Book Reviews

Nonfiction: In ‘Brave,’ Rose McGowan Exposes Hollywood Exploitation

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 6:15am
Michelle Goldberg reviews McGowan’s memoir, a cautionary tale about the entertainment industry by the actress who accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault last fall.
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Fiction: As a Daughter Is Born, a Young Mother Dies

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 4:00am
Based on a true story, Tom Malmquist’s novel “In Every Moment We Are Still Alive” depicts a father struggling to cope with a tragic loss.
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Newsbook: What Awaits Salvadoran Immigrants in Their Native Country?

New York Times Book Reviews - Sat, 01/27/2018 - 10:00am
The Trump administration has removed protections for 200,000 Salvadorans who have been allowed to live here legally since 2001.
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The Enthusiast: In Praise of Evan S. Connell

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 5:14pm
Again and again, when I meet people who don’t know the book, I find myself being a “Mrs. Bridge” evangelist, telling them that it’s a perfect novel.
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The Book Review Podcast: Twilight’s Last Gleaming?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:43am
David Frum talks about “Trumpocracy,” and Helen Thorpe discusses “The Newcomers.”
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Fiction: A New Zealand Novel Full of Taciturn Men and Wooden Dolls

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 10:39am
In Craig Cliff’s first novel, “The Mannequin Makers,” he tells a multigenerational story about an island shaped by its isolation.
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Fiction: A Capital City, Still Haunted by Its Past

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 10:29am
In “Here in Berlin,” the Cuban-American novelist Cristina García uses a chorus of voices to explore the long, ghostly reach of Germany’s history.
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Fiction: A Cheeky Novel of Male Vulnerability Hits the U.S. at Last, Timelier Than Ever

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 10:21am
David Szalay’s debut, “London and the South-East,” published in Britain nearly a decade ago, takes a resonant look at a salesman’s darkly comic life.
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Fiction: In the Brutality of the Chinese Countryside, ‘Mythorealism’ Reigns

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 9:50am
Yan Lianke’s pair of novellas, “The Years, Months, Days,” paints a darkly satirical portrait of stranded characters adrift in a depraved society.
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Fiction: A Novel of the Horndog in Winter

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 9:38am
Hanif Kureishi’s narrator in “The Nothing” may be old and infirm, but he can still experience lust and jealousy. And how.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:01am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Allan Nevins on Henry Hazlitt.
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Open Shelves: A Publisher’s Life and Library

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:00am
Even his friends were surprised by the range of the legendary former Random House publisher Howard Kaminsky’s books, from highbrow novels to “The Art of the Deal.”
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Children’s Books: Fantasies for Young Readers, With an Eye on Today’s Fears and Divisions

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:00am
Quarreling animals, a kingdom of segregated factions, and a gifted outsider who’s cruelly shunned in “The Lost Rainforest: Mez’s Magic,” “The Unicorn Quest” and “The Book of Boy.”
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Essay: President Trump, Please Read ‘Desert Solitaire’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:00am
Edward Abbey’s 1968 memoir highlights what America lost when the president removed federal protection of Utah’s canyon country.
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The Shortlist: Delving Into the Bipolar Mind

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:00am
Three memoirs take varying approaches to capturing how a mental disorder can upend a person’s life.
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Nonfiction: A Doctor Argues That Her Profession Needs to Slow Down, Stat

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:00am
Victoria Sweet’s memoir, “Slow Medicine,” suggests that a more methodical approach to medical care would benefit everyone involved.
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Inside the List: A Sci-fi Writer Inspired by the Plight of Irish Immigrants

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:00am
Pierce Brown says he grapples with class hierarchies in his “Red Rising” series thanks to a fascination with 19th-century history.
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Nonfiction: Jefferson’s Three Daughters — Two Free, One Enslaved

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:00am
Catherine Kerrison’s book tells the story of the third president’s daughters, including Harriet Hemings, who was born a slave.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:00am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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