New York Times Book Review

Paperback Row

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:00
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Nonfiction: Wresting Golda Meir From the Shadows

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:00
Francine Klagsbrun’s “Lioness” re-examines the beloved prime minister’s legacy.
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Nonfiction: An Expert on Warfare Examines Centuries of Evolving Mayhem

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:00
Lawrence Freedman warns in “The Future of War” that he doesn’t expect to see an end to human conflict.
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Fiction: Bowling, Football and Edna St. Vincent Millay

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:00
Nancy Pearl’s first novel, “George & Lizzie,” combines lit-crit geekiness, dentistry and team sports to create an unusual romantic comedy.
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Notebook: A Day in the Life of Tina Brown

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:00
The author of “The Vanity Fair Diaries” reveals a page from her handwritten journal recounting her experiences on the day she learned of Andy Warhol’s death.
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Nonfiction: Father-Son Bonding, With Homer as Guide

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:00
Daniel Mendelsohn’s “An Odyssey” is both an analysis of a classic and a memoir of his family.
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Nonfiction: In ‘Nomadland,’ the Golden Years Are the Wander Years

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:00
Arlie Russell Hochschild reviews Jessica Bruder’s book about senior citizens who live out of R.V.s and work low-wage jobs.
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Nonfiction: A Journey of Belonging

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:00
In “Real American: A Memoir,” Julie Lythcott-Haims describes growing up biracial in a mostly white milieu.
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Fiction: A Novelist Revisits a Deadly Textile Union Strike From 1929

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:00
Wiley Cash’s heroine in “The Last Ballad” is based on a real-life union organizer and folk singer now mostly lost to history.
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Fiction: Life, Love and Mortality in the City of Light

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:00
A septuagenarian cellist faces down his personal and professional losses in Mark Helprin’s novel “Paris in the Present Tense.”
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Audiobooks: A Celebrity Couples Therapist Turns to Adultery

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:00
In a new audiobook, “The State of Affairs,” Esther Perel follows up on “Mating in Captivity” by focusing on the husbands and wives who stray.
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Nonfiction: The Day Wall Street Collapsed

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:00
Diana B. Henriques’s “A First-Class Catastrophe” is a minute-by-minute account of the stock market disaster of Oct. 19, 1987.
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Nonfiction: ‘I Can’t Breathe’: Eric Garner’s Life and Death

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:00
In “I Can’t Breathe,” Matt Taibbi reports on the people and the policies that shaped the course of Garner’s life.
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Nonfiction: Elizabeth Hardwick Showed What Essays Could Do

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:00
“The Collected Essays,” edited by Darryl Pinckney, reveal as much about who Hardwick was as they do about the fiction she loved.
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Nonfiction: The First Modern President

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:00
Robert W. Merry’s “President McKinley” argues for the centrality of a generally forgotten chief executive.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:00
Readers respond to Alan Dershowitz’s review of “Scalia Speaks” and implore Ron Chernow to rethink his ideal dinner guests.
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Editors’ Choice: 11 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 21:55
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Profile: A Chinese Novelist Is Found in Translation

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:55
For Xue Yiwei, Canada was a safe haven in which to write, but now he’s finding an audience abroad that appreciates his subversive novel.
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Q&A: Joe Biden Talks About His New Memoir, ‘Promise Me, Dad’

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:18
The former vice president writes about facing the death of his son Beau, deciding not to pursue a presidential run and dealing with foreign crises.
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By the Book: Andy Weir: By the Book

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 03:00
The author of “The Martian” and, most recently, “Artemis” has never read Frank Herbert’s “Dune”: “Yes, I know. I’m the worst sci-fi fan in the universe.”
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