Book Reviews

Crime: War Wounds: Crime Novels From All Kinds of Battlefields

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 4:00am
Marilyn Stasio’s mystery roundup takes readers to World War I Britain and France, then dips into two psychological combat zones in modern America.
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New in Paperback: ‘Prairie Fires,’ ‘Cockfosters’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 4:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Inside the List: Delia Owens, Who Suffused Her African Memoirs With Lush Natural Detail, Turns to Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 4:00am
Hints of her wildlife research — particularly the study of brown hyenas — can be seen in her debut novel, “Where the Crawdads Sing.”
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Nonfiction: The Story of California Told Through One Family

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 4:00am
Miriam Pawel’s “The Browns of California” describes a political dynasty that has dominated the state across 60 years.
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Sketchbook | Visuals: Khaled Hosseini Has Written an Illustrated Tribute to Fallen Refugees

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 4:00am
Illustrated by Dan Williams, “Sea Prayer” relates a message of universal human despair, but also hope.
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From Our Archives: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 4:00am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Elizabeth Janeway on Vladimir Nabokov’s “Lolita.”
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Nonfiction: A Modern Jeremiah Sees National Decline Everywhere He Looks

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 2:00pm
In “America: The Farewell Tour,” Chris Hedges says the end is near.
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Editors’ Choice: 9 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 10:04am
Suggested reading by critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Essay: Three Blockbuster Novels From the 1950s, and Their Remarkable Afterlife

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 6:15am
Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged,” Boris Pasternak’s “Doctor Zhivago” and Vladimir Nabokov’s “Lolita” continue to be controversial even today.
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By the Book: Bob Woodward: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 4:00am
The journalist, whose new book is “Fear: Trump in the White House,” remembers reading “The Swiss Family Robinson” as a child: “It was, I believe, the first time I dropped out of my own world into another for a sustained period of time.”
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Nonfiction: Why the Right to Vote Is Not a Right

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 12:00pm
Allan J. Lichtman’s “The Embattled Vote in America” looks at how some Americans have tried to restrict the vote of other Americans.
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Nonfiction: Is Donald Trump a Fascist?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 2:00pm
Jason Stanley’s “How Fascism Works” sees parallels in the appeals the president makes to his base.
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Profile: Sally Field Talks About Her Life ‘In Pieces’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 10:14am
In a new memoir, the actress reveals a personal history, darkened by abuse and illuminated by grace, that she has never shared before.
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The Long View: Henry Adams’s 1880 Novel, ‘Democracy,’ Resonates Now More Than Ever

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 4:00am
It’s a love story about the possibilities and perils of power, corruption and moral compromise in a democratic government.
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Match Book: Fall Back Into the School Year With Books by, for and About Teachers

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 4:00am
Fictional and autobiographical tales that span the vast range of the educator’s spirit.
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 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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Books of The Times: ‘Essential Essays’ Show Adrienne Rich’s Vulnerable, Conflicted Sides

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 2:22pm
This collection brings together a sampling of the poet’s influential criticism, personal accounts and public statements.
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Nonfiction: She Grew Up Poor on a Kansas Farm. Her Memoir Is an Attempt to Understand Why.

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 2:00pm
In “Heartland,” Sarah Smarsh offers a cleareyed account of hardscrabble life on the Great Plains — a pattern that in her family goes back generations.
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Front Burner: Recipes From Black America

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 9:50am
The ‘Sweet Home Cafe Cookbook,’ from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, has old favorites and modern fare.
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Essay: Renouncing Hate: What Happens When a White Nationalist Repents

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 4:00am
Wes Enzinna considers “Rising Out of Hatred,” by Eli Saslow, in the context of other recent narratives about extremists who changed their minds.
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