Book Reviews

The Book Review Podcast: Marilyn Stasio on True Crime

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 10:30am
Stasio discusses new books about real crimes, and Dave Eggers talks about his two new illustrated books.
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Sketchbook | Graphic Review: An Illustrated Homage to ‘D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 3:05am
George O’Connor revisits the classic graphic tome of Greek mythology.
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Inside the List: The Romance Writer Who Almost Lost Her Home to California’s Wildfires

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 3:05am
Bella Andre, who began her fiction career with a series about wilderness firefighters, had to evacuate her wine country house as the flames drew near.
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Nonfiction: A Tour of the World in Cremations and Cadavers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 3:00am
Caitlin Doughty, an American undertaker, discovers the diversity of death practices around the globe in order to reform funereal rites at home.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 3:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Nonfiction: A Quarter of a Century Behind Bars, for a Crime He Didn’t Commit

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 3:00am
Alex Kotlowitz reviews Benjamin Rachlin’s “Ghost of the Innocent Man,” which tells the story of Willie J. Grimes, wrongfully convicted of sexual assault.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 3:00am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: George Stade on horror fiction.
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The Shortlist: Missing Persons and Messed-Up Shrinks: 4 New Suspense Novels

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 3:00am
Women take center stage in tense new novels featuring a missing child, a missing mother, a messed-up shrink and a murder victim who may not be dead.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 3:00am
Readers respond to Ron Chernow’s biography of Ulysses S. Grant, and Bill Clinton’s review.
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Critic’s Take: Jonathan Lethem on the Cool Disturbances of Anna Kavan’s ‘Ice’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/27/2017 - 3:00am
Fifty years after Kavan’s novel was first published, Lethem revisits her lucid yet anguished work, and her troubled life.
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Profile: Tattoos, Bieber, Black Lives Matter and Jesus

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 10:17am
Carl Lentz, lead pastor of Hillsong NYC, sidles up to the idea of Christian self-help with his book, “Own the Moment,” then aims for something different.
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Nonfiction: Stranger Than Fiction: The Best True-Crime Stories

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 3:00am
From Hollywood’s Black Dahlia case to killing sprees in 1950s London and 19th-century Paris, new books probe the grisly worst of human nature.
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Nonfiction: In ‘After the Eclipse,’ a Daughter Mourns Her Murdered Mother

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 3:00am
In parallel tracks of elegy and mystery, Sarah Perry recalls the life and death of her young mother, who was murdered when the author was 12.
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By the Book: Ron Chernow: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 3:00am
The author of “Hamilton,” “Titan” and most recently “Grant,” is a slow reader: “It’s a shameful thing to admit for someone who writes such long books.”
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Book News: A Batch of Letters by Harper Lee Come Up for Auction

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 1:28pm
The letters offer a glimpse into the final decade of the life of an intensely private author.
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Fiction: Our Villains, Ourselves: A Thriller Roundup

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 3:00am
Six spooky fall thrillers, whose plots range from a campus crime to an international spy hunt to a young girl’s mystical self-murdering, all unsettle the neat distinctions between “hero,” “villain,” and even the reader.
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Fiction: King Lear Is Reborn as a 21st-Century Media Mogul

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 3:00am
In Edward St. Aubyn’s novel “Dunbar,” Shakespeare’s tragedy is recast as a struggle for control over an irascible father’s corporate empire.
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Fiction: A Novelist Asks, What if Women’s Bodies Became Deadly Weapons?

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 3:00am
In “The Power,” by Naomi Alderman, women gain the ability to harness a dangerous electricity and the world starts to change in their favor.
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 1:09pm
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Match Book: Dear Match Book: I (Seek Those Who) See Dead People

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 7:55am
Novels from the frolicking to the infernal that fuse the natural world with supernatural phenomena.
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