New York Times Book Reviews

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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Nonfiction: How the American Revolution Worked Against Blacks, Indians and Women

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 03:30
The Pulitzer-winning historian Alan Taylor seeks to set the broadest possible context in “American Revolutions.”
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Nonfiction: Mark Thompson’s New Book on the Use and Misuse of Rhetoric

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 03:30
The Times Company’s chief executive, Mark Thompson, reflects on the changing use of language by politicians, the public and the media in “Enough Said.”
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The Shortlist: 5 New Novels Make Fiction Out of Eco-Disaster

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 03:30
New novels set against earthquakes, the Dust Bowl, the desolation of Antarctica and more.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Attica Uprising

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 10:25
This week, Heather Ann Thompson talks about “Blood in the Water,” and Seth Mnookin discusses “Patient H.M.”
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Inside the List

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 09:20
Elizabeth Letts’s “The Perfect Horse,” No.17 on the extended hardcover nonfiction list, is about a breed of horses abducted by the Nazis.
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Nonfiction: Rachel Cusk Reviews Two Books About Assisted Reproduction

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 08:29
Julia Leigh’s “Avalanche” and Belle Boggs’s “The Art of Waiting” are memoirs about the desire for children and the psychological cost of infertility.
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Crime: The Latest and Best in Crime Fiction

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 08:27
New novels by Louise Penny, Alex Marwood, Ken Bruen and Anne Perry.
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Open Book: Reading Toward Recovery

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 08:27
“Out of the Wreck I Rise” is an anthology of literary excerpts about addiction and recovery.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 08:26
Readers respond to recent reviews of Ed Yong’s “I Contain Multitudes,” Tama Janowitz’s “Scream” and more.
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The Shortlist: Dogs

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 08:25
New books about pit bulls, service dogs for children and more.
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Nonfiction: Tom Wolfe Raises His Voice in an Account of Human Speech

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 08:25
According to Tom Wolfe in “The Kingdom of Speech,” the ability to speak is the basis for our greatest achievements.
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Fiction: In a Novel’s Mysterious Background, Talk of a Horrific Crime

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 08:25
Dialogue about a crime forms the background to Iain Reid’s debut novel, “I’m Thinking of Ending Things.”
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Nonfiction: Essays by Han Han, the Chinese Blogger and Media Superstar

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 08:25
“The Problem With Me,” by Han Han, is a book of essays by a widely read Chinese blogger who manages not to provoke the censors.
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Fiction: ‘The Nix’ Is the Love Child of Thomas Pynchon and David Foster Wallace

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 08:25
A son searches for his mother’s secrets in Nathan Hill’s “The Nix,” a sprawling novel with a bag of postmodern tricks.
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Nonfiction: Understanding Recent Deaths at the Hands of the Police

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 08:25
Marc Lamont Hill’s “Nobody” explores the details and history behind the litany of recent police killings.
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Fiction: The Progenitors: Kaui Hart Hemmings Casts an Amused Eye on a Single Mom

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 08:24
A San Francisco single mother finds a support group at a neighborhood playground in Kaui Hart Hemmings’s new comic novel, “How to Party With an Infant.”
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Fiction: A Novel’s Team of Explorers Sets Out to Tame Alaska

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 08:24
Journals trace a husband’s and wife’s separate ventures in the Northwest of the 1880s in Eowyn Ivey’s “To the Bright Edge of the World.”
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Fiction: Heroin Addiction, Anorexia, a Failing Marriage: This Novel’s Narrator Has It All

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 08:23
The narrator of Jade Sharma’s “Problems” aims degrading remarks at other women.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 08:22
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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