Book Reviews

Fiction: Two Novels Trace Parallels Between Past and Present, or Create Them

New York Times Book Reviews - 3 hours 21 min ago
“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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Nonfiction: How We Got From Twinkies to Tofu

New York Times Book Reviews - 4 hours 39 min ago
In “Hippie Food,” Jonathan Kauffman tracks the emergence of the organic, politicized diet so many Americans love today.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - 4 hours 54 min ago
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: John Banville on Dublin and “Ulysses.”
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Essay: The Iceman Cometh Out

New York Times Book Reviews - 5 hours 6 min ago
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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Nonfiction: The Philosopher Who Believed That Art Was Key to Black Liberation

New York Times Book Reviews - 14 hours 53 min ago
In “The New Negro,” Jeffrey C. Stewart recounts the life of Alain Locke: scholar, critic and impresario of the Harlem Renaissance.
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By the Book: Brian Selznick: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - 14 hours 53 min ago
As a boy, the author and illustrator Brian Selznick preferred consuming stories on screen: “I usually watched the movies of books I should have read.”
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Profile: The Redemption of Chris Hughes

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:47pm
The Facebook co-founder’s rise was meteoric. He argues that the same forces that helped him succeed have made it harder for others. In a new book, “Fair Shot,” he proposes a bold solution.
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Nonfiction: From Justin Bieber to Martin Buber, Zadie Smith’s Essays Showcase Her Exuberance and Range

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:01am
The novelist’s latest collection is “Feel Free.”
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Otherworldly: The Latest in Science Fiction and Fantasy

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:00am
Monsters, golems and doppelgängers range through these sublime new collections of short fiction.
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Front Burner: Book Highlights Queens in All of Its Deliciousness

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 1:02pm
The borough is the latest subject of the “111 Places” series of guidebooks.
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:48am
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 - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:00am
“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 - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:00am
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 - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:00am
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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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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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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