New York Times Book Reviews

Fiction: Helen Oyeyemi Dishes Up Magic in Her New Novel, ‘Gingerbread’

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 12:59pm
She’s taken old fairy tales, seasoned them with 20th-century history and pop-culture references, and frosted them with whimsical, even bizarre details.
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New & Noteworthy

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 11:30am
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Nonfiction: Guns, Drugs and Money: Taking Down the Drug Kingpin Paul Le Roux

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 4:05pm
In “The Mastermind,” Evan Ratliff shows how a teenage tech nerd transformed himself into a cartel boss, overseeing operations from North Korea to Somalia to Brazil.
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Nonfiction: Climate Change and Human History

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 1:00pm
Philipp Blom’s “Nature’s Mutiny” looks at the impact of the 17th century’s “little ice age” on civilization.
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Nonfiction: Donald Trump, Tragic Hero

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 12:49pm
In “The Case for Trump,” the classicist Victor Davis Hanson sees echoes of a Greek tragedy.
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Fiction: Rising Seas, Migrants, War: A Timely Novel From John Lanchester

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 4:00am
In “The Wall,” Britain — spared during a catastrophic global environmental disaster — barricades itself inside a massive concrete barrier.
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Nonfiction: Growing Up With Murder All Around

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 4:54pm
Alex Kotlowitz’s “An American Summer” describes life on Chicago’s meanest streets.
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The Enthusiast: In Praise of bell hooks

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 3:48pm
Min Jin Lee on her former professor: “For me, reading ‘Ain’t I A Woman,’ was as if someone had opened the door, the windows, and raised the roof in my mind.”
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Fiction: A Rock Band Novel — and a Snapshot of the Bell-Bottomed 1970s

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 1:26pm
Presented as an oral history, Taylor Jenkins Reid’s “Daisy Jones & The Six” charts the ascent of a hard-partying, iconic band.
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5 Things About Your Book: Gabriel García Márquez in the Eyes of Those Who Knew Him

Sun, 03/03/2019 - 11:08am
Silvana Paternostro’s new oral history, “Solitude & Company,” recounts the Nobel Prize winner’s life from childhood through worldwide fame.
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The Week in Books

Sun, 03/03/2019 - 5:00am
New titles to watch for in March, Toni Morrison’s new collection, Min Jin Lee on bell hooks and more.
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Editors’ Choice: 11 New Books We Recommend This Week

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 3:02pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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The Book Review Podcast: A Gripping Political Mystery in Northern Ireland

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 1:41pm
Patrick Radden Keefe talks about “Say Nothing,” and Frans de Waal discusses “Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves.”
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Children’s Books: In a Memoir, Laurie Halse Anderson Gets Personal About Rape

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 5:00am
Anderson’s novel “Speak” broke open the silence about teenagers and sexual assault. Now “Shout” aims to help other victims find their voices.
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Inside the List: When Real-Life Murder Plays Out in Fiction

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 5:00am
Sometimes Lisa Gardner’s ideas just pop into her head; other times she’s inspired by a headline. Her latest thriller, “Never Tell,” was inspired by a case in Alabama.
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Crime: From Drug Cartels to the Mafia, Crime Runs in the Family

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 5:00am
Marilyn Stasio’s latest Crime column showcases Mexican thugs, Brooklyn mob wives, a dutiful Mississippi son and an aristocrat whose adoption scheme turns deadly.
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New in Paperback: ‘God Save Texas,’ ‘How It Happened’

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 5:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Shortlist: Three Stunning New Memoirs of Love and Loss

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 5:00am
“How to Be Loved,” “Joy Enough” and “The Art of Leaving” all grapple with the aftermath of grief.
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Fiction: Exiled to Siberia: A First Novel Revisits Stalin’s Great Purge

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 5:00am
The heroine of Guzel Yakhina’s “Zuleikha” is a young Tatar widow, forced into a horror-filled journey that will end in Russia’s frozen wilderness.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 5:00am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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