Book Reviews

Q. & A.: Sarah Dunn on the Anatomy of an Open Marriage

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:46
In “The Arrangement,” a couple devise a “six-month-long adultery program.”
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The Book Review Podcast: ‘Ties’ to Ferrante?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:19
Domenico Starnone and Jhumpa Lahiri talk about “Ties,” and Mary Otto discusses “Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America.”
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The Great American Novelist Who Spied for the Soviets

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:13
In a new Hemingway biography, “Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy,” the historian Nicholas Reynolds details his subject’s work for a precursor to the K.G.B.
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Open Book: The Head Honcho’s Head Honcho

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:56
“The Gatekeepers” is a look at how chiefs of staff have advised, cautioned and encouraged presidents.
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Fiction: Dan Chaon’s Latest Takes on Satanism, Suspicious Deaths and a Faltering Family

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 08:00
Dan Chaon’s haunting, strikingly original new novel, “Ill Will,” is a foray into recovered memories and serial killing.
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Fiction: Stepping Out of the Shadow of a Boozy, Bookish Dad

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 06:00
In “The Barrowfields,” a debut novel by Philip Lewis, a son tries to come to terms with the weight of his family’s past.
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Nonfiction: How a Scrap of Red Paper Enthralled a Century of Collectors

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 06:00
James Barron unveils the history of the most expensive stamp ever printed in “The One-Cent Magenta.”
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The Shortlist: Irish Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 05:00
Three new works of Irish fiction by Jess Kidd, Caitriona Lally and John Toomey.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 05:00
Readers respond to “The Gestapo,” reading Proust and more.
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Nonfiction: On the Trail With a Biographer Bringing Lost Lives to Light

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 04:00
“This Long Pursuit” puts us on the ground with the master biographer Richard Holmes and the elusive lives he inhabits.
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Fiction: Stories of Fragmented Lives in the Emirates

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 04:00
Deepak Unnikrishnan’s story collection, “Temporary People,” riffs on the plight of South Asian guest workers in the Gulf states.
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Nonfiction: Angela Carter: From the Magic Toyshop to the Bloody Chamber

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 04:00
In “The Invention of Angela Carter,” Edmund Gordon showcases a British writer whose novels combined fantasy and feminism.
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Fiction: A Czech Astronaut’s Earthly Troubles Come Along for the Ride

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 04:00
Jaroslav Kalfar’s zany debut novel, “Spaceman of Bohemia,” features a Czech astronaut with a lot of baggage back on Earth. Hari Kunzru reviews.
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On Poetry: After Dylan’s Nobel, What Makes a Poet a Poet?

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 23:00
Months later, the response to Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize remains mixed. Our poetry columnist weighs in.
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11 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 17:49
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Author’s Note: Stop Reading My Fiction as the Story of My Life

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 16:00
What is behind the fascination with the real-life connections between an author and her work?
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Fiction: A Thriller Tracks the Aftermath of a Swedish School Shooting

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 14:00
In Malin Persson Giolito’s novel “Quicksand,” a privileged teenager relates her role in a mass killing at a Stockholm school.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:57
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Nonfiction: The Tooth Divide: Beauty, Class and the Story of Dentistry

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 09:36
In “Teeth,” Mary Otto reveals how the history of dentistry is tied up with notions of beauty, privilege and class.
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Books in the News: Essential Reading: 5 Books About Dramatic Supreme Court Nomination Hearings

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 17:44
Full-length accounts of how Senate hearings for Clarence Thomas, Robert H. Bork and others were turned into spectator sport.
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