Book Reviews

Fiction: On the Road: Two Children Brave the Irish Famine

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:00am
Paul Lynch’s novel “Grace” asks timeless questions about suffering and survival through the story of a sister and brother in the Irish famine.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:00am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Nora Ephron on the advantages of revision.
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Letter to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:00am
Mark Lilla responds to Beverly Gage’s review of his new book, “The Once and Future Liberal.”
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Editors' Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 4:53pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Newsbook: Deep Thinking on Affirmative Action

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 4:27pm
Two books explore the contentious issue, while another demonstrates why such corrective policies may not be enough.
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Fiction: On the Lam With a Brooklyn Mom

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 9:26am
In Emily Culliton’s entertaining debut, “The Misfortune of Marion Palm,” the antiheroine makes off with a bundle of other people’s money.
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Nonfiction: David Thomson’s ‘Warner Bros,’ a History of the Studio and the Family

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 4:00am
Was Jack Warner more important than the people who directed his movies? A famous film critic weighs in.
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By the Book: Jesmyn Ward: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 4:00am
The author of, most recently, “Sing, Unburied, Sing” is a self-described “reading glutton” who reads everything: “Each genre fulfills a different need I have. Each book teaches me something.”
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Nonfiction: A Panorama of the Gilded Age, Seen Through Sargent’s Art

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 4:00am
In “Sargent’s Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas,” Donna M. Lucey depicts the glittering world of the late-19th-century 1 percent.
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Fiction: The Amish Guide to the Apocalypse

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 4:00am
In “When the English Fall,” debut novelist David Williams asks how one Amish community can weather collapse in the face of global catastrophe.
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Children’s Books: ‘A Cocoon Over There’: A Back to School Comic from Liniers

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 1:36pm
What happens when a new school year also means a new language and country.
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Children’s Books: Inspirational New Picture-Book Biographies, of Fascinating People — and One Amazing Horse

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 1:23pm
These five gorgeously illustrated books bring to life the stories of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Arturo Schomburg, an unexpected Purple Heart recipient and more.
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Terry Pratchett’s Unpublished Work Crushed by Steamroller

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 1:21pm
Mr. Pratchett, a wildly popular fantasy novelist who died in 2015, had requested that his unfinished work and computers be destroyed.
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When the News Begs for a Book: Behind the Newsbook Column

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 5:00am
Concepción de León starts with dozens of books and whittles her list down to three. This is how she does it.
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Nonfiction: Affairs to Remember: Nora Ephron’s Classic Rom-Coms

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 4:00am
In “I’ll Have What She’s Having,” Erin Carlson argues that Ephron took a Hollywood genre and made it her own.
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Fiction: Illicit Lovers, Reunited in Adulthood

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 4:00am
Sylvia Brownrigg’s sequel to “Pages for You” revives a secret lesbian affair between a college freshman and her teaching assistant, 20 years on.
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Profile: A Debut Novelist’s Descent Into Darkness

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 12:56pm
Gabriel Tallent’s “My Absolute Darling” is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated debut novels of the year.
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Nonfiction: ‘Good Booty’: The Sexual Power of Music

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:00am
In her new book, the critic Ann Powers examines the “erotic pull” of rock ’n’ roll.
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Bookends: Should Critics Aim to Be Open-Minded or to Pass Judgment?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:00am
In Bookends, Thomas Mallon and Liesl Schillinger discuss what the best (and worst) criticism does.
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Fiction: The Real-Life Reality Show That Jumped the Shark

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:00am
In Alissa Nutting’s tragicomic near-future novel “Made for Love,” we’re all in a surveillance state of our own making.
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