Book Reviews

Children’s Books: When the Grown-Ups Stumble, These Kids Take Matters Into Their Own Hands

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 4:00am
In new novels by Brenda Woods, Dan Gemeinhart, Alicia D. Williams and more, young protagonists learn the hard way that adults don’t have all the answers.
Categories: Book Reviews

Nonfiction: How Tech Companies Manipulate Our Personal Data

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 4:00am
Shoshana Zuboff’s “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism” looks at the new power of behemoths like Facebook and Google.
Categories: Book Reviews

New in Paperback: ‘The Power,’ ‘Fire and Fury’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 4:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
Categories: Book Reviews

Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 4:00am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
Categories: Book Reviews

Fiction: A Madcap New Novel Bursts With Fake Gurus, Yoga and a Bit of Bone-Marrow Smuggling

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 5:09pm
“Hark” — Sam Lipsyte’s first novel since 2010’s “The Ask” — is a riff-filled skewering of contemporary culture.
Categories: Book Reviews

Further Reading: Mary Oliver on Grief and Loss

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 1:58pm
Oliver, the hugely popular poet, died Thursday. Readers turned to her work to find comfort. Here’s a selection of some of her best-known writing on loss and mourning.
Categories: Book Reviews

Fiction: Exploring the Personal Legacy of Ingmar Bergman and Liv Ullmann

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 1:00pm
In her novel “Unquiet” their daughter, Linn Ullmann, recaptures memories of her childhood, portraying a family that was splintered from the start.
Categories: Book Reviews

By the Book: Leila Slimani: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:52am
The author of “Adèle” and “The Perfect Nanny” (one of the Book Review’s 10 Best Books of 2018) likes that her shelves are a mess: “It takes me a long time to find the book I need, and very often I find another one I had totally forgotten about.”
Categories: Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Behind the Guitar Heroes

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 2:00pm
In “The Birth of Loud,” Ian Port traces the invention and evolution of the electric guitar.
Categories: Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Hacker for Hire

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 6:57am
In “Breaking and Entering,” Jeremy Smith tells the story of a brilliant, larger-than-life computer scientist who runs her own boutique cybersecurity firm.
Categories: Book Reviews

Essay: Reading Proust in the Gulag

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 4:00am
What books do we turn to as we prepare to die?
Categories: Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Jason Rezaian Recounts His 544 Days of Captivity in Iran

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 11:34am
In “Prisoner,” the former Tehran bureau chief for The Washington Post shows that the most innocent activities in Iran could get you accused of spying.
Categories: Book Reviews

What if You Could Literally Talk to The New York Times?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 7:37am
Dan Sanchez, editorial lead for our new voice initiative — which enables you to “hear the news,” straight from Times journalists, via Alexa — answers questions about what that conversation could be like.
Categories: Book Reviews

New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 4:00am
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
Categories: Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Dani Shapiro’s New Memoir Uncovers a Life-Changing Family Secret

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 4:00am
“Inheritance” explores the way we construct our identities, and how much our belief in a blood connection to our parents shapes how we view ourselves.
Categories: Book Reviews

Help Desk: Dealing With Anxiety, Mental Illness and Grief

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 4:00am
In her latest Help Desk column, Judith Newman consults three books that offer guidance to readers navigating through tense times.
Categories: Book Reviews

Inside the List: Some Dos and Don’ts From Famous Writers

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 2:23pm
Some best-selling novelists have written books about their craft. Others dispense advice on Twitter, their websites and in interviews and articles.
Categories: Book Reviews

Fiction: A Sudden Death Shakes Loose Four Intertwined Lives

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 4:00am
In Tessa Hadley’s novel “Late in the Day,” the bonds of love and loyalty are frayed when a widow and her married friends confront the loss of her husband.
Categories: Book Reviews

Reader’s Notebook: This Is the Story of My Life. And This Is the Story of My Life.

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 7:47pm
Kathryn Harrison’s and Dani Shapiro’s new autobiographical books are reminders of a seemingly modern job title: serial memoirist. Time and time again, self-chroniclers like them prove that you can’t spell “memoir” without “me.”
Categories: Book Reviews
Syndicate content