New York Times Book Reviews

Nonfiction: ‘From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime,’ by Elizabeth Hinton

5 hours 55 min ago
How decades of discriminatory policies and flawed studies led to an age of mass imprisonment.
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Fiction: ‘The Girls,’ by Emma Cline

14 hours 10 min ago
Emma Cline’s first novel is a seductive and arresting coming-of-age story hinged on Charles Manson.
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Fiction: Laura Lippman’s ‘Wilde Lake’

14 hours 10 min ago
In Laura Lippman’s latest mystery, the daughter of a former state’s attorney moves back home after the death of her husband.
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Fiction: David Duchovny’s ‘Bucky ____ Dent’

14 hours 11 min ago
The actor David Duchovny examines life’s big issues — love, sex, marriage, parenting, death, baseball — in his second novel.
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Fiction: Noah Hawley’s ‘Before the Fall’

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 04:30
Hawley’s thriller about an airplane crash exposes the high cost of news as entertainment and the randomness of fate.
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Fiction: Alan Furst’s ‘A Hero of France’

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 04:30
Alan Furst’s latest follows five months in the life of a Resistance cell in France, beginning in March 1941.
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Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Secondhand Time’

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 12:23
Adam Hochschild talks about Svetlana Alexievich’s “Secondhand Time”; Stephanie Danler discusses her debut novel, “Sweetbitter”; and Jojo Moyes on the film adaptation of her novel “Me Before You.”
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 11:43
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 11:35
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Shortlist: Shadows of War

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:52
New books by Chris Cleave, Alison Love, Martha Hall Kelly and Simon Mawer.
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Critic’s Take: Moscow’s Magic Realism

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:44
In “The Master and Margarita,” Moscow is visited by the Devil himself, trailed by a giant cat fond of vodka and guns.
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Inside the List

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:34
Siddhartha Mukherjee’s “The Gene,” which enters the hardcover nonfiction list at No.1, is the latest in a string of recent science-themed hits.
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Open Book: On Deck

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:33
New books about baseball include Ron Darling’s “Game 7, 1986” and Jeff Passan’s “The Arm.”
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Fiction: ‘The Mirror Thief,’ by Martin Seay

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:33
A novel with three plots, various Venices, inscrutable passages and deep meaning (or none).
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‘Amateurs,’ by Dylan Hicks

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:33
A novel tracks the lives of a group of chronic underachievers.
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Nonfiction: ‘Farewell Kabul,’ by Christina Lamb

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:32
A journalist’s account of the conflict in Afghanistan details the cascading failures of the West.
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Nonfiction: ‘Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering,’ by David A. Kessler

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:32
Examining the root of behaviors like obsession and addiction.
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Nonfiction: ‘Secondhand Time,’ by Svetlana Alexievich

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:32
Svetlana Alexievich speaks with Russians who cannot recognize their post-1991 homeland.
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Nonfiction: Sebastian Junger’s ‘Tribe’

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:23
Viewing post-traumatic stress disorder as more of a cultural problem than a medical one.
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Nonfiction: ‘Anatomy of Malice,’ by Joel E. Dimsdale

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:13
Psychological evaluations of the Nuremberg defendants.
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