New York Times Book Reviews

Nonfiction: A Youthful, Lovesick Journey Revealed in a Sketchbook

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 4:00am
Craig Thompson’s “Carnet de Voyage” is a reissued version of his travel sketchbook as the author of “Blankets” made his way through Europe and Morocco.
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Nonfiction: After His Brother Commits Murder, a Journalist Revisits Their Childhood

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 4:00am
In his searching memoir, “My Brother Moochie,” Issac Bailey, a longtime journalist, considers the fallout on his family of his oldest brother’s crime.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 4:00am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Editors’ Choice: 9 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 8:46pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Fiction: Debut Stories Trace the Aftershocks of the Sri Lankan Civil War

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 1:57pm
“Half Gods,” by Akil Kumarasamy, contains interlinked tales of family, friendship and tragedy across continents.
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Nonfiction: Meet the Man Who Dressed Mick Jagger

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 4:00am
Fifty years ago, Tommy Nutter’s Savile Row shop turned out bespoke suits for the likes of Jagger, Lennon and Elton John. In “House of Nutter,” Lance Richardson tells his story.
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By the Book: Hanan al-Shaykh: By the Book

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 4:00am
The novelist Hanan al-Shaykh, author most recently of “The Occasional Virgin,” avoids reading books longer than 800 pages “unless they are written by my friends.”
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Fiction: Flawed, Fragile, Hungry Human Bodies: A.M. Homes’s Stories Get Under the Skin

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 2:00pm
The author’s new collection, “Days of Awe,” confronts the beauty and violence of daily life with mordant wit and a focus on the flesh.
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Nonfiction: What Edmund White Thinks You Should Read

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 2:00pm
In his memoir, “The Unpunished Vice,” the author writes about the books he has loved and been influenced by.
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Front Burner: Venice, Without the Tourists

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 10:15am
“A Table in Venice” by Skye McAlpine offers an insider’s look at the flavors of La Serenissima.
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Nonfiction: The Opium War and the Humiliation of China

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 4:36am
Stephen R. Platt’s “Imperial Twilight” describes what may have been the British Empire’s darkest hour.
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Nonfiction: The Woman Whose Hair Frightens Iran

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 4:00am
The exiled Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad writes about her protest against compulsory hijabs in “The Wind in My Hair.”
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New & Noteworthy

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 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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Match Book: Horse and Writer: What to Read to a Recuperating Pet

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 4:00am
Books that both animal lovers and their equine companions can enjoy.
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Nonfiction: Did He Really Say That? On the Perils and Pitfalls of Translation

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 5:50pm
In “This Little Art,” Kate Briggs, a translator of Roland Barthes, ponders the challenges and mysteries of rendering an author’s words in a foreign language.
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