New York Times Book Reviews

‘Our Young Man,’ by Edmund White

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 09:51
An unsupernatural Dorian Gray for our times.









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‘Disrupted,’ by Dan Lyons

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 08:26
A longtime technology writer takes a job at a self-satirizing online company.









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Letters: Every College Girl’s Dream

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 17:55
Readers respond to recent reviews of Peggy Orenstein’s “Girls and Sex,” Olivia Laing’s “The Lonely City” and more.









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Open Book: The Next Best ‘Hamilton’

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 16:40
A lavishly illustrated new book is a companion to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical.









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The Shortlist: Y.A. Crossover

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:35
New novels by Alwyn Hamilton, Louise O’Neill, Tommy Wallach and Peter Rock.









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Children’s Books: ‘When Spring Comes,’ by Kevin Henkes

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 09:00
A new picture book from the author-illlustrator of “Waiting” has even more to say about the challenges and rewards of patience.









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‘American Amnesia,’ by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 04:30
Two political scientists say that Americans’ opinion of federal power has been manipulated and we’re now paying the price.









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Author’s Note: A Twist in Her Plot

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 04:30
I came to understand that embracing my identity had more to do with genre than gender.









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‘The Dig,’ by John Preston

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 17:20
In a novel based on the excavations at Sutton Hoo, the searchers expose as much about themselves as they do the past.









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The Shortlist: Short Stories

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 07:00
New books by Greg Jackson, Irina Kovalyova, Callan Wink, Amy Gustine and Amina Gautier.









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By the Book: Lin-Manuel Miranda: By the Book

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 04:30
The star and creator of the musical “Hamilton” says “Things Fall Apart” was his favorite book to teach at Hunter College High School: “The kids walk out of the classroom as different people.”









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Ivory Tower: Love in the Time of Monogamy

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 04:30
What happens when scholars take on the morally controversial question of polygamy?









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‘Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams,’ by Louisa Thomas

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 11:23
Louisa Adams and her husband, John Quincy, had deep emotional bonds but clashed as often as they bonded.









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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: ‘Spain in Our Hearts’

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 15:57
Adam Hochschild talks about “Spain in Our Hearts”; Anna Quindlen discusses “Miller’s Valley”; and John Williams talks about James McBride and James Brown.









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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 11:17
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.









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Paperback Row

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 11:07
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.









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‘Rush Oh!’ by Shirley Barrett

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 11:00
This historical novel centers on a whale hunt in early-20th-century Australia.









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‘The Summer Before the War,’ by Helen Simonson

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 11:00
Imagining English gentry on the eve of World War I.









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Danielle Dutton’s ‘Margaret the First’

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:59
Historical fiction revives a celebrity of old London.









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‘Alligator Candy: A Memoir,’ by David Kushner

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:59
A kidnapping and murder changed a family and a culture.









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