New York Times Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Jan Morris Looks Back on a Long and Eventful Life

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 4:00am
“In My Mind’s Eye: A Thought Diary” takes the beloved nonagenarian writer through a year of observations — of herself and of the changes she’s observed.
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By the Book: Elizabeth McCracken: By the Book

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 4:00am
The author, most recently, of the novel “Bowlaway” prefers physical books for the sense of accomplishment: “I like to hold the chunk of remaining book as I read; I like to feel it diminish.”
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Nonfiction: A Revolution for Journalism — or a Death Knell?

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 12:00pm
Alan Rusbridger’s “Breaking News” describes his years as the editor of the British newspaper The Guardian, when technological change upended his industry.
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Nonfiction: Can a Self-Help Book a Month Yield a Year’s Worth of Life Changes?

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 4:00am
In “Help Me!,” the British journalist Marianne Power tackles some of the classics of the genre, aiming to become happier, healthier and maybe even solvent.
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Nonfiction: Need a New Self-Help Guru? Try Aristotle

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 4:00am
Edith Hall’s “Aristotle’s Way” sees in the ancient philosopher’s ethics a profound guide for living.
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Nonfiction: Jill Abramson’s Book Charts Journalism’s Stormy Seas, With Some Personal Regrets and Score-Settling

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 3:01pm
“Merchants of Truth,” by the former executive editor of The Times, offers a firsthand account of the news media’s crisis.
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Newsbook: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 8:33am
Seven books present a nuanced view of this giant’s legacy in modern American civil rights.
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Fiction: If You Thought ‘Cat Person’ Was Dark, Wait Until You Read the Rest of the Book

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 4:00am
In her debut story collection, “You Know You Want This,” Kristen Roupenian goes even deeper into the pathology of modern relationships.
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Fiction: A Lovestruck Poultry Farmer on a Journey Far From Home

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 1:00pm
In Chigozie Obioma’s new novel, “An Orchestra of Minorities,” a humble Nigerian embarks on an epic quest to prove himself worthy of the woman he loves.
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Nonfiction: A New History of Native Americans Responds to ‘Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee’

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 7:00am
David Treuer’s “The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee” shows the history of American Indians as more than victimhood.
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Editors’ Choice: 8 New Books We Recommend This Week

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 2:38pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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The Book Review Podcast: A New Novel Conjures Liv Ullmann and Ingmar Bergman

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:29pm
A. O. Scott talks about Linn Ullmann’s new novel, and Judith Newman discusses new books about anxiety, mental illness and grief.
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Inside the List: A Novelist Who’s Made a Career Writing About ‘The Only Woman in the Room’

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:54am
Marie Benedict writes books inspired by women whose achievements have been overlooked by history, including Einstein’s first wife and the film star and inventor Hedy Lamarr.
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Books News: All Souls Trilogy: Harry Potter for Grown-Ups?

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:49am
Deborah Harkness’s best-selling series — brimming with magic, time travel and witches — has spawned an avid fan base, an annual convention, and now, a splashy TV adaptation.
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Further reading: Hot Books for Cold Days

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:17am
Chilled to the bone? Warm up by dipping into one of these books — set in blazing hot summers, during heat waves, even in the desert.
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Sketchbook: Literary Figures Who Can’t Commit

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 8:54am
Ali Fitzgerald illustrates the fictional characters who were notoriously impossible to pin down.
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The Shortlist: Three Authors Consider Contemporary Politics, Anxiously

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 4:00am
New books examine disturbing trends in modern American society.
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Crime: Beware Strange Psychologists: The Latest in Crime Novels

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 4:00am
Marilyn Stasio’s column travels from Manhattan to Australia to England to a forest that has hidden a dead body for 30 years.
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Nonfiction: The Civil Rights Movement Photographer Who Was Also an F.B.I. Informant

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 4:00am
“Bluff City,” by Preston Lauterbach, delves into the double life of Ernest Withers, one of the era’s great documentarians.
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Fiction: A Novel That’s Part Noir Mystery, Part Love Letter to Bedford-Stuyvesant

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 4:00am
In Wil Medearis’s debut, “Restoration Heights,” a young woman goes missing in a rapidly gentrifying New York neighborhood.
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