New York Times Book Reviews

Sketchbook: Wish List for Readers

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 8:32am
A graphic gift guide revealing what every reader truly wishes for during the holidays.
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Children’s Books: Big, Beautiful Books to Catch the Eye of Every Child

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 4:00am
A kid-friendly guide to great art from David Hockney, an illustrated update of “The Jungle Book,” a travel book for fearless young explorers and more.
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Nonfiction: Three Volumes of Nature Photography Take Us Back to Earth’s Innocent Roots

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 4:00am
“Battlefields,” by Yan Morvan, “Bears Ears,” by Stephen E. Strom, and Peter and Beverly Pickford’s “Wild Land” transport readers, through stunning images, to the farthest corners of our planet.
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Nonfiction: The One-Hit Author Whose One Hit Had 12 Volumes

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 4:00am
Hilary Spurling’s “Anthony Powell” relates the life of an author who is overlooked except for one major work, the multivolume “A Dance to the Music of Time.”
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Nonfiction: Rock-Your-World Moments Fill New Music Memoirs From Tina Turner and a Disillusioned Hit Maker

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 4:00am
Both Turner’s “My Story,” a sequel to 1986’s “I, Tina,” and “Anything for a Hit,” from the music scout Dorothy Carvello, expose the sleazy power dynamics of the rock ’n’ roll business.
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Nonfiction: Of Demogorgons and Purple Worms — a Visual History of Dungeons & Dragons

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 4:00am
In a new book about the history of the famous role-playing game, a group of authors present hundreds of visual artifacts.
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Nonfiction: A British Christmas: Some Translation Required

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 4:00am
Ruth Reichl retrieves memories of her own childhood as she reviews Nina Stibbe’s guide to making it through the holidays, “An Almost Perfect Christmas.”
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The Shortlist: 3 Books That Take Us Inside the Lives of Britain’s Royals

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 4:00am
Ravens, love affairs and, yes, dirty laundry all shed light on the comings and goings of British royalty.
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Crime: Buried by Snow or Stuffed in a Suitcase: The Bodies Add Up in Marilyn Stasio’s Latest Crime Column

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 4:00am
Readers will delight in the unexpected characters in three new mysteries, from the female police cadet in Louise Penny’s new book to a crime-solving cub reporter down on his luck.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 4:00am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Match Book: Women and Maine

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 3:58pm
Novels, stories, mystery series and memoirs by female authors paint a variegated portrait of the Pine Tree State.
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Nonfiction: The Greatest Composers Ever

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 3:20pm
In “The Indispensable Composers,” the New York Times critic Anthony Tommasini chooses the best of the bunch.
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Profile: The New Booker Prize Winner Who May Never Write Again

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 3:10pm
Anna Burns, who for the last four and a half years has suffered from debilitating back pain and spent much of that time relying on state benefits, talks about the future.
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By the Book: Ellie Kemper: By the Book

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 4:00am
The actress and author of the essay collection “My Squirrel Days” never finished “The Woman in White,” by Wilkie Collins: “Why did the woman wear so much white? I couldn’t sit with it long enough to find any answers.”
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Books News: Margaret Atwood Will Write a Sequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 2:58pm
The new book, “The Testaments,” is set 15 years later and is scheduled for release in September 2019.
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Fiction: In This Norwegian Novel, an Old-School Waiter Tries to Keep Up the Old Ways

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 4:00am
“The Waiter,” by Matias Faldbakken, features a fastidious server whose old-fashioned habits come under threat.
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Nonfiction: A New Life of the Bebop Legend Dexter Gordon, Written by His Wife

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 4:00am
“Sophisticated Giant,” by Maxine Gordon, recalls the restive musical innovator who left an indelible mark on the world of jazz.
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Nonfiction: How Bing Crosby Changed the Course of Pop Music

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 4:00am
The second volume of Gary Giddins’s “Bing Crosby” traces the singer’s career through the war years.
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Nonfiction: A Poet Who Loves Tennis Follows the Grand Tour, in Prose

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 4:00am
Rowan Ricardo Phillips’s “The Circuit” is a poet’s-eye view of tennis in 2017.
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Zanele Muholi, a South African Artist Who Uses Self-Portraits as Visual Activism

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 4:00am
A self-titled coffee-table book — subtitled “Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness” — collects the photographer’s black-and-white images to challenge global racism.
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