New York Times Book Reviews

‘The Lost Time Accidents,’ by John Wray

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:37
A fictional physicist’s theories about temporality haunt his family’s succeeding generations.









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‘The Theoretical Foot’ and ‘The Arrangement’

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:36
M. F. K. Fisher two ways: a previously unpublished novel, and a fictional reimagining of her life.









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‘The Fugitives,’ by Christopher Sorrentino

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:36
Christopher Sorrentino’s latest hinges on self-invention and slippery identities.









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‘The Yid,’ by Paul Goldberg

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:36
In this novel, a ragtag bunch of malcontents conspire to kill Stalin in 1952.









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Crime: Richard Montanari’s ‘Shutter Man,’ and More

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:36
“Shutter Man” is a blood-drenched thriller about a group of boys from the same blighted neighborhood who grow up to become criminals and killers — and cops.









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Open Book: Book First, Inauguration Second

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:35
Presidential candidates might feel obligated to write books outlining their life stories and beliefs, but not many readers feel obligated to buy them.









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Inside the List

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:35
Working in Italian has allowed Jhumpa ­Lahiri, whose “In Other Words” is No. 8 on the hardcover nonfiction list, to shuck off some of the burdens and self-consciousness of success.









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Letters: The Most Unkindest Cut

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:34
Readers respond to recent reviews of “Pogue’s Basics: Life,” Tessa Hadley’s “The Past” and more.









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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:34
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Paperback Row

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:34
Paperback books of particular interest.









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Readers Respond: ‘A Mother’s Reckoning’

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 15:58
Readers comment on a review of Sue Klebold’s memoir about her son, one of the killers at Columbine High School in 1999.









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Darryl Pinckney: By the Book

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 08:00
The author, most recently, of “Black Deutschland” read “Othello” early: “It was important to me that ‘we’ were there, proof that ‘we’ had been on the mind of the exalted William Shakespeare.”









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Children’s Books: ‘Over-Scheduled Andrew,’ by Ashley Spires

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 11:31
A new picture book about a harried little bird takes aim at the current vogue for jam-packing children’s days with adult-run activities.









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‘Ginny Gall,’ by Charlie Smith

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 05:30
Charlie Smith’s coming-of-age novel examines black suffering, aspiration and endurance in the Jim Crow South.









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‘West of Eden,’ by Jean Stein

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 15:26
“West of Eden” gives a sort of aerial view of five Los Angeles clans that amassed fortunes in the 20th century.









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‘Indentured,’ by Joe Nocera and Ben Strauss

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 15:13
How the N.C.A.A. went from protecting student-athletes to exploiting them.









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Bookends: Where Do You Draw the Line Between Commercial and Literary Fiction?

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 12:53
James Parker and Rivka Galchen on where they draw the boundary — if they do — between commercial and literary fiction.









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‘A Mother’s Reckoning,’ by Sue Klebold

Mon, 02/15/2016 - 05:00
The mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the Columbine killers, writes about how well she knew — and didn’t know — her own son.









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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Love and Death

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 15:43
Andrew Solomon discusses five new books about death and dying; Alexandra Fuller talks about Olga Grushin’s “Forty Rooms”; and readers recommend books for Valentine’s Day.









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‘Weathering,’ by Lucy Wood

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:10
The beauty and humanity of a daughter’s remembrance drive this debut novel.









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