New York Times Book Reviews

By the Book: John Sandford: By the Book

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 4:00am
The author, most recently, of the Virgil Flowers novel “Holy Ghost” devotes specific spots to reading: “I like a good light, a good chair and a good book more than anything I can think of, except my wife.”
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Sigrid Nunez Wins 2018 National Book Award for ‘The Friend’

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 10:55pm
The judges called the novel an “exquisitely written and deeply humane exploration of grief.”
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Audiobooks: Elaine Stritch Gives New Voice to Dorothy Parker’s Tales of Social Life, and Private Pain

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 1:00pm
The late actor delivers the 20th-century author’s prose like you’ve never heard it before.
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Newsbook: Everyone Is Talking About the California Wildfires. Read These Books on How to Fight Them.

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:22am
Hear from the firefighters, the residents and the scientists trying to find solutions.
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Books News: Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ Finally Hits Shelves

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 8:02am
The first lady’s memoir arrives just ahead of her multicity arena tour.
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Nonfiction: What It Means to Be ‘Latinx,’ and What That Means for America

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 4:00am
Julian Castro, the former San Antonio mayor and Obama cabinet member, reviews Ed Morales’s new book on the diversity and hybridity of Latino identity.
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Books of The Times: Natasha Trethewey’s Poems Take Wing on Intimate Details

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 1:03pm
Filled with food, music and hard toil, selections of the two-time poet laureate’s work are brought together in “Monument.”
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Nonfiction: Is This the Best One-Volume Biography of Churchill Yet Written?

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 1:00pm
Andrew Roberts’s “Churchill: Walking With Destiny” tells the full story of an extraordinary life.
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Nonfiction: When Excellence Is a Survival Strategy

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 4:00am
Kiese Laymon’s memoir, “Heavy,” is a son’s unflinching portrait of a mother whose violent love and exacting expectations were meant to protect him from harm.
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Nonfiction: American Jews Face a Choice: Create Meaning or Fade Away

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 2:42pm
Five new books touch on American Jewish identity and what will sustain it into the future.
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Audiobooks: Neil deGrasse Tyson Explores the Symbiosis Between War and Astrophysics

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 1:15pm
In “Accessory to War,” the astrophysicist offers a history of space exploration and the ways it has been aided and abetted by warfare and its needs.
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Further Reading: Christopher Lehmann-Haupt’s Most Memorable Book Reviews

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 9:00am
From 1969 to 1995, he tackled two or three books a week, making and breaking literary careers.
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Books News: In Her New Book, Michelle Obama Denounces Trump’s Sexism and His Promotion of the ‘Birther’ Conspiracy

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 5:33pm
In “Becoming,” she talked about suffering a miscarriage, relying on IVF to conceive and the challenges of being the first African-American first lady.
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New in Paperback: ‘Winter,’ ‘Ten Restaurants That Changed America’

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 3:24pm
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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From Our Archives: Notes From the Book Review Archives

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 3:09pm
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Robert Scholes’s on Sylvia Plath’s “The Bell Jar.”
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Children’s Books: Y.A. Novels That Explore Love in Many Forms

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 3:04pm
A cross-cultural romance, a love triangle, a fake relationship and a girl in search of her birth mom in the latest realistic Y.A. fiction.
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Children’s Books: Great New Children’s Books About Animals

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 3:02pm
Why do critters feature in so many memorable kids books? Novels by Sharon Creech, Carl Hiaasen and more show once again how animals help us understand the world.
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Children’s Books: Picture Books to Make Your Kid — and You — Giggle and Guffaw

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 2:52pm
The latest from Jon Agee, Matthew Cordell and more present table-turning children, pants-wearing vegetables and even a touch of gastrointestinal humor.
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The Book Review Podcast: Big New Biographies of Two Big American Lives

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 2:51pm
David W. Blight talks about “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom,” and Bob Spitz talks about “Reagan: An American Journey.”
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Children’s Books: Picks of the Litter: Dog Picture Books for Every Child — and Grown-Up

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 1:54pm
Finding and losing, playing and working, caring and staying true — dog books teach us about all those things while tugging at our heartstrings.
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