New York Times Book Reviews

Open Book: A Rare DeLillo Sighting

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:55
Don DeLillo made a rare public appearance to read from his new novel, “Zero K.”
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Children’s Books: Kate DiCamillo’s ‘Raymie Nightingale’

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:00
Three baton-twirling girls, traumatized by adults, develop a friendship and teach a lesson about trust.
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Children’s Books: Il Sung Na’s ‘The Opposite Zoo,’ and More

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:58
Four picture books explore the many varieties of words: opposites, puns, collective nouns, names.
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Fiction: ‘Ladivine,’ by Marie NDiaye

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:56
A novel tracks four generations of women and the uncanny parallels among them.
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Children’s Books: Alison McGhee’s ‘Tell Me a Tattoo Story,’ and More

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:56
Four picture books feature grown-ups and kids defining and prizing the bonds between them.
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Children’s Books: ‘Cry, Heart, but Never Break,’ and More

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:54
Four books offer different takes on the challenging subjects of death and mourning.
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Children’s Books: ‘The Great American Whatever,’ by Tim Federle

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:49
The aspiring screenwriter-protagonist of Tim Federle’s young adult novel learns about loss, and about dating.
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Children’s Books: Kwame Alexander’s ‘Booked’

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:46
Kwame Alexander’s latest novel in verse follows a young soccer player who discovers the power of vocabulary.
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Children’s Books: ‘Rescued,’ by Eliot Schrefer

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:33
A boy tries to protect the orangutan he raised when his father wants to sell him to a sketchy zoo.
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Children’s Books: ‘Wolf Hollow,’ by Lauren Wolk

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:29
In this middle-grade novel, a girl struggles to find a moral course when countering a bully.
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Children’s Books: ‘Samurai Rising,’ by Pamela S. Turner

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:19
A biography of a shrewd and brutal samurai whose forces roiled 12th-century Japan.
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By the Book: Nick Offerman: By the Book

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:00
The actor, woodworker, musician and author, most recently, of “Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom With America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers” reads for solace during air turbulence.
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Children’s Books: John Corey Whaley’s ‘Highly Illogical Behavior’

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:40
In this young adult novel, a boy with agoraphobia becomes a draw for a girl who plans to write her college essay about him.
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‘Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts’ and ‘Waylon!’

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:26
In two new books, children live happily without parents in a car, and a boy uses science to see the magic around him.
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Children’s Books: ‘The Nameless City,’ by Faith Erin Hicks

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 05:44
A tale of two teenagers from the conqueror and conquered classes hints at real-world dynamics.
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Letters to the Editor

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 16:13
Readers respond to recent reviews of Charles Bock’s “Alice & Oliver,” Stevie Smith’s poems and more.
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Children’s Books: ‘I Am Pan!’ by Mordicai Gerstein

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 07:00
A new book from the Caldecott Medalist Mordicai Gerstein stars the boisterous Pan, that most un-godlike of ancient Greek gods.
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Nonfiction: ‘Grit,’ by Angela Duckworth

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 04:30
A new approach to success: Passion and perseverance are more important than talent.
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Author’s Note: Also Known As

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 04:30
My nom de plume protects me from enemies as numerous as they are mysterious.
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Fiction: T. C. Boyle Reviews Richard Russo’s ‘Everybody’s Fool’

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 04:30
The sequel to “Nobody’s Fool” takes readers back to a small town and its outsize personalities.
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