New York Times Book Reviews

Children’s Books: R.J. Palacio and Meg Medina Talk Diversity and Children’s Books

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 11:49
The children’s books authors R.J. Palacio and Meg Medina talk to Maria Russo, The Times’ children’s books editor, about being — and choosing not to be — a Latina author.
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Fiction: Stories and Sherry Trifle: A Christmas Gift From the Novelist Jeanette Winterson

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 10:09
In “Christmas Days,” Winterson shares stories and recipes from her favorite holiday.
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Open Book: My Year in Reading

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 10:01
Highlights included four novels by Anita Brookner and two classics I neglected to read in school.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 14:05
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Shortlist: Essays

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 13:43
New books by Jace Clayton, Eliot Weinberger, Mary Oliver and Benjamin Percy.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Michael Lewis and Arianna Huffington

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 13:21
Michael Lewis discusses “The Undoing Project”; and Arianna Huffington talks about “Rest,” by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang.
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Children’s Books: Two New Chapter Books for Rookie Readers

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:21
In two books for early readers, lessons on the necessity and rewards of communication.
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Children’s Books: Four Exceptional Picture Books Bring On the Snow

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:16
Wintry weather sets the scene for the adventures of children and animals in four picture books.
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Roving Eye: After Brexit, Will the Novel Suffer?

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:08
Why should we suppose that literature and political liberalism are mutually sustaining? Four authors discuss.
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Crime: The Best and Latest in Crime Fiction

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:04
There’s a perverse symmetry to the way things work in Federico Axat’s mind-bending psychological thriller “Kill the Next One.”
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Fiction: A Historical Novel Recounts the Agony of Queen Anne

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 10:55
Joanne Limburg’s “A Want of Kindness” is built on a monarch’s letters and 18 stillbirths.
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Fiction: Edward Hoagland’s New Novel Draws on His Own Blindness

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 10:46
A soaring protagonist is brought low by degenerating vision in Edward Hoagland’s “In the Country of the Blind.”
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Nonfiction: Siri Hustvedt Views the Human Condition Through Art and Science

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 10:40
In the essays in “A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women,” Siri Hustvedt contemplates art, sex and science.
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Nonfiction: A New History Looks at a Time When Europe Came Together

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 10:34
Richard J. Evans’s “The Pursuit of Power” argues that nineteenth-century Europeans shared similar experiences but with strong local variations.
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 10:11
In “The Book of Joy,” No. 14 in hardcover nonfiction, the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu conclude: “The human drama is often a comedy, and laughter is the saving grace.”
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 10:03
Readers react to recent reviews of David France’s “How to Survive a Plague,” John Lewis’s “March Trilogy” and more.
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Fiction: A Novel of Infidelity in a Fast-Changing India

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 10:03
A wife meets her younger lover on the Delhi Metro in Ratika Kapur’s “The Private Life of Mrs. Sharma.”
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Nonfiction: The Conquerers: A New 19th-Century History Focuses on American Imperialism

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 10:02
Steven Hahn’s “A Nation Without Borders” identifies conquest at home and abroad as a major theme in our history.
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Nonfiction: Reefer Gladness: An Enthusiast’s Guide to the Marijuana Boom

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 10:02
“Brave New Weed,” by Joe Dolce, is a loving rethink of the care and consumption of marijuana.
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8 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 17:32
Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.
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