New York Times Book Reviews

Letters to the Editor

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 09:58
Readers respond to recent reviews of “The Earth Is Weeping,” “Algren: A Life” and more.
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Open Book: A Laugh Factory Looks Back

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 09:58
“The Best of The Harvard Lampoon” collects pieces from the satirical magazine’s 140-year history.
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Fiction: A Messy Marriage Frames a Franco-Era Mystery

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 09:58
Javier Marías’s new novel, “Thus Bad Begins,” is the story of a bad marriage and the unraveling of a Franco-era crime.
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Fiction: Humans and Polar Bears Share Dreams in This Novel

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 09:58
Yoko Tawada’s “Memoirs of a Polar Bear” connects human and nonhuman characters.
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Nonfiction: Terry Anderson’s Daughter Investigates His 1985 Kidnapping

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 09:57
In “The Hostage’s Daughter,” Sulome Anderson investigates the 30-year-old mystery of who really kidnapped her father and why.
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Nonfiction: Mark Shriver on Pope Francis

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 09:57
Mark K. Shriver sets out to learn more about Pope Francis in “Pilgrimage.”
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Nonfiction: A 20-Something American Falls in Love With Ukraine

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 09:57
A 20-something American falls in love with Ukraine.
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Nonfiction: From Dying Patients, Advice on How to Live

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 09:57
In “On Living,” the hospice chaplain Kerry Egan collects advice from her patients.
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Nonfiction: Quelle Histoire! A New History of France

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 09:55
According to Jonathan Fenby’s “France,” modern France is still shaped by the heritage of its revolution.
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Nonfiction: Maybe Hoover Shouldn’t Be Our Least Popular President

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 09:54
“Herbert Hoover: A Life,” by Glen Jeansonne with David Luhrssen, looks beyond Hoover’s doomed term as president.
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Nonfiction: There Are No New Ideas, Only Rediscoveries

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 09:54
“Rethink” is the British journalist Steven Poole’s attack on what he calls a “Silicon Valley ideology.”
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Children’s Books: Notable Children’s Books of 2016

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 17:49
The best in picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction, selected by the children’s books editor of The New York Times Book Review.
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By the Book: Amos Oz: By the Book

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 17:17
The Israeli author, whose most recent novel is “Judas,” would like to meet Chekhov, if only to gossip with him.
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Nonfiction: A Holocaust Historian Digs Into His Own Life

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 16:42
In “Where Memory Leads,” Saul Friedländer writes about his personal, political and scholarly sides.
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100 Notable Books of 2016

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 16:41
The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
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Poetry: Jamaica’s Best New Poet Weighs In

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 14:50
The young poet Ishion Hutchinson looks to the fractured past and teeming life of Jamaica in “House of Lords and Commons.”
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Bookends: Are Domestic Responsibilities at Odds With Becoming a Great Artist?

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 11:45
Siddhartha Deb and Dana Stevens discuss whether family life restricts the ability to do creative work.
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Nonfiction: The Message of Thomas Friedman’s New Book: It’s Going to Be O.K.

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 04:00
Thomas Friedman’s new book, “Thank You for Being Late,” gives you a much better idea of the forces that are upending your world.
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Nonfiction: A New Look at Civilian Life in Europe Under Hitler

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 04:00
In “An Iron Wind,” Peter Fritzsche wants us to see how even apparently peaceful moments during World War II were inflected by war raging elsewhere.
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Nonfiction: Steven Johnson on How Play Shaped the World

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 04:00
Steven Johnson’s “Wonderland” looks at the few degrees of separation between fun and progress.
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