Book Reviews

Profile: Your Book Editor Just Snagged Your Spot on the Best-Seller List

New York Times - January 19, 2018 - 12:30pm
Daniel Mallory submitted “The Woman in the Window,” a psychological thriller, under a pseudonym. His own publishing house bought it.
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The Book Review Podcast: ‘Off the Charts’

New York Times - January 19, 2018 - 10:29am
Ann Hulbert discusses her new book about child prodigies, and Sam Graham-Felsen talks about his debut novel, “Green.”
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Daniel Ellsberg Explains Why He Leaked The Pentagon Papers

NPR Books - January 19, 2018 - 10:25am

In 1971, Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press in the hope that they would help end the Vietnam War. His story is portrayed in the new film The Post. Originally broadcast Dec. 4, 2017.

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Inside the List: A Young Novelist Grapples With Matters of Life and Death

New York Times - January 19, 2018 - 8:15am
Forget the sophomore slump — Chloe Benjamin’s second novel, “The Immortalists,” has rocketed to No. 7 in its first week on sale.
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Sketchbook: A Writer’s State of Mind

New York Times - January 19, 2018 - 7:52am
A graphic reminder of the greatest secret to success as an author.
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Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times - January 19, 2018 - 6:53am
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Fiction: A Novel That Echoes Naipaul, Exploring the Limits of Freedom

New York Times - January 19, 2018 - 2:00am
Neel Mukherjee’s “State of Freedom” offers five interconnected stories set in India and exploring the lives of the unmoored.
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The Shortlist: From Naples to Tokyo, New Books in Translation

New York Times - January 19, 2018 - 2:00am
Four new novels cover the globe with stories that range from the quirky to the devastating.
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Fiction: From Isabel Allende, a Novel of Three Immigrants and a Brooklyn Misadventure

New York Times - January 19, 2018 - 2:00am
Two professors aid an undocumented worker following an accident that launches a trio of narratives about life lived across America’s borders in “In the Midst of Winter.”
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Fiction: Madeleine Thien’s New Novel of Communist Occupation Turns Inward

New York Times - January 19, 2018 - 2:00am
“Dogs at the Perimeter” follows a woman born under the reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia as she navigates the mental perils of life as a survivor.
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Paperback Row: Paperback Row

New York Times - January 19, 2018 - 2:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Fiction: Beware of Family Members Bearing Gifts

New York Times - January 19, 2018 - 2:00am
In “Winter,” the second in her cycle of seasonal novels, Ali Smith engineers a contentious Christmas reunion between two long-estranged sisters.
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Nonfiction: Reclaiming the Past in the Internet’s ‘Infinite Present’

New York Times - January 19, 2018 - 2:00am
The French writer Annie Ernaux uses “The Years” to anchor her particular 20th-century memories within the daunting flux of 21st-century society.
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Crime: Keep Watch Over Your Children: Danger Lurks Everywhere

New York Times - January 19, 2018 - 2:00am
In Marilyn Stasio’s latest Crime column, we meet a murderous nanny, an abducted teenager, a little boy stranded in the high desert and a mad bomber.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times - January 19, 2018 - 2:00am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: William Peden’s 1959 review of Philip Roth’s first book.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times - January 19, 2018 - 2:00am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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In 'Munich,' Neville Chamberlain Gets The Best Of Hitler

NPR Books - January 19, 2018 - 1:54am

History hasn't been kind to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, who tried to head off war by appeasing Adolf Hitler. But Robert Harris' new novel Munich asks readers to reconsider Chamberlain.

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New & Noteworthy

New York Times - January 18, 2018 - 11:10am
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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A Former Neo-Nazi Explains Why Hate Drew Him In — And How He Got Out

NPR Books - January 18, 2018 - 10:34am

Christian Picciolini spent eight years as a member of a violent, white power skinhead group. He eventually withdrew and co-founded a nonprofit to help extremists disengage.

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Newsbook: On the Presidency’s Fraught Relationship With the Press

New York Times - January 18, 2018 - 7:47am
These books explores how administrations like Richard Nixon’s and Theodore Roosevelt’s worked with or fought against the news media.
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