Book Reviews

Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:00am
Readers respond to the value of higher education, a conversation among spies and more.
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Editors' Choice: 11 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 3:09pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Fiction: A Debut Novel Imagines Political Intrigue at the 1939 World’s Fair

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 4:39am
In Brendan Mathews’s “The World of Tomorrow,” two brothers fleeing Ireland for New York get embroiled in a wild assassination plot.
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Nonfiction: How the New Immigration Is Shaking Old Europe to Its Core

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 4:00am
“The Strange Death of Europe,” by Douglas Murray, and “The Crisis of Multiculturalism in Europe,” by Rita Chin, examine divisive debates over Western values.
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Nonfiction: The Vietnam War Then and Now

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 4:00am
Geoffrey C. Ward’s “The Vietnam War” relives a conflict that divided Americans 50 years ago, and continues to evoke bitter memories today.
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By the Book: Sally Quinn: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 4:00am
The author of, most recently, “Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir,” doesn’t like to read short story collections, “especially if they’re good, because they always leave me wanting more.”
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Newsbook: 3 Books on the Importance of Early Education

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:52am
As policy makers, teachers, and parents work to expand pre-K programs, here are three books on what children really need.
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Editors' Choice: 11 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 6:56am
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Nonfiction: A History of Bloomberg’s Successes and Failures

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 4:00am
Chris McNickle’s biography of Mike Bloomberg shows how New York’s mayor for 12 years used data and analysis to successfully transform the city.
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Crime: Bad Neighbors, Bad Husbands and Very Bad Behavior

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 4:00am
Two new crime novels travel back to the not-so-placid 1950s, while a third visits 19th-century Appalachia. Another tries to escape in a hot-air balloon.
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The Long View: ‘What Happened’? They Lost. With Her Memoir, Hillary Clinton Joins a Haunted Club

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 8:07pm
Jon Meacham on how Clinton’s chronicle of loss in 2016 compares with those of defeated candidates past.
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Fiction: In ‘Forest Dark,’ Nicole Krauss Plays With Divided Selves

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 4:00am
Two New Yorkers — an aging lawyer and a young writer — make their way, separately, to Tel Aviv.
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Nonfiction: A Memoir by Donald Trump’s Favorite Target

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 4:00am
“Unbelievable,” by the NBC News correspondent Katy Tur, describes what it was like to be on the front lines during the Trump presidential campaign.
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Match Book: Dear Match Book: It’s My First Foray Into Graphic Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 4:00am
For readers seeking a novel kind of novel: illustrated narratives that harness the comic-book format to treat even the weightiest of themes.
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Nonfiction: The Right Way to Memorialize an Unpopular War

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 4:00am
James Reston Jr.’s “A Rift in the Earth” tells how a bitter controversy over the Vietnam War memorial ended in national reconciliation.
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Fiction: Broken Promises in the Promised Land

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 4:00am
Mixing genres and voices, Nathan Englander’s novel “Dinner at the Center of the Earth” offers a tragicomic take on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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The Book Review Podcast: ‘Gorbachev: His Life and Times’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 2:31pm
William Taubman discusses his biography of Gorbachev, and N. K. Jemisin talks about reading, writing and reviewing science fiction and fantasy.
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Newsbook: In Harvey and Irma’s Wake, 3 Books on Hurricanes

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:58am
Two books follow families affected by similar disasters, and a third argues that humans may hold the key to mitigating their impact.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:05am
Readers respond to the complicated relationship we have to Freud.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:00am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: A look at Mikhail Gorbachev’s memoir and the former statesman’s divisive reputation.
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