Book Reviews

Editors’ Choice: 8 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 3:13pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Poetry: For Ursula

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 4:36am
A poem by the Nebula Award-winning fantasy writer Naomi Novik, in remembrance of Ursula K. Le Guin.
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By the Book: Robert Coover: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 4:00am
The postmodern fiction writer Robert Coover (who once had ambitions to be a graphic novelist) saves his real reading and writing for after midnight.
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Fiction: Denis Johnson’s Death-Infused Last Stories

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 4:00am
In a posthumous collection, “The Largesse of the Sea Maiden,” Johnson continues the preoccupation that haunted his career.
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Nonfiction: A Conservative’s Case Against Donald Trump

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 2:01am
David Frum argues in “Trumpocracy” that the president is a menace to the Republic.
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Help Desk: Guides for Better Living From Around the World

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/24/2018 - 6:59am
Foreign self-help advice for American strivers: French tips on geriatric sex and generic charm, plus Swedish and Japanese hints on achieving serenity.
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Nonfiction: A Remarkable Man Among Remarkable Men and Women

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/24/2018 - 4:00am
David N. Schwartz’s “The Last Man Who Knew Everything” recounts the life of the great physicist Enrico Fermi.
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Crime: Keep Watch Over Your Children: Danger Lurks Everywhere

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 2:25pm
In Marilyn Stasio’s latest Crime column, we meet a murderous nanny, an abducted teenager, a little boy stranded in the high desert and a mad bomber.
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Interview: No Longer Writing, Philip Roth Still Has Plenty to Say

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 9:23am
In an exclusive interview, the (former) novelist shares his thoughts on Trump, #MeToo and retirement.
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Nonfiction: The Passion and Peril of Birding

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 4:00am
Three new books, reviewed by Richard Prum, take an unvarnished look at birdmania, from the fun to the pathological.
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Match Book: Dear Match Book: Tales From Behind the Camera?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 4:00am
Books that reveal the process of making glamorous productions on stage and screen.
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Front Burner: New Book on the History of American Food

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 3:26pm
Personal accounts add color to Bruce Kraig’s “A Rich and Fertile Land.”
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:26pm
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Fiction: A Novel That Asks, What if Abortion Were Again Illegal?

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 4:00am
“Red Clocks,” by Leni Zumas, imagines a dystopian near-future in which women are once again stripped of reproductive freedoms.
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Profile: Your Book Editor Just Snagged Your Spot on the Best-Seller List

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 7:17am
Daniel Mallory submitted “The Woman in the Window,” a psychological thriller, under a pseudonym. His own publishing house bought it.
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The Book Review Podcast: ‘Off the Charts’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:29pm
Ann Hulbert discusses her new book about child prodigies, and Sam Graham-Felsen talks about his debut novel, “Green.”
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Inside the List: A Young Novelist Grapples With Matters of Life and Death

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:15am
Forget the sophomore slump — Chloe Benjamin’s second novel, “The Immortalists,” has rocketed to No. 7 in its first week on sale.
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Sketchbook: A Writer’s State of Mind

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:52am
A graphic reminder of the greatest secret to success as an author.
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Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 8:53am
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Fiction: A Novel That Echoes Naipaul, Exploring the Limits of Freedom

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:00am
Neel Mukherjee’s “State of Freedom” offers five interconnected stories set in India and exploring the lives of the unmoored.
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