New York Times Book Review

Open Book: Murder, He Wrote

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 10:08
The recently reissued “Killings” collects pieces of Calvin Trillin’s true-crime writing for The New Yorker.
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Alec Baldwin Settles Scores in New Memoir

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 10:04
“Nevertheless” debuts at No. 5 on the hardcover nonfiction best-seller list.
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Bana al-Abed, Girl Whose Tweets Told of Aleppo’s Horrors, Gets Book Deal

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 09:43
The 7-year-old, now a refugee in Turkey, hopes her book, to be published by Simon & Schuster, will “bring peace to children all over the world.”
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11 New Books We Recommend This Week

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 08:26
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Fiction: Gilded Cage: A Wealthy White Family in East Africa Faces an Islamist Uprising

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 06:00
In Jean McNeil’s novel “The Dhow House,” East Africa’s violent unrest threatens a privileged white family.
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Fiction: Robert Louis Stevenson Never Wrote This Novel. So Brian Doyle Did It for Him.

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 04:00
Brian Doyle’s “The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World” is an affectionate homage to the author of “Treasure Island” anchored in the months he spent living in San Francisco.
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Nonfiction: A New Biography of Martin Luther Reveals the Life Beyond the Theses

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 04:00
In “Martin Luther,” Lyndal Roper explores the theologian’s life and improbable career.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 04:00
Readers respond to Fran Lebowitz, Angus Deaton’s review “The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution” and more.
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Nonfiction: Power and Punishment: Two New Books About Race and Crime

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 02:00
James Forman Jr.’s “Locking Up Our Own” and Chris Hayes’s “A Colony in a Nation” compel readers to wrestle with very tough questions about racism, inequality and punishment.
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Nonfiction: The South (and the West) through Joan Didion’s Eyes

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 02:00
Through excerpts from her notebooks, Joan Didion recounts a monthlong road trip through the Gulf states during the 1970s in “South and West.”
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Paperback Row

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 15:26
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Fiction: In This Tale of Online Intimacy, the Only Wise Characters Are Luddites

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 14:00
“Sympathy,” Olivia Sudjic’s debut novel about social media obsession and digital heartbreak, tracks the dark side of online companionship.
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Crime: Silos, Sulfur and Stolen Identities: The Best of New Crime Fiction

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 14:00
This week’s crime column features two familiar sleuths, V.I. Warshawski and Lincoln Rhyme, as well as a disgraced reporter and a Victorian detective.
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By the Book: Lesley Stahl: By the Book

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 04:00
The journalist and author of “Becoming Grandma” says Ann Patchett’s “Bel Canto” reminded her of Gabriel García Márquez, a high compliment: “My all-time favorite book . . . is ‘Love in the Time of Cholera.’”
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By the Book: Lesley Stahl: By the Book

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 04:00
The journalist and author of “Becoming Grandma” says Ann Patchett’s “Bel Canto” reminded her of Gabriel García Márquez, a high compliment: “My all-time favorite book . . . is ‘Love in the Time of Cholera.’”
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Bookends: Which Force is More Harmful to the Arts: Elitism or Populism?

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 03:00
Adam Kirsch and Liesl Schillinger discuss the art yielded by populist and elite mind-sets.
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Bookends: Which Force is More Harmful to the Arts: Elitism or Populism?

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 03:00
Adam Kirsch and Liesl Schillinger discuss the art yielded by populist and elite mind-sets.
Categories: Book Reviews