Book Reviews

Fiction: A Cyclops With a Dating Profile and Other Fanciful Characters

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 4:00am
Ramona Ausubel’s new collection of stories, “Awayland,” abounds in unusual families and memorably poetic details.
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Nonfiction: Like a Schindler for Iraq, This Unlikely War Hero Freed Women From ISIS

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 4:00am
“The Beekeeper,” a harrowing true story by the poet Dunya Mikhail, recounts the dangerous exploits of a Yazidi man and the women he helped.
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Fiction: Familiar Tales Remixed, at the Hands of a Postmodern Master

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 4:00am
From primal myth to genre conventions, high culture and pop culture collide in Robert Coover’s career-spanning collection “Going for a Beer.”
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Nonfiction: The Tragedy of 1968: What Might Have Been if King and Kennedy Had Lived

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 4:00am
David Margolick’s “The Promise and the Dream” examines the complicated relationship between Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy.
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Inside the List: How James Comey Found Mistakes in His Manuscript

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 4:00am
“Each of my five kids and two sons-in-law was assigned a portion to copy edit. I offered $20 for each typo.”
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Children’s Books: How Do You Talk to Children About Death? These Books Can Help

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 4:00am
It may be the hardest topic of all to bring to kids, but these authors and illustrators have made beautiful, useful books about the end of life.
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New in Paperback: ‘Somebody With a Little Hammer,’ ‘The Leavers’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 4:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Nonfiction: A Kenyan Writer and Dissident on His Year in Prison

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 4:00am
In “Wrestling With the Devil,” Ngugi wa Thiong’o remembers his isolation and fear as he struggled to overcome the deprivations of his detention.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 4:00am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Webster Schott on Robert Coover’s first novel.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 4:00am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 5:02pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Nonfiction: The Pious Presidency of Jimmy Carter

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 4:02pm
In his newest memoir, “Faith,” the 39th president reflects on his religious influences.
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Profile: ‘In Italy, There Was the Pope and Then There Was Enzo Ferrari’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 3:32pm
A biography of the legendary Italian carmaker shines a light on the man and the automotive empire he built.
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Profile: In ‘The Pisces,’ a Woman and a Merman Fall in Love. Aquatic Erotica Ensues.

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 3:26pm
In her new book, Melissa Broder manages to knead together the genres of magical realism — a merman presumed to be real — and erotic literature.
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Nonfiction: A Professional Troublemaker’s Guide for Young Activists

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 2:55pm
With her memoir, “Make Trouble,” Cecile Richards — the outgoing president of Planned Parenthood — has written a blueprint for effecting change.
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Fiction: He’s 19. She’s 48 and Married. When They Play Doubles Tennis, It’s a Match.

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 2:00pm
Julian Barnes’s novel “The Only Story,” set in England’s not-so-swinging suburban ’60s, explores memory and the romantic obsession of youth.
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Poetry: A Poetry Collection That Squints Hard at the Culture, in Pain and in Joy

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 4:00am
The poems in Kevin Young’s “Brown” evoke sports, music, history and politics to explore how communities and individuals intersect.
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Poetry: In Her New Work, a Public Poet Balances the Personal and Political

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 4:00am
“Wade in the Water,” by the poet laureate Tracy K. Smith, addresses national traumas while making room to explore more private moments.
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Fiction: A Dying Father, His Son and One Last Road Trip

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 2:00pm
In Jesse Ball’s new novel, “Census,” a retired doctor — facing a dire prognosis — embarks on a journey with his only child, who has Down syndrome.
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Profile: A Comic Strip About the Marines: The Few, the Proud, the Bored Out of Their Minds

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 8:17am
Maximilian Uriarte attributes his success with “Terminal Lance” to accuracy and raw material from his loyal fans.
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