New York Times Book Reviews

The Shortlist: Five Essay Collections by Women of Color

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 5:00am
Urgent new reading on the subjects of race and gender disparities in America.
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Profile: Valeria Luiselli, at Home in Two Worlds

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 4:32pm
The Mexican writer has made a name for herself with experimental books and essays. Her latest, “Lost Children Archive,” is a road trip novel that shows off her intellectual sensibilities.
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Nonfiction: A Grieving Woman’s Eloquent Homage to Virginia Woolf

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 2:00pm
In “All the Lives We Ever Lived,” Katharine Smyth revisits “To the Lighthouse” for comfort and insight after the death of her father.
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Fiction: A Comic Novel About the George W. Bush No One Knows

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 5:00am
Thomas Mallon’s “Landfall” imagines the goings-on inside the Bush White House.
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Inside the List: Is Everyone in Washington Writing a Political Tell-All?

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:48pm
Two more books by former members of President Trump’s administration hit the best-seller list this week.
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The Book Review Podcast: Marlon James Talks About His Epic New Trilogy

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 11:50am
James discusses “Black Leopard, Red Wolf,” and Stephanie Land talks about “Maid.”
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Nonfiction: The Black Sergeant and the White Judge Who Changed Civil Rights History

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 11:07am
“Unexampled Courage,” by Richard Gergel, is a riveting account of the 1946 legal case that spurred the federal government to act in defense of racial equality.
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Sketchbook | Graphic Review: Liana Finck’s Illustrated Tribute to Isak Dinesen

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 5:00am
“Seven Gothic Tales,” like the biography of the Danish author herself, provides the perfect anti-romance for this Valentine’s Day.
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New in Paperback: ‘Force of Nature,’ ‘Feel Free’

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 5:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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From Our Archives: Revisiting Marlon James’s Debut Novel, ‘John Crow’s Devil’

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 5:00am
Before you read Michiko Kakutani’s review of “Black Leopard, Red Wolf,” check out our 2005 review of Marlon James’s first book.
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Fiction: In This Novel, God Is Annoyed and in Love

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 5:00am
Giacomo Sartori’s “I Am God” imagines a deity who winks and nudges, rants and complains.
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Children’s Books: Picture Books That Bring Black Heroes to Life

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 5:00am
The life of a legendary cowboy, a tribute to the poet Gwendolyn Brooks, a shout-out to hip-hop and more.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 5:00am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Editors’ Choice: 9 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 4:44pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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By the Book: Maria Popova: By the Book

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 5:00am
The author of “Figuring” (and the brain behind the Brain Pickings website) likes how children’s books speak “a language of absolute sincerity, so deliciously countercultural in our age of cynicism.”
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Match Book: So You’ve Read ‘The House of Mirth.’ Now What?

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 5:00pm
Edith Wharton’s 1905 classic offers endless fodder for comparison with the empathetic social novels that succeeded it.
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New & Noteworthy

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 3:17pm
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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12 New Books to Look for in February

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 2:37pm
A follow-up to “The Hate U Give.” An investigation into the Chernobyl disaster. True crime in Northern Ireland. And more.
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Nonfiction: A Personal Fight for the Dignity of L.G.B.T. People in India

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 2:33pm
In “An Indefinite Sentence,” Siddharth Dube recounts his personal struggle to destigmatize homosexuality and AIDS in his home country.
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Fiction: An Ominous Sleeping Sickness Paralyzes a Small California Town in ‘The Dreamers’

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 2:07pm
In Karen Thompson Walker’s second novel, people stop waking up in the morning. They’re not dead, just trapped in a dream-filled netherworld.
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