New York Times Book Reviews

Essay: Is Satire Possible in the Age of Trump?

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 10:15am
Parodies of the president proliferate in books and on TV. But how do you ridicule a man who seems to have mastered the strategies of those who would hold him to account through humor?
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Nonfiction: Anglos, Hispanics and the Formation of America

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 10:13am
Carrie Gibson’s “El Norte” tells the story of a painful and often forgotten past.
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Books News: Scholar of the Marshall Plan Wins American History Book Prize

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 8:55am
Benn Steil’s “The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War” has won the New-York Historical Society’s prize for the best work of American history.
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Fiction: A Writer Who Finds Grace Beneath the Violence in His Stories

Sun, 03/10/2019 - 10:00am
David Means’s latest collection, “Instructions for a Funeral,” is filled with adulterers and criminals, railroad bums and wharf rats and other castaways.
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Fiction: A First Novel Explores Zimbabwe’s Troubled History

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 4:19pm
Novuyo Rosa Tshuma’s “House of Stone” uses a young man’s search for his personal ancestry as a way of unearthing hidden aspects of his country’s violent past.
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The Book Review Podcast: A Violent Summer in Chicago

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 2:31pm
Alex Kotlowitz discusses “An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago,” and John Lanchester talks about his new novel, “The Wall.”
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Sketchbook | Graphic Review: The Enduring Power of ‘Tuck Everlasting’

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 8:47am
The artist Tillie Walden pays graphic homage to the classic children’s book.
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From Our Archives: When Janet Malcolm Surveyed the World of Psychoanalytic Training

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 4:00am
In her 1981 book “Psychoanalysis,” Malcolm explores psychiatry and mental health.
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Children’s Books: Graphic Novels That Will Keep Kids Reading

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 4:00am
Jerry Craft’s tale of an artistic black kid navigating a mostly white prep school, and Lincoln Peirce’s new series about a medieval girl who longs to be a knight.
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The Shortlist: Fascinating Alternate Histories in Four New Novels

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 4:00am
Greek gods prowl the First World War. Medieval French nuns become executioners. A future U.S. rounds up Muslims. A scorned aristocrat pulls off the ultimate heist.
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New in Paperback: ‘What Are We Doing Here?,’ ‘The House of Broken Angels’

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 4:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Inside the List: The Newest Trend in Children’s Lit: ‘Empathy Books’

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 4:00am
Peter H. Reynolds’s ‘Say Something!’ helps teach kids about compassion and justice.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 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, 03/07/2019 - 4:32pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Nonfiction: Exonerated for a Murder They Didn’t Commit

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 12:04pm
In “Good Kids, Bad City,” Kyle Swenson tells the story of three men who suffered a terrible injustice and a city, Cleveland, complicit in the wrong.
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By the Book: By the Book: Donna Leon

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 4:00am
The crime writer, whose latest Guido Brunetti mystery is “Unto Us a Son Is Given,” says Charles Dickens “will teach any writer how to plot and can turn a sentence into an incantation.”
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Fiction: ‘Cherokee America’ Blends Family Saga, History and Melodrama

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 4:00am
Margaret Verble — a voting member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma — explores her heritage in a sprawling and deeply satisfying new novel.
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Fiction: Valeria Luiselli Traces the Youngest Casualties of the Border Crisis

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 4:44pm
Her latest novel, “Lost Children Archive,” follows a New York family on a cross-country journey to strengthen the bonds of family.
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Essay: The Moral Clarity of ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ at 50

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 4:27pm
The novelist and Iraq war veteran Kevin Powers makes the case for the enduring influence of Kurt Vonnegut’s famous novel about the lasting trauma of war.
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12 New Books to Watch for in March

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 2:07pm
Preet Bharara on justice, a chronicle of gun violence in Chicago, a grown-up fairy tale and more.
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