New York Times Book Reviews

Match Book: Dear Reader, Meet Your Match: An Advice Column for Book Lovers

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 04:50
In our new column connecting readers with books, a busy dad seeks the new Updike and a grandmother hunts for heroines for her 7-year-old twin granddaughters.
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Books of The Times: In ‘Nevertheless,’ Alec Baldwin Charts His Course From Long Island to Bumpy Fame

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 17:35
Mr. Baldwin’s unexpectedly moving new memoir reflects on topics ranging from a directionless childhood to Harrison Ford’s looks.
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Nonfiction: The Hunt for Ships Trapped in the Canadian Ice Nearly 170 Years Ago

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 17:23
In “Ice Ghosts,” Paul Watson examines the discovery of ships abandoned by while in pursuit of the Northwest Passage.
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Nonfiction: How the Tumultuous ’90s Paved the Way for Putin’s Russia

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 08:00
Peter Conradi, in “Who Lost Russia?,” asks what went wrong in U.S.-Russia relations.
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Nonfiction: How the Tumultuous ’90s Paved the Way for Putin’s Russia

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 08:00
Peter Conradi, in “Who Lost Russia?,” asks what went wrong in U.S.-Russia relations.
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Fiction: A Debut Novel Follows a Financial Scandal to a Gossipy Kibbutz

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 06:00
Bethany Ball’s comic first novel, “What to Do About the Solomons,” follows a Jewish family through the 20th century and a financial scandal.
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Fiction: A Debut Novel Follows a Financial Scandal to a Gossipy Kibbutz

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 06:00
Bethany Ball’s comic first novel, “What to Do About the Solomons,” follows a Jewish family through the 20th century and a financial scandal.
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Nonfiction: The Legacy of David Letterman, Icon of the Grizzled Generation

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 04:00
In “Letterman,” Jason Zinoman shows how a Midwestern wiseacre changed late-night television.
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Nonfiction: The Legacy of David Letterman, Icon of the Grizzled Generation

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 04:00
In “Letterman,” Jason Zinoman shows how a Midwestern wiseacre changed late-night television.
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Nonfiction: You Shall Tell Your Child: In Time for Passover, a Journalist Celebrates a Year of Jewish Holidays

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 16:58
In “My Jewish Year,” Abigail Pogrebin decides to celebrate all the Jewish holidays of the calendar year, even the ones she’s never heard of.
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Nonfiction: You Shall Tell Your Child: In Time for Passover, a Journalist Celebrates a Year of Jewish Holidays

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 16:58
In “My Jewish Year,” Abigail Pogrebin decides to celebrate all the Jewish holidays of the calendar year, even the ones she’s never heard of.
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The Book Review Podcast: Lives on the Line

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 11:20
Elisabeth Rosenthal talks about “An American Sickness”; Jill Filipovic discusses “Unwanted Advances,” by Laura Kipnis, and “The Campus Rape Frenzy,” by KC Johnson and Stuart Taylor Jr.
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A Busy Children’s Book Character Gets Busier Still

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:25
Pete the Cat (No. 2 on the picture books list) is now starring in a puppet show, a musical and an upcoming Amazon TV show.
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Open Book: Eleanor’s Encouragement

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:23
Eleanor Roosevelt’s book “It’s Up to the Women” was intended to lift the spirits of its readers as they moved through the Great Depression.
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Critic’s Take: Boyhood on a Shelf

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:22
A writer reflects on the power of reading aloud to her children.
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Paperback Row: Paperback Row

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:15
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Nonfiction: The China Card. Also the India Card. A History of America’s Involvement in Asia and the Pacific.

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 07:00
Michael J. Green’s “By More Than Providence” traces the history of U.S.-Asia relations back to the founding of the country.
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Fiction: A Sick Mother Turns to Her Son’s Drop-Out Dad

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 06:00
The dying mother in Lauren Grodstein’s novel “Our Short History” introduces her son to his absentee father.
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Poetry: An Outsider Poet Who Courted Contradictions

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 06:00
In “I Am Flying Into Myself,” the selected works of poetic outsider Bill Knott are often touched by a brutal humor.
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Letters : Letters to the Editor

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 06:00
Readers respond to David Orr’s essay on Bob Dylan, Tressie McMillan Cottom’s “Lower Ed,” and more.
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