Book Reviews

Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 10:44
Readers respond to Woody Allen’s review of “Mary Astor’s Purple Diary” and more.
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 10:34
The scientist Elizabeth Blackburn won a Nobel Prize for some of the discoveries she and Elissa Epel write about in “The Telomere Effect,” an anti-aging book new at No. 15 in hardcover nonfiction.
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Nonfiction: Thoreau the Weird: A New Interpretation of His Philosophy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 10:20
Kevin Dann’s “Expect Great Things” offers a New Age vision of Henry David Thoreau.
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Children’s Books: Big Dreams for a Very Short Girl

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 10:20
The small-statured heroine of Holly Goldberg Sloan’s middle-grade novel “Short” lands a part in a semiprofessional production of “The Wizard of Oz.”
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Children’s Books: Picture Books on the Joy of Mail, Without the E

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 10:12
Staying connected through pen pal letters, love notes and postcards in three new picture books.
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Children’s Books: Young Jim Thorpe, Native American, and His Game-Changing Football Team

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 10:04
In “Undefeated,” Steve Sheinkin recounts how Jim Thorpe and his Native American teammates overcame oppression and changed the game of football.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 10:01
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Open Book: Celebrating Two Centuries of Thoreau

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 09:45
Several new books about the naturalist on the bicentennial of his birth.
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Author’s Note: On Being Translated Back to Myself

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 09:44
An author in translation finds himself caught between English, Estonian and Russian.
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Debbie Reynolds' 'Unsinkable' life

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Jackie Collins through the years

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Fiction: The Nazis Unsettle Kaiser Wilhelm’s Exile in Alan Judd’s Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 22:43
In Alan Judd’s novel “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss,” Germany’s former ruler is visited in exile by its current masters, the Nazis.
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Nonfiction: Invisibly Black: A Life of George Herriman, Creator of ‘Krazy Kat’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 22:39
“Krazy,” Michael Tisserand’s biography of the cartoonist George Herriman, plumbs his art for signs of his mixed-race background
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11 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 22:16
Suggested reading from editors of the Book Review and The Times’s book critics.
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Nonfiction: Dishing It Out: Why Americans Eat the Way We Do

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 17:05
“Chop Chop Suey,” “Food City” and “Eight Flavors” explore various American foodways.
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Nonfiction: He Remade Kings: A Scholar’s New Views

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 16:14
“Ernst Kantorowicz,” by Robert E. Lerner, offers a timely look at a groundbreaking historian.
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