Book Reviews

The Book Review Podcast: Laura Lippman on ‘Sunburn’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:51am
Lippman talks about her new novel, and Tina Jordan discusses new romance novels.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:14am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Margaret Mead on John McPartland’s history of sex in the U.S.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:05am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:03am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Inside the List: A Debut Novelist Takes On Islamophobia

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 10:39am
Samira Ahmed — whose Y.A. novel, “Love, Hate & Other Filters,” stars a Muslim Indian-American teenager — describes how her own experiences shaped her story.
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Time Capsule: Under the Covers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 4:00am
From Ovid and Baudelaire to Nabokov, Roth and E. L. James, some of the most seminal texts in literary history are also among the most erotic. Herewith, a selection of 50 book jackets (arranged in order of original publication) that have become as iconic as the risqué work within.
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The Shortlist: Troubled Marriages, Old and New

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 4:00am
Four authors explore the various ways that wedded life can go awry.
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Fiction: Tempting Fate With a Season of Romance, Sex, Art and Destiny

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 4:00am
Madame Nielsen’s “The Endless Summer” — a novel combining nostalgia, reverie and tragedy — is about a family who decides to live it up.
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Fiction: A Story of Two Doctors, and a Secret Between Them

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 4:00am
In her debut novel, “The Queen of Hearts,” the physician Kimmery Martin writes about lifelong friendship and the deceptions that can tear at it.
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Fiction: Fissures Splinter a Family’s Suburban Facade

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 4:00am
In this dark, seething debut, 13-year-old Colin struggles to come to terms with his father’s suicide and his own sexuality.
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Children’s Books: In Y.A., Where Has All the Good Sex Gone?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 4:00am
In the 1970s, books like Judy Blume’s “Forever” showed teenagers that sex was natural and pleasurable. Now it’s more often a danger zone. What happened?
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Editors’ Choice: 12 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 2:30pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Match Book: Dear Match Book: Poems for Young Readers

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:30pm
Verses that will forge bonds between you and your little ones through the power of language.
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The Book Review Podcast: Rose McGowan on ‘Brave’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 11:14am
McGowan talks about her new memoir, and Katie Kitamura discusses Tom Malmquist’s new novel, “In Every Moment We Are Still Alive.”
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Fiction: Strangers in the Night, Exchanging Genre Conventions

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:00am
Laura Lippman’s new novel, “Sunburn,” draws its inspiration from 1940s noir like “Double Indemnity.”
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Nonfiction: Writers Pay Lip Service to a Universal Gesture of Love

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:00am
In “The Kiss,” Brian Turner collects musings on all aspects of the act, from the romantic to the familial to the tragic.
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Essay: Good Paperback Vibrations

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:00am
What one reader learned about sex from the best-selling novels of his childhood.
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Nonfiction: A Recovering Sex and Porn Addict Tells All

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 4:00am
Erica Garza’s debut memoir, “Getting Off,” reveals a path to rehabilitation that is equal parts sordid and inspiring.
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Fiction: A Young Wife Toys With Adultery

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 4:00am
In Molly McCloskey’s novel “Straying,” a feckless American marries into an Irish family, then looks for love elsewhere.
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Fiction: A Marriage Upended, a Life Destroyed

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 5:45pm
In Tayari Jones’s new novel, “An American Marriage,” a newlywed black attorney is wrongly convicted of rape.
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