New York Times Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Ask Polly, and Heather Havrilesky Will Answer

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 04:30
Life tips and a shoulder to cry on in Heather Havrilesky’s “How to Be a Person in the World.”
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Fiction: Tribes of TriBeCa: Jay McInerney’s Latest Downtown Novel

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 04:30
In Jay McInerney’s third novel about them, “Bright, Precious Days,” Russell and Corrine Calloway struggle with their marriage and the economy.
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Fiction: A Debut Novel Grapples With Work, Marriage and Fertility

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 04:30
Jessica Winter’s “Break in Case of Emergency” is a funny and moving commentary on that point in a woman’s life when everything seems to come into question.
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Fiction: A Thriller for Fans of ‘The Girl on the Train’ and ‘Gone Girl’

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 18:42
In Flynn Berry’s “Under the Harrow,” a woman is determined to find her sister’s murderer.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Megan Abbott’s ‘You Will Know Me’

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 11:14
Megan Abbott discusses her new murder mystery, and Marilyn Stasio talks about several new true-crime books.
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Paperback Row

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:19
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Editors’ Choice

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:19
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Inside the List

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:18
Ruth Ware, whose novel “The Woman in Cabin 10” is No. 4 on the hardcover fiction list, says she “definitely” owes a debt to Agatha Christie.
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Nonfiction: A Rogues’ Gallery of New True-Crime Titles

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:16
New books include “True Crime Addict” by James Renner and “The Dragon Behind the Glass” by Emily Voigt.
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The Shortlist: History as It Didn’t Happen: Thrillers Consider the What-Ifs

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:15
New books include Tim Baker’s “Fever City,” an alternate take on the Kennedy assassination.
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Fiction: A Serial Killer Stalks Stockholm in This Creepy Nordic Noir

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:15
A detective seeks a therapist’s help in stopping a killer’s gruesome spree in Erik Axl Sund’s “The Crow Girl.”
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Nonfiction: The Story Behind the Yom Kippur Mole

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:14
“The Angel,” by Uri Bar-Joseph, tells the story of the mole at the heart of Sadat’s government.
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Fiction: A Novel Gives Voice to Dead Friends — or Maybe Lovers

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:13
In Samuel Ligon’s novel “Among the Dead and Dreaming,” the dead speak.
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Fiction: In a Very British Thriller, There’s a Killer in the Garden

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:13
Suspicion strains neighborly relations when a teenager is attacked in a communal yard in Lisa Jewell’s 13th novel, “The Girls in the Garden.”
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Fiction: A Blackmailer Lures Men Into Compromising Positions in This Japanese Noir

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:13
A woman works the Tokyo underworld, getting the goods on high-powered men, in Fuminori Nakamura’s “The Kingdom.”
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Fiction: Death Masks and Smuggled Artifacts in a Mexican-Set Thriller

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:12
In Lili Wright’s “Dancing With the Tiger,” an Aztec treasure is found and a woman heads to Oaxaca to restore her father’s professional reputation.
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Fiction: In From the Cold War: A Couple Confront Personal and Political Treachery

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:12
In Helen Dunmore’s “Exposure,” a woman’s husband is not who she thought he was.
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Fiction: In This Thriller, a Restaurant Worker Impersonates a Venture Capitalist

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:12
The hero of Alan Glynn’s novel “Paradime” looks just like a tech visionary.
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Fiction: A Countdown Thriller in Which the Hero Inhabits Many Alternate Universes

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:10
Blake Crouch’s “Dark Matter” is alternate-universe science fiction bolstered by a smidgen of theoretical physics.
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Fiction: A Fictional Surveillance Expert Is Being Watched, and the Watcher Wants Him to Know It

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:09
In Patrick Flanery’s “I Am No One,” a surveillance expert starts receiving mysterious packages.
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