New York Times Book Reviews

The Shortlist: Shadows of War

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:52
New books by Chris Cleave, Alison Love, Martha Hall Kelly and Simon Mawer.
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Critic’s Take: Moscow’s Magic Realism

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:44
In “The Master and Margarita,” Moscow is visited by the Devil himself, trailed by a giant cat fond of vodka and guns.
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Inside the List

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:34
Siddhartha Mukherjee’s “The Gene,” which enters the hardcover nonfiction list at No.1, is the latest in a string of recent science-themed hits.
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Open Book: On Deck

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:33
New books about baseball include Ron Darling’s “Game 7, 1986” and Jeff Passan’s “The Arm.”
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Fiction: ‘The Mirror Thief,’ by Martin Seay

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:33
A novel with three plots, various Venices, inscrutable passages and deep meaning (or none).
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‘Amateurs,’ by Dylan Hicks

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:33
A novel tracks the lives of a group of chronic underachievers.
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Nonfiction: ‘Farewell Kabul,’ by Christina Lamb

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:32
A journalist’s account of the conflict in Afghanistan details the cascading failures of the West.
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Nonfiction: ‘Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering,’ by David A. Kessler

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:32
Examining the root of behaviors like obsession and addiction.
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Nonfiction: ‘Secondhand Time,’ by Svetlana Alexievich

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:32
Svetlana Alexievich speaks with Russians who cannot recognize their post-1991 homeland.
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Nonfiction: Sebastian Junger’s ‘Tribe’

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:23
Viewing post-traumatic stress disorder as more of a cultural problem than a medical one.
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Nonfiction: ‘Anatomy of Malice,’ by Joel E. Dimsdale

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:13
Psychological evaluations of the Nuremberg defendants.
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Nonfiction: ‘An American Genocide,’ by Benjamin Madley

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:12
The slaughter of the California Indians.
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Letters to the Editor

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 14:38
Readers respond to a recent review of Julian Barnes’s “The Noise of Time” and more.
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Children’s Books: ‘The Thank You Book,’ by Mo Willems

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 14:01
The author and illustrator Mo Willems wraps up his long-running, beloved Elephant & Piggie series.
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By the Book: Nathaniel Philbrick: By the Book

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 07:00
The author of “Valiant Ambition” has always wanted to meet Hawthorne: “Something profoundly disturbing must have happened to him at an early age. I’d like to know what that was.”
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Fiction: ‘Sweetbitter,’ by Stephanie Danler

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:31
A hard-partying woman reinvents herself in the world of New York fine dining.
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Nonfiction: ‘Jane Doe January’ and ‘I Will Find You’

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:16
Two women write books piecing together decades-old sexual attacks.
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Bookends: Who Gets to Tell Other People’s Stories?

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:06
Anna Holmes and James Parker debate the line between empathy and exploitation.
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Nonfiction: ‘East West Street,’ by Philippe Sands

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 04:30
The story of two ideas about international justice and the men who brought them to life.
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Nonfiction: ‘Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World,’ by Timothy Garton Ash

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 13:38
Ten guiding tenets frame a call for “more and better free speech.”
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