New York Times Book Reviews

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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Poetry: ‘Aeneid Book VI,’ by Seamus Heaney

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:55
Seamus Heaney’s Virgilian translation follows Aeneas to the underworld in search of his father.
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Fiction: ‘Goodnight, Beautiful Women,’ by Anna Noyes

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:54
The girls and women in this debut collection of stories confront the bleak realities of their lives.
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Fiction: ‘The Book of Esther,’ by Emily Barton

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:54
A Jewish teenager seeks out kabbalistic magic to save her people.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Big Picture,’ by Sean Carroll

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:54
Assessing the nature of human existence as our knowledge of the world’s workings grows.
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Nonfiction: ‘Helping Children Succeed,’ by Paul Tough

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:53
Paul Tough believes character is the key to success.
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Nonfiction: ‘The End of American Childhood,’ by Paula S. Fass

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:53
Current practices mark a break with 200 years of child rearing, a historian writes.
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Nonfiction: ‘Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years,’ by John Guy

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:53
A new biography of Elizabeth I focuses on the underexamined later decades of her life.
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Nonfiction: ‘Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner?’ by Katrine Marçal

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:53
Women are often left out of economics, a new book argues.
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Nonfiction: ‘In Praise of Forgetting,’ by David Rieff

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:52
David Rieff argues that the way we remember our shared past can be fraudulent, even dangerous.
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Nonfiction: ‘The New Arab Wars,’ by Marc Lynch

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:52
A study of conflicts in the Middle East shows how local battles became global ones.
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:52
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:51
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Inside the List

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:51
Noah Hawley, whose thriller “Before the Fall” is No. 2 on the hardcover fiction list, says “Our news now comes prefiltered for ‘meaning.’ ”
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:39
Readers respond to a recent review of Sebastian Junger’s “Tribe” and more.
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By the Book: Mary Roach: By the Book

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 11:54
The author of “Stiff,” “Spook,” “Bonk,” “Gulp” and, most recently, “Grunt” says the last book to make her laugh was “Norwood,” by Charles Portis: “In particular, the wonder chicken section.”
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Bookends: Is It Harder to Be Transported By a Book As You Get Older?

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 09:35
Francine Prose and Benjamin Moser discuss the difficulties of getting lost in reading after a certain age.
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Nonfiction: ‘Witness to the Revolution,’ by Clara Bingham

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 04:30
An oral history of the 1960s gives voice to unfamiliar figures as well as the usual suspects.
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Nonfiction: Virginia Heffernan’s ‘Magic and Loss’

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 04:30
How the internet has transformed our aesthetic experiences.
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