Book Reviews

Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 9:39am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: corporate tyranny in Richard Powers’s “Gain.”
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An Illustrated Tribute to ‘The Adventures of Pinocchio’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:00am
Sergio García Sánchez reimagines the 19th-century tale of a puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy.
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Nonfiction: Why American Pragmatists Saved Postwar Europe

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:00am
Benn Steil’s “The Marshall Plan” depicts the complicated politics and colorful cast of statesmen, spies and economists behind America’s intervention in midcentury Europe.
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Nonfiction: A New Look at the New Deal’s Legacy of Public Housing

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:00am
Ben Austen’s “High-Risers” assesses the dire consequences of segregated low-income residential developments across the nation.
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Fiction: In Stories About Slavery and Its Legacy, Hints of the Author’s Life

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:00am
John Edgar Wideman brings a potent mix of the personal, political and historical to his new collection, “American Histories.”
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Inside the List: Turning Basketball Lovers Into Book Lovers, a Stanza at a Time

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:00am
Kwame Alexander’s last novel — “The Crossover,” a Newbery-winning, hip-hop- inflected tale of sports-loving twin boys — was written in verse. So is his new one, a prequel called “Rebound.”
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Fiction: ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ Goes Nordic Noir

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:00am
In Lars Kepler’s latest thriller, “The Sandman,” two Swedish cops can only crack their case by befriending an imprisoned serial killer.
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Ivory Tower: Should Anthropologists Judge the People They Study?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:00am
Three new books tackle the ethical dilemmas of ethnographers who immerse themselves in other cultures.
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Fiction: The House May Be Haunted. But in This Novel, Commitment Is Scarier.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:00am
In Ben Dolnick’s “The Ghost Notebooks,” a young husband and wife find secrets lurking beneath the cozy charm of their new country home.
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Children’s Books: When the Going Gets Tough, These Kids Find Their Way

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:00am
In books by Varian Johnson, Vera Brosgol and others, kids aren’t spared life’s hardships. But they solve mysteries, handle smelly camp latrines and more.
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Fiction: The Turbulent Life of the Small-Town Librarian

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:00am
In Sue Halpern’s novel “Summer Hours at the Robbers Library,” a woman with a past takes a quiet job in a quiet town.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:00am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Crime: Solving Crimes the Old-Fashioned Way

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:00am
Three brainy investigators (Lincoln Rhyme, Amos Walker and Bernie Gunther) and an apprentice sleuth (Daniel Pitt) track down some canny killers.
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Nonfiction: 1968 Revisited: A Boston Commune and a Van Morrison Classic

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 2:30pm
In his book, “Astral Weeks,” Ryan H. Walsh surveys a momentous year and a momentous album.
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Editors’ Choice: 8 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:26pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Nonfiction: The Philosopher in Dark Times

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 4:00am
“Thinking Without a Banister” collects two decades of Hannah Arendt’s essays.
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Essay: Jay Gatsby: A Dreamer Doomed to Be Excluded. The Novelist Jesmyn Ward Explains.

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 4:00am
In this adaptation of her introduction to a new edition of “The Great Gatsby,” Ward reads Fitzgerald’s novel, uncovering an impossible yearning to belong.
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Fiction: Portrait of the Artist as a Complete Jerk

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 2:30pm
In Tom Rachman’s new novel, “The Italian Teacher,” a lusty, larger-than-life painter bleeds his family dry in the name of his art.
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 1:21pm
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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