New York Times Book Reviews

Nonfiction: ‘Chain of Title,’ by David Dayen

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:05
Three citizens expose widespread foreclosure fraud.
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By the Book: Sebastian Junger: By the Book

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 06:30
The author of “The Perfect Storm” and, most recently, “Tribe” avoids books likely to anger him: “The newspapers make me furious enough. I don’t add to that by reading books that do. Perhaps I should.”
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Nonfiction: ‘Little Labors,’ by Rivka Galchen

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:30
An essay collection explores motherhood and literature.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Gene,’ by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:30
The story of genetic discovery has been told in different ways, but never before with the scope and grandeur that Siddhartha Mukherjee brings to his new history.
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Children’s Books: ‘Cecil’s Pride’ and ‘Prairie Dog Song’

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 07:00
Two picture books explore the mysteries of wildlife behavior, including a happy coda to the tragic story of Cecil the Lion.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Secret War,’ by Max Hastings

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 04:30
Intelligence gathering shed its early stigma and became a growth industry only with the start of World War II.
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Fiction: ‘The Fox Was Ever the Hunter,’ by Herta Müller

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 04:30
In a Nobel laureate’s 1992 novel, Romanian repression trickles down to a group of friends and lovers.
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Open Book: Beginning, Middle and End

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 09:20
A new book pairs one literary excerpt with every age from birth to a century old.
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Bookends: What’s the Best Book Written About Siblings?

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 05:00
Thomas Mallon and Leslie Jamison discuss the best writing about brothers and sisters.
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Nonfiction: ‘How Women Decide,’ by Therese Huston

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 04:30
Stereotypes surround women’s decisions and how their choices are perceived.
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Nonfiction: ‘You May Also Like’ and ‘Pretentiousness: Why It Matters’

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 04:30
Two books examine why we like what we like, and what makes us authentic.
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Fiction: ‘The Noise of Time,’ by Julian Barnes

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 04:30
Julian Barnes channels Shostakovich’s inner turmoil under Communist blacklisting and coercion.
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The Shortlist: New York Novels

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 04:30
New books by Maureen Sherry, Kristopher Jansma, Camille Perri, Molly Prentiss and Rachel Cantor.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: ‘Pumpkinflowers’

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 12:01
Matti Friedman discusses “Pumpkinflowers,” Judith Shulevitz talks about Angela Duckworth’s “Grit” and Sherman Alexie and Yuyi Morales discuss “Thunder Boy Jr.”
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Nonfiction: ‘Paris Vagabond,’ by Jean-Paul Clébert

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:14
A 1952 account of Paris street life and the residents of the “Zone,” where makeshift communities emerged on the city’s periphery.
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Fiction: ‘Before the Wind,’ by Jim Lynch

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:13
Members of a scattered sailing family come together to compete one more time.
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:00
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:00
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Shortlist: Memoirs

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:00
New books by Rob Spillman, Wendy Lawless, Jean McNeil and Alex Abramovich.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Morning They Came for Us,’ by Janine di Giovanni

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:00
Harrowing reports from a divided and besieged Syria.
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