Book Reviews

Books of The Times: In ‘Righteous,’ a Stand-Up Sleuth Investigates His Brother’s Murder

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 1:18pm
Joe Ide’s follow-up to his award-winning debut novel, “IQ,” begins in the exact spot that story left off: in a junkyard with a car full of evidence.
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Book News: Australia’s Amazon Book Battle

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 1:03pm
The online retailer is moving in. Booksellers are nervous. But disrupting Australians’ reading habits might not be so easy to do.
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Books of The Times: A Graphic Novelist’s Passionate Anatomy of New York

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:50am
Julia Wertz’s majestic portrait of the city is a collection of dramatic streetscapes and hidden histories.
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By the Book: Simon Schama: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 3:00am
The author of the two-volume “Belonging: The Story of the Jews 1492-1900” didn’t finish reading Elena Ferrante’s “Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay”: “I left.”
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Nonfiction: The First Totalitarian

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 3:00am
Victor Sebestyen’s “Lenin” describes the inventor of a secular religion.
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Books of The Times: With ‘La Belle Sauvage,’ Philip Pullman Begins a New Trilogy

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 8:13pm
The author of the “His Dark Materials” trilogy returns, with answers to the questions what happened first and what happens next.
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Book News: A New Novel From the Late Sam Shepard to Be Published in December

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 9:30am
Knopf will publish “Spy of the First Person,” which the actor and playwright wrote in the final months of his life.
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Nonfiction: Stalinist Crimes in Ukraine That Resonate Today

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:00am
In “Red Famine,” Anne Applebaum shines a light on clashing nationalisms in a richly detailed account of the 20th-century Soviet republic’s great famine.
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Further Reading: Stalin, Hitler and the Temptations of Totalitarianism

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:00am
Strobe Talbott on Alan Bullock’s “Hitler and Stalin” and Timothy Snyder’s “On Tyranny,” which span the arc of the Russian Revolution to the present.
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Book News: George Saunders Wins the Man Booker Prize for ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 5:34pm
Mr. Saunders is the second consecutive American writer to win the Man Booker Prize.
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Further Reading: Condoleezza Rice on the 10 Days Still Shaking the World

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 8:50am
On the centenary of the October Revolution, the former secretary of state writes about the books that best help us understand Russia.
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Match Book: Dear Match Book: Seeking Poems That Bridge Humankind’s Worlds

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 8:08am
Collections of verse, from the prizewinning to the more obscure, that explore themes of nature, science and psychology.
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Nonfiction: ‘Riot Days’: A Memoir of Punk Protest and Prison Activism

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:00am
Maria Alyokhina, a member of Pussy Riot, tells her story in her prison memoir.
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Books of The Times: The Life of Oriana Fallaci, Guerrilla Journalist

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:54pm
Fallaci, whose interviews got the better of famous figures from Henry Kissinger to Muammar el-Qaddafi, is the subject of a new biography.
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Book News: Is Trump Imitating Fiction? Or Is Fiction Imitating Trump?

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:24am
A new thriller, “To Kill the President,” has readers calling the author Nostradamus.
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Children’s Books: A Stunning Middle-Grade Debut Novel about Grief and Growing Up

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:22am
The young protagonist of David Barclay Moore’s “The Stars Beneath Our Feet” harnesses the power of community — and Legos — to rebuild his ravaged world.
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By the Book: Tom Hanks: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 9:03am
Tom Hanks, the actor, producer, director and author of a new story collection, “Uncommon Type,” has no desire to read novels of murder and conspiracy.
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Further Reading: Martin Amis on Lenin’s Deadly Revolution

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:00am
The Russian Revolution was imposed from above, but its tragedy was experienced from below. Amis provides a reading list for the decades that followed.
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Fiction: In Orhan Pamuk’s New Novel, a Youthful Obsession Yields a Haunted Life

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:00am
In “The Red-Haired Woman,” Pamuk traces the disastrous effects of a Turkish teenager’s brief encounter with a married actress.
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Further Reading: 10 French Novels to Read Now

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:55pm
France is the “guest of honor” at the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany. Here are recent novels by some of the French writers who will be there.
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