New York Times Book Reviews

Sketchbook: Ursula Nordstrom’s Treasure Trove of Letters

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:00am
Joana Avillez illustrates an homage to the legendary children’s book editor and her personal correspondence.
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Fiction: ‘Still Life With Monkey’: A Mischievous, Gluttonous Primate

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:00am
In her latest novel, Katharine Weber depicts the relationship between a quadriplegic architect and his monkey helper.
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Inside the List: The Writing Dead

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:00am
After Robert B. Parker died, Reed Coleman took over writing his Jesse Stone mystery series, bringing his vivid, distinctive style but staying true to Parker’s characters.
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New in Paperback: ‘Sticky Fingers,’ ‘Lea’

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Shortlist: New Fiction Traces the Anguish of Lost Young Men

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:00am
Three books, including Michael Bible’s “Empire of Light,” feature directionless male youths attempting to find a way forward.
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Nonfiction: In Essays About Bodily Ailments and Other Conditions, Clues to Writing — and Life

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:00am
Ashleigh Young’s debut collection, “Can You Tolerate This?,” uses allegories of womanhood and writing as a window onto the human condition.
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Children’s Books: New Novels From Three of Today’s Most Beloved Children’s Authors

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:00am
Jacqueline Woodson, Kate DiCamillo and Meg Medina tell empowering stories about vulnerable kids.
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Nonfiction: Haunted by a Victorian Novelist

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:00am
Nell Stevens’s “The Victorian and the Romantic” tells of her obsession with Elizabeth Gaskell.
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Nonfiction: Witnessing the Rise of Fascism in Italy

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:00am
Iris Origo’s war diary, “A Chill in the Air,” reports on how Italians viewed the Mussolini regime.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:00am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Essay: Impersonating Philip Marlowe

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 2:00pm
What happened when the novelist Lawrence Osborne agreed to write a book in the voice of Raymond Chandler’s iconic gumshoe.
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Editors’ Choice: 7 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 1:24pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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By the Book: By the Book: Reese Witherspoon

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:31pm
The actor and author of the new book “Whiskey in a Teacup” wishes she had five days in a cabin just to read, with “no emails, no text messages and no obligations or deadlines.”
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Round Table: The Nobel Prize in Literature Takes This Year Off. Our Critics Don’t.

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 9:13am
With the 2018 prize postponed by scandal, The Times’s staff book critics discuss the award’s history and influence — and whom they would give it to this year if they could.
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Romance: In These Romance Novels, the Characters Are Sexy, Hot and Toting a Ton of Emotional Baggage

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 4:00am
All romance novels have happy endings. How they get there, though, is a lot more interesting when the protagonists must grapple with personal shortcomings.
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Nonfiction: Why ‘Little Women’ Still Matters, 150 Years On

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 2:00pm
In “Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy,” Anne Boyd Rioux seeks to restore a classic to its proper place.
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From Our Archives: Notes From the Book Review Archives

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 2:00pm
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: an unsigned review of Louisa Alcott’s letters.
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Nonfiction: The Power of the Supreme Court Inside America’s Schools

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 4:00am
In a timely new book, “The Schoolhouse Gate,” the University of Chicago law professor Justin Driver traces the influence of our highest court on schools and classrooms.
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Nonfiction: Behind the Kidnapping Case That Inspired ‘Lolita’

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 2:00pm
Two new books, Sarah Weinman’s “The Real Lolita” and T. Greenwood’s “Rust and Stardust,” revisit the story of Sally Horner’s 1948 abduction.
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Match Book: Short Stories to Read Before Bed

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:47am
Interlinked story collections provide narrative continuity, while allowing you to take a pause.
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