Book Reviews

Match Book: Books That Mix the Science and Craft of Food With a Dash of Heart

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:59am
From memoirs by Michelin-starred chefs and cutting-edge farmers to recipes collected in a concentration camp, writing that will feed your soul.
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Fiction: After ‘Mad Men,’ Matthew Weiner Turns to a Novel of Madmen

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:00am
A psychopathic construction worker, a violently overprotective father and an adolescent girl form a dangerous triangle in “Heather, the Totality.”
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Nonfiction: Kevin Young’s Enthralling, Essential History of the Hoax

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:00am
Jonathan Lethem reviews Kevin Young’s “Bunk,” a new book that traces the American fondness for plagiarists, hoaxes and, yes, fake news.
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Nonfiction: In ‘Raising Trump’ and ‘The Kardashians,’ Two Portraits of Modern American Matriarchy

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 4:00am
James Wolcott on two books about the larger-than-life dynasties shaping our cultural and political lives.
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Profile: Krysten Ritter Spins Her Own Mystery in Her Debut Novel, ‘Bonfire’

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 1:00pm
The star of the Netflix superhero noir series “Jessica Jones” delves into a small town’s secrets in her new book.
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The Saturday Profile: A Novelist Confronts the Complex Relationship Between Japan and Korea

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 6:02pm
Min Jin Lee, the author of “Pachinko,” discusses her book and the remnants of discrimination against Koreans by the Japanese.
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Inside the List: Meet the Sword-Fighting, Home-Brewing, Airplane-Flying Heavy-Metal Singer

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:12pm
Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden has written a memoir as far-ranging as he is, “What Does This Button Do?”
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The Book Review Podcast: Kurt Andersen on Channeling President Trump

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 12:09pm
Andersen talks about “You Can’t Spell America Without Me”; Liza Mundy discusses “Code Girls”; and Maria Russo on the season’s children’s books.
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Children’s Books: A Highlight Reel of Artists in Studio

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:06am
Three illustrators of books for young readers share their creative processes.
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Children’s Books: Bookshelf: Picture Books for Animal-Loving Children

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:00am
An octopus who escapes from an aquarium, a feather searching for its bird, a cardinal trapped in a Christmas tree and more in this season’s best animal books.
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Egos: Memoirs Take the Wheel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:00am
New memoirs on driving by a long-haul trucker, a Saudi activist and a mother trying to connect with her son.
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The Shortlist: How Movies Work

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:00am
Three new books by prominent cinephiles: Dave Kehr, Jim Shepard and Eric Lax.
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Fiction: A Young Soldier’s Moral Compromise

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:00am
Devin Murphy’s debut novel, “The Boat Runner,” tracks one man’s descent from his idyllic, small-town roots to the guilt-ridden life of a Nazi.
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Fiction: Ghosts, Literal and Figurative, Haunt Magda Szabo’s Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:00am
Magda Szabo’s “Katalin Street” revolves around three families torn apart by what happened in Hungary during World War II.
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Nonfiction: Hunt for a Good Beginning. Then Write It.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:00am
John McPhee’s “Draft No. 4” collects eight essays that offer writing advice and take readers behind the scenes of his creative process.
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Fiction: ‘Ferocity’ Brings Florida Noir to Southern Italy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:00am
In Nicola Lagioia’s thriller with social-novel ambitions, a beautiful dead woman is the key to an illicit underworld.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Children’s Books: Can India Be Her Homeland, Even if She’s Never Been There?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:00am
In Nidhi Chanani’s “Pashmina,” a magical scarf helps an Indian-American girl understand the gulf between her family’s past and her own present in this captivating graphic novel.
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Children’s Books: Fairy Tale Heroines, But With Depth

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:00am
How much do we really know about the children in the Grimms’ fairy tales? Two authors flesh out familiar characters in revamped versions of the classics.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:00am
Readers respond to Martin Amis’s essay and expound on the roles of religion.
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