New York Times Book Reviews

Bookends: Which Books Deserve a Sequel?

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 23:00
Alice Gregory and Thomas Mallon on works that deserve follow-ups.
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Fiction: Deborah Shapiro Puts an Oedipal Spin on Female Intimacy in ‘The Sun in Your Eyes’

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 00:00
A novel about female friendship examines those unresolved relationships we’re trying to outgrow.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Hogs Wild’

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 11:12
Ian Frazier talks about his new essay collection, “Hogs Wild”; and Barry Friedman on two new books about law enforcement.
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Nonfiction: In America’s Long History of Slavery, New England Shares the Guilt

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 11:00
A history examines the deep roots of slavery in 17th-century New England.
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The Shortlist: New England Lit

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:43
New novels by Ramona Ausubel, Ann Leary and Elizabeth Kelly.
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Nonfiction: In ‘Architecture’s Odd Couple,’ It’s Philip Johnson vs. Frank Lloyd Wright

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:42
Two outsize personalities, Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson, embodied contending forces in modern architecture.
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Nonfiction: Through Her Lens Darkly: Diane Arbus’s Life Was as Raw as Her Work

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:42
A biography of Diane Arbus links her charged imagery to an often fraught personal life.
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Fiction: Their Grief Counselor Is a Crow. It’s Fiction.

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:42
A tough-talking bird brings relief to a mourning family.
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Fiction: In Terry McMillan’s New Novel, a Middle-Aged Optometrist Decides to Give Her Life a Makeover

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:41
A middle-aged optometrist decides to remake her life.
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Fiction: Growing Up in Radicalized Nigeria: A New Novel Shows the Gritty Reality

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:41
A Muslim boy witnesses radical Islam’s rise in Nigeria.
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Fiction: The Filmmaker Neil Jordan Has a New Novel. It’s Got a Missing Girl.

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:40
In Neil Jordan’s story, a British detective’s search for a long-missing girl in an Eastern European city takes a supernatural turn.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:39
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:38
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Inside the List

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:37
Nancy Isenberg, whose “White Trash” is No. 8 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says “Electoral politics has always encouraged con artists.”
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:37
Readers respond to recent reviews of Annie Proulx’s “Barkskins,” Laurent Linn’s “Draw the Line” and more.
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By the Book: Geoff Dyer: By the Book

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 06:00
The novelist, essayist, critic and author, most recently, of “White Sands” says reading William Finnegan’s “Barbarian Days” made him realize his whole life has been pretty much a waste. “I suspected this anyway.”
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Nonfiction: Ian Frazier Is a Master of the Essay. Here Are Some of His Best.

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 04:30
Frazier approaches the world with curiosity and enthusiasm.
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Roving Eye: French Feminist Pulp That Spares No Pain

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 04:30
Virginie Despentes’s feminist pulp, gory and marked by sexual violence, looks to the lives of women unwilling to make nice or play along.
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Children’s Books: ‘Alpha, Bravo, Charlie’ and ‘Daytime Visions’

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 07:00
Two new alphabet books are examples of a thriving and increasingly sophisticated genre.
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Nonfiction: The Good, the True, the Beautiful and Chuck Klosterman

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 04:30
Klosterman wonders whether our cherished certainties will look foolish to later generations.
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