Book Reviews

The Shortlist: Four Books Explore Various Aspects of Cities Past and Present

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 2:56pm
Ecology, eccentricity, celebrity, policy: Urban living brings it all together.
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The Book Review Podcast: Jo Nesbo Reimagines ‘Macbeth’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 1:26pm
James Shapiro discusses Nesbo’s new novel, and Leila Slimani talks about “The Perfect Nanny.”
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Nonfiction: Can It Happen Here? Madeleine Albright Examines Fascism Then and Now

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 9:40am
In her new book, “Fascism: A Warning,” the former secretary of state finds the seeds of authoritarian rule in social, political and economic chaos.
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Inside the List: This Best-Selling Author Lives With 4 Dogs, 17 Chickens, 3 Horses, a Pony and a Cat

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:00am
She may care for a veritable menagerie, but Lisa Scottoline still writes three books a year, including the just-published thriller “After Anna.”
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Nonfiction: A Brand-New Version of Our Origin Story

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:00am
The Harvard geneticist David Reich details his groundbreaking research into ancient DNA in “Who We Are and How We Got Here.”
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Fiction: In This Novel, a Grieving Widow Becomes the Detective Hero

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:00am
“The Bible of Dirty Jokes,” by Eileen Pollack, tracks a middle-aged woman’s quest to find her lost brother and her own independence.
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Fiction: A War Correspondent Comes Home, Bringing War With Her

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:00am
The heroine of Wendell Steavenson’s novel, “Paris Metro,” hoping to find safety for her Iraqi stepson in France, encounters danger instead.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Fiction: When a Young Immigrant Vanishes in London, Can a Wildlife Biologist Help?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:00am
In Aminatta Forna’s novel “Happiness,” an American biologist and a Ghanaian psychiatrist find common ground among the urban dispossessed.
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Nonfiction: How Picasso Became Picasso

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:00am
In “Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World,” Miles J. Unger follows the painter’s early career, culminating in “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.”
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Nonfiction: When to Wage War, and How to Win: A Guide

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:00am
John Lewis Gaddis’s “On Grand Strategy” is a study of global thinking at the highest levels.
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Sketchbook | The Literati: Agatha Christie Solves the Mystery of Happiness in Marriage

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:00am
When the author of “Murder on the Orient Express” rode that very train on a journey toward true love.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:00am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Edwin Clark on “The Great Gatsby.”
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:00am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Otherworldly: Princesses, Priestesses and Time Travel: What’s New in Science Fiction and Fantasy

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:30pm
Amal El-Mohtar looks at new retellings of ancient tales, including a space opera, a futuristic “King Lear,” and an eco-thriller.
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Editors’ Choice: 11 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:32pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Nonfiction: The Essays Are Personal. The Truths Are Universal.

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 6:52am
Sloane Crosley’s third collection, “Look Alive Out There,” blends deep pathos with the author’s signature humor.
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Q&A: Tracy K. Smith and Jacqueline Woodson Talk Reading, Race and Spreading the Gospel of Literature

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 5:00am
One’s the U.S. poet laureate. The other is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Can they bring literature to the masses?
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Nonfiction: In ‘The Woman’s Hour,’ the Battle Over the 19th Amendment Comes to Life

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:44pm
The deliciousness of the details in Elaine Weiss’s new book suggests that certain historical figures warrant entire novels of their own.
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Read The Times’s Reviews of Every Book That Won a 2018 Pulitzer

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:39pm
Besides the journalism prizes, the committee awarded five Pulitzers to books this week. Here are our reviews.
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