Book Reviews

Help Desk: Adversity Needn’t Thwart or Define You. Here’s How to Cope.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 4:00am
Elizabeth Smart’s “Where There’s Hope” offers advice on moving past trauma. Books by a psychologist, a pediatrician and a mother add more perspective.
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Fiction: A Woman Sleeps a Year Away in Ottessa Moshfegh’s Darkly Comic New Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 4:00am
In “My Year of Rest and Relaxation,” a beautiful young Columbia graduate seeks spiritual renewal through slumber.
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Fiction: In Knausgaard’s ‘Spring,’ a Man Considers How Best to Help His Sick Wife

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 4:00am
In the third installment of a quartet of books addressed to his youngest child, the Norwegian author recounts a medical emergency and its aftermath.
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New in Paperback: ‘Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine,’ ‘The Fact of a Body’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 4:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Crime: Hate Thy Neighbor. Or Maybe Just Kill Him.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 4:00am
Whether it’s in Alaska or upstate New York, a small town can be distinctly deadly, as demonstrated by the novels in Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column.
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Fiction: Her Lover May Not Exist, but Her Doubts About the Patriarchy Are Real

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 4:00am
Helen Weinzweig’s novel “Basic Black With Pearls” traces a woman’s increasingly fantastical search for an identity beyond marriage and motherhood.
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Nonfiction: Does Vladimir Putin Speak for the Russian People?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 4:00am
Michael McFaul’s memoir of his years as ambassador to Russia, “From Cold War to Hot Peace,” recounts a campaign against the United States and the West.
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Inside the List: Today’s Best-Seller Lists Look a Lot Like The Ones from 15 Years Ago

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 4:00am
Weisberger, Clinton, Patterson, Grisham, Roberts: The names topping the lists in 2003 are the same ones we’re seeing in 2018.
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Nonfiction: A Youthful, Lovesick Journey Revealed in a Sketchbook

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 4:00am
Craig Thompson’s “Carnet de Voyage” is a reissued version of his travel sketchbook as the author of “Blankets” made his way through Europe and Morocco.
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Nonfiction: After His Brother Commits Murder, a Journalist Revisits Their Childhood

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 4:00am
In his searching memoir, “My Brother Moochie,” Issac Bailey, a longtime journalist, considers the fallout on his family of his oldest brother’s crime.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/06/2018 - 4:00am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Editors’ Choice: 9 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/05/2018 - 8:46pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Fiction: Debut Stories Trace the Aftershocks of the Sri Lankan Civil War

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/05/2018 - 1:57pm
“Half Gods,” by Akil Kumarasamy, contains interlinked tales of family, friendship and tragedy across continents.
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Nonfiction: Meet the Man Who Dressed Mick Jagger

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/05/2018 - 4:00am
Fifty years ago, Tommy Nutter’s Savile Row shop turned out bespoke suits for the likes of Jagger, Lennon and Elton John. In “House of Nutter,” Lance Richardson tells his story.
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By the Book: Hanan al-Shaykh: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/05/2018 - 4:00am
The novelist Hanan al-Shaykh, author most recently of “The Occasional Virgin,” avoids reading books longer than 800 pages “unless they are written by my friends.”
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Fiction: Flawed, Fragile, Hungry Human Bodies: A.M. Homes’s Stories Get Under the Skin

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/04/2018 - 2:00pm
The author’s new collection, “Days of Awe,” confronts the beauty and violence of daily life with mordant wit and a focus on the flesh.
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Nonfiction: What Edmund White Thinks You Should Read

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 2:00pm
In his memoir, “The Unpunished Vice,” the author writes about the books he has loved and been influenced by.
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Front Burner: Venice, Without the Tourists

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 10:15am
“A Table in Venice” by Skye McAlpine offers an insider’s look at the flavors of La Serenissima.
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Nonfiction: The Opium War and the Humiliation of China

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 4:36am
Stephen R. Platt’s “Imperial Twilight” describes what may have been the British Empire’s darkest hour.
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Nonfiction: The Woman Whose Hair Frightens Iran

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 4:00am
The exiled Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad writes about her protest against compulsory hijabs in “The Wind in My Hair.”
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