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Nonfiction: Millenniums of Tribulation

New York Times Book Reviews - 4 hours 25 min ago
Simon Schama’s “Belonging: 1492-1900” recounts the history of a people who never seemed to belong anywhere.
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Nonfiction: Slaying the Dragon of the Dark Ages

New York Times Book Reviews - 4 hours 25 min ago
Eric Metaxas’ “Martin Luther” seeks to make its subject attractive to a wide reading audience.
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Newsbook: Amid California Forest Fires, 3 Books Set Among Flames

New York Times Book Reviews - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 06:00
These books explore historical fires and the lives they have touched.
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The Book Review Podcast: Mary Beard on ‘Women & Power’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 15:04
Beard discusses her new manifesto, and Hillary Chute talks about “Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere.”
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Children’s Books: Live Art With Children’s Book Illustrators

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:52
Visual artists have always had an important place in children’s literature. Watch leading children’s books illustrators draw, paint, collage and discuss books with The Times’s children’s books editor, Maria Russo.
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Golden Globe nominees based on books.

Bookbrowse News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:23
Signature (a Random House website) looks at the many 2018 Golden Globes nominees based on books:

It is officially that time of the year – awards season is upon us. As usual, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has kicked things off with the announcement of the 2018 Golden Globe Awards nominees. The literary world is represented in this year's lineup with a smattering of great adaptations leading the charge in both film and TV. While the slate of nominees is populated with a few of the marquee titles you'd expect – "Game of Thrones" got it's annual nod, for instance – a few surprises cracked the surface as well. It looks to be another interesting year at the Golden Globes. Let's have a look.

Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:05
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Fiction: Mysteries Unfold in a Land of Minarets and Magic Carpets

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 04:00
The first of a projected trilogy, S. A. Chakraborty’s fantastical adventure novel, “The City of Brass,” riffs on the imagery of Islamic folklore.
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Nonfiction: A Freed Hostage Audits the Murky Business of Captive Negotiations

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 04:00
In “The Trade,” the American journalist Jere Van Dyk relives the injustices he suffered both during and following his captivity at the hands of the Taliban.
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Critic’s Take: Why Rupi Kaur and Her Peers Are the Most Popular Poets in the World

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 04:00
It’s less the content than the plain conversational style that gets Instapoets’ work dismissed as “not real poetry.”
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Children’s Books: What the Shadow Knows: Picture Books on Runaway Reflections

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 04:00
Coincidence? In three new books, runaway shadows break away from their owners, seeking adventure and showing off their own personalities.
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The Shortlist: Notebooks From an Argentine Master, and Other Works of South American Literature

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 04:00
New books by Ricardo Piglia, Rodrigo Hasbún and Santiago Gamboa offer takes on the artistic mind.
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Children’s Books: In Armand Baltazar’s ‘Timeless,’ People, Dinosaurs and Robots Co-Exist

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 04:00
A cosmic event has reshuffled epochs. It’s up to a 13-year-old with “mixed” parents — from different eras — to keep the world on course.
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Nonfiction: ‘Bloodlines’ Tracks Bloodshed Across the Border

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 04:00
Melissa del Bosque investigates a paramilitary drug cartel through the lens of a valiant F.B.I. agent, revealing binational brutality in grim detail.
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Children’s Books: Your Kids Need a Laugh? Try the Short, Quirky Poems in This Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 04:00
“I’m Just No Good at Rhyming,” the debut collection from Chris Harris and Lane Smith, includes the silly, the whimsical, the absurd and more.
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Inside the List: Tiffany Haddish on Bar Mitzvahs, Pimping and Other Rites of Passage

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 04:00
In her best-selling essay collection, “The Last Black Unicorn,” the star of “Girls Trip” writes about growing up in South Central Los Angeles.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 04:00
Readers respond to book titles, cover art and more from previous issues.
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Understanding the Past Through Fiction

Publishers Weekly - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 23:00
A historical novelist considers the power of made-up stories to explain history.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 15:49
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Tom De Haven on comics.
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Books of Style: Hygge Gets Heave-Ho as Swedes, Norwegians Join the Fun

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 15:19
When it comes to wintry Scandinavian lifestyle refinement, the words to know now are lykke, lagom and janteloven.
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