New York Times Book Reviews

Editors’ Choice: 11 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 2:20pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Paper Chase: ‘A Christmas Carol’ Turns 175

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 9:46am
On the anniversary of the beloved holiday classic, we look back at some of The Times’s coverage of the book and its author, Charles Dickens.
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Nonfiction: Was Saul Bellow a Man or a Jerk? Both, a Monumental Biography Concludes

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 5:00am
The second and final volume of Zachary Leader’s “The Life of Saul Bellow” is a portrait of a writer struggling to contend with the consequences of fame.
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Nonfiction: A Capacious New History of the Beastie Boys by the Two Who Remain

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 3:23pm
In “Beastie Boys Book,” Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz gather their memories, mementos and a lot more to offer a celebration of their band.
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Nonfiction: A Scholar of Religion Confronts Her Own Grief

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 2:40pm
In her memoir, “Why Religion?,” Elaine Pagels tells the story of her own deep loss and her search for answers in faith and spirituality.
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Nonfiction: A New Story Collection and a Memoir by Lucia Berlin, Patron Saint of Soulful Cool

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 5:00am
In “Evening in Paradise,” a volume of short stories, and “Welcome Home,” a memoir unfinished at her death, the cult writer cements her status as a revered chronicler of America’s lost corners.
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New & Noteworthy

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 5:00am
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Essay: ‘I Read Morning, Night and in Between’: How One Novelist Came to Love Books

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 2:00pm
The Nigerian writer Chigozie Obioma recalls how his father’s gift for storytelling led his son to discover the worlds between covers.
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Fiction: Jeeves and Wooster Are Back in a Fizzy New Homage to P.G. Wodehouse

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 12:47pm
Think of Ben Schott’s “Jeeves and the King of Clubs” as “Downton Abbey” with a laugh track.
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