Book Reviews

Fiction: From Isabel Allende, a Novel of Three Immigrants and a Brooklyn Misadventure

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:00am
Two professors aid an undocumented worker following an accident that launches a trio of narratives about life lived across America’s borders in “In the Midst of Winter.”
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The Shortlist: From Naples to Tokyo, New Books in Translation

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:00am
Four new novels cover the globe with stories that range from the quirky to the devastating.
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Fiction: Madeleine Thien’s New Novel of Communist Occupation Turns Inward

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:00am
“Dogs at the Perimeter” follows a woman born under the reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia as she navigates the mental perils of life as a survivor.
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Paperback Row: Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Fiction: Beware of Family Members Bearing Gifts

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:00am
In “Winter,” the second in her cycle of seasonal novels, Ali Smith engineers a contentious Christmas reunion between two long-estranged sisters.
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Nonfiction: Reclaiming the Past in the Internet’s ‘Infinite Present’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:00am
The French writer Annie Ernaux uses “The Years” to anchor her particular 20th-century memories within the daunting flux of 21st-century society.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:00am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: William Peden’s 1959 review of Philip Roth’s first book.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:00am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 1:10pm
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Newsbook: On the Presidency’s Fraught Relationship With the Press

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 9:47am
These books explores how administrations like Richard Nixon’s and Theodore Roosevelt’s worked with or fought against the news media.
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Books News: Lupita Nyong’o to Publish a Children’s Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 8:45am
Drawing on her experience as a child who felt self-conscious about her dark skin, the actress hopes to help other kids reimagine what is beautiful.
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Nonfiction: When Rape Becomes a Weapon of War

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:00am
Nadia Murad’s “The Last Girl” describes a Yazidi woman’s kidnapping by Islamist militants.
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Nonfiction: Knausgaard’s Seasonal Book Series Continues With a Wintry Mix

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:00am
The essays in “Winter” have a characteristically Scandinavian focus on darkness, snow, quiet, emptiness and depression.
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By the Book: Simon Sebag Montefiore: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:00am
In childhood, the historian and novelist was a “voracious, excitable, starry-eyed” reader. He still is.
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Fiction: A Novel of 1918 New Orleans, With Murder and All That Jazz

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:00am
In Nathaniel Rich’s “King Zeno,” a great American city and a new kind of music take shape as the Spanish flu and a serial killer both run rampant.
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Nonfiction: Gifted and Talented and Complicated

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:00am
In “Off the Charts,” Ann Hulbert examines the lives of child prodigies, who often fail to sustain their accomplishments into adulthood.
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Fiction: An Unusual Jewish Novel, Full of Blood and Incense

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 1:51pm
Ruby Namdar’s “The Ruined House,” the winner of Israel’s prestigious Sapir Prize, now appears in English.
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Match Book: Around the World in Books

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 4:00am
Authors from across the globe unearth their national roots in both fiction and nonfiction.
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Books of The Times: Catching Up With Denis Johnson’s Star-Crossed Drifters

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 4:11pm
“The Largesse of the Sea Maiden,” a posthumous story collection, is a sequel of sorts to Johnson’s influential and beloved “Jesus’ Son.”
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Front Burner: Cooking, the Benjamin Franklin Way

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:24am
A new book explores the food passions and larder of a founding father.
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