New York Times Book Reviews

Editors’ Choice

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:39
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:38
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:38
Readers respond to a recent review of Mark Danner’s “Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War” and more.
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By the Book: Megan Abbott: By the Book

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 06:00
The author, most recently, of “You Will Know Me” keeps a copy of “How to Protect Yourself Against Psychic Attack” on her shelves. “Those who know me well probably wouldn’t be surprised.”
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Fiction: Dave Eggers’s New Novel Follows a Family Into the Alaskan Wild

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 04:30
In Dave Eggers’s “Heroes of the Frontier,” a single mother imagining a new life takes her kids on the lam in Alaska.
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The Shortlist: Man vs. Machine

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 09:27
New books about competing against computers for jobs, holding on to privacy in the digital age and more.
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Children’s Books: Three New Books About the White House

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 06:00
Ken Burns’s first children’s book, and more presidential lore.
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Nonfiction: An American Is Murdered During Apartheid’s Final Days: Was Justice Served?

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 04:30
Justine van der Leun’s “We Are Not Such Things” investigates a 1993 killing and considers reconciliation’s role in post-apartheid South Africa.
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Nonfiction: What Makes Florida So Weird? A Native Tries to Explain.

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 10:22
In “Oh, Florida!,” Craig Pittman serves as a guide to his native state.
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Fiction: A New Novel Envisions a Very Cold Environmental Future, Starting Now

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 06:00
Jenni Fagan’s “The Sunlight Pilgrims” sets a story of impending cataclysm at a moment unnervingly near at hand.
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By the Book: Herta Müller: By the Book

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 06:00
The 2009 Nobel laureate and author of the recently translated “The Fox Was Ever the Hunter” had no books of fairy tales as a child: “The only ‘fantastic’ stories came from religion class.”
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Nonfiction: Can Love Redeem the Sins of Jonah Lehrer?

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 06:00
In “A Book About Love,” Jonah Lehrer says love is defined not by romantic passion, but by a lifetime of steady emotions.
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Poetry: Adrienne Rich’s Poetry Became Political, but It Remained Rooted in Material Fact

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 05:00
Work from seven decades illuminates Adrienne Rich’s ethical mission in “Collected Poems: 1950-2012.”
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Nonfiction: Was She a Feminist? The Complicated Legacy of Helen Gurley Brown.

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 05:00
“Enter Helen” and “Not Pretty Enough” assess the life and influence of the longtime Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown.
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Nonfiction: ‘I Want to Know What It Is Like to Be a Wild Thing’

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 05:00
In “Being a Beast,” the British naturalist Charles Foster goes to great lengths to experience the world as different species.
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Nonfiction: A Past of One’s Own: Vita Sackville-West’s Granddaughter Describes Her Extraordinary Ancestors

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 05:00
In “A House Full of Daughters,” Juliet Nicolson reviews the lives of her family’s extraordinary, and extraordinarily troubled, women.
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Nonfiction: Ben Ehrenreich Writes a Love Letter to Palestine

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 05:00
Ben Ehrenreich’s “The Way to the Spring” is an intimate, vivid look at daily life in Palestine.
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Nonfiction: Cynthia Ozick Takes Up Arms Against Today’s Literary Scene

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 05:00
In “Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, and Other Literary Essays,” Cynthia Ozick longs for the re-establishment of a literary culture as profound as the one that reigned at midcentury.
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Nonfiction: For Generous Parental Leave and Great Schools, Move to Finland

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 04:30
In “The Nordic Theory of Everything,” the Finnish journalist Anu Partanen maintains that life is better in her native land.
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The Shortlist: Religion

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 03:00
New books include “Putting God Second” and “Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto.”
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