New York Times Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Moving Alabama Into the Modern Age

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 5:49pm
Doug Jones’s “Bending Toward Justice” is about his role in the famous 1963 church-bombing case and his experience running for senator in 2017.
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Fiction: Was That Really Me? A Novelist Discovers Her Younger Self

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 4:00am
Siri Hustvedt’s autobiographical novel “Memories of the Future” uses a newly discovered journal to reconnect with her early days in New York.
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New & Noteworthy

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 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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Nonfiction: Preet Bharara’s Lessons on Crime and Punishment

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 12:19pm
“Doing Justice,” Bharara’s new book, is not only a memoir but also a manual on how the justice system is a guide to life.
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Fiction: Where to Have Your Existential Crisis: Ann Arbor or Rome?

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 11:30am
Brad Leithauser’s comic novel “The Promise of Elsewhere” sends a depressed American academic in flight to Europe. So why does he wind up in Greenland?
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The Book Review Podcast: The Life of Sandra Day O’Connor

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 2:22pm
Evan Thomas talks about “First,” his new biography of O’Connor, and Mitchell S. Jackson discusses “Survival Math.”
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Nonfiction: Pretending to Play the Violin

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 1:25pm
“Sounds Like Titanic,” by Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman, is a memoir of being hired to tour with a famous composer who turns out to be duping his audiences.
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Nonfiction: Drug Epidemics, Past and Present

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 1:06pm
Thomas Hager’s “Ten Drugs” examines the history of both the good and bad of medication.
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Nonfiction: The Jewish Spies Who Posed as Arabs

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 1:00pm
Matti Friedman’s “Spies of No Country” tells the story of the Arab Section, the Jewish secret agents who operated in enemy territory at the birth of Israel.
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Graphic Content: Graphic Novels That Will Diagnose Your Disease

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:46pm
In her latest Graphic Content column, Hillary Chute looks at the genre of “graphic medicine,” comics illustrating the challenges of doctors and travails of patients.
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Sketchbook |: From Jay Gatsby to Kunta Kinte

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:39pm
The legendary graphic designer, Seymour Chwast, draws some of his favorite protagonists.
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From Our Archives: Looking Back at ‘A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius’

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:08pm
In his 2000 memoir, “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius,” Dave Eggers becomes the steward of his brother after their parents die within weeks of each other.
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Inside the List: Guilt, Jealousy, Empathy: Your Dog Has the Same Emotions You Do

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 10:54am
Frans de Waal’s new book, “Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves,” debuts on the best-seller list this week at No. 4.
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The Shortlist: Three Novels Take Readers Deep Inside the Writer’s Life

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 10:47am
Amit Chaudhuri’s narrator wanders Mumbai while João Gilberto Noll’s loses himself in London. And Monique Schwitter’s? She’s adrift among a dozen past loves.
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Reconsiderations: From Dresden on the 50th Anniversary of ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 9:50am
When Kurt Vonnegut was at work on his hugely influential antiwar novel, “he was writing to save his own life,” his daughter said.
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Children’s Books: Gorgeous Books to Expand the Youngest Minds

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 4:00am
Dreamy marshmallows, rude animals, a portal to a mirror world and more fill the latest crop of picture books.
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New in Paperback: ‘Heavy,’ ‘Do This for Me’

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 4:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 4:00am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Fiction: Lawrence Ferlinghetti Celebrates His 100th Birthday With a Novel

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 4:40pm
“Little Boy” recounts his life story in a free association of flashes and arias, of high and low culture — the verbal riffs of a good talker.
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Editors’ Choice: 11 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 3:16pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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