Book Reviews

Editors’ Choice: 7 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:36am
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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By the Book: Alison Weir: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:00am
The historical novelist Alison Weir, author most recently of “Jane Seymour, the Haunted Queen,” has some reading advice for Meghan Markle.
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Audiobooks: Jeremy Irons Breathes New Life Into ‘The Poems of T.S. Eliot’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 4:00am
From “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” to “The Waste Land” and “Four Quartets,” an audiobook original revisits the poet’s most beloved lines.
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Nonfiction: This Author Never Dreamed of Becoming a Mom. Until She Was One.

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 2:00pm
"And Now We Have Everything” demystifies all the anxieties, logistics and wonders of pregnancy and childbirth — things Meaghan O’Connell never knew she wanted.
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Nonfiction: I’m a Pro Football Player Now, but I’ll Be Black Forever

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:01am
Michael Bennett’s “Things That Make White People Uncomfortable,” written with Dave Zirin, is both a memoir and a call to political action.
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Bookshelf: New York, the Global Capital of Protest

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 4:00am
From the Flushing Remonstrance to Occupy Wall Street, New York City has been at the forefront of social activism for centuries. And a homage to the beauty of infrastructure.
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Fiction: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Love Life, as Fodder for Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 2:00pm
The intimate relationship of Eleanor Roosevelt and the A.P. reporter Lorena Hickok is explored in new novels by Amy Bloom and Kelly O’Connor McNees.
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Nonfiction: The Paradoxes and the Glory of Apollo 8’s Journey Around the Moon

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 12:39pm
Fifty years after the spacecraft became the first to leave Earth’s orbit, Robert Kurson tells the story of the remarkable odyssey in “Rocket Men.”
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 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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Nonfiction: A Comic Force of Nature: The Life — and Death — of Robin Williams

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 4:00am
Dave Itzkoff’s exhaustive biography, “Robin,” explains why a great comedian “had admirers but no imitators.”
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Nonfiction: Under Modernity’s Hood: Precision Engineering

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 3:54pm
In “The Perfectionists,” Simon Winchester turns to the history of mechanical engineering, seeing in its triumphs the key to understanding so much of our world.
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Audiobooks: Benedict Cumberbatch Meets Albert Einstein in Carlo Rovelli’s New Audiobook

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 2:00pm
In “The Order of Time,” a theoretical physicist reveals his take on relativity, order and the human condition.
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Children’s Books: Enchanting New Picture Books

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:40am
Treats for little ones include the true story of a brave rescue dog, a bedtime tale about a rampaging bunny and a new Sandra Boynton board book.
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Fiction: One Last Book From a Virtuoso of the Short Story

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:00am
The great Irish writer William Trevor captured turning points in individual lives with powerful slyness. “Last Stories” is his final gift to us.
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The Book Review Podcast: Amy Chozick on ‘Chasing Hillary’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 12:08pm
Chozick discusses her time covering Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail, and Sloane Crosley talks about her new collection of essays, “Look Alive Out There.”
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Inside the List: How Billy Idol’s ‘Rebel Yell’ Fueled a Debut Thriller

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:13am
Aimee Molloy says the song’s lyrics inspired her as she wrote “The Perfect Mother,” her chilling novel set in a Brooklyn mom’s group.
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Nonfiction: From the Czars to Putin: A History of Russia’s Imperial City

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:03am
Jonathan Miles’s “St. Petersburg: Madness, Murder, and Art on the Banks of the Neva” dishes up an A-to-Z of Russian urban culture and politics.
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Editors’ Choice: 11 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:01am
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Nonfiction: Pirates, Runaways, Smugglers and the Occasional Aristocrat

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 9:44am
In “The Island That Disappeared,” Tom Feiling tells the riotous story of a Caribbean colony that failed in its rivalry with Puritan Massachusetts.
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Nonfiction: The Sinking of the Most Powerful Warship in History

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 9:30am
In “Battleship Yamato,” Jan Morris ponders the terrible beauty and irony of war as symbolized by the destruction of the Japanese Navy’s great vessel.
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