Book Reviews

Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 4:00am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Editors’ Choice: 9 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 3:44pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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By the Book: Maria Popova: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 4:00am
The author of “Figuring” (and the brain behind the Brain Pickings website) likes how children’s books speak “a language of absolute sincerity, so deliciously countercultural in our age of cynicism.”
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Match Book: So You’ve Read ‘The House of Mirth.’ Now What?

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 4:00pm
Edith Wharton’s 1905 classic offers endless fodder for comparison with the empathetic social novels that succeeded it.
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 2:17pm
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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12 New Books to Look for in February

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 1:37pm
A follow-up to “The Hate U Give.” An investigation into the Chernobyl disaster. True crime in Northern Ireland. And more.
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Nonfiction: A Personal Fight for the Dignity of L.G.B.T. People in India

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 1:33pm
In “An Indefinite Sentence,” Siddharth Dube recounts his personal struggle to destigmatize homosexuality and AIDS in his home country.
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Fiction: An Ominous Sleeping Sickness Paralyzes a Small California Town in ‘The Dreamers’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 1:07pm
In Karen Thompson Walker’s second novel, people stop waking up in the morning. They’re not dead, just trapped in a dream-filled netherworld.
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Nonfiction: The Examined Life May Be More Worth Living. Reading About It Is Another Matter.

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 11:01am
Reema Zaman, Sophia Shalmiyev and Pam Houston all seek solace in memoir for their pain.
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Nonfiction: A Dying Young Woman Reminds Us How to Live

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 4:00am
Julie Yip-Williams’s memoir, “The Unwinding of the Miracle,” written before her death at 42 last year, is an exquisitely moving exhortation to the living.
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Fiction: A First Novel Exposes the Hollow Core of the Global Big Ideas Industry

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 1:06pm
In “Same Same,” the renowned graphic designer Peter Mendelsund presents a metafictional sendup of artists’ retreats and tech-industry think tanks.
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Children’s Books: In Angie Thomas’s ‘On the Come Up,’ a Young Rapper Finds Her Way

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 10:30am
The follow-up to “The Hate U Give” introduces a heroine whose late father was a local hip-hop legend. She has a struggling mom, a venal manager and a ton of talent.
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The Shortlist: From Black Holes to Breakfast, Three Books Show How Einstein’s Legacy Lives On

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 4:00am
The revolutionary advances in physics pioneered by Einstein are at the heart of new books that cover phenomena both celestial and mundane.
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Nonfiction: A Sensible Climate Change Solution, Borrowed From Sweden

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 4:00am
In “A Bright Future,” Joshua S. Goldstein and Staffan A. Qvist look to Europe for examples of how nuclear energy can help solve the global warming crisis.
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The Book Review Podcast: Assessing the Facebook Problem

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 4:49pm
Roger McNamee talks about “Zucked,” and Charles Finch discusses the season’s best thrillers.
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Essay: The Trouble With Autism in Novels

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 1:00pm
The disorder is poorly understood. Should novelists be able to make it mean whatever they want?
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Thrillers: Murderous Husbands, Flapper-Era Gun Molls and Korean Assassins: The Best Winter Thrillers

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 02/03/2019 - 3:19pm
Want to escape the real-life suspense novel we’re living in these days? Check out these six new whodunits.
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By the Book: Marlon James: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 2:06pm
The author, most recently, of “Black Leopard, Red Wolf” admires fantasy fiction that feels “wonderfully strange and alarmingly familiar at the same time. That and a woman or man who can wield two swords.”
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 1:44pm
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Inside the List: 70 and Female Is the New Cool

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 11:52am
Mary Pipher’s “Women Rowing North” celebrates the unacknowledged talents and wisdom of older women — a demographic increasingly in the limelight.
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