Book Reviews

Children’s Books: Surviving, and Thriving, in Middle School Hell? Three New Novels Say It’s Possible

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 4:00am
In their new books, Allison Varnes, Pablo Cartaya and Antony John create memorable characters who try to stand out but also, somehow, fit in.
Categories: Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Five Women Who Made Aviation History

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 4:00am
“Fly Girls,” by Keith O’Brien, points out that Amelia Earhart wasn’t the only female pilot who defied all odds to take to the skies in the 1920s.
Categories: Book Reviews

Fiction: A Literary Three-Hankie Weeper

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 4:00am
A cheap reproduction of Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” binds “Tin Man,” Sarah Winman’s tale of love, loss and the power of art to inspire and sustain.
Categories: Book Reviews

On Poetry: There Once Was a Man Who Felt Lonely: A Biographer Considers Edward Lear’s Art and Its Sources

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 4:00am
In “Mr. Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense,” Jenny Uglow suggests that her subject’s life was sadder than his paintings and limericks would imply.
Categories: Book Reviews

Fiction: A Grisly Fable of Ottoman Albania

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 4:00am
In Ismail Kadare’s novel “The Traitor’s Niche,” the quest for a rebel pasha’s head becomes a grimly comic comment on 20th-century authoritarianism.
Categories: Book Reviews

Nonfction: A Novelist’s Encyclopedic Memoir Hints at His Complicated Childhood

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 4:00am
In “I Will Be Complete,” Glen David Gold holds his troubled mother — and his emotions — at arm’s length through a wealth of minutiae.
Categories: Book Reviews

Fiction: A Debut Story Collection, Filled With Characters Humbled by Love

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 4:00am
The Indian-Americans in Neel Patel’s “If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi” are less troubled by cultural clashes than they are by the unraveling of emotions.
Categories: Book Reviews

Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 4:00am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
Categories: Book Reviews

Editors’ Choice: 7 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 11:00am
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
Categories: Book Reviews

Sketchbook: Back-to-School Blues

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 4:00am
Just in time for the new semester, the graphic novelist Victoria Jamieson draws a reflection on the trials of junior high.
Categories: Book Reviews

By the Book: By the Book: George Pelecanos

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 4:00am
The crime novelist and screenwriter George Pelecanos, whose new book is “The Man Who Came Uptown,” would want Gladys Knight to write his life story: “Music heads will get that one.”
Categories: Book Reviews

Nonfiction: The Criminalization of Parenthood

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 4:00am
In “Small Animals,” Kim Brooks examines why letting your kids walk alone to school or play in the park unsupervised means risking arrest — especially if you’re a mother.
Categories: Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Oklahoma City, the Ultimate ‘Boom Town,’ Rendered Vivid and Surreal

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/21/2018 - 10:45am
In Sam Anderson’s new history of “the great minor city of America,” he tells a story that extends from the famous 1889 land rush to the saga of the Thunder.
Categories: Book Reviews

What I Love: Gary Shteyngart’s Year-Round Dacha

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/21/2018 - 4:00am
The upstate house offers an escape from a New York City that no longer exists — and a place where he can write three times as fast.
Categories: Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Mad, Bad and Difficult to Know: The Life of a Rebel Aristocrat

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/21/2018 - 4:00am
In “Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret,” Craig Brown dishes out gossipy tales of Queen Elizabeth’s younger sister.
Categories: Book Reviews

New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/21/2018 - 4:00am
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
Categories: Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Titles and Troubles: American Heiresses Abroad

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/21/2018 - 4:00am
“The Husband Hunters” is Anne de Courcy’s glittering account of the Gilded Age wave of young women whose fortunes saved the British aristocracy.
Categories: Book Reviews

Books News: A James Baldwin Book, Forgotten and Overlooked for Four Decades, Gets Another Life

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 11:03am
The novelist’s only children’s book is coming back into print, and it couldn’t be more timely.
Categories: Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Meet the ‘Change Agents’ Who Are Enabling Inequality

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 4:00am
In “Winners Take All,” Anand Giridharadas explores a global elite that bemoans the state of the world while refusing to seek real, structural change.
Categories: Book Reviews

Books News: A New, Flourishing Literary Scene in the Real Shangri-La

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 08/19/2018 - 3:00pm
The Kingdom of Bhutan, tucked away in the Himalayas, just got TV. Now it’s home to ambitious young authors who are telling their country’s stories for the first time, usually in English.
Categories: Book Reviews
Syndicate content