Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Wresting Golda Meir From the Shadows

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am
Francine Klagsbrun’s “Lioness” re-examines the beloved prime minister’s legacy.
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Nonfiction: An Expert on Warfare Examines Centuries of Evolving Mayhem

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am
Lawrence Freedman warns in “The Future of War” that he doesn’t expect to see an end to human conflict.
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Audiobooks: A Celebrity Couples Therapist Turns to Adultery

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am
In a new audiobook, “The State of Affairs,” Esther Perel follows up on “Mating in Captivity” by focusing on the husbands and wives who stray.
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Nonfiction: In ‘Nomadland,’ the Golden Years Are the Wander Years

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am
Arlie Russell Hochschild reviews Jessica Bruder’s book about senior citizens who live out of R.V.s and work low-wage jobs.
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Nonfiction: Father-Son Bonding, With Homer as Guide

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am
Daniel Mendelsohn’s “An Odyssey” is both an analysis of a classic and a memoir of his family.
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Nonfiction: A Journey of Belonging

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am
In “Real American: A Memoir,” Julie Lythcott-Haims describes growing up biracial in a mostly white milieu.
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Fiction: A Novelist Revisits a Deadly Textile Union Strike From 1929

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am
Wiley Cash’s heroine in “The Last Ballad” is based on a real-life union organizer and folk singer now mostly lost to history.
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Fiction: Life, Love and Mortality in the City of Light

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am
A septuagenarian cellist faces down his personal and professional losses in Mark Helprin’s novel “Paris in the Present Tense.”
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Nonfiction: ‘I Can’t Breathe’: Eric Garner’s Life and Death

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am
In “I Can’t Breathe,” Matt Taibbi reports on the people and the policies that shaped the course of Garner’s life.
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Nonfiction: The Day Wall Street Collapsed

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am
Diana B. Henriques’s “A First-Class Catastrophe” is a minute-by-minute account of the stock market disaster of Oct. 19, 1987.
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Nonfiction: Elizabeth Hardwick Showed What Essays Could Do

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am
“The Collected Essays,” edited by Darryl Pinckney, reveal as much about who Hardwick was as they do about the fiction she loved.
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Nonfiction: The First Modern President

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am
Robert W. Merry’s “President McKinley” argues for the centrality of a generally forgotten chief executive.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:00am
Readers respond to Alan Dershowitz’s review of “Scalia Speaks” and implore Ron Chernow to rethink his ideal dinner guests.
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Editors’ Choice: 11 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:55pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Profile: A Chinese Novelist Is Found in Translation

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:55am
For Xue Yiwei, Canada was a safe haven in which to write, but now he’s finding an audience abroad that appreciates his subversive novel.
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Q&A: Joe Biden Talks About His New Memoir, ‘Promise Me, Dad’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:18am
The former vice president writes about facing the death of his son Beau, deciding not to pursue a presidential run and dealing with foreign crises.
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By the Book: Andy Weir: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 4:00am
The author of “The Martian” and, most recently, “Artemis” has never read Frank Herbert’s “Dune”: “Yes, I know. I’m the worst sci-fi fan in the universe.”
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Crime: Deadly Deeds, From Snowy Iceland to the 42nd Street Library

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 4:00am
New crime novels by Barclay, Indridason and Lehane take readers from New York to Reykjavik. Then Goldstone goes back in time for a medical mystery.
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Jesmyn Ward Wins National Book Award for ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:58pm
It is the second National Book Award for Ms. Ward, a Mississippi native who also won in 2011 for her novel “Salvage the Bones.”
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 3:31pm
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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