New York Times Book Reviews

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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Author’s Note: Finishing His Sentences

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 09:24
In a Father’s Day tribute, Walter Mosley recalls how his father turned him into a storyteller.
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Nonfiction: ‘Sex Object: A Memoir’ and ‘Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman’

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 04:30
Two books examine sexism’s double standards and the rise of online harassment.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘First Dads’

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 12:57
Joshua Kendall talks about “First Dads,” and Judith Warner discusses“The End of American Childhood.”
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Nonfiction: ‘First Dads,’ by Joshua Kendall

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 12:45
An assessment of all 43 presidents, as dads.
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‘First Dads’

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 12:17
A look at presidents and their children through the years.
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Fiction: ‘Smoke,’ by Dan Vyleta

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 10:00
Boys at an English boarding school live in a world where dark thoughts are made visible.
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Fiction: Stephen King’s ‘End of Watch’

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 10:00
A retired police detective sees the return of his nemesis in this suspense story with a supernatural twist.
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Crime: David Swinson’s ‘The Second Girl,’ and More

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:59
In “The Second Girl,” a private investigator with a drug habit agrees to look for a missing teenager.
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The Shortlist: Oil

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:59
New books by Gary Sernovitz, Mason Inman and Meg Jacobs.
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Open Book: Portrait of a Mentor

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:55
A new movie, “Genius,” centers on the relationship between the editor Maxwell Perkins and the novelist Thomas Wolfe.
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Fiction: ‘The Sport of Kings,’ by C. E. Morgan

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:55
The lives of Kentucky aristocrats and a slave’s descendants converge in a novel about racial tensions and horse racing.
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