New York Times Book Reviews

Nonfiction: A History of Humanity Told Through Genetics

7 hours 28 min ago
Adam Rutherford’s engaging science book, “A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived,” explains the many ways DNA links us to our ancestors.
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Inside the List: Donna Brazile Says She Foresaw Clinton’s Defeat

7 hours 52 min ago
In a best-selling campaign memoir, “Hacks,” the Democratic operative and former party chair reveals she never trusted the polls.
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Nonfiction: Why the Greek Bailout Went So Wrong

8 hours 47 min ago
In “Adults in the Room,” the former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis describes Greece’s economic crisis from the inside.
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Nonfiction: The Contradictions of Joseph Conrad

14 hours 10 min ago
Maya Jasanoff’s book, “The Dawn Watch,” uses Conrad’s work to tell a story of globalization, imperialism and resistance.
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New & Noteworthy

14 hours 10 min ago
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Fiction: A Timely Novel of Anti-Progress by Louise Erdrich

14 hours 11 min ago
In “Future Home of the Living God,” Erdrich’s futuristic novel, evolution runs backward, reproduction is threatened and the climate has changed, irrevocably.
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Match Book: Dear Match Book: Books to Fuel, Not Fix, My Sadness

14 hours 11 min ago
Harrowing tragedy abounds in these selections of fierce, female-centered fiction.
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Fiction: Whatever Happened to Isabel Archer? ‘Mrs. Osmond’ Picks Up Where Henry James Left Off

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:00am
John Banville’s sequel to James’s “Portrait of a Lady” follows the heroine back to Rome and to the possible end of her marriage.
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Nonfiction: ‘Little House on the Prairie’ and the Truth About the American West

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:00am
A new biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder “refreshes and revitalizes” our understanding of westward expansion, pioneer life and the literature that mythologized it.
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Now You Can Read the Book From ‘Jane the Virgin’

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 5:00pm
Jane Villanueva’s book will finally be published on the show. It will also be available for fans to purchase in real life.
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Nonfiction: Queen of the Glossies

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:51pm
“The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983-1992” is Tina Brown’s own record of running that influential magazine, and all the glittering prizes that came with it.
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The Book Review Podcast: Mother Knows Best?

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 2:16pm
James Wolcott talks about “Raising Trump” and “The Kardashians,” and Tina Brown discusses “The Vanity Fair Diaries.”
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:34am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week:Elizabeth Hardwick on the art and meaning of the essay.
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Fiction: A Soccer Novel More About the Players Than the Play

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:05am
With masculinity in its sights, Ross Raisin’s “A Natural” dares to tackle frustration and thwarted action as its themes.
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Audiobooks: Nate Dern Narrates His Schizophrenic but Substantive Collection of Writings

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am
In the audiobook edition of “Not Quite a Genius,” a senior writer for Funny or Die explores an impressive medley of forms, themes and voices.
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Audiobooks: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Reveals Its Mysteries Anew

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am
In a new audiobook, Kenneth Branagh reads one of Agatha Christie’s most convoluted and ingenious plots.
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The Shortlist: Other People’s Minds: Four New Story Collections

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am
These books are linked by their interest in extreme psychological and emotional states, from paranoia to obsession to forbidden love.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Fiction: Bowling, Football and Edna St. Vincent Millay

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am
Nancy Pearl’s first novel, “George & Lizzie,” combines lit-crit geekiness, dentistry and team sports to create an unusual romantic comedy.
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Notebook: A Day in the Life of Tina Brown

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am
The author of “The Vanity Fair Diaries” reveals a page from her handwritten journal recounting her experiences on the day she learned of Andy Warhol’s death.
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