Book Reviews

Bookshelf: From F.D.R. to Serial Killers: New Books on New Yorkers

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 9:00am
There is some cozy reading in store for those who like to stay steeped in the city’s sociopolitical history, including tales of war heroes and mob bosses.
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By the Book: Tina Turner: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 4:00am
The singer, whose memoir “My Love Story” has just been published, wishes Mick Jagger would write an autobiography: “He can outtalk anyone on the planet. That’s the book I want to read, and so will everybody else. Mick?”
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Self-Helped: How to Rewire Your Traumatized Brain

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 4:00am
“Rationalization was much easier than recognizing the gravity of what was lost: an innocent, healthy childhood and an introduction to sexuality on my terms.”
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Nonfiction: Vagabond Lives: Happier Memories From Kathryn Harrison’s Childhood

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 2:03pm
Her previous memoirs delved into her parents’ traumatic influence. Now, in “On Sunset,” she introduces the beloved Old World grandparents who raised her.
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Match Book: Indigenous Stories for Young Readers

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 1:46pm
Young adult and middle grade fiction to educate children in the vast terrain of Native American history.
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The Book Review: Barry Jenkins and Meg Wolitzer on Two of This Season’s Novels on Screen

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 9:58am
Jenkins talks about his adaptation of James Baldwin’s “If Beale Street Could Talk,” and Wolitzer discusses the adaptation of her novel “The Wife.”
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Help Desk: I’ll Have What She’s Having: Books for Better Sex and Better Relationships

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 4:00am
Judith Newman’s latest Help Desk column ventures into the minefield of marriage, dating, desire — and divorce.
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Nonfiction: The Man Who Pioneered Food Safety

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 2:00pm
In “The Poison Squad,” Deborah Blum tells the story of the early-20th-century U.S.D.A. inspector who changed the way we think about food.
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Fiction: A Psychedelic Epic That Wants to Consume the World

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 4:00am
“CoDex 1962,” by the Icelandic cult writer Sjon, is a trippy, philosophical, shaggy-dog novel combining a love story, a crime mystery and a science-fiction thriller in one.
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Fiction: In Haruki Murakami’s New Novel, a Painter’s Inspiration Is Supernatural

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 4:00am
The Japanese novelist’s latest book, “Killing Commendatore,” features a stymied artist, a haunted painting and a host of paranormal mysteries.
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 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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Nonfiction: Michael Lewis Wonders Who’s Really Running the Government

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 4:29pm
“The Fifth Risk” examines the crucial, often life-or-death, work done by officials in three government agencies.
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Nonfiction: Kurt Eichenwald’s Memoir of a ‘Mind Unraveled’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 1:00pm
A journalist’s traumatic story of epilepsy and his struggle to have it treated seriously, and properly, in his college years.
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Reading Room: 12 Authors Write About the Libraries They Love

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:05am
The message here: A library is much more than its books.
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Nonfiction: The Library Fire That Ignited an Author’s Imagination

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 9:20am
Susan Orlean’s “The Library Book” is an absorbing account of the 1986 fire that devastated the Los Angeles Central Library and a homage to libraries everywhere.
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Visuals: Mapping Out Where Noir Lives in the City of Angels

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 3:43pm
Los Angeles has long been the perfect backdrop from crime writers. This map of the city will help you find the setting for nine books, classic and new.
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The Book Review: Michael Lewis and Tana French on Their Latest Books

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 3:03pm
“It wouldn’t have been exciting before Trump,” Michael Lewis says of “The Fifth Risk.” “I think Trump’s electrified all the material.”
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Inside the List: Neil deGrasse Tyson on How Space Scientists Have Long Been an ‘Accessory to War’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 2:14pm
Tyson’s new book shows how the technologies that advanced our knowledge of the universe were designed with military advantage in mind.
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From Our Archives: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 1:49pm
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Paula Giddings on Steven R. Carter’s “Hansberry’s Drama.
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Children’s Books: Young Adult Books That Plunge Into the Ecstasies, and Agonies, of Teenage Life

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:18am
New novels about road trips, summer jobs and first love as well as darker realities: mental illness, body issues, the threat of gun violence.
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