New York Times Book Reviews

How to Send Us a Voice Memo About Your Favorite Summer Book

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 12:27
Here’s a quick step-by-step guide to sending us your story. We may use it in a future episode of our podcast, Inside the New York Times Book Review.
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Inside the List

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 11:19
Stephanie Danler, whose foodie novel, “Sweetbitter,” is No. 14 on the hardcover fiction list, prefers restaurants “where I can feel the staff a little bit, they have a little bit of a personality.”
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Before the Fall’

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 11:19
Noah Hawley talks about “Before the Fall”; Andrew Solomon discusses “Far and Away”; and Marjorie Ingall on the season’s new Y.A. novels.
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Paperback Row

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 14:03
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Editors’ Choice

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 14:03
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Ivory Tower: Shakespeare in Full

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:52
Four hundred years after his death, Shakespeare’s life and works continue to surprise us. Five new books explore the playwright’s hidden side.
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Author’s Note: Inherit the Word

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:52
Can one become a writer without early immersion in the arts? The novelist Annie Liontas on growing up without “a literary inheritance.”
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By the Book: Tig Notaro: By the Book

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:52
The stand-up comic and author of “I’m Just a Person” says if she could require the president to read one book, it would be “I’m Just a Person,” by Tig Notaro. “But I imagine he already pre-ordered it.”
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Nonfiction: ‘Orson Welles: One-Man Band’ and ‘Citizen Kane: A Filmmaker’s Journey’

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:51
Harlan Lebo’s “Citizen Kane” tracks the making of a masterpiece; the third volume of Simon Callow’s biography reconsiders Orson Welles’s later years.
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Fiction: ‘The Bricks That Built the Houses,’ by Kate Tempest

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:29
A debut novel about young love in London by an award-winning poet and rapper.
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Nonfiction: ‘Making Monte Carlo,’ by Mark Braude

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:29
The business model for Monte Carlo was created 150 years ago, and it has stood Monaco in good stead ever since.
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Fiction: Emma Straub’s ‘Modern Lovers’

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:29
A romantic comedy with an ensemble cast, set in their own postmodern Peyton Place — Ditmas Park, Brooklyn.
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Fiction: ‘The Painter of Souls,’ by Philip Kazan

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:28
This historical novel is the first volume in a projected series about the great Renaissance painter Filippo Lippi.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Time Traveler’s Handbook: 18 Experiences, From the Eruption of Vesuvius to Woodstock’

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:28
If you’re sorry you missed Woodstock, the French Revolution or other historical events, this book will give you the experience.
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Fiction: ‘Enchanted Islands,’ by Allison Amend

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:28
A novel about marriage and spycraft in the Galápagos and friendship back home.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Hour of Land,’ by Terry Tempest Williams

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:28
A personal celebration of a dozen of our national parks from one of the country’s best-known nature writers.
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Fiction: ‘The After Party,’ by Anton DiSclafani

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:27
The twists and turns of a friendship between two 1950s Houston socialites, amid diverging lives and an imbalance of devotion.
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Fiction: ‘This Too Shall Pass,’ by Milena Busquets

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:27
After her mother’s death, a woman spends a week with friends in a Spanish beach town, negotiating grief, sex and middle age.
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‘The Long Weekend,’ ‘The Mistresses of Cliveden’ and ‘Fall of Poppies’

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:27
Plenty of summer reading for those still craving a “Downton Abbey” fix.
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Nonfiction: Ricky Jay’s ‘Matthias Buchinger’

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 12:27
Teller reviews Ricky Jay’s life of Matthias Buchinger (1674-1739), an extraordinary 29-inch-tall magician.
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