Book Reviews

Fiction: An Arab-American Poet Asks What It Means to Belong to Two Cultures, or None

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 11:30am
In her debut collection, “Invasive Species,” the Egyptian immigrant Marwa Helal plumbs the complications of nationhood and inclusion.
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Fiction: A Cosmic Being Dies in Yoga Class. Then Things Get Really Weird.

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 3:11pm
Kathryn Davis’s novel “The Silk Road” is full of provocative mysteries: Are its characters many or one? Where are they going? Have they witnessed a murder?
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Nonfiction: The Complex Literary Friendship Between Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 4:00am
In “Zora and Langston,” Yuval Taylor revisits the relationship that laid much of the groundwork for black American literature in the 20th century.
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 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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Fiction: A Road-Paving Job Takes On a Sinister Allure in Dave Eggers’s New Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:31pm
The author’s eighth novel, “The Parade,” is a parable-like story featuring two unnamed men on assignment in an unnamed country in the wake of a civil war.
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The Best Cookbooks for Kids

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 11:08am
Books that will inspire children to get into the kitchen and cook.
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Nonfiction: The ‘Enigma’ Who Is the Chief Justice of the United States

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 4:00am
Joan Biskupic’s “The Chief” examines John Roberts’s life and his career on the Supreme Court.
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Nonfiction: An Intimate Portrait of Sandra Day O’Connor, First Woman on the Supreme Court

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 4:00am
“First: Sandra Day O’Connor,” by Evan Thomas, is a richly detailed life of the pathbreaking justice.
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Nonfiction: Chills, Thrills and Spills: How Alex Honnold Conquered El Capitan

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 8:05pm
Mark Synnott’s “The Impossible Climb” is a memoir, an exploration of rock-climbing culture and a white-knuckle account of his buddy Honnold’s Yosemite feat.
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The Book Review Podcast: Isaac Mizrahi on His New Memoir

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 3:34pm
The fashion designer discusses “I.M.,” and David McCraw talks about “Truth in Our Times.”
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BOoks Etc.: Roz Chast and Patricia Marx Mine the Mother Lode

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 11:38am
The longtime friends on their new book, the pleasures — and perils — of childhood, and the remarkable success of their indie uke band.
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From Our Archives: Revisiting the Shaker Community in Michael Downing’s “Perfect Agreement”

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 10:24am
In his 1997 book “Perfect Agreement,” Downing mixes the academic world with the people and values of the last Shaker families in America.
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Nonfiction: The Bizarre Lives of Rome’s Emperors

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 10:01am
Barry Strauss’s “Ten Caesars” is a quick romp through the strange lives of several Roman rulers.
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Nonfiction: When America’s Love of the Open Frontier Hit a Wall

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 9:35am
In “The End of the Myth” Greg Grandin explores our love of the boundless West as it evolved over the 19th century and into the 20th — and why it was a mirage.
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Fiction: In Two New Novels, the Trouble Is Academic — and All Too Real

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 8:54am
“Still in Love” and “Such Good Work” revisit the lessons and trials of the classroom.
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Children’s Books: Picture Book Biographies of Women Who Made History

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 4:00am
For Women’s History Month — and all year long — these chronicles of the lives of Pura Belpré, Wilma Mankiller, Leonora Carrington and Anna Atkins are needed reminders of women’s achievements.
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New in Paperback: ‘See What Can Be Done,’ ‘The Gunners’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 4:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Shortlist: Group Biographies Give Trailblazing Historical Women Their Due

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 4:00am
From George Eliot and Mary Shelley to Joan of Arc and Coco Chanel, female icons from centuries past take the spotlight in three new books.
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Fiction: A 1970s Japanese Novel Leading the Way to Ferrante

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 4:00am
Written four decades ago, Yuko Tsushima’s novel “Territory of Light” tells of a woman in Tokyo coping with the dissolution of her marriage.
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Crime: Going Rogue With Marilyn Stasio

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 4:00am
This week’s Crime column features novels about bad-boy cops and suburban serial killers, then offers an escape to scenic Provence.
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