Book Reviews

The Book Review Podcast: Jo Nesbo Reimagines ‘Macbeth’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 4:58pm
James Shapiro discusses Nesbo’s new novel, and Leila Slimani talks about “The Perfect Nanny.”
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Nonfiction: How Does Empathy Work? A Writer Explores the Science and Its Applications

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 2:00pm
In “I Feel You,” Cris Beam examines how we come to feel one another’s pain.
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Nonfiction: How California Turned Into a ‘State of Resistance’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:21am
The sociologist Manuel Pastor explores the rise, fall and rise again of America’s most populous state.
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Books News: Sales Figures for Comey’s ‘A Higher Loyalty’ Dwarf Recent Political Best Sellers

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 9:13am
Amazon limited reviews of the book to readers who have purchased it on its site.
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Nonfiction: The Walls That Hillary Clinton Created

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 4:00am
Amy Chozick’s “Chasing Hillary” describes the impossibility of covering the two Clinton presidential campaigns.
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 4:00am
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Fiction: When the Aftermath of a Shooting Is as Devastating as the Crime

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 2:30pm
Two new novels — “If We Had Known,” by Elise Juska, and “How to Be Safe,” by Tom McAllister — imagine communities roiled by mass murder.
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Otherworldly: Princesses, Priestesses and Time Travel: What’s New in Science Fiction and Fantasy

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 1:50pm
Amal El-Mohtar looks at new retellings of ancient tales, including a space opera, a futuristic “King Lear,” and an eco-thriller.
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Nonfiction: Can Sobriety Be as Interesting as Addiction? A Writer Wonders

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:12pm
In “The Recovering,” the novelist and essayist Leslie Jamison explores her own alcoholism and the struggle to make art out of giving up drinking.
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Nonfiction: The State That Foreshadows America’s Future

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 4:00am
Lawrence Wright’s “God Save Texas” is a loving and skeptical portrait of the place he calls home.
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The Shortlist: Four Books Explore Various Aspects of Cities Past and Present

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 2:56pm
Ecology, eccentricity, celebrity, policy: Urban living brings it all together.
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Nonfiction: Can It Happen Here? Madeleine Albright Examines Fascism Then and Now

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 9:40am
In her new book, “Fascism: A Warning,” the former secretary of state finds the seeds of authoritarian rule in social, political and economic chaos.
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Inside the List: This Best-Selling Author Lives With 4 Dogs, 17 Chickens, 3 Horses, a Pony and a Cat

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:00am
She may care for a veritable menagerie, but Lisa Scottoline still writes three books a year, including the just-published thriller “After Anna.”
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Nonfiction: A Brand-New Version of Our Origin Story

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:00am
The Harvard geneticist David Reich details his groundbreaking research into ancient DNA in “Who We Are and How We Got Here.”
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Fiction: In This Novel, a Grieving Widow Becomes the Detective Hero

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:00am
“The Bible of Dirty Jokes,” by Eileen Pollack, tracks a middle-aged woman’s quest to find her lost brother and her own independence.
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Fiction: A War Correspondent Comes Home, Bringing War With Her

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:00am
The heroine of Wendell Steavenson’s novel, “Paris Metro,” hoping to find safety for her Iraqi stepson in France, encounters danger instead.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Fiction: When a Young Immigrant Vanishes in London, Can a Wildlife Biologist Help?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:00am
In Aminatta Forna’s novel “Happiness,” an American biologist and a Ghanaian psychiatrist find common ground among the urban dispossessed.
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Nonfiction: How Picasso Became Picasso

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:00am
In “Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World,” Miles J. Unger follows the painter’s early career, culminating in “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.”
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Nonfiction: When to Wage War, and How to Win: A Guide

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:00am
John Lewis Gaddis’s “On Grand Strategy” is a study of global thinking at the highest levels.
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