Book Reviews

Nonfiction: How Wild Was Wild Bill Hickok? A Biographer Separates Life From Legend

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 2:15pm
Tom Clavin’s “Wild Bill” details the life of a legendary gunfighter whose real name wasn’t even Bill.
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Nonfiction: How the Parkland Shooting Led to a Generation’s Political Awakening

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 9:32am
In his book “Parkland,” Dave Cullen follows the survivors of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on their quest to change gun laws and heal themselves.
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Nonfiction: The First Lady Who Begat Phyllis Schlafly, Nancy Reagan and Ivanka Trump?

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 4:00am
In Amy Greenberg’s “Lady First,” Sarah Polk — the wife of President James K. Polk — emerges as a powerful strategist who wielded her status with a velvet vengeance.
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Nonfiction: Run-DMC, Aerosmith and the Song That Changed Everything

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 1:00pm
In “Walk This Way,” the reporter Geoff Edgers tells the story of a crucial moment in the history of pop music.
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Books News: A First Look at the Cover of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Forthcoming Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 10:38am
“The Water Dancer,” out in September, is about an enslaved man whose life is altered by a near-death experience.
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Fiction: In This Ingenious Satire, a Father Goes to Extremes to Protect His Son From Racism

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 4:00am
“We Cast a Shadow,” a first novel by Maurice Carlos Ruffin, is a hilarious and profound meditation on racial bias, and how it warps our capacity for love.
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Fiction: A Dark Fairy Tale of American Oddballs and Candlepin Bowling

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 1:00pm
“Bowlaway,” Elizabeth McCracken’s first novel in 18 years, is a family saga, a burlesque chronicle of eccentrics and a fractured, fanciful fable.
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:35pm
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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The Shortlist: Five Essay Collections by Women of Color

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 4:00am
Urgent new reading on the subjects of race and gender disparities in America.
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Profile: Valeria Luiselli, at Home in Two Worlds

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 3:32pm
The Mexican writer has made a name for herself with experimental books and essays. Her latest, “Lost Children Archive,” is a road trip novel that shows off her intellectual sensibilities.
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Nonfiction: A Grieving Woman’s Eloquent Homage to Virginia Woolf

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 1:00pm
In “All the Lives We Ever Lived,” Katharine Smyth revisits “To the Lighthouse” for comfort and insight after the death of her father.
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Fiction: A Comic Novel About the George W. Bush No One Knows

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 4:00am
Thomas Mallon’s “Landfall” imagines the goings-on inside the Bush White House.
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Inside the List: Is Everyone in Washington Writing a Political Tell-All?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 11:48am
Two more books by former members of President Trump’s administration hit the best-seller list this week.
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The Book Review Podcast: Marlon James Talks About His Epic New Trilogy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:50am
James discusses “Black Leopard, Red Wolf,” and Stephanie Land talks about “Maid.”
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Nonfiction: The Black Sergeant and the White Judge Who Changed Civil Rights History

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:07am
“Unexampled Courage,” by Richard Gergel, is a riveting account of the 1946 legal case that spurred the federal government to act in defense of racial equality.
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Sketchbook | Graphic Review: Liana Finck’s Illustrated Tribute to Isak Dinesen

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 4:00am
“Seven Gothic Tales,” like the biography of the Danish author herself, provides the perfect anti-romance for this Valentine’s Day.
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New in Paperback: ‘Force of Nature,’ ‘Feel Free’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 4:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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From Our Archives: Revisiting Marlon James’s Debut Novel, ‘John Crow’s Devil’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 4:00am
Before you read Michiko Kakutani’s review of “Black Leopard, Red Wolf,” check out our 2005 review of Marlon James’s first book.
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Fiction: In This Novel, God Is Annoyed and in Love

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 4:00am
Giacomo Sartori’s “I Am God” imagines a deity who winks and nudges, rants and complains.
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Children’s Books: Picture Books That Bring Black Heroes to Life

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 4:00am
The life of a legendary cowboy, a tribute to the poet Gwendolyn Brooks, a shout-out to hip-hop and more.
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