New York Times Book Reviews

Children’s Books: Picture Book Biographies to Dazzle a Fact-Loving Child

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 1:35pm
Beautifully illustrated and closely researched, these books tell fascinating stories about heroes, unsung and otherwise.
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Children’s Books: Can a Simple, Classic European Fantasy Win Over Jaded American Kids? This One Just Might

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 12:33pm
“The Letter for the King,” by the Dutch author Tonke Dragt, gets a new English edition 56 years after it first appeared. It’s a straightforward story with buckets of charm on its side.
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Children’s Books: Picture Books About Cars, Trucks and Other Things That Clank, Roar and Move Fast

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 12:09pm
These books for young vehicle lovers have it all: size, strength, speed — even kindness. And a dog.
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Children’s Books: These Sequels Will Keep Your Young Reader Hooked

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 11:23am
Take note, parents! If a kid likes a book, it’s almost a guarantee he’ll like the sequel. Here are new ones from Jennifer L. Holm, Tim Federle and more.
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Children’s Books: Showing the Indelible, Imperiled Bonds Between Animals and People

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 10:33am
“Tales From the Inner City,” by the acclaimed Shaun Tan, uses weird, striking images to tell stories about how we share the earth with creatures.
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Children’s Books: These Books Let Kids Fight Their Own Battles

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 10:19am
Parents are no help at all as the young protagonists in new books by Matt Phelan, Kenneth Oppel and more battle dinosaurs, mutant cats and other foes.
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Children’s Books: A Father’s Tribute to His Son With Down Syndrome

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 10:05am
The artist Gusti has created a picture book about how he came to embrace the richness of life with his special-needs son. Adults and children alike will be moved by “Mallko and Dad.”
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Children’s Books: In These Stunning Picture Books, Children Navigate a Big, Wide World

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 10:00am
Knockout illustrations and storytelling elevate inspiring books by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson, Laura Lippman and Kate Samworth and more.
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How T.S. Eliot Went From Neurotic Banker to Neurotic Worldwide Literary Hero

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:00am
A graphic retelling of the American poet’s ascent to stardom.
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War Stories: George Washington, William T. Sherman and Viking Marauders

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:00am
Lessons about war from the American Revolution, the Civil War, medieval Britain and West Africa.
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Fiction: Body Hopping for a Better View of America

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:00am
A dead soul migrates from person to person in Martin Riker’s inventive debut novel, “Samuel Johnson’s Eternal Return.”
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The Shortlist: Three New Takes on Feminism: In the Dorm, in the Economy and Around the World

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:00am
A scholar, a World Bank economist teaming up with a novelist, and a fiery young activist attempt to write the next pages of the history of women’s rights.
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Nonfiction: When Home Is ‘Always Another Country’

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:00am
Sisonke Msimang’s graceful new memoir reckons with the challenges of figuring out who you are and where you belong when you’ve grown up all over the world.
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Fiction: Dark Fairy Tales From a Now-Vanished Agrarian Japan

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:00am
Kenji Miyazawa, who died in 1933, was one of Japan’s most beloved poets. Now, in “Once and Forever,” his magical short stories are available in English.
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Fiction: The World War II Tragedy of Italy’s Jews, Preserved in Fiction

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:00am
In “The Novel of Ferrara,” Giorgio Bassani retrofits his novellas and stories into a sprawling portrait of a community destroyed by historical hatreds.
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Fiction: In These Novels, Women With Cancer Decide to Ditch the People-Pleasing

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:00am
Women, even dying women, are often judged for putting their own needs first. The main characters in “The Bus on Thursday” and “Craving” know that — and they don’t care.
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Fiction: He Killed Her Mother. Now He Wants to Make Amends.

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:00am
Andre Dubus III’s novel “Gone So Long” sets a dying ex-con on the difficult road to redemption. Will his long-estranged daughter even agree to see him?
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Inside the List: Who Says Celebrity Memoirs Don’t Sell? There Are Three New Ones on the Best-seller List

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:00am
These books by the Beastie Boys, Abbi Jacobson and Justin Timberlake are about as far from standard-issue star autobiographies as you can get.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:00am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Books News: A 1965 Novel About an Unhinged President Is Being Rereleased

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 9:50pm
The author, Fletcher Knebel, who died in 1993, would likely be shocked by how prescient his political thriller was.
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