New York Times Book Reviews

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Mark Thompson’s ‘Enough Said’

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 11:29
Mark Thompson discusses “Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong With the Language of Politics?”; and Kati Marton talks about “True Believer: Stalin’s Last American Spy.”
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Open Book: A Different View of London

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 11:08
Jack London is best known for classics like “The Call of the Wild,” but he also took remarkable photographs during his travels around the world.
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Poetry: A Poet With an Ear for the World Around Her

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 10:59
Bernadette Mayer’s collection “Works and Days” offers a portrait of a poet attuned to the world and still following her own rules.
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Nonfiction: What Exactly Did We Learn During the Age of Reason?

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 10:29
Anthony Gottlieb’s “The Dream of Enlightenment” is a look at the major figures of a key period in the development of modern thought.
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Children’s Books: Monsters, Odd and Terrifying Humans, and a Boy Out to Save His Father

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 09:58
A reluctant hero sets out on a perilous quest to slay a terrifying (sea) dragon in Martin Stewart’s “Riverkeep.”
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Children’s Books: A Middle-Grade Adventure Teems With Schooners, Frigates and Brigs

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 09:50
Kids on a privateer dodge French frigates and a phantom ship in a bid to defeat Napoleon in Kate Milford’s “The Left-Handed Fate.”
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Children’s Books: An Outcast Girl Searches for Her Missing Father in ‘Furthermore’

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 09:42
An outcast girl and a companion seek her missing father in a topsy-turvy land in Tahereh Mafi’s new middle-grade fantasy, “Furthermore.”
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Children’s Books: Two Illustrated Books Re-Examine Legends of the Wild West

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 09:30
“Presenting Buffalo Bill” and “The Wolves of Currumpaw” provide opportunities for young readers to critically explore the Wild West.
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Nonfiction: Designing Men: The Art of William Morris and Mariano Fortuny

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 09:19
A.S. Byatt celebrates the work of two pillars in the world of design.
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Nonfiction: How an American Spy for Russia Wound Up in a Hungarian Jail

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 09:19
Kati Marton’s “True Believer” tells the story of an American who worked for the O.S.S. as well as the K.G.B.
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Fiction: Jonathan Safran Foer’s New Novel Wrestles With the Demands of Jewish Identity

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 09:15
Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Here I Am” is a four-generation family saga about American Jews.
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 09:13
Tom Wolfe, whose new book about the evolution of language is No. 14 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says picking fights is “a lot better than not being noticed at all.”
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Fiction: An Unborn Baby Overhears Plans for a Murder in Ian McEwan’s Latest Novel

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 04:00
Ian McEwan’s compact, captivating new novel, “Nutshell,” is about murderous spirals and lost messages between fathers and unborn sons.
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Fiction: Hillary’s First 100 Days

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 03:00
A speculative political fiction by the showrunner of “Veep.”
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Editors’ Choice: 9 Great Books to Start Off September

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 16:12
New books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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By the Book: Alan Moore: By the Book

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 11:18
The author, most recently, of the novel “Jerusalem” says if he could compel the president “to read one book — other than ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ — then I definitely would.”
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Critic’s Take: The Return of Omniscience

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 22:07
The return of omniscient narrators might reflect the sense we all have, as internet users, of access to unlimited knowledge.
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Help Desk: New Self-Help Books for Pet Parents

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 03:30
Can cats be trained? What do you do if your poodle is afraid of puddles? Pet experts offer advice and consider problems common and otherwise.
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Nonfiction: Masha Gessen on a Planned Jewish Homeland in Soviet Russia

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 03:30
“Where the Jews Aren’t,” by Masha Gessen, is about the attempt to settle Jews in the Soviet Far East.
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Nonfiction: I’ll Have What She Had: A Friend’s Competitive Memoir About Nora Ephron

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 03:30
Richard Cohen reminisces about Nora Ephron, not always to her advantage, in “She Made Me Laugh.”
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