Book Reviews

Nonfiction: A History of Humanity Told Through Genetics

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:42am
Adam Rutherford’s engaging science book, “A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived,” explains the many ways DNA links us to our ancestors.
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Inside the List: Donna Brazile Says She Foresaw Clinton’s Defeat

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:19am
In a best-selling campaign memoir, “Hacks,” the Democratic operative and former party chair reveals she never trusted the polls.
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Nonfiction: Why the Greek Bailout Went So Wrong

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 9:23am
In “Adults in the Room,” the former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis describes Greece’s economic crisis from the inside.
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Nonfiction: The Contradictions of Joseph Conrad

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:00am
Maya Jasanoff’s book, “The Dawn Watch,” uses Conrad’s work to tell a story of globalization, imperialism and resistance.
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:00am
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Fiction: A Timely Novel of Anti-Progress by Louise Erdrich

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:00am
In “Future Home of the Living God,” Erdrich’s futuristic novel, evolution runs backward, reproduction is threatened and the climate has changed, irrevocably.
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Match Book: Dear Match Book: Books to Fuel, Not Fix, My Sadness

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:00am
Harrowing tragedy abounds in these selections of fierce, female-centered fiction.
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Fiction: Whatever Happened to Isabel Archer? ‘Mrs. Osmond’ Picks Up Where Henry James Left Off

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:00am
John Banville’s sequel to James’s “Portrait of a Lady” follows the heroine back to Rome and to the possible end of her marriage.
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Nonfiction: ‘Little House on the Prairie’ and the Truth About the American West

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:00am
A new biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder “refreshes and revitalizes” our understanding of westward expansion, pioneer life and the literature that mythologized it.
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Now You Can Read the Book From ‘Jane the Virgin’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 5:00pm
Jane Villanueva’s book will finally be published on the show. It will also be available for fans to purchase in real life.
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Nonfiction: Queen of the Glossies

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:51pm
“The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983-1992” is Tina Brown’s own record of running that influential magazine, and all the glittering prizes that came with it.
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The Book Review Podcast: Mother Knows Best?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 2:16pm
James Wolcott talks about “Raising Trump” and “The Kardashians,” and Tina Brown discusses “The Vanity Fair Diaries.”
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:34am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week:Elizabeth Hardwick on the art and meaning of the essay.
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Fiction: A Soccer Novel More About the Players Than the Play

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:05am
With masculinity in its sights, Ross Raisin’s “A Natural” dares to tackle frustration and thwarted action as its themes.
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Audiobooks: Nate Dern Narrates His Schizophrenic but Substantive Collection of Writings

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am
In the audiobook edition of “Not Quite a Genius,” a senior writer for Funny or Die explores an impressive medley of forms, themes and voices.
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Audiobooks: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Reveals Its Mysteries Anew

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am
In a new audiobook, Kenneth Branagh reads one of Agatha Christie’s most convoluted and ingenious plots.
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The Shortlist: Other People’s Minds: Four New Story Collections

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am
These books are linked by their interest in extreme psychological and emotional states, from paranoia to obsession to forbidden love.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Fiction: Bowling, Football and Edna St. Vincent Millay

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am
Nancy Pearl’s first novel, “George & Lizzie,” combines lit-crit geekiness, dentistry and team sports to create an unusual romantic comedy.
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Notebook: A Day in the Life of Tina Brown

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am
The author of “The Vanity Fair Diaries” reveals a page from her handwritten journal recounting her experiences on the day she learned of Andy Warhol’s death.
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