New York Times Book Reviews

Audiobooks: On the Page and Out Loud, Two Actors Recount Very Different Paths

5 hours 47 min ago
"My Squirrel Days” is the upbeat tale of Ellie Kemper’s hard-won Hollywood career, and “Out of My Mind” relives Alan Arkin’s spiritual journey. Both authors recite their own audiobooks.
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Audiobooks: A Novel About the Death Camps, Brought to Vivid Life in Audio

5 hours 59 min ago
The British actor Richard Armitage delivers a masterly reading of Heather Morris’s World War II story, “The Tattooist of Auschwitz.”
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Fiction: A New Novel Asks, What Is More Powerful, a Microphone or a Gun?

12 hours 30 min ago
In “Destroy All Monsters,” by Jeff Jackson, the latest target of violence in America is music.
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Nonfiction: How a Small-Town Newspaper Editor Won a Pulitzer Prize

12 hours 30 min ago
In “Storm Lake,” Art Cullen relates how he took on agricultural polluters and a complicit local government in rural Iowa — and why he became a newspaperman in the first place.
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New in Paperback: ‘The Dawn Watch,’ ‘The Complete Stories’

12 hours 30 min ago
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Fiction: Take a Very Dark Trip Through the California Desert With ‘The Feral Detective’

12 hours 30 min ago
In Jonathan Lethem’s new novel, a young woman unmoored by the 2016 election goes on an adventure involving rival desert gangs, a missing teenager and a private eye with Brillo sideburns.
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Editors’ Choice: 4 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 2:51pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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The Enthusiast: Tayari Jones: In Praise of Ann Petry

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 1:21pm
“ ‘The Street’ is my favorite type of novel, literary with an astonishing plot.”
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Nonfiction: When Tribalism First Entered American Politics

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 1:00pm
Steve Kornacki’s “The Red and the Blue” traces current political divisions back to the battles between Newt Gingrich and Bill Clinton.
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New & Noteworthy

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:52pm
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Match Book: Poems to Uplift and Inspire Young Adults

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:07am
From the fantastical to the natural, these “happy” poetry collections are perfect for readers of all ages.
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By the Book: John Sandford: By the Book

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 4:00am
The author, most recently, of the Virgil Flowers novel “Holy Ghost” devotes specific spots to reading: “I like a good light, a good chair and a good book more than anything I can think of, except my wife.”
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Sigrid Nunez Wins 2018 National Book Award for ‘The Friend’

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 10:55pm
The judges called the novel an “exquisitely written and deeply humane exploration of grief.”
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Audiobooks: Elaine Stritch Gives New Voice to Dorothy Parker’s Tales of Social Life, and Private Pain

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 1:00pm
The late actor delivers the 20th-century author’s prose like you’ve never heard it before.
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Newsbook: Everyone Is Talking About the California Wildfires. Read These Books on How to Fight Them.

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:22am
Hear from the firefighters, the residents and the scientists trying to find solutions.
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Books News: Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ Finally Hits Shelves

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 8:02am
The first lady’s memoir arrives just ahead of her multicity arena tour.
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Nonfiction: What It Means to Be ‘Latinx,’ and What That Means for America

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 4:00am
Julian Castro, the former San Antonio mayor and Obama cabinet member, reviews Ed Morales’s new book on the diversity and hybridity of Latino identity.
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Books of The Times: Natasha Trethewey’s Poems Take Wing on Intimate Details

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 1:03pm
Filled with food, music and hard toil, selections of the two-time poet laureate’s work are brought together in “Monument.”
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Nonfiction: Is This the Best One-Volume Biography of Churchill Yet Written?

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 1:00pm
Andrew Roberts’s “Churchill: Walking With Destiny” tells the full story of an extraordinary life.
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Nonfiction: When Excellence Is a Survival Strategy

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 4:00am
Kiese Laymon’s memoir, “Heavy,” is a son’s unflinching portrait of a mother whose violent love and exacting expectations were meant to protect him from harm.
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