New York Times Book Reviews

Children’s Books: A Graphic Nonfiction Account of Hitler’s Would-Be Assassin

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 4:00am
In “The Faithful Spy,” John Hendrix makes the life story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a leader of the Dutch resistance against the Nazis, into both a thriller and a tale of valiant faith.
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Crime: The Scene of the Crime: Four Mysteries in Ominous Locales

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 4:00am
Marilyn Stasio’s column takes readers to backwater towns in Minnesota and Oklahoma and the murky Victorian-era Thames. Also a not-very-sunny California.
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Fiction: Daniel Torday’s New Novel Pits Young Against Old

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 4:00am
In “Boomer1,” the internet is the battleground for generational warfare.
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The Shortlist: No Fins or Mask Needed: Four New Books Take Underwater Journeys

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 4:00am
Whether you want to know more about orcas, the whale fossil record, the Maine lobstering industry or fish behavior, there’s a book for you.
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Otherworldly: The Best New Fantasy Novels

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 4:00am
Amal El-Mohtar looks at four books that immerse readers in richly imagined otherworlds.
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New in Paperback: ‘Windfall,’ ‘The Ruined House’

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 4:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Fiction: Novellas of Tokyo’s Lost Generation, Newly Translated

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 4:00am
“The End of the Moment We Had” marks the first English appearance of prose by the playwright Toshiki Okada.
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Sketchbook | The Literati: The Literati: Tolstoy’s Last Chapter

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 4:00am
An illustrated retelling of the Russian novelist’s troubled marriage, and final breaths.
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Inside the List: His Novel Describes the Dark Side of Internet Fame. Hank Green Knows Something About That.

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 4:00am
In “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing,” which debuts on the list at No. 1, a YouTube video transforms its creator into an overnight media sensation.
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Nonfiction: A Polymath Author With More Ideas Than He Can Handle

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 4:00am
“Attention: Dispatches From a Land of Distraction,” a collection of essays by the novelist Joshua Cohen, is a testament of intellectual seriousness from one of America’s most interesting minds.
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Fiction: A Novel of Domesticity and Its Discontents, London-Style

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 4:00am
Two marriages begin fraying at the seams in Diana Evans’s “Ordinary People.”
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 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, 10/04/2018 - 12:43pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Fiction: A Short Novel of Love, War and Comrades in Arms Contains the World in a Foxhole

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 11:00am
Elliot Ackerman’s “Waiting for Eden” keeps an eye on a wounded veteran from the perspective of his dead best friend.
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By the Book: Andre Dubus III: By the Book

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 4:00am
The author, most recently, of the novel “Gone So Long” is moved by compassion in literature: “The sense that the writer is not poking fun at his or her characters, but instead is genuinely curious about their lives.”
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Nonfiction: Ben Fountain Takes a Tour Through Our Current Existential Crisis

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 4:00am
In his new book, “Beautiful Country Burn Again,” the author of “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” turns to the state of our politics in the age of Trump.
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Fiction: A First Novel Pays Tribute to the Iconoclastic Kathy Acker

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 11:00am
In “Crudo,” Olivia Laing creates a pastiche of voices and identities to explore the boundaries between who she is and who she might have become.
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Nonfiction: Unmasking the Spanish ‘Impostor’ Who Lied About Surviving the Nazis

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 4:00am
The Spanish novelist Javier Cercas investigated the case of Enric Marco, the fabulist who claimed to have been in a concentration camp.
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Nonfiction: The Power of Enraged Women

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 4:44pm
“Good and Mad,” by Rebecca Traister, and “Rage Becomes Her,” by Soraya Chemaly, argue that women’s anger is unappreciated as a catalyst for political change.
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Children’s Books: A Brave Graphic Memoir of a Childhood Shadowed by a Parent’s Addiction

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 2:08pm
Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s “Hey, Kiddo” tells an unvarnished story of drug-fueled, hard-drinking family dysfunction — and the power of both art and stubborn love to save a kid.
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