Book Reviews

The Book Review Podcast: Robert Caro on How He Does It

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 12:38pm
The acclaimed biographer of Lyndon Johnson and Robert Moses talks about his new book, “Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing.”
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Fiction: A Suspicious Death Exposes Painful Fissures in a Mojave Desert Town

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 11:00am
In “The Other Americans,” a powerful new novel by Laila Lalami, a diverse group of citizens are forced to question their beliefs and allegiances after a Moroccan immigrant is killed.
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From Our Archives: Revisiting Lyndon B. Johnson and the 1948 Senate Elections

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 9:01am
Published in 1990, the second volume of Robert A. Caro’s biography of Johnson investigates the intensely contested 1948 senatorial election.
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Inside the List: ‘That’s When I Acknowledged What Had Been Simmering Inside Me for Years: Anger’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 8:51am
The U.S. soccer legend Abby Wambach wants to help other women overcome institutionalized discrimination — and she’s written a book, “Wolfpack,” about it.
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Children’s Books: Books That Expand the Possibilities of Boyhood

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 8:51am
What does it mean to be a boy now? New nonfiction books show the varied thoughts and experiences of boys facing peril — or just figuring out how to be themselves.
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Nonfiction: His Children Called Him the Duke of Villanova. But Who Really Was He?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 3:00am
Janny Scott’s memoir, “The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father,” explores the consequences of generations of inherited Main Line wealth.
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Crime: A Cannibal, a Dead Viscount and a Case of Stolen Sand

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 3:00am
Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column features a new and gruesome Lucas Davenport novel and the latest appearance of Parnell Hall’s cantankerous murder-solving puzzle lady.
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Nonfiction: A Queer, Biracial Coming-of-Age Memoir Is Equal Parts Pain and Pleasure

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 3:00am
T Kira Madden’s debut, “Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls,” recalls a troubled childhood in chapters as fragmented as her family life was.
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Fiction: Revising the History of Chicago in a Sweeping Debut Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 3:00am
Jonathan Carr’s “Make Me a City” reconstructs an alternate history of Chicago in fictional source materials.
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Fiction: G. Willow Wilson Reimagines the Last Days of Moorish Spain

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 3:00am
In her new novel, “The Bird King,” history is infused with fantasy, drama and puckish humor.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 3:00am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Fiction: In ‘Optic Nerve,’ a Woman Trains a Sharp Eye on Art and Her Life

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 2:33pm
The first book by María Gainza, an Argentine art critic, to be translated into English is a consistently delightful mix of art history, personal reminiscence and aesthetic theory.
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Nonfiction: The Unsteady Evolution of Democracy

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 1:20pm
Sheri Berman’s “Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe” sees the political history of Europe as one step forward, one step back.
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Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:16pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Nonfiction: In ‘Stony the Road,’ Henry Louis Gates Jr. Captures the History and Images of the Fraught Years After the Civil War

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 11:03am
The scholar’s latest book, coinciding with his new PBS series, “Reconstruction,” is a harrowing look at the resurgence of white nationalism in the late 19th century and the New Negro movement to combat it.
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Nonfiction: Bret Easton Ellis Takes On ‘Generation Wuss’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 10:38am
Ellis, perpetual bad boy and avatar of Generation X, delivers in his first nonfiction book, “White,” a series of rants against the politics of the young and woke.
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Fiction: A Flamboyant Talk Show Host Finds Himself Embroiled in Controversy

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 8:27am
Jennifer duBois’s satirical novel “The Spectators” charts the past and present woes of a confrontational TV star who may have inspired a mass shooting.
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By the Book: By the Book: Abby Wambach

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 3:00am
The soccer star, whose new book is “Wolfpack,” began the sport because of a how-to guide from the library. “I scored 27 goals in my first three games. I guess I do owe it all to books.”
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Nonfiction: A Meditation on Our Relationship to the Landscapes We Inhabit

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 3:00am
In “The Absent Hand,” Suzannah Lessard dissects a diverse swath of America, looking to understand the malls, green expanses and urban sprawl that surround us.
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Nonfiction: The Remarkable Ben Hecht

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 9:45am
Adina Hoffman’s “Ben Hecht” and Julien Gorbach’s “The Notorious Ben Hecht” examine the man’s career as both a screenwriter and a political activist.
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