Book Reviews

Nonfiction: What Two Writers Found When They Bought a Plane and Touched Down on Main Street, U.S.A.

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 2:00pm
James and Deborah Fallows, flying around in a small propeller airplane, embarked on a years-long journey to the heartland of America, which they recount in “Our Towns.”
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Nonfiction: A President, a Chief Justice and the Politics of Segregation

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:14am
In “Eisenhower vs. Warren,” James F. Simon asks whether stronger leadership would have led to wider acceptance of Brown v. Board of Education.
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 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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Front Burner: A Book at the Intersection of Fire and Heat

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 4:20pm
Spicy Korean sauces provide the grilling inspiration in a new cookbook from Bill Kim, the Chicago chef and restaurateur.
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Nonfiction: Is Our Obsession With Wellness Doing Us In?

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 2:00pm
In “Natural Causes,” Barbara Ehrenreich argues that our quest for perfect health is fundamentally misguided.
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Nonfiction: It All Comes Down to Feelings

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 2:00pm
In “The Strange Order of Things,” Antonio Damasio makes a case for the centrality of emotion in our understanding of life on earth and how we came to be.
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Fiction: Rachel Cusk Strips the Novel Down to Its Frame. Again.

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 1:13pm
With “Kudos,” Cusk brings her spare, beautiful trilogy to a close.
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The Shortlist: From Expats to Fortunetelling Accountants, a Pile of Character-Rich Debut Novels

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:37am
Whimsy, drama, art and Old World family epics: These authors prove there’s more than one way to write your first book.
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The Best of Anthony Bourdain

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:13am
What to read, what to watch and what to listen to by and about the chef, TV host and author who died on Friday.
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Fiction: A Debut Novel Where Nostalgia Softens Taboo Sex

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 4:05pm
The blurred lines and degrading sexual encounters in Eliza Robertson’s “Demi-Gods” tell a candid coming-of-age story.
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Fiction: A Quixotic Hunt for Mammoth Creatures That Ends in Tragedy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 3:57pm
After reading that ancient bones were discovered in Kentucky, the 19th-century protagonist of Carys Davies’s new novel, “West,” sets out to find the living creatures.
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Fiction: Clarice Lispector’s Second Novel Charts a Woman’s Existential Awakening

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 3:29pm
In “The Chandelier,” the last of her novels to be translated into English, Lispector shows off her genius for description, uncanny dialogue and other extraordinary tricks.
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The Book Review Podcast: Michael Pollan on Drugs

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 1:08pm
On this week’s podcast, Pollan discusses his new book about psychedelics, “How to Change Your Mind,” and Edward Tenner talks about big data and Silicon Valley’s “Efficiency Paradox.”
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The Shortlist: 3 New Novels on the Perils of Digital Life

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:57am
Cyberstalking. Revenge porn. Instagram influencers with a dark side. These books may persuade you to finally unplug.
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Crime: Dangerous Disappearing Acts, With Killers in Pursuit

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 4:00am
Battered women, bankrupt businessmen and star baseball players haunt this week’s Crime column. Also a murderer who may get her own reality show.
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Inside the List: Everything Is Copy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 4:00am
David Sedaris ponders names for his new house, Karen Kingsbury reveals she has special help writing her novels and Stephanie Garber unveils her gorgeous Pinterest inspirations.
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Nonfiction: How Christians Destroyed the Ancient World

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 4:00am
Catherine Nixey’s “The Darkening Age” tells a story of desecration on an enormous scale.
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New in Paperback: ‘Rising Star,’ ‘Mrs. Fletcher’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 4:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Shortlist: The Struggles of Modern Motherhood in Essays, a Thriller and a Dystopian Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 4:00am
Three new books explore the traumas, anxieties, injustices and even dangers of having children.
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Sketchbook: Books Gone Wild

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 4:00am
We asked creatures from around the ecosystem to tell us what they’re reading.
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