New York Times Book Reviews

Sext and the Single Girl

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 09:56
In “Girls and Sex,” Peggy Orenstein investigates the effects of hookups, pornography, alcohol, celebrities and social media on the intimate lives of young women.









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‘Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America,’ by Douglas Brinkley

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 04:30
The New Deal contributed significantly to the preservation of the American landscape.









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‘Imbeciles’ and ‘Illiberal Reformers’

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 14:17
“Imbeciles” examines one of the darkest chapters of progressive reform, and “Illiberal Reformers” looks at the perils of intellectual arrogance in dealing with explosive social issues.









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‘The Throwback Special,’ by Chris Bachelder

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 04:30
The escapism of fantasy sports and the fetishism of re-enactments underlie an annual reunion of fictional buddies.









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‘Arcadia,’ by Iain Pears

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 04:29
In a novel of interconnected real and imaginary worlds, plots run in all directions on the time continuum.









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‘For a Little While,’ by Rick Bass

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 04:00
Rick Bass writes to save our wild places, but also to save what’s wild and humane within us.









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Help Desk: Cleanse Creep

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 10:09
Cleansing our digestive system is no longer enough. Today we’re urged to purify closet, kitchen, desktop, checkbook, behavior and spirit.









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‘A Murder Over a Girl,’ by Ken Corbett

Sun, 03/20/2016 - 23:27
The murder of a teenager with a fluid gender identity confounds a California school.









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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: American Eugenics

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 14:39
Adam Cohen talks about “Imbeciles,” and Ellen Fitzpatrick discusses “The Highest Glass Ceiling.”









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‘The Road Taken,’ by Henry Petroski

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 11:16
A professor of history and engineering extols the virtues of small thinking when it comes to fixing bridges and highways.









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‘Carry Me,’ by Peter Behrens

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 11:16
A couple looking to escape Nazi Germany heads to America.









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Crime: Linwood Barclay’s ‘Far From True,’ and More

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 11:16
In “Far From True,” a drive-in movie theater’s four-story screen collapses, crushing two cars in the front row.









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‘Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart,’ by Claire Harman

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 11:15
For the author of “Jane Eyre,” the lack of support was an obstacle; a life of seclusion was not.









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‘Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X’

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 11:15
Friends and then not friends, Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali were both charismatic and ambitious.









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‘A Man Lies Dreaming,’ by Lavie Tidhar

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 11:15
A genre-bending Holocaust novel employs both shock effects and satire.









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The Shortlist: Banned in Beijing

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 11:15
Three novels that have been censored in China.









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Inside the List

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 11:14
Most of the buzz around Padma Lakshmi’s new memoir, No. 14 on the hardcover nonfiction list, has centered on her ill-fated marriage to Salman Rushdie.









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Jung Yun’s ‘Shelter’

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 10:56
The housing collapse drives a tale of disruption and filial duty.









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‘Until We Are Free,’ by Shirin Ebadi

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 10:56
A Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s personal story focuses a lens on human rights violations in Iran.









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‘The End of Karma,’ by Somini Sengupta

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 10:55
In India, nearly a million people will turn 18 every month until 2030.









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