Book Reviews

My Stories Become Someone Else’s: Adapting a Book to Film

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 4:00am
Andrew Solomon writes about the process of converting his book “Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity” into a documentary.
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Our back pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 4:00am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: a heroic quest in a finely detailed imaginary world.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 4:00am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Fiction: Who Really Wrote This Thriller? Our Critic Has a Guess

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 3:40pm
A psychopathic but oddly charming coke dealer shoots and blusters his way through “The Price You Pay,” a brilliant, blood-soaked (maybe) debut novel
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Editors’ Choice: 9 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 3:15pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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A French Novelist Imagined Sexual Dystopia. Now It’s Arrived.

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 2:00pm
Michel Houellebecq has eerily foreseen some of the worst social developments of our time.
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Fiction: In a Novel, Nine Voices in the South Anticipate an Execution

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:00am
In “The Mercy Seat,” by Elizabeth H. Winthrop, locals in a small Louisiana town consider justice and law before a black man is to be put to death.
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By the Book: Michiko Kakutani: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:00am
The Times’s former chief book critic Michiko Kakutani, author of “The Death of Truth,” doesn’t think in terms of genre: “J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books are no more Y.A. reading, to me, than John le Carré’s Smiley novels are spy stories.”
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Nonfiction: How Sneakers Intersect With Recent American History

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 2:00pm
“Kicks,” by Nicholas Smith, traces our nation’s defining athletes and the footwear that became as iconic as they were.
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Nonfiction: A Writer’s Life: The Romance and the Reality

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 2:00pm
In “The Cost of Living: A Working Autobiography,” the prolific British author Deborah Levy reflects on the sacrifices and satisfactions of her career.
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Nonfiction: In the Middle Class, and Barely Getting By

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 12:07pm
Alissa Quart’s “Squeezed” examines the problem of families at the upper edge of the middle class, struggling to survive financially in America.
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Nonfiction: The Urbane Bookworm: Robert Gottlieb’s Essays Celebrate Literature, Film Classics and Dance

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 4:00am
In “Near-Death Experiences … and Others,” his new collection, the esteemed editor weighs in on romance novels, Hollywood movies and — a longstanding love — ballet.
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The Shortlist: Three Recent Novels Show Off Latin America’s Varied History — and Literary Style

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 4:00am
“The Farm,” by Héctor Abad, “In the Distance With You,” by Carla Guelfenbein, and “The Linden Tree,” by César Aira, range from rural Colombia to cosmopolitan Santiago and Peronist Argentina.
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Profile: Attention, Please: Anne Tyler Has Something to Say

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 10:11am
She’s not a recluse — or, as one critic called her, the Greta Garbo of the literary world — but she avoids interviews. So why is she doing one now?
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The Shortlist: Three Books Consider What Happens When the Robots Take Over

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 9:39am
How far along is artificial intelligence and what will it do to human society? Three books ponder this question, and wonder if we and the robots can work together.
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Nonfiction: The Making of a Moral Hero: ‘The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 4:00am
A new book assembles 255 letters, both heartbreaking and inspiring, by the former South African president and civil rights activist, who spent more than 27 years in jail.
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 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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Fiction: An Instagram-Obsessed Anthropologist Riffs on the Meaning of ‘Maleness’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 4:00pm
In Lynne Tillman’s novel “Men and Apparitions,” Zeke Stark explores how the feminist movement has affected men.
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Nonfiction: What if the Government Gave Everyone a Paycheck?

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 4:00am
The former labor secretary Robert B. Reich reviews two new books arguing for a universal basic income: “Give People Money,” by Annie Lowrey, and “The War on Normal People,” by Andrew Yang.
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Book News: Yet Another Book Takes on Impeachment: This Time, the Case Against

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 07/08/2018 - 5:54pm
Alan Dershowitz‘s latest book, “The Case Against Impeaching Trump,” was written with a sense of urgency. It took two months.
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