New York Times Book Reviews

Letters to the Editor

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:57
Readers respond to a recent review of Paul Tough’s “Helping Children Succeed” and more.
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Fiction: In a New Novel, a Secular Muslim American Rejects the Burden of Labels

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:56
A novel explores questions vital to our national discourse around Islam.
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The Shortlist: First Novels

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:50
New books by Elizabeth J. Church, Tracy Barone, Tracy Farr and Miroslav Penkov.
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Nonfiction: Calvin Trillin Looks Back on 50 Years Covering Black Life in America

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:48
A reporter assesses a half-century of race relations in America.
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By the Book: Annie Proulx: By the Book

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 06:00
The author of “The Shipping News” and, most recently, “Barkskins” says books of prognostication, business, technology, entrepreneurial success and patriotic stuff are “not my cup of tea.”
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Children’s Books: ‘Birdsong,’ by James Sturm

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:31
A wordless picture book about two naughty children is inspired by the Japanese “paper theater” tradition.
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Bookends: Is the Idea of ‘Art for Art’s Sake’ a Sign of Social Privilege?

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 09:52
Pankaj Mishra and Rivka Galchen discuss who gets to make art for art’s sake.
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Nonfiction: Opening the Door to a Conservative Court

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 04:30
Under Warren Burger’s leadership, the Supreme Court halted the rights revolution of the 1960s.
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Nonfiction: When Republicans Draw District Boundaries, They Can’t Lose. Literally.

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 04:30
A supercharged brand of gerrymandering is undermining democracy.
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Nonfiction: Why Conservative Intellectuals Hate Trump

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 04:30
A leading conservative intellectual argues that both parties are suffering from unrealistic nostalgia for a bygone era.
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Essay: What Do This Season’s Political Books Tell Us About the Election?

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 23:39
The divisions on display in this election year are not unique in our history. This season’s books offer insights on how we got here.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘In the Darkroom’

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 12:51
Susan Faludi discusses her new memoir, and James Lee McDonough talks about his new biography of William Tecumseh Sherman.
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Inside the List

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 12:33
The work of 23-year-old Rupi Kaur, whose debut poetry collection is No. 8 on the paperback trade fiction list, is like a cross between Charles Bukowski and Cat Power.
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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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