New York Times Book Reviews

Been There, Haven’t Done That

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 10:54
The poet Eileen Myles, who ran for the presidency in 1992 as a write-in candidate, is one of many women who have sought the country’s highest office.









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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 10:38
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.









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Paperback Row

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 10:26
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.









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‘The Sellout’ Wins National Book Critics Circle’s Fiction Award

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 08:31
The Paul Beatty novel, and “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic,” a nonfiction title by Sam Quinones, were given the top prizes by the literary critics and editors’ group.









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Jim Harrison: By the Book

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 04:35
The author, most recently, of “The Ancient Minstrel” is an inveterate reader of cookbooks, including Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain and Gabrielle Hamilton.









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‘The Lonely City,’ by Olivia Laing

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 04:30
A memoir considers how cultural figures like Andy Warhol and Edward Hopper might ease the pain of urban loneliness.









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‘Noonday,’ by Pat Barker

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 04:30
Pat Barker’s novel follows the tense months of the London bombings of World War II.









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Letters: Writing Women

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 15:19
Readers respond to recent reviews of “Constance Fenimore Woolson,” “The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe” and more.









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‘The Black Calhouns,’ by Gail Lumet Buckley

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 04:30
A black family’s world over 150 years holds a critical mirror to the denial of racism’s historical force.









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Bookends: Which Books Have Been Unfairly Maligned?

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 06:00
Benjamin Moser and Charles McGrath discuss books with undeserved bad reputations









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‘The Association of Small Bombs,’ by Karan Mahajan

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 04:30
A novel insists that we consider — and possibly even like — the people who are drawn to terrorism.









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‘The Highest Glass Ceiling,’ by Ellen Fitzpatrick

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 04:30
The stories of three women who set their sights on the White House.









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‘The Syrian Jihad,’ by Charles R. Lister

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 04:27
A study of the Syrian civil war offers a guide to jihadi factions: how they are organized, why people join them.









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‘In Other Words,’ by Jhumpa Lahiri

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 04:30
Jhumpa Lahiri, a prize-winning novelist in English, now writes in Italian.









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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: ‘The Profiteers’

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 11:31
Sally Denton talks about “The Profiteers,” and Jack Viertel discusses “The Secret Life of the American Musical.”









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Author’s Note: Drawing Inspiration

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:22
For some artists the melding of writing and drawing is integral to their process — and a perfect solution to creative difficulties.









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The Shortlist: The Brontës

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:22
New books include “Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by ‘Jane Eyre.’ ”









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Children’s Books: ‘The Night Gardener,’ ‘Tokyo Digs a Garden’ and ‘Stories From Bug Garden’

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:22
In three new picture books, you never know what might crop up in the natural world.









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‘Sudden Death,’ by Álvaro Enrigue

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:19
Caravaggio plays tennis and Cortés conquers Mexico in Álvaro Enrigue’s far-ranging novel.









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‘Innocents and Others,’ by Dana Spiotta

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:12
In Dana Spiotta’s novel, two women who grew up together remain in each other’s lives and art.









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