Book Reviews

The Book Review Podcast: From Podcast to Book with Marc Maron

New York Times Book Reviews - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 9:12pm
Marc Maron discusses “Waiting for the Punch,” and Victor Sebestyen talks about his new biography of Lenin.
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Newsbook: 3 Books That Explore Catalonia’s Fight for Independence

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 2:48pm
The secessionist movement has been prominent for years.
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Nonfiction: A Portrait of Stalin in All His Murderous Contradictions

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:59am
The second volume of Stephen Kotkin’s biography “Stalin” reveals the ideologue and the opportunist.
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Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:45am
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Nonfiction: What Trump Can Learn From a Gold Star Family

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:37am
In his new memoir “An American Family,” Khzir Khan, who spoke so movingly at the 2016 Democratic convention, writes about patriotism and his love of America.
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Ivory Tower: Unknown Unknowns: Three Inquiries Into Religion

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 4:00am
What is religion? New books by a philosopher, a sociologist and a theologian give different answers.
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Fiction: One Woman’s Liberation, Set Against the Russian Revolution

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 4:00am
Janet Fitch’s historical novel, “The Revolution of Marina M.,” follows a young aristocrat-turned-Bolshevik as she navigates political and personal upheaval.
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The Shortlist: The Roots of Revolution

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 4:00am
Four new books explore the philosophical and political sources of the Russian Revolution, its early influences and how it influenced other movements.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 4:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Inside the List: Van Jones Sees More Political Rebellions on the Horizon

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 4:00am
In “Beyond the Messy Truth,” new on the nonfiction best-seller list, the CNN commentator blames an elitist system for the state of the country.
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Fiction: Anti-Semitism Heralds a Grim Future in This Classic Romanian Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 4:00am
The Jewish protagonist of Mihail Sebastian’s “For Two Thousand Years” wonders what it means to love a country that doesn’t love him back.
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Fiction: Trying to Follow the Muse While Domestic Life Calls

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 4:00am
In Cherise Wolas’s debut novel, “The Resurrection of Joan Ashby,” a writer struggles to recover her footing and her self after raising a family.
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Open Book: A Quiet Member of the Canon

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 4:00am
“A Difficult Death” is the first critical biography in English of the 19th-century Danish novelist Jens Peter Jacobsen.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 4:00am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: an endorsement of James Billington’s sharp intellectual study of Russian culture.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 4:00am
Readers respond to Jan Morris’s review of “Victoria & Abdul” and more.
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Books of The Times: In ‘Righteous,’ a Stand-Up Sleuth Investigates His Brother’s Murder

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 2:18pm
Joe Ide’s follow-up to his award-winning debut novel, “IQ,” begins in the exact spot that story left off: in a junkyard with a car full of evidence.
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Book News: Australia’s Amazon Book Battle

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 2:03pm
The online retailer is moving in. Booksellers are nervous. But disrupting Australians’ reading habits might not be so easy to do.
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Books of The Times: A Graphic Novelist’s Passionate Anatomy of New York

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:50am
Julia Wertz’s majestic portrait of the city is a collection of dramatic streetscapes and hidden histories.
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By the Book: Simon Schama: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:00am
The author of the two-volume “Belonging: The Story of the Jews 1492-1900” didn’t finish reading Elena Ferrante’s “Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay”: “I left.”
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Nonfiction: The First Totalitarian

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:00am
Victor Sebestyen’s “Lenin” describes the inventor of a secular religion.
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