New York Times Book Reviews

8 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 14:34
Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Nonfiction: John Lewis’s National Book Award-Winning Graphic Memoir on the Civil Rights Movement

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 09:18
There are few people better qualified to remind us of what democracy really looks like than John Lewis, the Georgia congressman, civil rights icon and author of a graphic memoir called “March.”
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By the Book: Zadie Smith: By the Book

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 04:00
The author, most recently, of “Swing Time” says the best gift book she ever received was from her dying father, who “gave me his copy of ‘Ulysses,’ along with the confession he had never read it.”
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Audiobooks: What the Kids Are Listening To: New Children’s Audio

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 04:00
“For Magnus Chase” and “Tales of the Peculiar” capture myth, magic and the joys of being strange.
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Audiobooks: Phil Collins Wants You to Know He Isn’t Dead Yet

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 04:00
Phil Collins is candid about the ups and downs in his new memoir, “Not Dead Yet.”
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Audiobooks: Amy Schumer and Carol Burnett Tell Their Stories

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 04:00
Recorded memoirs are read by Amy Schumer (“The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo”) and Carol Burnett (“In Such Good Company”).
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Audiobooks: Got Sober. Got Married. Got Shafted.

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 04:00
Glennon Doyle Melton reads her memoir, “Love Warrior,” about how she learned that personal crisis can be an opportunity.
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Nonfiction: Seeing the Diversity of Jewish Thought in 18 Classic Texts

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 04:00
In “The People and the Books,” Adam Kirsch summarizes classic texts and finds surprising cultural differences over thousands of years.
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Nonfiction: Escape From East Berlin

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 04:00
Greg Mitchell’s “The Tunnels” recounts how, in 1962, a group of Germans tunnelled under the new wall — with help from NBC.
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Nonfiction: Black Deaths Matter

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 13:28
In “They Can’t Kill Us All,” the journalist Wesley Lowery wrestles with covering police shootings.
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Nonfiction: Jean Kennedy Smith Remembers Growing Up Kennedy

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 04:00
In “The Nine of Us,” Jean Kennedy Smith recalls her early years with Mother, Father and siblings.
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Children’s Books: Across the Generations: Four New Picture Books Celebrate the Power of Grandparents

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 11:39
In these picture books, grandparents (and grandparent figures) show children how to take in the world around them.
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Audiobooks: Twain’s Twang: Nick Offerman Reads ‘Tom Sawyer’

Sun, 11/13/2016 - 23:13
Tom Sawyer is back in an audio version, his pranks narrated by Nick Offerman.
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Nonfiction: Blanche Wiesen Cook Concludes Her Biography of Eleanor Roosevelt

Sun, 11/13/2016 - 23:03
The long-awaited third volume of Blanche Wiesen Cook’s biography follows Eleanor Roosevelt’s involvement with the United Nations.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: War Stories

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:32
Thomas Ricks discusses “Thundersticks” and several other new military history books, and Maria Russo talks about the season’s best new children’s books.
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Children’s Books: How Do You Explain the Refugee Crisis to Children? New Picture Books Can Help

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:16
The creators of four new books have taken on a difficult task with courage and compassion in stories of children forced to leave home.
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Children’s Books: ‘Hundred Percent’: A Middle-Grade Book About Friendship, Loyalty and Self-Awareness

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:12
Karen Romano Young’s new novel, “Hundred Percent,” brilliantly captures the hemmed-in feeling of early adolescence.
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Children’s Books: The Author of the Mysterious Benedict Society Series Creates a New World

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:05
Trenton Lee Stewart’s “The Secret Keepers” boasts a peculiar timepiece and an incredibly shy boy.
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Children’s Books: Grimm Brothers Remix: Riffs on ‘Snow White’ and Other Tales

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:05
“Snow White” and other stories take new forms in two books, one with minimal verse, the other set in 1920s New York.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 10:52
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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