New York Times Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Mrs. King and Coretta: A Posthumous Memoir Explores Public and Private Selves

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:08
Coretta Scott King’s “My Life, My Love, My Legacy” is an absorbing account of a brutal historical era.
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Fiction: The Author of ‘The Vegetarian’ Takes On Korea’s Violent Past

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 04:00
Han Kang’s “Human Acts” revisits a 1980 uprising against South Korea’s authoritarian rule.
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The Book Review Podcast: Should You Stop Eating Sugar?

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 12:03
Gary Taubes discusses “The Case Against Sugar,” and Anthony Gottlieb talks about a new biography of Casanova.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 11:15
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 11:01
Readers respond to “The Year in Reading” and more.
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Fiction: A Novel’s Sheltered Girl Seeks Her Identity Among Messed-Up Adults

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 10:51
In “History of Wolves,” by Emily Fridlund, a story about sexual awakening and identity formation turns into something darker.
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 10:36
The gymnast Simone Biles capped her very good 2016 with a No. 1 memoir, “Courage to Soar,” currently No. 4 in young adult hardcover.
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Crime: The Best and Latest in Crime Fiction

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 10:33
In Thomas Perry’s “The Old Man,” a retired intelligence agent is forced to run for his life using obsolete survival techniques.
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Nonfiction: Return to Mogadishu: Trying to Reclaim a City for Its People

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 09:27
A Somali expatriate makes an attempt to restore part of his homeland in Andrew Harding’s “The Mayor of Mogadishu.”
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Nonfiction: Overcome Your Cash Conundrums With the Power of Psychology

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 22:27
Claudia Hammond’s “Mind Over Money” shows us how to put the lessons of behavioral economics into practice when we manage our own finances.
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Nonfiction: Rake’s Progress: A Look at the Well-Traveled Casanova

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 22:27
As Laurence Bergreen documents in “Casanova,” the famous ladies’ man also rubbed elbows with a Who’s Who of 18th-century Europe.
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Open Book: The Sport of Struggle

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 22:26
In “Home and Away,” Karl Ove Knausgaard exchanges letters about soccer (and the rest of life) with the Swedish writer Fredrik Ekelund.
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10 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 22:23
Suggested reading from editors of the Book Review and The Times’s book critics.
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Fiction: In a Debut Novel, the Artist’s Life Takes on Darker Shades

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 10:38
In her first novel, “The Strays,” Emily Bitto shows how a young girl is drawn to a seductively damaged family of artists.
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By the Book: Rachel Cusk: By the Book

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 05:00
The author, most recently, of “Transit” is surprised at writers who treasure books as collectible objects. “I treat my books like I treat my shoes: The more I love them, the shoddier they become.”
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Nonfiction: A Feminist’s Biography of Steven Spielberg Focuses on His Jewish Identity

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 04:00
In “Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films,” Molly Haskell traces the evolution of the director’s Jewish identity.
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Nonfiction: Is Fat Really All That Bad? A Biochemist Explains.

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 14:12
In “The Secret Life of Fat,” Sylvia Tara argues that it’s not as dangerous as we’ve been told.
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Fiction: What Can Explain a Mother’s Murder of Her Child?, a Novel Asks

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 04:00
In “Idaho,” a debut novel by Emily Ruskovich, a woman seeks the facts about the killing of her husband’s young daughter by his ex-wife.
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Nonfiction: The War to Stay Out of the War Against War

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 04:00
In “War Against War,” Michael Kazin reminds us that opposition to World War I was deep and widespread.
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Nonfiction: Shorthand for Suffering: Siberia Under the Czars

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 04:00
In “The House of the Dead,” his new history of Siberia as a prison colony, Daniel Beer shows how the czars planted the seeds of their own destruction.
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