New York Times Book Reviews

Crime: Marilyn Stasio Gets Cozy With Some Unlikely Heroines — and a Hit Man

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 3:54pm
This week’s Crime column features a mom who runs a spy operation and a female medical student in 19th-century Edinburgh. Also a hit man turned P.I.
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Fiction: Repercussions From a Political Murder Play Out in a Spanish Village

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 3:40pm
In Fernando Aramburu’s novel “Homeland,” the Basque separatist movement spawns violence that shatters two families.
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Fiction: Cynthia Ozick Reviews Julie Orringer’s ‘The Flight Portfolio’

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 3:34pm
The novel is based on the real-life journalist Varian Fry, who helped thousands of Jews escape from the Nazis during World War II.
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New in Paperback: ‘There There,’ ‘Motherhood’

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 3:22pm
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Letters to the Editor

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 2:24pm
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Fiction: Two Novels About Young Soviet Transplants in America

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 2:21pm
“Oksana, Behave!” and “Lights All Night Long” serve up stories of immigration and semi-integration.
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nonfiction: A New Biography of Martin Buber Explores a Life of Wrestling With Faith

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 2:14pm
Paul Mendes-Flohr’s biography examines the life and legacy of the Jewish thinker and theologian.
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Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 1:55pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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NonFiction: On Being Young, Gay and Addicted in the 1970s

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 12:58pm
“The Light Years,” a memoir by the artist Chris Rush, evokes his troubled youth in a wealthy Catholic family in New Jersey and his search for acceptance in the mountains of the Southwest.
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Graphic Content: A Graphic Novel That Answers a Child’s Question About Being Biracial

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 10:13am
In his Graphic Content column, Ed Park looks at Mira Jacob’s “Good Talk,” about her American identity, as well as Bill Griffith’s “Nobody’s Fool,” an origin story set on the freak show circuit.
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Nonfiction: She Entered the U.S. Illegally as a Child. She Was Stabbed Nearly to Death After Being Deported.

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 8:41am
“The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez,” by Aaron Bobrow-Strain, captures the plight of an undocumented Mexican immigrant in harrowing, novelistic detail.
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Fiction: Stewart O’Nan Returns to the Fictional Maxwell Family

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 3:00am
“Henry, Himself” uses short vignettes to capture a year in the life of the Pittsburgh man whose shadow loomed over two earlier novels.
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Nonfiction: Oliver Sacks’s Final, Posthumous Work

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 2:54pm
“Everything in Its Place” features essays that are actually all over the place.
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Fiction: A Novel That’s Equals Parts Murder Mystery, Courtroom Drama and Immigration Tale

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 2:00pm
In her debut, “Miracle Creek,” Angie Kim explores just how far people will go to protect their families.
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New & Noteworthy Audio, From Southern Manners to Stevie Nicks

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 1:11pm
A selection of recent audiobooks; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Nonfiction: In ‘The Second Mountain,’ David Brooks Chronicles His Journey Toward Faith

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 11:15am
Surrender of self, the Op-Ed columnist says, can awaken love and connection and lead to a life of deep commitment.
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Fiction: Love, Sex and Robots Collide in a New Ian McEwan Novel

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 10:05am
“Machines Like Me” asks if synthetic humans could spark enlightenment or ease pain — and whether it’s a good idea to invent stuff that could eat your lunch.
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Nonfiction: Karl Ove Knausgaard Reflects on the Man Who Gave Us ‘The Scream’

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 3:00am
Siri Hustvedt reviews “So Much Longing in So Little Space: The Art of Edvard Munch.”
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Nonfiction: A Manifesto for Opting Out of an Internet-Dominated World

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 8:54am
Jenny Odell is an artist who wants us to learn to detach from social media. In “How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy,” she shows us a way.
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Poetry: In ‘The Octopus Museum,’ Brenda Shaughnessy Sees a Cephalopod Future

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 2:33pm
Haunted by climate change, the poet’s postapocalyptic fifth collection envisions a world where humans have ruined things for everyone.
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