New York Times Book Reviews

Fiction: High Praise for a Novel About an Awful Children’s Musical

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 03:00
Francine Prose’s new novel, “Mister Monkey,” is about a group of characters involved in an off-off-off-off Broadway production.
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Fiction: Bridget Jones’s Latest Movie, Now a Novel

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 03:00
In Helen Fielding’s “Bridget Jones’s Baby,” Jones is pregnant but isn’t sure of the father.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Rise of Hitler

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 10:11
Adam Kirsch discusses Volker Ullrich’s new biography of Hitler; Billy Collins talks about his latest collection of poems; and iO Tillett Wright on his new memoir, “Darling Days.”
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Fiction: Four Girls Named Guinevere Try to Flee a Convent

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:09
Four girls, all named Guinevere, plot a breakout from the convent they involuntarily call home in Sarah Domet’s “The Guineveres.”
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Fiction: Alan Moore’s Time-Traveling Tribute to His Gritty Hometown

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:08
Fantasy and reality merge in Alan Moore’s tribute to his hometown, “Jerusalem.”
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Fiction: Caught Between the New Country and the Old

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:08
The title family of Jade Chang’s novel, “The Wangs vs. the World,” feel alienated from both the new country and the old.
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Fiction: A New Novel Mixes Mental Illness, Revenge and Longing

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:08
The voice in Alexander Maksik’s new novel, “Shelter in Place,” is that of a man waiting (and hoping) for a woman to return to him.
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Nonfiction: A New Biography of Hitler Separates the Man From the Myths

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:05
In “Hitler: Ascent 1889-1939,” Volker Ullrich focuses on Hitler the man.
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Nonfiction: Streets of Laredo: How 2 American Teenagers Became Assassins

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:03
Dan Slater’s “Wolf Boys” is about how American teenagers trained by a Mexican drug cartel murdered on both sides of the border.
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Nonfiction: Sex, Booze and Jazz in 1920s Paris

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:03
Mary McAuliffe’s “When Paris Sizzled” is an excursion through the artistic city in the 1920s.
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Nonfiction: Beckett, ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover,’ ‘Tropic of Cancer’ — All Published by Barney Rosset

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:03
A memoir by the publisher Barney Rosset, who fought against censorship.
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Nonfiction: A Complicated Man: Tracy Kidder’s New Book on Paul English

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:02
The making of the serial software entrepreneur and philanthropist Paul English is told in Tracy Kidder’s “A Truck Full of Money.”
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Nonfiction: ‘Messy’ Proposes a Flexible Approach to Life

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:02
In “Messy,” Tim Harford writes about the power of ignoring rules and being flexible even when you don’t want to.
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Crime: The Latest and Best in Crime Fiction

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:01
“His Bloody Project,” a finalist for this year’s Man Booker Prize, makes masterly use of the narrative form to tell a horrifying tale.
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The Shortlist: Female Protagonists

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:01
New books by Louise Miller, Caroline Angell, Jane L. Rosen and Sally Thorne.
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:01
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose anthology “My Own Words” is No. 12 in hardcover nonfiction, has something in common with Notorious B.I.G.
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Open Book: Waiting for the Mail

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:00
“Dear Mr. Beckett” collects letters from Barney Rosset, the publisher of Grove Press, to Samuel Beckett.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 09:00
Readers respond to recent reviews of Joseph Lelyveld’s “His Final Battle” and James Gleick’s “Time Travel.”
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Paperback Row

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 17:29
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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7 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 14:46
Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.
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