The New York Times Book Review – February 5, 2023:
His new novel is about a kingdom that is founded on pluralism but fails to live up to its ideals.
In his new book, “The Struggle for a Decent Politics,” the political philosopher Michael Walzer grapples with a definition.
“Essex Dogs,” the first novel in a projected trilogy by the historian Dan Jones, imagines a hard-bitten band of mercenaries hired to invade France on behalf of their English king.
The New York Times Book Review – January 29, 2023:
“Master Slave Husband Wife,” by Ilyon Woo, relates the daring escape from bondage in Georgia to freedom in the North by an enslaved couple disguised as a wealthy planter and his property.
In “The Wandering Mind,” the historian Jamie Kreiner shows that the struggle to focus is not just a digital-age blight but afflicted even those who spent their lives in seclusion and prayer.
In Deepti Kapoor’s cinematic novel, a young man from the provinces falls in with a powerful crime syndicate.
The New York Times Book Review – January 22, 2023:
As catastrophe approaches, Stephen Markley’s “The Deluge” considers its many facets.
From the Arctic to the Amazon, Cheuk Kwan traces a diaspora through Chinese restaurants owned and operated by immigrant families.
Michael Crummey, an award-winning author whose poetry and prose explore the region and its capital, St. John’s, shares book recommendations, local vocabulary and where to find a good pint.
The New York Times Book Review – January 1, 2023:
Don DeLillo’s book “White Noise,” newly adapted for the screen by Noah Baumbach, precisely diagnosed the modern condition, Dana Spiotta writes.
Tangier’s many facets have long inspired writers. Here, the Moroccan-born novelist Laila Lalami introduces readers to the books and writers that, to her, best capture the city.
Aidan Levy has written a revealing, comprehensive biography of the improviser-hero Sonny Rollins.
@nytimesbooks December 11, 2022 features:
The books they read this year that have stayed with them.
At this time of year, the best-selling books for children are all Christmas, all the time. And they’re not even new!
“Ghost Town,” a novel by Kevin Chen, recounts the overlapping — and hotly contested — memories of a Taiwanese family.
@nytimesbooks – December 4, 2022 issue:
Whether you’re looking for thrillers or romances, historical fiction or travel books, let us help.
As Christmas came to be celebrated in the home, choosing the right volume was a way to show intimate understanding of the person opening the package.
Here are five questions to test your knowledge of the Beat Generation in the Big Apple.
Books about exploring the world by bike, by car, by boat or by plane, passport in hand.
|Illustration by Eleanor Taylor|
New York Times Book Review – November 27, 2022:
A new biography by Brigitta Olubas is the first to examine the life of the Australian novelist celebrated for her refined poetic fiction and acute moral vision.
Elysa Gardner’s “Magic to Do” goes backstage at Bob Fosse and Stephen Schwartz’s 1972 musical about a lost prince.
Juan Villoro, who spent over two decades perfecting one book about Mexico City, recommends reading on the city he loves. “Mexico is too complex,” a visitor said. “It needs to be read.”
A posthumous release of the songwriter’s unseen novel and stories from the 1950s reveals his nascent fascination with human frailty.
Silicon chips power everything from cars and toys to phones and nukes. “Chip War,” by Chris Miller, recounts the rise of the chip industry and the outsize geopolitical implications of its ascendancy.
In his new book, the satirist and comedian traces the rise of ill-equipped politicians and considers how to thwart them.