Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Hacker for Hire

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 6:57am
In “Breaking and Entering,” Jeremy Smith tells the story of a brilliant, larger-than-life computer scientist who runs her own boutique cybersecurity firm.
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Essay: Reading Proust in the Gulag

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 4:00am
What books do we turn to as we prepare to die?
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Nonfiction: Jason Rezaian Recounts His 544 Days of Captivity in Iran

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 11:34am
In “Prisoner,” the former Tehran bureau chief for The Washington Post shows that the most innocent activities in Iran could get you accused of spying.
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What if You Could Literally Talk to The New York Times?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 7:37am
Dan Sanchez, editorial lead for our new voice initiative — which enables you to “hear the news,” straight from Times journalists, via Alexa — answers questions about what that conversation could be like.
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 4:00am
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Nonfiction: Dani Shapiro’s New Memoir Uncovers a Life-Changing Family Secret

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 4:00am
“Inheritance” explores the way we construct our identities, and how much our belief in a blood connection to our parents shapes how we view ourselves.
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Help Desk: Dealing With Anxiety, Mental Illness and Grief

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 4:00am
In her latest Help Desk column, Judith Newman consults three books that offer guidance to readers navigating through tense times.
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Inside the List: Some Dos and Don’ts From Famous Writers

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 2:23pm
Some best-selling novelists have written books about their craft. Others dispense advice on Twitter, their websites and in interviews and articles.
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Fiction: A Sudden Death Shakes Loose Four Intertwined Lives

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 4:00am
In Tessa Hadley’s novel “Late in the Day,” the bonds of love and loyalty are frayed when a widow and her married friends confront the loss of her husband.
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Reader’s Notebook: This Is the Story of My Life. And This Is the Story of My Life.

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 7:47pm
Kathryn Harrison’s and Dani Shapiro’s new autobiographical books are reminders of a seemingly modern job title: serial memoirist. Time and time again, self-chroniclers like them prove that you can’t spell “memoir” without “me.”
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The Book Review Podcast: How Curses Function in Literature

New York Times Book Reviews - 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

New York Times Book Reviews - 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

New York Times Book Reviews - 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

New York Times Book Reviews - 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

New York Times Book Reviews - 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

New York Times Book Reviews - 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’

New York Times Book Reviews - 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’

New York Times Book Reviews - 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.

New York Times Book Reviews - 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

New York Times Book Reviews - 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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