New York Times Book Reviews

Inside the List

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:37
Nancy Isenberg, whose “White Trash” is No. 8 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says “Electoral politics has always encouraged con artists.”
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:37
Readers respond to recent reviews of Annie Proulx’s “Barkskins,” Laurent Linn’s “Draw the Line” and more.
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By the Book: Geoff Dyer: By the Book

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 06:00
The novelist, essayist, critic and author, most recently, of “White Sands” says reading William Finnegan’s “Barbarian Days” made him realize his whole life has been pretty much a waste. “I suspected this anyway.”
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Nonfiction: Ian Frazier Is a Master of the Essay. Here Are Some of His Best.

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 04:30
Frazier approaches the world with curiosity and enthusiasm.
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Roving Eye: French Feminist Pulp That Spares No Pain

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 04:30
Virginie Despentes’s feminist pulp, gory and marked by sexual violence, looks to the lives of women unwilling to make nice or play along.
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Children’s Books: ‘Alpha, Bravo, Charlie’ and ‘Daytime Visions’

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 07:00
Two new alphabet books are examples of a thriving and increasingly sophisticated genre.
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Nonfiction: The Good, the True, the Beautiful and Chuck Klosterman

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 04:30
Klosterman wonders whether our cherished certainties will look foolish to later generations.
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Fiction: A. B. Yehoshua’s ‘The Extra’ Pits the Secular Against the Ultra-Orthodox

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 04:30
A woman puts her music career on hold and confronts clashing identities in a novel set in Jerusalem.
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Nonfiction: A Look at America’s Long and Troubled History of White Poverty

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 10:04
The history of white poverty in America takes in race and class, stereotype and exploitation.
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Open Book: Adichie on Mrs. Trump

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 04:38
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie says, “Fiction can remind us . . . that the players in politics are first human beings.”
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‘The Arrangements’: A Work of Fiction

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 04:00
The New York Times Book Review asked the acclaimed novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to write a short story about the American election.
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Nonfiction: The Problem With Modern Policing, as Seen From the Right and From the Left

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 15:02
Two books offer opposing arguments on crime and law enforcement.
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Author’s Note: When You Write a Memoir, Readers Think They Know You Better Than They Do

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 15:02
After my second memoir, people stopped asking me questions. They thought they had the answers.
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Insider Podcasts: How Does the Book Review Treat Books by Authors From the Times? Carefully

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:24
Pamela Paul, the editor of the Book Review, talks about the measures she takes to ensure objectivity in reviews of works by authors who work for The Times.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Why Populism Now?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:22
Sam Tanenhaus talks about the season’s new political books; and Calvin Trillin discusses “Jackson, 1964,” a collection of his writing.
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Crime: The Latest and Best in Crime Fiction

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:32
Walter Mosley’s mellow private eye, Easy Rawlins, is back in “Charcoal Joe.”
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Nonfiction: Why the War on Terror May Never End

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:20
How the war on terror fuels its own continuance.
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Open Book: Populism’s Origin Story

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:19
A look back at books that have attempted to tell the story of populism in the United States.
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Nonfiction: Why Are Whites So Angry?

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:16
A history of white resentment of blacks since the Civil War.
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Nonfiction: Finance Is the Master Technology — and It’s Funded the World

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:16
An economist argues that civilization’s rise hangs on the power of finance.
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