Book Reviews

In 'The Darkroom,' A Writer Comes To Grips With Her Dad's Gender Transition

NPR Books - July 22, 2016 - 12:45am

Susan Faludi says that, growing up, her father was a "domineering, hyper-masculine patriarch." In her new book, she tries to understand his past and his decision to become a woman.

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'To The Secretary' Tries To Unwind The Tangles Of Diplomacy

NPR Books - July 21, 2016 - 3:00am

State Department veteran Mary Thompson-Jones sifts through a few choice WikiLeaks cables and parses them for a lay audience in To The Secretary, a fascinating primer on a complex and difficult field.

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By the Book: Megan Abbott: By the Book

New York Times book reviews - July 21, 2016 - 3:00am
The author, most recently, of “You Will Know Me” keeps a copy of “How to Protect Yourself Against Psychic Attack” on her shelves. “Those who know me well probably wouldn’t be surprised.”
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Fiction: Dave Eggers’s New Novel Follows a Family Into the Alaskan Wild

New York Times book reviews - July 21, 2016 - 1:30am
In Dave Eggers’s “Heroes of the Frontier,” a single mother imagining a new life takes her kids on the lam in Alaska.
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'The Battle For Home' Traces Syria's History Through Architecture

NPR Books - July 20, 2016 - 12:39pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Homs-based architect Marwa al-Sabouni, about her new book The Battle for Home, which traces Syria's past, present and possible future through the lens of architecture.

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The Shortlist: Man vs. Machine

New York Times book reviews - July 20, 2016 - 6:27am
New books about competing against computers for jobs, holding on to privacy in the digital age and more.
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Children’s Books: Three New Books About the White House

New York Times book reviews - July 20, 2016 - 3:00am
Ken Burns’s first children’s book, and more presidential lore.
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Nonfiction: An American Is Murdered During Apartheid’s Final Days: Was Justice Served?

New York Times book reviews - July 20, 2016 - 1:30am
Justine van der Leun’s “We Are Not Such Things” investigates a 1993 killing and considers reconciliation’s role in post-apartheid South Africa.
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