New York Times Book Reviews

Open Book: Kafka’s Odds and Ends

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:09
A new book collects pieces of trivia and ephemera by and about Kafka.









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Children’s Books: ‘Forest of Wonders,’ by Linda Sue Park

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:09
An apothecary’s cure for an injured bat also gives it the ability to speak.









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Children’s Books: ‘The Girl in the Well Is Me,’ by Karen Rivers

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:09
Trapped by a freakish accident, a girl reconsiders her priorities and her family’s travails.









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Children’s Books: ‘Anna and the Swallow Man,’ by Gavriel Savit

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:09
Orphaned by the Nazis, a young girl survives by wandering the countryside with a mysterious, possibly magical stranger.









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Inside the List

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:07
“Seven Brief Lessons on Physics,” No. 5 on the hardcover nonfiction list, outsold “Fifty Shades of Grey” in its author Carlo Rovelli’s native Italy.









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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:06
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.









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Paperback Row

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:06
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.









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Letters: Why Convert?

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 11:46
Readers respond to recent reviews of Susan Jacoby’s “Strange Gods,” Sue Klebold’s “A Mother’s Reckoning” and more.









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Roving Eye: New Ways of Being

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 07:00
The literature of immigration is not as fashionable as it once was,but readers are still interested. Two new novels about migrants tell a dark story.









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Wendell Berry: By the Book

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 07:00
The poet, novelist and environmentalist does not want his biography written. “As the only person who ever has lived my life, I know that most of it can never be documented, is beyond writing and beyond words.”









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‘The Secret Life of the American Musical,’ by Jack Viertel

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 10:50
A longtime theater professional explains what makes musicals work..









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‘Apostle,’ by Tom Bissell

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 10:13
Part investigation, part travelogue, a book asks what Christians actually know about Jesus’ disciples.









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‘Because of Sex,’ by Gillian Thomas

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 05:30
A last-minute amendment to the 1964 Civil Rights Act would have far-reaching effects on equality in the workplace.









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‘The Profiteers,’ by Sally Denton

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 04:30
The famously secretive Bechtel Corporation, of Hoover Dam fame, and its decades of extraordinary influence in Washington.









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‘The Ancient Minstrel,’ by Jim Harrison

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 05:30
Jim Harrison’s obsessions include rural roughneck mores, the writing life and male lust.









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‘Gangster Warlords’ and ‘Narconomics’

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 05:30
Two books turn to the international drug trade and the vast networks that profit from it.









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Books of The Times: Review: Adam Cohen’s ‘Imbeciles’, on the Supreme Court and Justice Not for All

Sun, 03/06/2016 - 17:31
The court’s 1927 decision in Buck v. Bell upheld a statute that enabled the State of Virginia to sterilize “mental defectives,” amid a mania for eugenics in the United States.









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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: ‘All the Single Ladies’

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 01:59
Rebecca Traister talks about “All the Single Ladies,” Richard Armitage discusses his audiobook recording of “David Copperfield” and Ben Ratliff talks about “Every Song Ever.”









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Crime: Jo Nesbo’s ‘Midnight Sun,’ and More

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 01:29
Jo Nesbo’s latest is about a Norwegian hit man who flees Oslo to escape the wrath of his boss, a mobster known as the Fisherman.









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Inside the List

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 01:29
Debbie Macomber, now a regular best seller, struggled early in her career: “I got rejected so fast, my manuscripts would hit me in the back of the head on my way back from the post office.”









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