New York Times Book Reviews

Nonfiction: A Mother’s Pain, a Daughter’s Addiction

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 9:55am
In “If You Love Me,” Maureen Cavanagh chronicles her family’s journey through her daughter Katie’s heroin addiction.
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Nonfiction: She Lost Her Father, Her Health and All She Held Dear. At Least She Found Perspective.

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 9:42am
Alethea Black’s memoir, “You’ve Been So Lucky Already,” traces her journey from grief to religious faith.
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The Shortlist: Three Canadian Novels Test the Bonds — and Boundaries — of Family

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 4:00am
Fiction from and about our northern neighbors revealing parents and children in turmoil.
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Fiction: The Story of the Girl Who Volunteered To Be Imprisoned by the Nazis

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 4:00am
Luce D’Eramo’s incredible tale of bravery or insanity, described in “Deviation,” has been translated into English for the first time.
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Graphic Content: Comics of Violence and Nostalgia From War-Torn Syria

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 4:00am
In her column, Hillary Chute explores work from Riad Sattouf, Don Brown, Molly Crabapple and Marwan Hisham.
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New in Paperback: ‘An American Family,’ ‘Red Clocks’

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 4:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Fiction: His Short Story Inspired ‘Rashomon.’ His Life Has Inspired a Novel.

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 4:00am
In “Patient X,” David Peace explores the conflicted career of the great Japanese writer Ryunosuke Akutagawa, who committed suicide when only 35.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 4:00am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 12:15pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Nonfiction: Is All Art Sacred Art? In a Prose Meditation, One Poet Makes the Case

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 11:00am
Christian Wiman’s strangely powerful new book, “He Held Radical Light,” argues for the inherent holiness of art.
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By the Book: Susan Orlean: By the Book

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 4:00am
The author, most recently, of “The Library Book” says visitors might be surprised to see a copy of “Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens, 4th Edition” on her shelves: “I recommend it over the third edition.”
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Nonfiction: Waging War From the Oval Office

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 4:00am
Michael Beschloss’s “Presidents of War” looks at the pressures on chief executives when they make the ultimate decision to risk American lives.
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Q. & A.: Haruki Murakami Says He Doesn’t Dream. He Writes.

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 3:56pm
The Japanese author’s intensely popular fiction plays at the boundary between the real and the surreal, between regular life and irregular happenings.
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Fiction: Stephen King Reviews Tana French’s ‘Extraordinary’ New Novel

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 11:00am
In “The Witch Elm,” squabbles and accusations rend an Irish family after kids find a human skull wedged in a tree on their property.
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Fiction: In a New Collection, Deborah Eisenberg Returns to Say the Unsaid

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 4:00am
“Your Duck Is My Duck” offers six new stories filled with Eisenberg’s trademark style, blazingly moral and devastatingly sidelong.
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New & Noteworthy

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 4:00am
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Essay: All Those Books You’ve Bought but Haven’t Read? There’s a Word for That

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 11:00am
Most of us own books we’ve read and books we haven’t. Kevin Mims considers the importance of owning books we’ll never get around to finishing.
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Nonfiction: John Kerry Describes Politics as It Used to Be

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 10:28am
“Every Day Is Extra” is the memoir of an eyewitness to some of the most dramatic changes in American political history.
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Books News: How Feminist Dystopian Fiction Is Channeling Women’s Anger and Anxiety

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 4:00am
A growing canon of female-centered science fiction looks at questions of gender inequality, misogyny and institutionalized sexism.
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The Book Review: Kate Atkinson on ‘Transcription’

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 1:50pm
Atkinson discusses her new novel about a young woman caught up in spy work during World War II.
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