New York Times Book Reviews

‘Ghetto,’ by Mitchell Duneier

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 15:55
The notion of the ghetto as both a physical space and an embodiment of power and restriction.
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‘John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit,’ by James Traub

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:54
A new biography of the sixth president takes full advantage of the 14,000-page journal he kept.









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Children’s Books: Beverly Cleary Turns 100

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:30
A look back The Times’s coverage of the author and her work.
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Bookends: Which Subjects Are Underrepresented in Contemporary Fiction?

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 09:46
Ayana Mathis and Siddhartha Deb discuss joy, class and other subjects missing from too much fiction these days.
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‘The Regional Office Is Under Attack!’ by Manuel Gonzales

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 04:30
A high-concept satire with female superheroes and foes, amid a pop-culture landscape.
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Colm Toibin Reviews ‘The North Water’ by Ian McGuire

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 04:30
Colm Toibin says Ian McGuire’s riveting novel about the voyage of a whaling ship recalls the work of Joseph Conrad and Cormac McCarthy.
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Continued Growth at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 13:46
The fair holds a unique place in the world of books as a hybrid marketplace, conference, art show and prestigious prize-giving operation.









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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: The Life of Louisa Adams

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 12:46
Louisa Thomas talks about “Louisa,” and Hope Jahren discusses “Lab Girl.”









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The New York Times Book Review – Times Insider Giveaway

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 12:42
Official rules.









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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 12:02
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.









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Paperback Row

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 11:54
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.









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Children’s Books: Deborah Zemke’s ‘My Life in Pictures,’ and More

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 11:45
In three new chapter-book series, a friend leaves the country, a cave girl seeks a loyal pet and young mice join the Scouts.









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‘Catastrophic Happiness,’ by Catherine Newman

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 11:34
Essays about raising children and a mother’s identity.









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“ ‘Most Blessed of the Patriarchs,’ ” by Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 10:57
A fresh and layered analysis of Thomas Jefferson centers more on his interior life than his deeds for posterity.









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Children’s Books: ‘The Wild Robot,’ by Peter Brown

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 10:39
An illustrated novel about a robot among wild animals gives a fanciful view of interdependence and survival.









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Inside the List

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 10:15
Jim Harrison, who died at 78 last month, has hit the print edition of the Times best-seller list for the first time.









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Children’s Books: Amy Novesky’s ‘Cloth Lullaby,’ and More

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 10:05
Four books celebrate self-expression and those who pursue imagination’s course.









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Hope Jahren’s ‘Lab Girl’

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 10:03
Explaining a life in geobiology to English majors.









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‘The Last Painting of Sara de Vos,’ by Dominic Smith

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 10:03
A stolen painting links an artist in Golden Age Holland to the scholar who forged her work.









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‘High Dive,’ by Jonathan Lee

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 09:52
A cast of characters has an I.R.A. bombing in its future.









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