New York Times Book Reviews

Nonfiction: A History of American Jewish Women Shows How the Country Influenced Them, and Vice Versa

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 3:00am
In “America’s Jewish Women” Pamela S. Nadell offers a sweeping historical tour, moving from colonial times through the feminist struggles and until today.
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Fiction: A Debut Novel Probes the Difficult Lives of Arab-American Women

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 3:00am
Etaf Rum’s “A Woman Is No Man” unsnarls the dark knot of history, culture, fear and trauma that shapes the experiences of three generations of one family.
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Fiction: Stories That Double as a Field Guide to Women’s Desires and Miseries

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 3:00am
The collection “Rag,” by Maryse Meijer, is rife with blood and violence — much of it inflicted by men on women. In the world of her fiction, there is no desire without pain.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 3:00am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Horror: Spine-Chilling and Flesh-Crawling: The Latest Horror Fiction

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 1:16pm
There’s something for everyone here: 17th-century English witches, haunted portraits, Victorian ghost tales and a moldering Eastern European castle.
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Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 10:02am
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Nonfiction: The Author Who Tased Himself to Reveal the Failures of High-Tech Policing

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 10:00am
In “Thin Blue Lie” Matt Stroud untangles the web of law enforcement agencies, for-profit corporations and politicians that have put technology at the center of policing.
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Fiction: Salman Rushdie Reviews a Sweeping Debut About the Roots of Modern Zambia

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 8:39am
In “The Old Drift,” Namwali Serpell spins a multigenerational, magical-realist tale of the East African nation from colonialism to the future.
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By the Book: By the Book: Richard Powers

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 7:57am
The author, most recently, of “The Overstory” was from an early age a “fan of awe”: “I liked reading about diatoms and stars, things from four hundred million years ago or a hundred thousand years from now.”
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By the Book: By the Book: Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 3:00am
The scholar and host of the PBS series “Reconstruction,” whose latest books are “Dark Sky Rising” and “Stony the Road,” is a productive beach reader: “I read more during two months on the Vineyard … than I do the entire rest of the year.”
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Fiction: ‘The Women’s War’ Is an Epic Feminist Fantasy for the #MeToo Era

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 3:00am
In Jenna Glass’s new novel, a spell giving women control over their own fertility has far-reaching consequences.
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Nonfiction: Moving Alabama Into the Modern Age

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 4:49pm
Doug Jones’s “Bending Toward Justice” is about his role in the famous 1963 church-bombing case and his experience running for senator in 2017.
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Fiction: Was That Really Me? A Novelist Discovers Her Younger Self

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 3:00am
Siri Hustvedt’s autobiographical novel “Memories of the Future” uses a newly discovered journal to reconnect with her early days in New York.
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New & Noteworthy

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 3:00am
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Nonfiction: Preet Bharara’s Lessons on Crime and Punishment

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 11:19am
“Doing Justice,” Bharara’s new book, is not only a memoir but also a manual on how the justice system is a guide to life.
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Fiction: Where to Have Your Existential Crisis: Ann Arbor or Rome?

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 10:30am
Brad Leithauser’s comic novel “The Promise of Elsewhere” sends a depressed American academic in flight to Europe. So why does he wind up in Greenland?
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The Book Review Podcast: The Life of Sandra Day O’Connor

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 1:22pm
Evan Thomas talks about “First,” his new biography of O’Connor, and Mitchell S. Jackson discusses “Survival Math.”
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Nonfiction: Pretending to Play the Violin

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:25pm
“Sounds Like Titanic,” by Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman, is a memoir of being hired to tour with a famous composer who turns out to be duping his audiences.
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Nonfiction: Drug Epidemics, Past and Present

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:06pm
Thomas Hager’s “Ten Drugs” examines the history of both the good and bad of medication.
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Nonfiction: The Jewish Spies Who Posed as Arabs

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:00pm
Matti Friedman’s “Spies of No Country” tells the story of the Arab Section, the Jewish secret agents who operated in enemy territory at the birth of Israel.
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