New York Times Book Review

The Book Review Podcast: O Pioneers!

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:21
Caroline Fraser talks about “Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder,” and Tiya Miles discusses “The Dawn of Detroit.”
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Editors’ Choice: 7 New Books We Recommend This Week

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:19
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Nonfiction: Detroit’s Untold Stories of Slavery

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:15
In “The Dawn of Detroit,” Tiya Miles reconstructs the history and experience of the city’s African-American and Native American slaves.
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Nonfiction: A History of Humanity Told Through Genetics

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 09:42
Adam Rutherford’s engaging science book, “A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived,” explains the many ways DNA links us to our ancestors.
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Inside the List: Donna Brazile Says She Foresaw Clinton’s Defeat

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 09:19
In a best-selling campaign memoir, “Hacks,” the Democratic operative and former party chair reveals she never trusted the polls.
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Nonfiction: Why the Greek Bailout Went So Wrong

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 08:23
In “Adults in the Room,” the former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis describes Greece’s economic crisis from the inside.
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Nonfiction: The Contradictions of Joseph Conrad

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 03:00
Maya Jasanoff’s book, “The Dawn Watch,” uses Conrad’s work to tell a story of globalization, imperialism and resistance.
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New & Noteworthy

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 03:00
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Fiction: A Timely Novel of Anti-Progress by Louise Erdrich

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 03:00
In “Future Home of the Living God,” Erdrich’s futuristic novel, evolution runs backward, reproduction is threatened and the climate has changed, irrevocably.
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Match Book: Dear Match Book: Books to Fuel, Not Fix, My Sadness

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 03:00
Harrowing tragedy abounds in these selections of fierce, female-centered fiction.
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Fiction: Whatever Happened to Isabel Archer? ‘Mrs. Osmond’ Picks Up Where Henry James Left Off

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 03:00
John Banville’s sequel to James’s “Portrait of a Lady” follows the heroine back to Rome and to the possible end of her marriage.
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Nonfiction: ‘Little House on the Prairie’ and the Truth About the American West

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 03:00
A new biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder “refreshes and revitalizes” our understanding of westward expansion, pioneer life and the literature that mythologized it.
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Now You Can Read the Book From ‘Jane the Virgin’

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:00
Jane Villanueva’s book will finally be published on the show. It will also be available for fans to purchase in real life.
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Nonfiction: Queen of the Glossies

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:51
“The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983-1992” is Tina Brown’s own record of running that influential magazine, and all the glittering prizes that came with it.
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The Book Review Podcast: Mother Knows Best?

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:16
James Wolcott talks about “Raising Trump” and “The Kardashians,” and Tina Brown discusses “The Vanity Fair Diaries.”
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:34
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week:Elizabeth Hardwick on the art and meaning of the essay.
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Fiction: A Soccer Novel More About the Players Than the Play

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:05
With masculinity in its sights, Ross Raisin’s “A Natural” dares to tackle frustration and thwarted action as its themes.
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Audiobooks: Nate Dern Narrates His Schizophrenic but Substantive Collection of Writings

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:00
In the audiobook edition of “Not Quite a Genius,” a senior writer for Funny or Die explores an impressive medley of forms, themes and voices.
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Audiobooks: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Reveals Its Mysteries Anew

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:00
In a new audiobook, Kenneth Branagh reads one of Agatha Christie’s most convoluted and ingenious plots.
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The Shortlist: Other People’s Minds: Four New Story Collections

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:00
These books are linked by their interest in extreme psychological and emotional states, from paranoia to obsession to forbidden love.
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