Book Reviews

Nonfiction: An Economist’s Argument for Preserving Communities

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 5:00am
Raghuram Rajan’s “The Third Pillar” contends that economic growth is not enough to ensure a nation’s health.
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Fiction: Han Kang’s Novel Is a Politically Tinged Eulogy for a Dead Sister

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 3:01pm
In “The White Book,” a Korean novelist wanders the city of Warsaw, haunted by her family’s loss — and by her country’s inability to mourn its own losses.
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Nonfiction: Toni Morrison: First Lady of Letters

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 1:00pm
“The Source of Self-Regard,” a new collection of essays and lectures spanning four decades of the author’s career, cements her status as an unparalleled literary innovator.
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Children’s Books: Y.A. Thrillers That Put Teenagers to the Test

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 12:17pm
An emotionless world where feelings are a commodity. A murderer pursuing a homecoming queen. And more, in novels from Karen M. McManus, E.K. Johnston, Lamar Giles and S.E. Grove.
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 5:00am
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Fiction: A Father’s Corpse Journeys Across War-Torn Syria in This Masterly Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 5:00am
“Death Is Hard Work,” by the lauded Syrian novelist Khaled Khalifa, is his first to be set during the country’s current war.
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By the Book: Isaac Mizrahi: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 9:51am
The fashion designer and author of the new memoir “I.M.” likes his literature “sort of plain”: “Style is suspicious to me in general. I think that’s true about my taste in everything. Food. Décor. Clothes.”
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Nonfiction: Frans de Waal Embraces Animal Emotions in ‘Mama’s Last Hug’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 5:00am
In his new book, the renowned ethnologist argues that emotions are key to understanding both human and animal behavior.
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The Week in Books

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 02/24/2019 - 1:44am
The Oscars, a new history of Northern Ireland, Isaac Mizrahi and more.
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An Appraisal: Tomi Ungerer Transformed Darkness With Whimsy and Glee

New York Times Book Reviews - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 8:35am
The iconoclastic artist’s picture books comforted children and made adults uncomfortable.
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Graphic Content: Graphic Novels in the Age of Trump

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 4:52pm
In his latest Graphic Content column, Ed Park looks at James Sturm’s “Off Season” and Elly Lonon and Joan Reilly’s “Amongst the Liberal Elite.”
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New in Paperback: ‘The Strange Order of Things,’ ‘The Pisces’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 4:51pm
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Book Review Podcast: Seeking Silence

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 3:44pm
Gal Beckerman discusses “How to Disappear,” by Akiko Busch, and “Silence,” by Jane Brox; and Steve Luxenberg talks about “Separate.”
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Nonfiction: ‘Say Nothing’ — Part History, Part True Crime — Illuminates the Bitter Conflict in Northern Ireland

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:02pm
Patrick Radden Keefe’s stunning new book uses the 1972 murder and abduction of a Belfast mother of 10 to tell the story of the Troubles.
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Inside the List: The ‘Columbine’ Author Dave Cullen Talks About His New Book, ‘Parkland’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 10:39am
Soon after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Cullen realized there was something different about this tragedy. He got on a plane to Florida.
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Match Book: Books at the Box Office

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 10:35am
Nonfiction titles that made a splash on both the page and the big screen.
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On Poetry: What Charles Bukowski’s Glamorous Displays of Alcoholism Left Out

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 8:18am
A new collection of the writer’s prose and poems, “On Drinking,” makes clear how evasive he was even in his most seemingly honest work. Can Bukowski’s view of addiction survive a new era?
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Sketchbook: Was the True Hero of ‘Peter Pan’ the Dog?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 5:00am
Sara Lautman draws a tribute to the Darling family’s loyal pet and caretaker, Nana.
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Fiction: Their Romance Dissolved. So the Heroines of This Novel Seek Their Roots.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 5:00am
The title characters of Amy Feltman’s “Willa & Hesper” find solace from their breakup in the rabbit holes of their European Jewish backgrounds.
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Nonfiction: The Series of Historical Mistakes That Led to Trump

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 5:00am
Michael Tomasky’s “If We Can Keep It” recounts the political and cultural back story to our current, destabilized moment.
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