Book Reviews

Fiction: Evil Stepmother, Reimagined

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 4:00am
A reissue of Barbara Comyns’s “The Juniper Tree” shows off her reworking of one of the Grimms’ grimmest tales.
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A Writer’s Controversial Past That Will Not Die

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 4:00am
Peter Matthiessen’s nephew recalls both his uncle’s career as a writer and his experience as an operative for the C.I.A.
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Crime: Murderous Trips Into the Past, Then a Return to a Dangerous Present

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 4:00am
Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column features mysteries set in 1920s Britain and Freud’s Vienna, paired with two modern-day American puzzlers.
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Fiction: The Plot to Kill Hitler

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 4:00am
“Munich,” Robert Harris’s latest thriller, features the Führer and the notorious Neville Chamberlain.
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Newsbook: What Does It Take to Win a Super Bowl?

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 4:00pm
These books about a cerebral coach, a player plucked from poverty and a year in the life of a team show the good, bad and ugly aspects of football.
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Book Club Archive: Jesmyn Ward Answers Book Club Members’ Questions

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 2:20pm
February’s Now Read This pick is: “Killers of the Flower Moon,” by David Grann.
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Editors’ Choice: 11 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 10:25am
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Fiction: A Debut Novel Traces the Boundary Between Life and Death

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 4:00am
“The Afterlives,” by Thomas Pierce, explores the fluidity of human existence.
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Nonfiction: The Sickness of Our Time: Is It Populism or Fascism?

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 4:00am
In “To Fight Against This Age,” Rob Riemen argues that culture and humanism are the best weapons against modern anti-liberal trends.
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By the Book: Amy Chua: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 4:00am
The law professor and author Amy Chua never read parenting guides when her children were young — “Maybe that was my problem!” — and didn’t intend to write one with “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.”
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Books of The Times: ‘Rise and Kill First’ Shines Light on Israel’s Hidden Assassinations

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 3:01pm
Ronen Bergman’s blend of history and investigative reporting is a humane book about a contentious subject.
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Nonfiction: The War That Will Not End

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:21am
In “Directorate S,” Steve Coll recounts America’s seemingly futile search for victory in Afghanistan.
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Nonfiction: To Respect the Earth’s Limits — or Push Them?

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 4:00am
“The Wizard and the Prophet,” Charles C. Mann’s new double biography of William Vogt and Norman Borlaug, presents the essential debate of environmentalism.
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Books News: Kwame Alexander Will Start His Own Imprint. The Name? Versify. Get It?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 2:00pm
The author of “The Crossover” is looking for risky, unconventional children’s books.
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Match Book: Dear Match Book: Forbidden Love

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 11:57am
Whether or not you’re nursing a heartbreak, these tales of unsettled passions will appeal to the romantic in all of us.
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Nonfiction: Enter the Holodeck

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:00am
Two new books by virtual reality experts, Jaron Lanier and Jeremy Bailenson, describe how the technology will change us.
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Fiction: A Girl Vanishes. But in This Novel, Time Is the Real Mystery.

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:00am
Jon McGregor’s “Reservoir 13” looks beneath the surface of ordinary lives over the course of a dozen-plus years.
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 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 Plight of Working Women, as Seen by the Woman in the Corner Office

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:00am
“That’s What She Said,” by the former USA Today editor in chief Joanne Lipman, tackles gender politics at work with sympathy and reams of data.
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Essay: Transportive Reading for Underground Transportation

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 2:53pm
We have the “beach read” and the “airplane read,” but what about those books best suited for the subway?
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