New York Times Book Reviews

Children’s Books: Picture Books on the Joy of Mail, Without the E

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 11:12
Staying connected through pen pal letters, love notes and postcards in three new picture books.
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Children’s Books: Young Jim Thorpe, Native American, and His Game-Changing Football Team

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 11:04
In “Undefeated,” Steve Sheinkin recounts how Jim Thorpe and his Native American teammates overcame oppression and changed the game of football.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 11:01
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Open Book: Celebrating Two Centuries of Thoreau

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 10:45
Several new books about the naturalist on the bicentennial of his birth.
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Author’s Note: On Being Translated Back to Myself

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 10:44
An author in translation finds himself caught between English, Estonian and Russian.
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Fiction: The Nazis Unsettle Kaiser Wilhelm’s Exile in Alan Judd’s Novel

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 23:43
In Alan Judd’s novel “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss,” Germany’s former ruler is visited in exile by its current masters, the Nazis.
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Nonfiction: Invisibly Black: A Life of George Herriman, Creator of ‘Krazy Kat’

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 23:39
“Krazy,” Michael Tisserand’s biography of the cartoonist George Herriman, plumbs his art for signs of his mixed-race background
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11 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 23:16
Suggested reading from editors of the Book Review and The Times’s book critics.
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Nonfiction: Dishing It Out: Why Americans Eat the Way We Do

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 18:05
“Chop Chop Suey,” “Food City” and “Eight Flavors” explore various American foodways.
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Nonfiction: He Remade Kings: A Scholar’s New Views

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 17:14
“Ernst Kantorowicz,” by Robert E. Lerner, offers a timely look at a groundbreaking historian.
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By the Book: Paul Auster: By the Book

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 06:00
The author, most recently, of “4 3 2 1” says when he was 17, Isaac Babel’s stories “opened a door in my mind, and behind that door I found the room where I wanted to spend the rest of my life.”
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Nonfiction: A Cry From the Heart: Michael Eric Dyson Addresses Race Head-On

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 05:00
In “Tears We Cannot Stop,” the public intellectual and ordained minister Michael Eric Dyson urges whites to awaken to black suffering.
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Ivory Tower: How to Be Civil in an Uncivil World

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 17:25
Should civility be based on mutual contempt rather than mutual respect? New books on what it means to be civil.
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Nonfiction: Mrs. King and Coretta: A Posthumous Memoir Explores Public and Private Selves

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 13:08
Coretta Scott King’s “My Life, My Love, My Legacy” is an absorbing account of a brutal historical era.
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Fiction: The Author of ‘The Vegetarian’ Takes On Korea’s Violent Past

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 05:00
Han Kang’s “Human Acts” revisits a 1980 uprising against South Korea’s authoritarian rule.
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The Book Review Podcast: Should You Stop Eating Sugar?

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 13:03
Gary Taubes discusses “The Case Against Sugar,” and Anthony Gottlieb talks about a new biography of Casanova.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 12:15
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 12:01
Readers respond to “The Year in Reading” and more.
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Fiction: A Novel’s Sheltered Girl Seeks Her Identity Among Messed-Up Adults

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 11:51
In “History of Wolves,” by Emily Fridlund, a story about sexual awakening and identity formation turns into something darker.
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 11:36
The gymnast Simone Biles capped her very good 2016 with a No. 1 memoir, “Courage to Soar,” currently No. 4 in young adult hardcover.
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