New York Times Book Reviews

By the Book: Jacqueline Woodson: By the Book

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 06:00
The author, most recently, of “Another Brooklyn” loved “The Little Match Girl” as a child. First, “I cried for a week. Then I was done and ready to go out and change the world!”
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Nonfiction: From Humans of New York to Obama’s Office: How a Principal Built a School

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 04:30
In “The Bridge to Brilliance,” the Brooklyn school principal Nadia Lopez writes about her mission to beat the odds.
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Nonfiction: The Story of How Handwriting Evolved, and May Soon Die Off

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 04:30
“The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting,” by Anne Trubek, urges a long goodbye and an embrace of a neurological metamorphosis.
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Nonfiction: Memo to Parents: Back Off, and Children Learn More

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 04:30
In “The Gardener and the Carpenter,” Alison Gopnik says children are naturals at learning and have a better chance to develop if parents lighten up.
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Nonfiction: Overselling A.D.H.D.: A New Book Exposes Big Pharma’s Role

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 04:30
“ADHD Nation,” by Alan Schwarz, is important, humane and compellingly written.
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Nonfiction: How to Raise a Mensch

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 04:30
In “Mamaleh Knows Best,” Marjorie Ingall says the values of Jewish mothers produce good children.
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Inside the List

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 12:00
With little more than two months until Election Day, three of the top five spots on the hardcover nonfiction list are occupied by anti-Clinton books.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘I Contain Multitudes’

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:58
Ed Yong talks about “I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life”; and Meghan Daum discusses Egos, her new column about memoirs.
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The Shortlist: War Stories

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:36
New books by Luke Mogelson, Harry Parker, Whitney Terrell and Odie Lindsey.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:26
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Crime: The Latest and Best in Crime Fiction

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:14
In Michael Koryta’s latest nightmare, a self-anointed messiah is preparing to shut down the electrical grid supplying energy to half the country.
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Fiction: In Emma Rathbone’s New Novel, a 26-Year-Old Virgin Seeks Sex

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:02
Emma Rathbone’s “Losing It” is about carnal pleasure (the idea of it, anyway), dating and a discriminating young woman.
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Poetry: A Poet Subverts the Defense Department’s Official Dictionary

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 10:55
In “Look,” Solmaz Sharif finds words with a dual capacity for violence and tenderness.
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Fiction: A Novel Imagines Putin Is Retired and Has Dementia

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 10:45
In Michael Honig’s “The Senility of Vladimir P.,” Putin has retired after “he had been five times president and twice prime minister.”
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Nonfiction: God Speed the Plow: The British and Their Relationship to the Land

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 10:31
Anna Pavord writes about Britain’s iconic landscapes in “Landskipping.”
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Nonfiction: In a New Biography, How Marconi’s Start-Up Changed the World

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 10:24
Marc Raboy’s “Marconi” considers its subject’s many facets: family man, Fascist, communications pioneer.
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Nonfiction: Tama Janowitz Grows Up

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 10:21
Tama Janowitz’s new memoir, “Scream,” reveals how markedly her life has changed since her “it girl” days.
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Nonfiction: Joseph O’Neill on ‘The Glamour of Strangeness’

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 10:07
“The Glamour of Strangeness,” by Jamie James, offers profiles of artists and writers who left their homelands for the creative life abroad.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 09:34
Readers respond to recent reviews of Andrew Scott Cooper’s “The Fall of Heaven,” Maggie O’Farrell’s “This Must Be the Place” and more.
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Editors’ Choice: Nine Great New Books for August

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 04:30
Recommended reading by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
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