Book Reviews

Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:16
J. D. Vance, whose memoir “Hillbilly Elegy” is No.9 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says, “It’s amazing how much just knowing other people changes the way you think and talk about them.”
Categories: Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Rosa Brooks Examines War’s Expanding Boundaries

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:09
In “How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything,” Rosa Brooks says the police have become more like soldiers, and soldiers more like the police.
Categories: Book Reviews

Nonfiction: A Woman’s Love Affair With the North Is Both Travelogue and Memoir

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:08
In “Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube,” Blair Braverman writes about falling in love with the Arctic, in Norway and Alaska.
Categories: Book Reviews

Fiction: Dementia Dims a Father’s Brilliance in a Novel Plumbing Family Mysteries

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:07
As dementia closes in, a girl tries to decipher her father’s past in Liz Moore’s “The Unseen World.”
Categories: Book Reviews

Fiction: In Maggie O’Farrell’s New Novel, a Film Star Flees the Fame Game

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:07
Varied perspectives inform a tale of a movie star’s flight from the public eye in Maggie O’Farrell’s “This Must Be the Place.”
Categories: Book Reviews

Fiction: Marriage and Mileage. A Thriller Sends a Tense Couple on a Road Trip.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:07
A couple on a road trip face tornadoes and their own fraying marriage in Hannah Pittard’s “Listen to Me.”
Categories: Book Reviews

Nonfiction: A New Book Defends Iran’s Last Shah

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:07
Andrew Scott Cooper’s “The Fall of Heaven” is a history of the end of imperial Iran that urges a re-evaluation of the shah and his regime.
Categories: Book Reviews

Fiction: A Novel Charts the Struggles of Three Women in an Age of Declining Privacy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:06
Facing a range of indignities, three generations of women summon new reserves of inner strength in Stuart Nadler’s “The Inseparables.”
Categories: Book Reviews

Fiction: A Thriller Constructed From the Frustrations of a Long Marriage

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:06
Jane Rogers’s “Conrad and Eleanor” traces the deepening conflicts in the union of two scientists.
Categories: Book Reviews

Fiction: A Novel’s Abandoned Baby Links the Lives of Two Women

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:06
Anna Solomon’s second novel, “Leaving Lucy Pear,” is set in Prohibition-era New England.
Categories: Book Reviews

Crime: The Latest and Best in Crime Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:06
Lisa McInerney’s “The Glorious Heresies” and more.
Categories: Book Reviews

Nonfiction: How to Keep an Atomic Bomb From Being Smuggled Into New York City? Open Every Suitcase With a Screwdriver.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:05
Dan Zak’s “Almighty” is a perfectly measured blend of biography, suspense and history.
Categories: Book Reviews

Open Book: Here’s a Solution

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:04
“People don’t want to hurt other people’s feelings these days,” says Heather Havrilesky, who writes the advice column Ask Polly.
Categories: Book Reviews

Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:02
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
Categories: Book Reviews

The Shortlist: Southern Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:02
New books by J. Bradford Hipps, John Gregory Brown, Lee Clay Johnson and Matthew Neill Null.
Categories: Book Reviews

Fiction: Joy Williams’s Micro-Fictions Are a Trove of God’s Bafflements

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 09:59
“Ninety-Nine Stories of God,” by Joy Williams, is informed by a learned yet half-feral Christianity.
Categories: Book Reviews

Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 09:54
Readers respond to a recent review of Gay Talese’s “The Voyeur’s Motel” and more.
Categories: Book Reviews

Fiction: In Colson Whitehead’s Latest, the Underground Railroad Is More Than a Metaphor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 04:30
In “The Underground Railroad,” his new novel about American slavery, Colson Whitehead courageously opens his eyes where the rest of us would rather look away.
Categories: Book Reviews

Ed Talk: Wasting Time on the Internet? Not Really

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 04:00
The poet and professor Kenneth Goldsmith talks about the magic of spending time together online.
Categories: Book Reviews

Editors' Choice: 9 Thrillers (One True) That Times Editors Think You Should Read This Summer

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 22:00
New books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
Categories: Book Reviews
Syndicate content