New York Times Book Reviews

Books of The Times: Review: Adam Cohen’s ‘Imbeciles’, on the Supreme Court and Justice Not for All

Sun, 03/06/2016 - 17:31
The court’s 1927 decision in Buck v. Bell upheld a statute that enabled the State of Virginia to sterilize “mental defectives,” amid a mania for eugenics in the United States.









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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: ‘All the Single Ladies’

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 01:59
Rebecca Traister talks about “All the Single Ladies,” Richard Armitage discusses his audiobook recording of “David Copperfield” and Ben Ratliff talks about “Every Song Ever.”









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Crime: Jo Nesbo’s ‘Midnight Sun,’ and More

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 01:29
Jo Nesbo’s latest is about a Norwegian hit man who flees Oslo to escape the wrath of his boss, a mobster known as the Fisherman.









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Inside the List

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 01:29
Debbie Macomber, now a regular best seller, struggled early in her career: “I got rejected so fast, my manuscripts would hit me in the back of the head on my way back from the post office.”









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The Shortlist: First Novels

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 01:28
New books by Kate Hamer, A. Igoni Barrett, Matthew Griffin, Natasha Stagg and Sari Wilson.









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‘A Friend of Mr. Lincoln,’ by Stephen Harrigan

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 01:28
Historical fiction, not always flattering, about Lincoln’s early adult years on the Illinois frontier.









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‘Free Men,’ by Katy Simpson Smith

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 01:28
A white man, an Indian and an escaped slave team up in this novel.









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‘Cities I’ve Never Lived In,’ by Sara Majka

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 01:28
Linked stories on breakups, displacement and missing children.









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‘The First Congress,’ by Fergus M. Bordewich

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 01:27
An account of the First Federal Congress maintains that it completed the work of the Revolution.









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‘The Fever of 1721,’ by Stephen Coss

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 01:27
A pivotal year in colonial Boston, when an outbreak put faith, science and leadership to the test.









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‘Pandemic,’ by Sonia Shah

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 01:26
A science journalist looks at re-emerging old diseases like cholera and new ones like SARS.









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‘Master of Ceremonies: A Memoir,’ by Joel Grey

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 17:36
Joel Grey’s memoir recounts his conflicts and struggles.









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‘Movie Freak,’ by Owen Gleiberman

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 17:36
A longtime film critic mixes memoir and thoughts about the job.









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‘You Could Look It Up,’ by Jack Lynch

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 17:35
A professor examines the history of putting words and concepts in accessible order.









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Open Book: A Critic’s Education

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 13:24
Ben Ratliff, a music critic at The Times, on the books that “helped teach me how to hear and how to write.”









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‘Every Song Ever,’ by Ben Ratliff

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 13:01
In a world of expanded access, a music critic wades through the wealth of listening options.









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Editors’ Choice

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 12:54
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Paperback Row

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 12:49
Paperback books of particular interest.









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‘Madonnaland,’ by Alina Simone

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 11:16
A book about Madonna looks at everyday people on the margins of her fame.









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Jonathan Kellerman: By the Book

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 08:00
The author, most recently, of the thriller “Breakdown” says: “So much of Scripture deals unflinchingly with the worst aspects of human behavior. The perfect education for a crime novelist.”









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