New York Times Book Reviews

The Book Review Podcast: How Curses Function in Literature

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 12:11pm
Julian Lucas talks about the role of curses in contemporary African literature, and Abby Ellin discusses “Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married.”
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Fiction: After 18 Years in Prison, a Woman Tries to Find Her Way Home

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 4:00am
Mesha Maren’s debut novel, “Sugar Run,” sets a quest for re-entry against the backdrop of modern Appalachia.
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Children’s Books: Flying Through the Night to Defeat the Nazis

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 4:00am
In “A Thousand Sisters,” Elizabeth Wein tells the thrilling true story of the World War II Soviet all-female air regiments who flew 24,000 missions into “a continuous curtain of fire.”
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Fiction: Hygge and Kisses

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 4:00am
In “The Red Address Book,” by Sofia Lundberg, an elderly woman looks back at the loves of her life.
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The Shortlist: Sex, Death and More Sex: Three Books of Fiction by Acclaimed Japanese Writers

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 4:00am
Story collections by Akiyuki Nosaka and Taeko Kono, plus a short novel by the great Yukio Mishima.
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Fiction: Characters Who Crave a Return to the Past, Human Sacrifice and All

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 4:00am
Sarah Moss’s novel “Ghost Wall” describes how the notion of “original Britishness” can lead to no good.
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From Our Archives: Revisiting Anne Frank’s Diary — ‘A Warm and Stirring Confession’

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 4:00am
In 1952, Meyer Levin reviewed “The Diary of a Young Girl” for the Book Review. Here’s an excerpt.
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New in Paperback: ‘King Zeno,’ ‘The Monk of Mokha’

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 4:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Nonfiction: A Habitual Liar Almost Conned Abby Ellin Into Marrying Him. Instead, He Gave Her the Idea for a Book.

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 4:00am
In “Duped,” Ellin describes her ruinous relationship and other cases of deception.
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Fiction: What’s It Like to Write Poetry in Authoritarian Cuba? Tricky, This Novel Suggests

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 4:00am
“Revolution Sunday,” by the banned novelist Wendy Guerra, traces a young exile’s struggle against censorship — political, literary and personal.
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Children’s Books: Reframing Refugee Children’s Stories

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 4:00am
In “We Are Displaced,” the Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai gathers stories from girls around the world who, like her, have had to flee their homes.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 4:00am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Editors’ Choice: 8 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 3:15pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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How Astounding Saw the Future

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 1:00pm
Tracing the evolution of the mid-20th-century magazine whose pages gave rise to the genre of science fiction.
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Book Scene: Cooking the Book: Dinner with Publisher Daniel Halpern and Chef Wylie Dufresne

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 11:34am
A republication of a 1985 cookbook, “The Good Food,” brings writers and foodies to the table.
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By the Book: Dani Shapiro: By the Book

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 4:00am
The author, most recently, of the memoir “Inheritance” turns to family and friends for reading suggestions: “My 19-year-old son is a voracious reader and constantly recommends books to me.”
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Nonfiction: Anne Frank’s Diary, in Graphic Form, Reveals Its Humor

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 1:00pm
Ari Folman and David Polonsky’s graphic novel adaptation of the famous diary brings out new and vibrant aspects of Anne’s voice.
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Newsbook: Walls, Partisanship and the Shutdown

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:53am
These three books offer some perspective on the current political stalemate.
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Fiction: In This Novel, One Sister Is a Nurse. The Other Is a Murderer.

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 4:00am
“My Sister, the Serial Killer,” by the Nigerian novelist Oyinkan Braithwaite, follows the fortunes of two women in Lagos, a city that strives to suffocate women.
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Fiction: Three Sisters, an Island and an Apocalyptic Tale of Survival

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 2:08pm
In Sophie Mackintosh’s debut novel, “The Water Cure,” Lia, Grace and Sky — living off the grid with their abusive parents — have been raised to fear men.
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