Book Reviews

Front Burner: Book Highlights Queens in All of Its Deliciousness

New York Times Book Reviews - 5 hours 53 min ago
The borough is the latest subject of the “111 Places” series of guidebooks.
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - 7 hours 8 min ago
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Nonfiction: In a New Biography of the Bouvier Women, Jealousies Rule

New York Times Book Reviews - 14 hours 55 min ago
“Jackie, Janet & Lee,” by J. Randy Taraborrelli, reveals bonds as fierce as the scandals that threatened them.
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Nonfiction: Who Owns the Elgin Marbles?

New York Times Book Reviews - 14 hours 55 min ago
In “The Real Life of the Parthenon,” Patricia Vigderman visits classic sites of the ancient world, exploring their complex, contested heritage.
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Match Book: Dear Match Book: Two Budding Bookworms — and Friends — Seeking Literary Realism

New York Times Book Reviews - 14 hours 56 min ago
Novels for young readers that tackle the complexities of the human condition.
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Nonfiction: An Irish Flâneur, Greeting the Past on His Present Wanderings

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 4:00am
John Banville’s “Time Pieces” takes the acclaimed novelist back to the Dublin of his youth, recalling people and places that still live in his memory.
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Essay: The Iceman Cometh Out

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 4:00am
One of Marvel’s X-Men, Iceman, has finally accepted that he is gay in a comic book series that is breaking new ground for the genre.
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The Book Review Podcast: Lisa Halliday on ‘Asymmetry’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:04pm
Halliday discusses her debut novel, and Naomi Novik and Gerald Jonas remember the life and work of Ursula K. Le Guin.
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Fiction: Two Novels Trace Parallels Between Past and Present, or Create Them

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:00am
“The Maze at Windermere,” by Gregory Blake Smith, imagines Newport, R.I., from the 17th century to today. “Peculiar Ground,” by Lucy Hughes-Hallett, does the same for a British estate.
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Inside the List: After Setting Her Hair on Fire, Lisa Gardner Decided to Become a Writer

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:00am
It was the 1980s, she was waitressing, “and there was a lot of Aqua Net involved. I took the hint. No more food service. Lots more time at the keyboard.”
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Fiction: What Would It Be Like to Be 400 Years Old?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:00am
In Matt Haig’s new novel, “How to Stop Time,” the narrator — born in 1581, and still alive today — seems to be having a midlife crisis.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Children’s Books: One Part Fantasy, One Part Reality Is a Child’s Perfect Formula

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:00am
In the Dory Fantasmagory books, Abby Hanlon finds the humor — and the coping strategies — in a young heroine’s shifting line between imagination and reality.
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Children’s Books: Great New Books for a Child Just Learning to Read

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:00am
Clever, beautifully illustrated new books from Brian Selznick, Sara Varon and Bryan Collier that are easy to read — and to love.
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Ivory Tower: Science’s Inference Problem: When Data Doesn’t Mean What We Think It Does

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:00am
Three new books on the challenge of drawing confident conclusions from an uncertain world.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:00am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Nonfiction: Arrested at 12, She’s Now an Activist Fighting for Social Justice

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 3:36pm
Patrisse Khan-Cullors’s memoir, “When They Call You a Terrorist,” recounts the life of a Black Lives Matter co-founder.
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Editors’ Choice: 11 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:05am
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:50am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Francine Prose on Ursula K. Le Guin.
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Fiction: Was It the Perfect Crime or a Paranoid Fantasy?

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:00am
Junichiro Tanizaki’s early novel “In Black and White” uses nested murder plots to explore the guilt and responsibilities of the writing life.
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