New York Times Book Review

Nonfiction: A Wild and Exacting Food Writer Gets Her Due

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 02:00
Patience Gray exerted an outsize influence on the culinary world, as Adam Federman’s biography “Fasting and Feasting” makes clear.
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Nonfiction: Alice Waters Retraces the Path That Led Her to Chez Panisse

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 02:00
According to a new autobiography, “Coming to My Senses,” it all began with a year in Paris and a taste for the food she discovered there.
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Book News: YouTube Star Hank Green Will Publish His First Novel Next Year

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:34
Following in the footsteps of his older brother, the best-selling novelist John Green, Hank Green will publish his first novel with Dutton.
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Nonfiction: When Corruption and Venality Were the Lifeblood of America

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 02:00
“The Republic for Which It Stands,” Richard White’s broad-ranging history, describes a country lashed by greed and brutality.
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Nonfiction: The Education of Ellen Pao

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 02:00
In “Reset,” the Silicon Valley executive and former venture capitalist explains how she came to question the culture of the tech industry.
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Match Book: Books That Show the Heights of Human Strength, the Limits of Endurance

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 02:00
From natural disaster to wild beasts and warfare, tragedies factual and fictional so vivid that they’ll strike terror in the heart of any reader.
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Nonfiction: Survival of the Prettiest

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 02:00
Darwin’s theory of aesthetics may be the sexiest, most dangerous idea in evolution.
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The Book Review Podcast: Notes From a Crazy Campaign Trail

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 16:00
Jill Abramson discusses Katy Tur’s new memoir, “Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History.”
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Book News: A Green Light Is Given, It’s True, for a Grown-Up Cindy Lou Who

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 15:58
A federal judge has ruled that “Who’s Holiday!” doesn’t violate the copyright of the Dr. Seuss classic, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”
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Books News: National Book Awards Longlists Are Announced

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 09:05
Nominees include Jennifer Egan, Lisa Ko, David Grann, Kevin Young and Alarcón.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 08:43
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Salman Rushdie on importance of “global dialogue.”
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Open Book: Gallery of Horrors

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 08:24
“Paperbacks from Hell” collects hundreds of memorable horror-fiction cover designs.
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Fiction: A 19th-Century Smuggler in the Peruvian Andes

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 02:00
Natasha Pulley’s rambunctious historical novel “The Bedlam Stacks” sends a British adventurer on a magic realist mission to South America.
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Inside the List: Alice Waters’s Grilled Cheese Is Not Like Yours and Mine

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 02:00
In her best-selling new memoir, “Coming to My Senses,” the chef recommends a French mountain cheese and homemade sauerkraut for a childhood staple.
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Fiction: In Salman Rushdie’s New Novel, the Backdrop Is the Obama Years

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 02:00
“The Golden House” tells the story of a billionaire patriarch and his enigmatic family after they arrive in New York.
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Egos: New in Memoir: Looking for Fulfilling Work in the Gig Economy

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 02:00
Books on the golden age of journalism, the brave new world of internet pornography and driving for Uber.
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Fiction: A Mystic Hero in Search of a ‘Beast’

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 02:00
The second installment of Paul Kingsnorth’s trilogy, which began with “The Wake,” follows one man’s quest for a creature and a purpose.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 02:00
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Nonfiction: A Writer Visits Latvia in Search of Her Roots

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 02:00
In her memoir “Among the Living and the Dead,” Inara Verzemnieks learns what happened to her family in World War II.
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The Shortlist: Fiery Collections of Essays From Young Feminist Writers

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 02:00
Three explorations of culture as it affects what it means to be a woman.
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