Book Reviews

Nonfiction: A Double Portrait of Two of the Cold War’s Most Successful Double Agents

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 11:00am
Ben Macintyre’s new book, “The Spy and the Traitor,” recounts the extraordinary stories of the Soviet Oleg Gordievsky and the American Aldrich Ames, spies who betrayed their countries.
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 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: How Do We Make the Long-Term Decisions That Matter?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 4:00am
Steven Johnson’s “Farsighted” looks at those fork-in-the-road moments that can forever alter the future.
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Match Book: Books for Left-Brained Readers

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 4:00am
Fiction, both imaginative and realist, rooted in a powerful sense of place.
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Children’s Books: Kids’ Fantasy Novels That Make Heroes Out of Underdogs

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 3:13pm
In new books from Daniel José Older, M.T. Anderson and more, readers can root for orphans, apprentices, elves and goblins as they battle evildoers.
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Nonfiction: The Bizarre Tale of the ‘Dinosaur Artist’ Who Trafficked in Stolen Fossils

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 11:00am
Paige Williams tells a panoramic story that has, at its center, a man who tried to sell a stolen Tyrannosaurus skeleton from Mongolia.
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Nonfiction: The Dickensian Conditions of Life in a For-Profit Lockup

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 4:00am
To write “American Prison,” the prizewinning reporter Shane Bauer spent four months undercover at a privately run Louisiana prison. What he found was shocking.
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Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 5:51pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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‘The Tail of the Anita Hill Fury Got Us to #MeToo’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 5:22pm
Rebecca Traister‘s writing has placed her at the center of the feminist conversation for years. Her new book on women’s rage should keep her there.
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Fiction: Natural Born Killers: Italy’s ‘Baby Gangs’ Blast Through Roberto Saviano’s Debut Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 3:35pm
“The Piranhas” follows a group of teenage thugs terrorizing the streets of Naples.
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The Book Review: The End of the ‘Struggle’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 3:33pm
Why does Karl Ove Knausgaard’s six-part epic share a title with Hitler’s “Mein Kampf”? “The payoff is in volume 6,” says Daniel Mendelsohn.
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The Shortlist: These Short Story Debuts Are ‘Squirmy,’ ‘Virtuosic,’ ‘Claustrophobic’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 4:00am
Three collections introduce three new fiction writers — Rita Bullwinkel, Mark Leidner and Kim Magowan — to the literary scene.
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New in Paperback: ‘Rebellion,’ ‘Grant’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 4:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Inside the List: A Bubbling Caldron of Witches, Daemons and Vampires

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 4:00am
Deborah Harkness, a professor who studies the history of magic and alchemy, spins her research into novels like “Time’s Convert.”
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Work in Progress: Original, Handwritten Manuscripts of ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 4:00am
An earlier version of Oscar Wilde’s controversial novel contains homoerotic undertones which he edited out for the final book.
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Fiction: An Immigrant Weaves His Love Stories Between Fact and Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 4:00am
Amitava Kumar’s “Immigrant, Montana” tells of the acculturation of a young Indian man looking to find his way in America.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 4:00am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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From Our Archives: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 5:06pm
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Ernesto Montenegro on “Desolación,” by Gabriela Mistral.
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Children’s Books: A Playful, Posthumous Picture Book From Maurice Sendak

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 12:41pm
“Presto and Zesto in Limboland,” a collaboration with the writer and director Arthur Yorinks, weaves a zany tale out of 10 inimitably Sendakian images.
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Fiction: The #MeToo Movement Gets Its Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 11:00am
In Kate Walbert’s “His Favorites,” a woman once groomed by her charismatic prep-school English teacher decides to reckon with the relationship.
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