Book Reviews

Books News: The Globalization of the National Book Awards

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 11:42am
The foundation is adding a new prize to recognize works in translation.
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By the Book: Tayari Jones: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:04am
The novelist Tayari Jones keeps a Bible even though she was raised without religion: “I’ve come to understand that, as a black Southerner, I am a Christian, whether I am observant or not.”
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Fiction: Jamie Quatro’s First Novel Centers on Religious and Sexual Passion

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 4:00am
In “Fire Sermon,” the author of the story collection “I Want to Show You More” describes a married woman’s love affair.
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 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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Nonfiction: The Sex Toy Shops That Switched On a Feminist Revolution

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 4:00am
Peggy Orenstein reviews “Buzz” and “Vibrator Nation,” two new books about the history and significance of sex toys.
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Nonfiction: Marriage Can Take Many Forms in India

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 4:00am
Elizabeth Flock’s “The Heart Is a Shifting Sea” provides a close-up look at three couples in Mumbai.
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Essay: Authors of Fiction Confront a Problem: How to Write About Sex

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 4:00am
Allan Gurganus, Jennifer Weiner and other writers tell Sarah Lyall how they handle a delicate subject, and what happens when it goes wrong.
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Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: An Oral History of ‘Angels in America’

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 02/04/2018 - 11:00am
In “The World Only Spins Forward,” Isaac Butler and Dan Kois tell the story of Tony Kushner’s epic play in the words of the artists who made it and the fans who love it.
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Profile: Lisa Halliday’s Debut Novel Is Drawing Comparisons to Philip Roth. Though Not for the Reasons You Might Think.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 1:05pm
“Asymmetry” features a clandestine romance between a young editorial assistant and a famous, much older novelist.
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Fiction: Love Notes

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 12:25pm
Looking for a little literary escapism? We’ve combed through the latest romances for smart and sexy reads.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 12:11pm
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: William Vogt’s “Road to Survival.”
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 11:55am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Inside the List: Danielle Steel: ‘I Know an Idea Is Right for Me When It Just Clicks’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 11:55am
The best-selling author talks frankly about her writing process, her 1946 Olympia typewriter and her decidedly unglamorous writing attire.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 11:39am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Children’s Books: Children’s Books About Black History, Heavy on Biographies

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:36am
Slavery, Jim Crow, segregation: Black history is “a tale so devoid of logic, it frustrates the young reader.” These books about great lives can help.
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A Revolving Review of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 4:00am
Sergio García Sánchez pays visual homage to Lewis Carroll’s classic tale.
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The Shortlist: France’s Love Affair With Food

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 4:00am
Two Americans (David Lebovitz and David Downie) and an Australian (John Baxter) celebrate the culinary pleasures of the country they now call home.
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Nonfiction: Eyewitnesses to America’s Greatest International Competitor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 4:00am
Michael Meyer’s “The Road to Sleeping Dragon” and Xiaolu Guo’s “Nine Continents” describe China as a country in profound transition.
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Fiction: A Fictional Heroine’s Fitful Upbringing Is Set Against the Sino-Japanese War

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 4:00am
Eileen Chang’s “Little Reunions” vacillates in time and place to reveal a Chinese-American woman’s complex coming-of-age.
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Nonfiction: One of the Men Who ‘Set Europe Ablaze’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 4:00am
Paul Kix’s “The Saboteur” recounts the exploits of Robert de La Rochefoucauld, an aristocrat who became a fighter for the French Resistance.
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