New York Times Book Reviews

Paperback Row

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:34
Paperback books of particular interest.









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Readers Respond: ‘A Mother’s Reckoning’

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 15:58
Readers comment on a review of Sue Klebold’s memoir about her son, one of the killers at Columbine High School in 1999.









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Darryl Pinckney: By the Book

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 08:00
The author, most recently, of “Black Deutschland” read “Othello” early: “It was important to me that ‘we’ were there, proof that ‘we’ had been on the mind of the exalted William Shakespeare.”









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Children’s Books: ‘Over-Scheduled Andrew,’ by Ashley Spires

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 11:31
A new picture book about a harried little bird takes aim at the current vogue for jam-packing children’s days with adult-run activities.









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‘Ginny Gall,’ by Charlie Smith

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 05:30
Charlie Smith’s coming-of-age novel examines black suffering, aspiration and endurance in the Jim Crow South.









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‘West of Eden,’ by Jean Stein

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 15:26
“West of Eden” gives a sort of aerial view of five Los Angeles clans that amassed fortunes in the 20th century.









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‘Indentured,’ by Joe Nocera and Ben Strauss

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 15:13
How the N.C.A.A. went from protecting student-athletes to exploiting them.









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Bookends: Where Do You Draw the Line Between Commercial and Literary Fiction?

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 12:53
James Parker and Rivka Galchen on where they draw the boundary — if they do — between commercial and literary fiction.









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‘A Mother’s Reckoning,’ by Sue Klebold

Mon, 02/15/2016 - 05:00
The mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the Columbine killers, writes about how well she knew — and didn’t know — her own son.









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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Love and Death

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 15:43
Andrew Solomon discusses five new books about death and dying; Alexandra Fuller talks about Olga Grushin’s “Forty Rooms”; and readers recommend books for Valentine’s Day.









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‘Weathering,’ by Lucy Wood

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:10
The beauty and humanity of a daughter’s remembrance drive this debut novel.









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‘The Narrow Door,’ by Paul Lisicky

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:10
A memoir illuminates two momentous relationships.









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Children’s Books: ‘The Red Hat,’ ‘The Story of Snowflake and Inkdrop’ and More

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:09
Four picture books follow the many courses of love, from first meetings to the pain of separation.









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Children’s Books: ‘Pax,’ by Sara Pennypacker

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:09
Forced to separate, a boy and his pet fox (for whom the author translates) go on adventures of discovery and maturation.









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‘Alive, Alive Oh!’ by Diana Athill

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:07
Athill reports on her life at 98 with a still vibrant spirit.









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‘Where My Heart Used to Beat,’ by Sebastian Faulks

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:07
A self-destructing veteran finally confronts his memories and the mystery of his father’s death.









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‘The High Mountains of Portugal,’ by Yann Martel

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:06
Three men in different eras search the Iberian countryside for a thing they may never find.









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‘I’m Glad About You,’ by Theresa Rebeck

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:05
A sympathetic romp through the terrains of love, regret and, not least, Hollywood.









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‘Tender,’ by Belinda McKeon

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:05
An Irish college student has adjustment issues after finding that the man she adores is gay.









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