Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Antonia Fraser Revisits a Volatile Era in British Catholicism

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 4:00am
The noted historian’s latest book, “The King and the Catholics,” documents the sometimes violent struggle for religious equality in Georgian England.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 4:00am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Editors’ Choice: 9 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 1:55pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Nonfiction: Did Max Boot Turn His Back on the Republican Party, or Did the Party Turn Its Back on Him?

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 1:30pm
In “The Corrosion of Conservatism,” Max Boot explains why, after many years, he changed his politics.
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By the Book: Elaine Pagels: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 4:00am
The scholar and author, most recently, of “Why Religion?” tends to avoid reading science fiction: “Religious traditions already are packed with fantasy stories.”
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Nonfiction: Thinking Clearly About Immigration

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 1:00pm
Reihan Salam’s “Melting Pot or Civil War?” tries to lower the temperature of our heated immigration debate.
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Essay: What Isaac Asimov Taught Us About Predicting the Future

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 4:00am
Alec Nevala-Lee considers the science fiction writer’s concept of “psychohistory,” a fictional method for predicting the future dreamed up during turbulent times.
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Nonfiction: Where Trolls Reigned Free: A New History of Reddit

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 1:30pm
“We Are the Nerds,” by Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, tells the story of the popular internet platform whose unfettered embrace of free expression has proved controversial.
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 11:16am
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 Founders Look at Modern America

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 4:00am
Joseph J. Ellis’s “American Dialogue” views the present through the past.
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Match Book: Works of Fiction That Are Best Read Together

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 4:00am
Two books are better than one in these perfect pairings of stories across genres and generations.
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Front Burner: The Dish on Fishs Eddy

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 3:35pm
A new graphic novel tells the story of the dishware store.
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Nonfiction: From Top Law School Grad to Notorious R.B.G.: The Evolution of a Supreme Court Justice

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 2:00pm
“Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” by Jane Sherron De Hart, is the first full-length biography of the Supreme Court’s second female justice.
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Nonfiction: Jill Soloway Goes Completely Transparent in a New Memoir

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 4:00am
“She Wants It” details the creation of an award-winning television show amid the writer’s own process of self-discovery.
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The Book Review Podcast: Lisa Brennan-Jobs on ‘Small Fry’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 1:17pm
“I was desperately, desperately trying not to write a memoir,” Brennan-Jobs says. “But these stories kept on coming up for me, and they were more vivid and they were more pressing than other stories.”
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Nonfiction: The Odyssey of a Gay Black Football-Star Banker, From ‘Peasant Boy’ to the Mountaintop

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 8:08am
Casey Gerald’s memoir, “There Will Be No Miracles Here,” recounts a life breaking through enormous barriers while never forgetting his roots.
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ROUNDUP: Misfits, Stalkers and Kiddie Sociopaths: The Latest Thrillers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 4:00am
On the 30th anniversary of “The Silence of the Lambs,” Mark Harris assesses the state of the psychological thriller — and weighs in on five new ones.
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Roundup: A Dark Cavalcade of New Horror Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 4:00am
In these novels, a phantom walks the earth, families at a campground descend into a terrifying alternative universe and the Devil roams a bleak English landscape.
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Sketchbook: Just in Time for Halloween, a Graphic Homage to a Classic Work of Gothic Horror Literature

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 3:00am
Sergio García Sánchez illustrates Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Fall of the House of Usher.”
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Inside the List: Susan Orlean Burned a Book. It Was ‘Excruciating.’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/26/2018 - 3:00am
While researching “The Library Book,” about the 1986 fire that decimated the Los Angeles Central Library, the author took a paperback and some matches into the yard.
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