New York Times Book Reviews

New & Noteworthy

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 1:01pm
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Fiction: In This New Caper Novel, a Yearbook Reveals Family Secrets

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 5:00am
Elinor Lipman’s “Good Riddance” offers an up-to-the-minute look at a young woman’s life in Manhattan.
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Nonfiction: The Case for Covering Your Ears in Noisy Times

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 12:13pm
Two new books, “How to Disappear,” by Akiko Busch, and “Silence,” by Jane Brox, explore the benefits of tuning out.
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The Book Review Podcast: A Class in ‘Dreyer’s English’

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 2:35pm
Benjamin Dreyer talks about his best-selling guide to writing, and Thomas Mallon discusses “Landfall,” his new novel about the presidential administration of George W. Bush.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 1:48pm
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Inside the List: ‘The Unwinding of the Miracle’ Is About How to Die — and Live

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:48am
Julie Yip-Williams, diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer at 37, couldn’t find a book that would help her prepare for death. So she decided to write one herself.
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New in Paperback: ‘Directorate S,’ ‘The Friend’

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:41am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Sketchbook: The Future of Publishing, as Imagined by R.O. Blechman

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 5:00am
An illustrated prediction of the book world’s next big frontier.
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Children’s Books: New Fantasy Novels for Kids (and Adults) Ready to Go Beyond Harry Potter

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 5:00am
A shape-shifting fox in space, a sentient island, an eerily perfect town and twins who use magic to stay together: There’s abundant life in this speculative fiction.
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Ivory Tower: Is Blockchain Technology Overhyped?

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 5:00am
Two books by legal scholars argue that the revolutionary promise of the new database tool has been exaggerated.
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Fiction: A Novel About the Life and Times of the Photographer Lee Miller

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 5:00am
Whitney Scharer’s “The Age of Light” tells the story of the journalist and model who was often overshadowed by her lover and collaborator Man Ray.
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Nonfiction: Exploring Her Own Experience of Psychosis

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 5:00am
In “The Collected Schizophrenias,” Esmé Weijun Wang unravels a long history of coming to terms with mental illness.
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From Our Archives: Revisiting George W. Bush’s Memoir “A Charge to Keep”

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 5:00am
Our reviewer called the 1999 book “a puzzling exercise.”
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Crime: Stalkers and Dead Wedding Guests: The Latest in Crime Novels

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 5:00am
Marilyn Stasio’s column covers new books from established crime-writing giants, like Jonathan Kellerman, and a newcomer, Alex Michaelides.
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By the Book: ‘Why Have a Large Library and Not Use It?’ Janet Malcolm: By the Book

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 4:30pm
The journalist, whose new book is “Nobody’s Looking at You: Essays,” read indiscriminately in her youth: “Bookish children are not critics. They just like to read.”
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Editors’ Choice: 9 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 4:11pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Nonfiction: How Wild Was Wild Bill Hickok? A Biographer Separates Life From Legend

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 3:15pm
Tom Clavin’s “Wild Bill” details the life of a legendary gunfighter whose real name wasn’t even Bill.
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Nonfiction: How the Parkland Shooting Led to a Generation’s Political Awakening

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:32am
In his book “Parkland,” Dave Cullen follows the survivors of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on their quest to change gun laws and heal themselves.
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Nonfiction: The First Lady Who Begat Phyllis Schlafly, Nancy Reagan and Ivanka Trump?

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 5:00am
In Amy Greenberg’s “Lady First,” Sarah Polk — the wife of President James K. Polk — emerges as a powerful strategist who wielded her status with a velvet vengeance.
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Nonfiction: Run-DMC, Aerosmith and the Song That Changed Everything

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 2:00pm
In “Walk This Way,” the reporter Geoff Edgers tells the story of a crucial moment in the history of pop music.
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