Book Reviews

Fiction: Bridging the Racial Divide in a Middle School Friendship

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 4:00am
In Sam Graham-Felsen’s debut novel, “Green,” the colors that really matter are black and white.
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Profile: Brussels, E.U. Capital, Gets a Novel, Both Tart and Empathic

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 01/14/2018 - 8:26am
Robert Menasse writes a polyphonic novel of satire and sympathy about Brussels, Europe’s symbolic capital — its bureaucrats, nationalisms and police.
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Newsbook: Haiti’s Resilience as Seen Through Literature

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:44pm
Three Haitian writers explore stories of politics, love and violence.
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Books News: Stephen King to Receive PEN Literary Service Award

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 1:09pm
Previous recipients include Stephen Sondheim and J.K. Rowling.
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Children’s Books: Picture Books About Kindness, Compassion and Peace in a Turbulent World

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:32pm
Love shines out from gorgeous new books by Matt de la Pena and Loren Long, Oliver Jeffers, Nikki Giovanni and Ashley Bryan, and Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
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Graphic Review: Desolation on the Border

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:25am
An illustrated response to an anthropologist's urgent, vividly drawn inquiry into the havoc wreaked on human life by America's immigration policy.
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Children’s Books: ‘The War I Finally Won’ Tells One English Girl’s Survival Story

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 9:48am
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley’s follow-up to “The War That Saved My Life” follows its young heroine from life-changing surgery to, finally, a safe home.
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The Book Review Podcast: Some Assembly Required

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 9:02am
Alexander Langlands discusses “Craeft: An Inquiry Into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts,” and Max Boot talks about “The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam.”
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The Shortlist: The (Often Complicated) Lives of Artists

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:00am
Three new books on Vivian Maier, Renoir and Elaine de Kooning explore the personalities and experiences behind the work.
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Essay: The Poet of Light

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:00am
Richard Wilbur’s capacity for wonder wasn’t always fashionable. But it was always urgently necessary — and still is, perhaps now more than ever.
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Nonfiction: The Outlaw Novelist as Literary Critic

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:00am
J.M. Coetzee reinvents the rules of fiction, but his “Late Essays” about other writers infuse traditional formulas with brilliant psychologizing.
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Nonfiction: Seeing the Civil War From the Ground Up

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:00am
Edward L. Ayers’s “The Thin Light of Freedom” presents the War Between the States as experienced by ordinary people.
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Nonfiction: What Does It Take to Overcome Adversity?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:00am
In “Supernormal,” the psychologist Meg Jay derives lessons from the lives of her troubled patients.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Fiction: ‘The World Goes On’ — and So Do the Sentences

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:00am
In Laszlo Krasznahorkai’s new book, the Hungarian writer pursues the apocalyptic themes and sprawling syntax that have won him a cult following.
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Egos: New Memoirs Try to Get the Balance Right

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:00am
Taking on too much and too little are hazards of the form.
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Inside the List: A Presidential Fury Propels Wolff Book to No. 1

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:00am
Donald Trump’s lawyers threatened an injunction against Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury,” which makes its debut atop the hardcover nonfiction list.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:00am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Richard Le Gallienne on Ezra Pound.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 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, 01/11/2018 - 6:17pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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