife Joey and looks ahead in new book

USAToday Books - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:15

In his new book 'Once Upon a Farm,' country musician Rory Feek reminisces about life with late wife Joey, raising daughter Indiana, and haircuts.

        
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Nonfiction: Harper Lee and Her Father, the Real Atticus Finch

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 04:00
Joseph Crespino’s “biography” of the virtuous lawyer in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and the real man he was modeled after, brings to life the inconsistencies of the South.
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Nonfiction: An Exhaustive Analysis of Harper Lee’s Enduring Legacy in America

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 04:00
Tom Santopietro’s “Why ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Matters” is painstakingly researched, if substantively and structurally flawed.
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5 new books you won't want to miss this week, including David Hogg's '#NeverAgain'

USAToday Books - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 05:00

Look for a new book on the Parkland shooting from David Hogg, plus a look at Donald Trump's children from a Vanity Fair writer.

        
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Lydia Millet's new book takes connected stories to a higher form

St. Louis Book Blog - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 08:00
"Fight No More" travels through Los Angeles homes.
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Weekend picks for book lovers, including 'First in Line,' a look at vice presidents

USAToday Books - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 05:00

Spend your weekend reading 'First in Line: Presidents, Vice Presidents and the Pursuit of Power.' Plus more recommendations from our book reviewers.

        
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Fiction: Twins, Foils, Frauds: A Posthumous Novel on the Puzzle of Free Will

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 18:06
In “The Solitary Twin,” by Harry Mathews, fractured identities come together in small, miraculous revelations that never feel contrived at all.
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The Book Review Podcast: The Things We Inherit

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:39
Carl Zimmer discusses “She Has Her Mother’s Laugh,” and Henry Alford talks about “And Then We Danced.”
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Fiction: In This Novel, a First-Grader Survives a School Shooting. His Older Brother Does Not.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:46
The 6-year-old narrator of Rhiannon Navin’s debut, “Only Child,” tries to decipher the grief that transforms his parents.
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