New York Times Book Reviews

Nonfiction: The South (and the West) through Joan Didion’s Eyes

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 04:00
Through excerpts from her notebooks, Joan Didion recounts a monthlong road trip through the Gulf states during the 1970s in “South and West.”
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Paperback Row

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 17:26
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Fiction: In This Tale of Online Intimacy, the Only Wise Characters Are Luddites

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 16:00
“Sympathy,” Olivia Sudjic’s debut novel about social media obsession and digital heartbreak, tracks the dark side of online companionship.
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Crime: Silos, Sulfur and Stolen Identities: The Best of New Crime Fiction

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 16:00
This week’s crime column features two familiar sleuths, V.I. Warshawski and Lincoln Rhyme, as well as a disgraced reporter and a Victorian detective.
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By the Book: Lesley Stahl: By the Book

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 06:00
The journalist and author of “Becoming Grandma” says Ann Patchett’s “Bel Canto” reminded her of Gabriel García Márquez, a high compliment: “My all-time favorite book . . . is ‘Love in the Time of Cholera.’”
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By the Book: Lesley Stahl: By the Book

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 06:00
The journalist and author of “Becoming Grandma” says Ann Patchett’s “Bel Canto” reminded her of Gabriel García Márquez, a high compliment: “My all-time favorite book . . . is ‘Love in the Time of Cholera.’”
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Bookends: Which Force is More Harmful to the Arts: Elitism or Populism?

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 05:00
Adam Kirsch and Liesl Schillinger discuss the art yielded by populist and elite mind-sets.
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Bookends: Which Force is More Harmful to the Arts: Elitism or Populism?

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 05:00
Adam Kirsch and Liesl Schillinger discuss the art yielded by populist and elite mind-sets.
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Nonfiction: A New Rule Book for the Great Game

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 06:00
In “The Chessboard and the Web,” Anne-Marie Slaughter calls on foreign-policy makers to radically update their vision of global order.
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The Shortlist: Food Marks Milestones in These Culinary Collections

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 06:00
Three food-oriented memoirs take readers as far as the Pacific Northwest and Iran, and as near as a New York matriarch’s kitchen.
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Nonfiction: A New Rule Book for the Great Game

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 06:00
In “The Chessboard and the Web,” Anne-Marie Slaughter calls on foreign-policy makers to radically update their vision of global order.
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The Shortlist: Food Marks Milestones in These Culinary Collections

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 06:00
Three food-oriented memoirs take readers as far as the Pacific Northwest and Iran, and as near as a New York matriarch’s kitchen.
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Young Adult: New Y.A. Novels Tackle Crime and Its Consequences

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 04:00
A roundup of new young adult fiction includes stories of a thief seeking justice, a skeleton revealing a city’s shameful past and a gorilla spinning tales.
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Young Adult: New Y.A. Novels Tackle Crime and Its Consequences

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 04:00
A roundup of new young adult fiction includes stories of a thief seeking justice, a skeleton revealing a city’s shameful past and a gorilla spinning tales.
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Nonfiction: A Still-Grieving Prince Fan Looks Back on the Purple One

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 06:30
In “Dig if You Will the Picture,” Ben Greenman tries to penetrate the mystery that was Prince.
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Nonfiction: A Still-Grieving Prince Fan Looks Back on the Purple One

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 06:30
In “Dig if You Will the Picture,” Ben Greenman tries to penetrate the mystery that was Prince.
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Nonfiction: The Enduring Power of Adam and Eve (Minus the Sin and Sexism)

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 06:00
Bruce Feiler makes a case for the contemporary relevance of Adam and Eve in “The First Love Story.”
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Fiction: A Heroine Comes of Age With Her Pistol-Packing Father

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 06:00
Hannah Tinti’s new novel, “The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley,” centers on the close relationship between a girl and her outlaw father.
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Fiction: A Heroine Comes of Age With Her Pistol-Packing Father

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 06:00
Hannah Tinti’s new novel, “The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley,” centers on the close relationship between a girl and her outlaw father.
Categories: Book Reviews

Nonfiction: The Enduring Power of Adam and Eve (Minus the Sin and Sexism)

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 06:00
Bruce Feiler makes a case for the contemporary relevance of Adam and Eve in “The First Love Story.”
Categories: Book Reviews