New York Times Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Notes on a Scandal: The Story of the Libor Financial Scam

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 04:00
In “The Spider Network,” David Enrich tackles the Libor scandal, where crooked traders and bankers manipulated interest rates.
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Fiction: A ‘Gatsby’ Reboot Traces a Black Family’s Fortunes

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 08:49
Stephanie Powell Watts’s novel “No One Is Coming to Save Us” is a recasting of “Gatsby” that traces a North Carolina family’s fortunes.
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Nonfiction: A Memoir of Motherhood Lost

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 04:00
In “The Rules Do Not Apply,” Ariel Levy recounts how a tragedy upended her assumptions about life.
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For George Takei, Beyond ‘Star Trek’ to a Graphic Novel

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 16:00
The story of Mr. Takei’s life, particularly his time in government internment camps during World War II, will be published as a graphic novel next year.
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Essay: Arthur Miller’s Writ Against the Death Penalty

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 14:28
This 2002 essay by the playwright Arthur Miller was meant to assist a campaign to abolish the death penalty in Illinois.
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The Book Review Podcast: The Charm of ‘The Idiot’

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 12:34
Batuman talks about her first novel, “The Idiot”; David Bellos discusses “The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of ‘Les Misérables.’ ”
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Nonfiction: A Memoir Returns to Two Troubled Parents and Their Premature Deaths

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 10:54
In “Down City,” Leah Carroll investigates the early deaths of her two troubled parents.
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Just Foolin’ Around: 7 Books From Comics and Humorists

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 10:41
Humor books from writers, comedians and satirists range from memoir to faux educational text to a comical guide to hosting.
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Fiction: A Debut Novel Explores Intimacies on a Remote Northern Island

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 09:00
In Jesse Ruddock’s “Shot-Blue,” a quiet and spreading sadness is conveyed in the softest details.
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Letters : Letters to the Editor

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 09:00
Readers respond to Peter Fritzsche’s review of “The Gestapo,” the Rorschach test and more.
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Fiction: They Do Declare: Rubbing Up Against Privilege and Tradition in the New South

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 09:00
In the New South of Michael Knight’s collection “Eveningland,” set in and around Mobile, Ala., the staples of older Southern literature persist.
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Nonfiction: A Former Fashion Editor’s Glamorous Walk Through Life

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 08:00
In “The Price of Illusion,” Joan Juliet Buck looks back on a life in fashion, from Hollywood to haute couture.
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Nonfiction: 2 Brilliant Managers Vie for a Place in History

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 08:00
“Leo Durocher: Baseball’s Prodigal Son” and “Casey Stengel: Baseball’s Greatest Character,” new biographies on baseball’s natural adversaries, offer a chance to compare and contrast the stellar managers.
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Nonfiction: The Legacy of ‘Les Misérables’: Charting the Life of a Classic

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 06:00
Victor Hugo’s “Les Misérables” has suffered a lot of pummeling on the way to immortality, David Bellos writes in “The Novel of the Century.”
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Nonfiction: How Reagan and the New Right Resuscitated the G.O.P.

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 06:00
In “Reagan Rising,” Craig Shirley describes how Ronald Reagan and the New Right brought the G.O.P. back from the brink of extinction.
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The Shortlist: World War II Fiction: The Home Front

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 05:00
Three new novels take readers to the home front of World War II and its aftermath.
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Egos: In the Long Run

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 04:00
Two women, both injured in the Boston Marathon bombing, find self-understanding and love, while a third takes up running to reshape her body and her life.
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Nonfiction: How the Courts Got Between Our Sheets

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 04:00
“Sex and the Constitution” by Geoffrey R. Stone is a book on courts and sexual privacy that ranges across centuries.
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By the Book: Philipp Meyer: By the Book

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 04:00
The author of the novel “The Son,” now a series on AMC, is creatively inspired by poetry: “What I am looking for in a poem is a sense for sound and compression, for the density of meaning that all good poetry has and that all good fiction should strive for.”
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A Strong Start for an Epic’s Finale

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 17:23
Greg Iles’s “Natchez Burning” trilogy amounted to 2,300 pages in three years. The final volume, “Mississippi Blood,” is No. 1 in hardcover fiction.
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