Book Reviews

Fiction: An American Pilot, a Muslim Teenager and a Talking Dog All Caught in an Absurd War

New York Times Book Reviews - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 3:00am
“Red Birds,” a new novel by the Pakistani author Mohammed Hanif, satirizes America’s never-ending military conflicts in the Middle East.
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Nonfiction: The First Presidential Impeachment

New York Times Book Reviews - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 3:00am
Brenda Wineapple’s “The Impeachers” is a revealing history of the trial of Andrew Johnson in 1868.
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Knopf Fires High-Profile Editor Over Policy Breach

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 5:29pm
The publishing house dismissed Gary Fisketjon, a longtime editor who worked with such literary stars as Raymond Carver, Annie Dillard and Cormac McCarthy.
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Nonfiction: Singing the Praises of ‘Big Business’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 2:57pm
Tyler Cowen’s new book delivers a “love letter” to capitalism, a system he argues is better than all the rest.
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Fiction: Here Come the Brides: A Free-Spirited Fictional Wedding

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 2:15pm
Leah Hager Cohen’s novel “Strangers and Cousins” uses a vibrant, anarchic family wedding to explore the way change can be both celebrated and feared.
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Herman Wouk Wrote Historical Novels. But His True Subject Was Moral Weakness.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 1:54pm
In his two World War II novels of the 1970s, Wouk — who died this week — brought psychological insight to genocide, its perpetrators and bystanders. Adelle Waldman explains.
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Nonfiction: What to Do When You’re a Country in Crisis

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 1:20pm
In “Upheaval,” Jared Diamond asks whether countries can draw lessons from how individuals confront personal difficulties.
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The Book Review Podcast: Harper Lee’s Unwritten True-Crime Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:30am
Casey Cep discusses “Furious Hours,” and Eliza Griswold talks about “Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America.”
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New in Paperback: ‘Florida,’ ‘Robin’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:24am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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New & Noteworthy Visual Books, From the Grand Canyon to the Moon

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 9:31am
A selection of recent visual books; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Letters to the Editor: Was Varian Fry Gay — and Should It Matter? Readers Respond

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 8:21am
The son of Varian Fry, and several others, weigh in on Cynthia Ozick’s review of Julie Orringer’s novel “The Flight Portfolio.”
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Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 7:11am
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Nonfiction: The Art Market Is Exploding. Meet the Dealers Who Lit the Fuse.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 7:08am
A dishy look at the art world’s most powerful gallerists — including Larry Gagosian and David Zwirner — “Boom,” by Michael Shnayerson, recounts how artworks became multimillion-dollar commodities.
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Fiction: Love at First Sight and Other Disasters: Stories From Karen Russell

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 3:00am
In “Orange World,” surrealism is grounded in the real anxieties of our age.
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Inside the List: Did Harper Lee, Who Died in 2016, Leave Behind a True-Crime Manuscript?

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 2:52pm
That’s what Casey Cep tries to figure out in “Furious Hours,” which enters the nonfiction best-seller list this week at No. 6.
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Nonfiction: A Filipino-American Memoir of Racism, Abuse and Heartbreak

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 1:56pm
Grace Talusan’s “The Body Papers” traces the harrowing challenges she’s faced in both the public and private spheres.
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Fiction: ‘The Ash Family’ Is a Debut Novel for Our Climate-Anxious Age

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 1:33pm
In Molly Dektar’s debut, a young woman falls in with a cult of eco-terrorists.
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Children’s Books: Bringing Favorite Fairy Tales Up to Date

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:36pm
These new takes on beloved old stories deliver empowered princesses and racial diversity while staying true to the genre’s stark, dangerous heart.
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The Shortlist: Family Memoirs: The Ties That Bind and Those That Fray

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:27pm
Four reminiscences of mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, from farming communities in California and South Dakota to the suburbs of New York.
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Crime: Video Gaming Turns Murderous, Even if You Play by the Rules

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:44am
Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column enters a dangerous online world, then jumps to a very real drug gang, a hit man in a hospital and a dog with a death sentence.
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