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Fiction: This Novel Opens With a Suicide and a Suitcase of Cash. Then Things Get Really Interesting.

New York Times Book Reviews - 6 hours 55 min ago
Rebekah Frumkin’s debut, “The Comedown,” is the drugs-and-crime tragedy of two Cleveland clans discovering the fluidity of life and of the self.
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Here are some books Barack Obama loves

USAToday Books - 7 hours 8 min ago

Former President Barack Obama has always shared his love for reading. He is a published author, himself! Now he's sharing some insight on his latest favorites and we're sharing it with you.

        
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Making the Language Strange, as Only Poetry Can Do

New York Times Book Reviews - 7 hours 23 min ago
In her collection “Yeah No,” Jane Gregory adopts an otherworldly voice like a medium channeling signals from the great elsewhere.
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Tickets on sale to see Sally Field at BookFest St. Louis

St. Louis Book Blog - 8 hours 18 min ago
Actress Sally Field will discuss her upcoming memoir in St. Louis just days after it goes on sale.
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Editors’ Choice: 9 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - 9 hours 51 min ago
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Nonfiction: How We Got to Be So Self-Absorbed: The Long Story

New York Times Book Reviews - 11 hours 27 min ago
In “Selfie,” Will Storr searches for the roots of Western narcissism, a journey that takes him from a Scottish cloister to the Esalen Institute in Big Sur.
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By the Book: Samantha Hunt: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - 16 hours 55 min ago
The author Samantha Hunt, whose novel “The Seas” will be reissued in July, has started an apocalypse library: “I enjoy all these books. I just hope I’ll never need them to survive.”
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Nonfiction: In One City, 2,000 Years of Gay History

New York Times Book Reviews - 16 hours 55 min ago
Peter Ackroyd’s “Queer City” is an enticingly dishy and detailed tour of gay life in London, from the Roman era all the way through to the present.
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Nonfiction: A Writer Takes On the French Intelligentsia Over Muslims

New York Times Book Reviews - 16 hours 55 min ago
In “The End of the French Intellectual,” Shlomo Sand argues the case that Muslims have replaced Jews as the country’s most oppressed people.
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An Adolescence of Skateboards, Fistfights and Sexual Yearning, Turned Into Pure Poetry

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 16:39
Matthew Dickman’s new collection of poems, “Wonderland,” revisits his teenage years.
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Nonfiction: A Biography Charts an Odysseus Sidelined by Mental Illness

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 16:00
In “The Kevin Show,” Mary Pilon chronicles Kevin Hall’s long (and long-foiled) quest for Olympic gold in catamaran sailing.
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The Enthusiast: In Praise of Julia Alvarez

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:00
“By the time I found ‘How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents,’ I’d already resigned myself to using books as windows rather than mirrors.”
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Left Bank Books contributes portion of sales for World Refugee Day

St. Louis Book Blog - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 14:20
St. Louis' independent bookstore's owners have always been outspoken about causes they support.
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Nonfiction: What Would Shakespeare Have Made of Donald Trump?

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 14:00
Stephen Greenblatt’s “Tyrant” finds parallels between our political world and that of the Elizabethans — and locates some very familiar characters.
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New bio 'Flash' snaps revealing portrait of famed New York photographer Weegee

USAToday Books - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 11:44

Weegee gained fame in the 1930s and '40s for his photos of New York crime scenes. A new bio, 'Flash,' looks at his life and work. A 3-star review.

        
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Applied Reading: Harry Potter in Your Pocket

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 04:00
A newly released role-playing game and a collection of interactive books give readers fresh places to explore J.K. Rowling’s magical world.
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Fiction: Yes, Tommy Orange’s New Novel Really Is That Good

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 14:00
Centuries of subjugation weigh down the men and women of “There There,” his quietly devastating debut.
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Fiction: In a Novel, Mystical Maps and Intertwined Journeys in Syria

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 14:00
In her debut, “The Map of Salt and Stars,” Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar tells the story of two women, centuries apart, confronting war and exile.
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Newsbook: Read These 3 Books on the Toll of Migration on Children

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:33
A treatise on immigration, an undocumented immigrant torn away from her son and a teenager’s treacherous journey to reunite with his mother.
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 04:00
A selection of recent audiobooks; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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