Book Reviews

Profile: In ‘The End of Loneliness,’ a German-Swiss Novelist Confronts Death and Loss

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 12:10pm
Benedict Wells’s fourth novel is his first to be translated into English after gaining much praise in Europe.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 12:06pm
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Sketchbook | Graphic Review: Bruce Eric Kaplan Illustrates a Homage to Neil Simon

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 11:15am
The cartoonist turns to the late playwright’s collected works as solace in a heartless world.
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Match Book: Finding Harmony, Literally, in Fiction About Music

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 10:04am
Our columnist recommends novels and stories that address the power of classical music.
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The Shortlist: History Lives in Fiction: From Jennie Churchill’s Britain to Jacksonian Cincinnati

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 5:00am
Four novels take readers back in time. Among these adventures: smuggling runaway slaves, charging San Juan Hill and performing Shakespeare in Dartmoor Prison.
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Nonfiction: Mama Was a Numbers Runner

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 5:00am
In “The World According to Fannie Davis,” Bridgett M. Davis tells the extraordinary story of her mother, a Detroit numbers runner.
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Children’s Books: Finding the Comedy in Tween Tragedy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 5:00am
A novel from Meg Wolitzer and Holly Goldberg Sloan, a revamp of the Baby-Sitters Club, and more in the latest funny books for middle-grade readers.
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Nonfiction: The Utopian Quest to Link the United States and Latin America

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 5:00am
Eric Rutkow’s “The Longest Line on the Map” recounts the repeated efforts to build a Pan-American highway.
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Fiction: Growing Up in New York, Just Like Holden and Francie. Only With Basketball.

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 4:36pm
The heroine of Dana Czapnick’s debut novel, “The Falconer,” feels most at home shooting hoops at her prep school gym.
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Editors’ Choice: 9 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 3:01pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors from The New York Times.
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A Reader: If You’ve Never Read Russell Baker’s Books, Here’s Where to Start

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 12:17pm
The columnist and humorist died on Monday. Here’s a look back at six of his most acclaimed — and beloved — books.
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Fiction: In ‘Adèle,’ a Young Woman Pounds Champagne, Spurns Hermès and Destroys Lives

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 11:15am
In the wake of “The Perfect Nanny,” Leila Slimani’s first novel — about a French journalist’s extramarital affairs — has been translated into English.
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Nonfiction: Jan Morris Looks Back on a Long and Eventful Life

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 5:00am
“In My Mind’s Eye: A Thought Diary” takes the beloved nonagenarian writer through a year of observations — of herself and of the changes she’s observed.
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By the Book: Elizabeth McCracken: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 5:00am
The author, most recently, of the novel “Bowlaway” prefers physical books for the sense of accomplishment: “I like to hold the chunk of remaining book as I read; I like to feel it diminish.”
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Nonfiction: A Revolution for Journalism — or a Death Knell?

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 1:00pm
Alan Rusbridger’s “Breaking News” describes his years as the editor of the British newspaper The Guardian, when technological change upended his industry.
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Nonfiction: Can a Self-Help Book a Month Yield a Year’s Worth of Life Changes?

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 5:00am
In “Help Me!,” the British journalist Marianne Power tackles some of the classics of the genre, aiming to become happier, healthier and maybe even solvent.
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Nonfiction: Need a New Self-Help Guru? Try Aristotle

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 5:00am
Edith Hall’s “Aristotle’s Way” sees in the ancient philosopher’s ethics a profound guide for living.
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Nonfiction: Jill Abramson’s Book Charts Journalism’s Stormy Seas, With Some Personal Regrets and Score-Settling

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 4:01pm
“Merchants of Truth,” by the former executive editor of The Times, offers a firsthand account of the news media’s crisis.
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Newsbook: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 9:33am
Seven books present a nuanced view of this giant’s legacy in modern American civil rights.
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Fiction: If You Thought ‘Cat Person’ Was Dark, Wait Until You Read the Rest of the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 5:00am
In her debut story collection, “You Know You Want This,” Kristen Roupenian goes even deeper into the pathology of modern relationships.
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