New York Times Book Reviews

Editors’ Choice

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 12:32
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 12:25
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Shortlist: Writers’ Lives Reimagined

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 12:20
New novels inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, Anton Chekhov, Shakespeare and George Eliot.
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Otherworldly: The Latest in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 11:58
A teenage thief’s erasable identity; the post-cyberpunk politics of global information networks; a world under water; and another invasion of the living dead.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Money Cult,’ by Chris Lehmann

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 11:04
Looking at religion’s effect on American capitalism.
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Nonfiction: Elisha Cooper’s ‘Falling: A Daughter, a Father, and a Journey Back’

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:58
A father and his young daughter’s bout with cancer.
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Fiction: ‘A Million Windows,’ by Gerald Murnane

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:46
An Australian novelist’s new work moves between fiction, philosophy and literary theory.
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Children’s Books: ‘Draw the Line,’ by Laurent Linn

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:40
After a hate crime, a closeted teenage artist summons his superhero alter ego.
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Children’s Books: ‘When Friendship Followed Me Home,’ by Paul Griffin

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:30
A canine companion, a new friend and a writing project help heal a boy’s traumatic past in a novel for middle graders.
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Children’s Books: ‘Summerlost,’ by Ally Condie

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:17
A novel about loss and friendship follows a girl who tries to solve the enigma of an actress’s death.
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Children’s Books: Giselle Potter’s ‘This Is My Dollhouse,’ and More

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:14
New books show how everyday materials and a bit of imagination transport children to fantastic realms.
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Fiction: ‘Barkskins,’ by Annie Proulx

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:04
Annie Proulx’s latest novel traces two families and their part in the destruction of the world’s forests.
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Open Book: Together at Last

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:02
Michael Pietsch has published a new edition of David James Duncan’s “The River Why” more than three decades after he failed to acquire the book as a young editor.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:00
Readers respond to a recent review of Philippe Sands’s “East West Street” and more.
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By the Book: A. B. Yehoshua: By the Book

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 06:00
The novelist, playwright and author, most recently, of “The Extra,” avoids suspense and sci-fi: “Very possibly I am missing out on important genres. But it’s too late to change my conservatism.”
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Nonfiction: Susan Faludi’s ‘In the Darkroom’

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 04:30
In this rich, arresting memoir, Faludi writes about discovering that her estranged father, 76 at the time, had undergone gender reassignment surgery.
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Children’s Books: ‘From Wolf to Woof!’ and ‘Babak the Beetle’

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 09:24
Two new books artfully blend fact and fiction about animal life.
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Nonfiction: Jenny Diski’s ‘In Gratitude’

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 04:30
Jenny Diski’s final memoir examines the origin, and the close, of her life as a writer.
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Nonfiction: ‘William Tecumseh Sherman,’ by James Lee McDonough

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 04:30
A new biography challenges historians’ portrayals of William Tecumseh Sherman as the father of scorched-earth combat.
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Fiction: Cathleen Schine’s ‘They May Not Mean To, but They Do’

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 09:31
Cathleen Schine explores the dynamics of a New York Jewish family.
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