New York Times Book Reviews

‘Lust and Wonder,’ by Augusten Burroughs

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:59
The memoirist navigates the shoals of romance in the 1990s.









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‘Save Room for Pie,’ by Roy Blount Jr.

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:57
Lyrical ruminations on food — making it, tasting it, talking about it.









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‘And After Many Days,’ by Jowhor Ile

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:55
A disappearance in Nigeria sets the stage in a novel of grief, family and politics.









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Jane Mendelsohn’s ‘Burning Down the House’

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:54
Two teenage girls join a real estate mogul’s faltering fold, one the adopted scion, the other a nanny escaping her past.









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‘A Place Called Winter,’ by Patrick Gale

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:53
An Edwardian man is sent into exile on the Canadian plains when his secret gay life is exposed.









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Crime: Philip Kerr’s ‘The Other Side of Silence,’ and More

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:50
Philip Kerr’s new novel involves bridge, blackmail and spies.









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Inside the List

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:12
Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s debut novel, “The Nest,” sold for seven figures, but the author says: “I was just hoping someone would want it.”









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Open Book: The Poor Creatures

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 09:26
“Melancholy Accidents” reprints newspaper reports, spanning the years 1739 to 1916, about firearm-related deaths in this country.









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Letters: Chisholm for President

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 09:25
Readers respond to recent reviews of Ellen Fitzpatrick’s “The Highest Glass Ceiling,” Adam Cohen’s “Imbeciles” and more.









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By the Book: Gwyneth Paltrow: By the Book

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 08:55
The actress and co-author, most recently, of “It’s All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook,” cried while reading Hanya Yanagihara’s “A Little Life.”









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Children’s Books: ‘The Secret Subway,’ by Shana Corey

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 11:47
A picture book resurrects a long-forgotten mini-subway built under New York City streets in 1870.









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Kathryn Harrison’s ‘True Crimes: A Family Album’

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 04:30
Kathryn Harrison explores her dark thoughts and obsessions in a collection of essays.









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‘Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo,’ by Boris Fishman

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 04:30
In Boris Fishman’s novel, ex-Soviet immigrants drive west to find their adopted son’s birth parents.









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Bookends: Which Authors Did You Have to Grow Into?

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 07:00
Liesl Schillinger and Dana Stevens discuss the authors they didn’t fully appreciate on first reading.









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‘Miller’s Valley,’ by Anna Quindlen

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 04:30
Plans to turn a family farm into a reservoir color Anna Quindlen’s coming-of-age tale.









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‘Spain in Our Hearts,’ by Adam Hochschild

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 04:30
A collective biography of Americans who fought in and wrote about the Spanish Civil War.









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James McBride’s ‘Kill ’Em and Leave’

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 04:30
A look at the life and legacy of James Brown reveals that behind the persona was a lonely, inscrutable man.









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‘The Little Red Chairs,’ by Edna O’Brien

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 04:30
Edna O’Brien’s boldly imagined and harrowing new novel, about a Serbian war criminal in hiding, is an exploration of Irish provincial life and a work of alternate history.









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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: ‘Girls and Sex’

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 14:36
Peggy Orenstein talks about “Girls and Sex,” and John Williams discusses “The Throwback Special.”









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‘American Girls,’ by Nancy Jo Sales

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 10:00
Nancy Jo Sales believes we should be very worried about the effects of social media on teenage girls.









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