Book Reviews

Sketchbook | The Literati: Agatha Christie Solves the Mystery of Happiness in Marriage

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:00am
When the author of “Murder on the Orient Express” rode that very train on a journey toward true love.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:00am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Edwin Clark on “The Great Gatsby.”
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 4:00am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Editors’ Choice: 11 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:32pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Nonfiction: The Essays Are Personal. The Truths Are Universal.

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 6:52am
Sloane Crosley’s third collection, “Look Alive Out There,” blends deep pathos with the author’s signature humor.
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Q&A: Tracy K. Smith and Jacqueline Woodson Talk Reading, Race and Spreading the Gospel of Literature

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 5:00am
One’s the U.S. poet laureate. The other is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Can they bring literature to the masses?
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Nonfiction: In ‘The Woman’s Hour,’ the Battle Over the 19th Amendment Comes to Life

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:44pm
The deliciousness of the details in Elaine Weiss’s new book suggests that certain historical figures warrant entire novels of their own.
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Read The Times’s Reviews of Every Book That Won a 2018 Pulitzer

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:39pm
Besides the journalism prizes, the committee awarded five Pulitzers to books this week. Here are our reviews.
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Fiction: For These Characters, Foreign Cultures Are Just Another Consumer Good

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 2:42pm
The globe-trotting cosmopolitans in Michelle de Kretser’s satirical new novel, “The Life to Come,” make a fetish of travel and prepare exotic meals with an eye to Instagram.
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Fiction: A Paralyzed Army Vet Walks Again. Is He Healed — or Is It a Hoax?

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 2:30pm
In his funny, bighearted new novel, “Anatomy of a Miracle,” Jonathan Miles skewers faith, fame and what the truth means to different people.
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 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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Nonfiction: Freeman Dyson’s Life, Through His Letters

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:00am
In “Maker of Patterns,” the renowned physicist presents his correspondence, revealing observations about the great minds of the 20th century.
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Match Book: Dear Match Book: Genre Fiction by Black Writers, About Black Characters

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 4:00am
Fiction that runs the gamut from horror and fantasy to science fiction and mystery, all told from a nonwhite perspective.
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Nonfiction: The Amazing Life of a Robber Baron’s Daughter-in-Law, With Caveats

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 1:33pm
Susan Ronald’s “A Dangerous Woman” is an energetic biography of Florence Gould and a terrific window into the life of the superaffluent.
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The Shortlist: How Endangered Is American Democracy?

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 1:23pm
Four new books discuss current threats to our political system.
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Fiction: Jo Nesbo Sculpts ‘Macbeth’ Into Shadowy Crime Noir

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:00am
The Norwegian crime writer turns Shakespeare’s tragedy into a fast-paced thriller about murder and corruption in 1970s Glasgow.
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Children’s Books: Speaking Truth, Beautifully, to Shattered Young People

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:02pm
Elizabeth Acevedo, Kwame Alexander, Juan Felipe Herrera and Naomi Shihab Nye write unforgettable verse about love, loss and the pain and joy of growing up.
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By the Book: James B. Comey: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:30am
When James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director and author of “A Higher Loyalty,” reads fiction, it’s “almost always something my kids are reading, so I can … pretend to be cool.”
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The Book Review Podcast: Parenting in the Age of Omnipresent Screens

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:13am
Pamela Druckerman discusses “The Art of Screen Time” and “Be the Parent, Please,” and Ben Austen talks about “High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing.”
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Nonfiction: James Comey Has a Story to Tell. It’s Very Persuasive.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:06am
In “A Higher Loyalty,” the former F.B.I. director doesn’t mince words in describing his interactions with President Trump: “This president is unethical, and untethered to truth.”
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