New York Times Book Review

Crime: Deadly Deeds, From Snowy Iceland to the 42nd Street Library

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 03:00
New crime novels by Barclay, Indridason and Lehane take readers from New York to Reykjavik. Then Goldstone goes back in time for a medical mystery.
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Jesmyn Ward Wins National Book Award for ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing’

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 20:58
It is the second National Book Award for Ms. Ward, a Mississippi native who also won in 2011 for her novel “Salvage the Bones.”
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New & Noteworthy

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 14:31
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Match Book: Books That Mix the Science and Craft of Food With a Dash of Heart

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:59
From memoirs by Michelin-starred chefs and cutting-edge farmers to recipes collected in a concentration camp, writing that will feed your soul.
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Fiction: After ‘Mad Men,’ Matthew Weiner Turns to a Novel of Madmen

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 03:00
A psychopathic construction worker, a violently overprotective father and an adolescent girl form a dangerous triangle in “Heather, the Totality.”
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Nonfiction: Kevin Young’s Enthralling, Essential History of the Hoax

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 03:00
Jonathan Lethem reviews Kevin Young’s “Bunk,” a new book that traces the American fondness for plagiarists, hoaxes and, yes, fake news.
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Nonfiction: In ‘Raising Trump’ and ‘The Kardashians,’ Two Portraits of Modern American Matriarchy

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 03:00
James Wolcott on two books about the larger-than-life dynasties shaping our cultural and political lives.
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Profile: Krysten Ritter Spins Her Own Mystery in Her Debut Novel, ‘Bonfire’

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 12:00
The star of the Netflix superhero noir series “Jessica Jones” delves into a small town’s secrets in her new book.
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The Saturday Profile: A Novelist Confronts the Complex Relationship Between Japan and Korea

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 17:02
Min Jin Lee, the author of “Pachinko,” discusses her book and the remnants of discrimination against Koreans by the Japanese.
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Inside the List: Meet the Sword-Fighting, Home-Brewing, Airplane-Flying Heavy-Metal Singer

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 14:12
Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden has written a memoir as far-ranging as he is, “What Does This Button Do?”
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The Book Review Podcast: Kurt Andersen on Channeling President Trump

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:09
Andersen talks about “You Can’t Spell America Without Me”; Liza Mundy discusses “Code Girls”; and Maria Russo on the season’s children’s books.
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Children’s Books: A Highlight Reel of Artists in Studio

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 03:06
Three illustrators of books for young readers share their creative processes.
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Children’s Books: Bookshelf: Picture Books for Animal-Loving Children

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 03:00
An octopus who escapes from an aquarium, a feather searching for its bird, a cardinal trapped in a Christmas tree and more in this season’s best animal books.
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Egos: Memoirs Take the Wheel

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 03:00
New memoirs on driving by a long-haul trucker, a Saudi activist and a mother trying to connect with her son.
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The Shortlist: How Movies Work

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 03:00
Three new books by prominent cinephiles: Dave Kehr, Jim Shepard and Eric Lax.
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Fiction: Ghosts, Literal and Figurative, Haunt Magda Szabo’s Novel

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 03:00
Magda Szabo’s “Katalin Street” revolves around three families torn apart by what happened in Hungary during World War II.
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Fiction: A Young Soldier’s Moral Compromise

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 03:00
Devin Murphy’s debut novel, “The Boat Runner,” tracks one man’s descent from his idyllic, small-town roots to the guilt-ridden life of a Nazi.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 03:00
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Children’s Books: Can India Be Her Homeland, Even if She’s Never Been There?

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 03:00
In Nidhi Chanani’s “Pashmina,” a magical scarf helps an Indian-American girl understand the gulf between her family’s past and her own present in this captivating graphic novel.
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Nonfiction: Hunt for a Good Beginning. Then Write It.

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 03:00
John McPhee’s “Draft No. 4” collects eight essays that offer writing advice and take readers behind the scenes of his creative process.
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