New York Times Book Reviews

‘Cities I’ve Never Lived In,’ by Sara Majka

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 01:28
Linked stories on breakups, displacement and missing children.









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‘The First Congress,’ by Fergus M. Bordewich

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 01:27
An account of the First Federal Congress maintains that it completed the work of the Revolution.









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‘The Fever of 1721,’ by Stephen Coss

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 01:27
A pivotal year in colonial Boston, when an outbreak put faith, science and leadership to the test.









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‘Pandemic,’ by Sonia Shah

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 01:26
A science journalist looks at re-emerging old diseases like cholera and new ones like SARS.









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‘Master of Ceremonies: A Memoir,’ by Joel Grey

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 17:36
Joel Grey’s memoir recounts his conflicts and struggles.









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‘Movie Freak,’ by Owen Gleiberman

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 17:36
A longtime film critic mixes memoir and thoughts about the job.









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‘You Could Look It Up,’ by Jack Lynch

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 17:35
A professor examines the history of putting words and concepts in accessible order.









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Open Book: A Critic’s Education

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 13:24
Ben Ratliff, a music critic at The Times, on the books that “helped teach me how to hear and how to write.”









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‘Every Song Ever,’ by Ben Ratliff

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 13:01
In a world of expanded access, a music critic wades through the wealth of listening options.









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Editors’ Choice

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 12:54
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Paperback Row

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 12:49
Paperback books of particular interest.









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‘Madonnaland,’ by Alina Simone

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 11:16
A book about Madonna looks at everyday people on the margins of her fame.









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Jonathan Kellerman: By the Book

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 08:00
The author, most recently, of the thriller “Breakdown” says: “So much of Scripture deals unflinchingly with the worst aspects of human behavior. The perfect education for a crime novelist.”









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Letters: ‘Lit Up’

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 15:38
Readers respond to recent reviews of David Denby’s “Lit Up,” Olga Grushin’s “Forty Rooms” and more.









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Bookends: Which Writer’s Journals Are Worth Reading?

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 11:54
Thomas Mallon and Pankaj Mishra recommend the journals of Dawn Powell, Virginia Woolf and others.









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Children’s Books: ‘The SheepOver,’ by John Churchman and Jennifer Churchman

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 09:00
A farmer and his wife tell, and photograph, a story of the animals they tend.









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‘All the Single Ladies,’ by Rebecca Traister

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 05:30
Rebecca Traister tracks a shifting demographic, as fewer women choose to head down the aisle.









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‘Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War,’ by Fred Kaplan

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 05:30
A look at the world of cyberwarfare, how it’s waged and the vulnerabilities it creates.









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‘The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe,’ by Elaine Showalter

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 05:30
In a riveting new biography, Elaine Showalter argues that Julia Ward Howe was much more than the writer of the lyrics to the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”









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‘Constance Fenimore Woolson’ and ‘Miss Grief and Other Stories’

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 05:30
A new biography resurrects Constance Fenimore Woolson as a pioneering author who chose a literary career over marriage and motherhood, and another new book collects her stories.









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