New York Times Book Reviews

Fiction: ‘The High Places,’ by Fiona McFarlane

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:15
A sense of queasy anticipation runs through a collection of short stories.
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Nonfiction: ‘Street of Eternal Happiness,’ by Rob Schmitz

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:15
A foreign correspondent up close with residents caught between old and new.
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Nonfiction: ‘We Were Feminists Once,’ by Andi Zeisler

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:14
A look at marketplace feminism and its blithe platitudes.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir,’ by D. Watkins

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:14
An educator looks to his early years in the East Baltimore drug trade.
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Nonfiction: ‘A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849,’ by Sidney Blumenthal

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:11
The first book in a multivolume biography of Lincoln examines his early influences.
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Inside the List

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:08
Don DeLillo, at No. 13 on the hardcover fiction list, avoids shoptalk with writer friends: “When I talk to novelists, we tend to talk about movies.”
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:06
Readers respond to recent reviews of Thomas Frank’s “Listen, Liberal,” Curtis Sittenfeld’s “Eligible” and more.
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Nonfiction: ‘Chain of Title,’ by David Dayen

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:05
Three citizens expose widespread foreclosure fraud.
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By the Book: Sebastian Junger: By the Book

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 06:30
The author of “The Perfect Storm” and, most recently, “Tribe” avoids books likely to anger him: “The newspapers make me furious enough. I don’t add to that by reading books that do. Perhaps I should.”
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Nonfiction: ‘Little Labors,’ by Rivka Galchen

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:30
An essay collection explores motherhood and literature.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Gene,’ by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:30
The story of genetic discovery has been told in different ways, but never before with the scope and grandeur that Siddhartha Mukherjee brings to his new history.
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Children’s Books: ‘Cecil’s Pride’ and ‘Prairie Dog Song’

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 07:00
Two picture books explore the mysteries of wildlife behavior, including a happy coda to the tragic story of Cecil the Lion.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Secret War,’ by Max Hastings

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 04:30
Intelligence gathering shed its early stigma and became a growth industry only with the start of World War II.
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Fiction: ‘The Fox Was Ever the Hunter,’ by Herta Müller

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 04:30
In a Nobel laureate’s 1992 novel, Romanian repression trickles down to a group of friends and lovers.
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Open Book: Beginning, Middle and End

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 09:20
A new book pairs one literary excerpt with every age from birth to a century old.
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Bookends: What’s the Best Book Written About Siblings?

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 05:00
Thomas Mallon and Leslie Jamison discuss the best writing about brothers and sisters.
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Nonfiction: ‘How Women Decide,’ by Therese Huston

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 04:30
Stereotypes surround women’s decisions and how their choices are perceived.
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Nonfiction: ‘You May Also Like’ and ‘Pretentiousness: Why It Matters’

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 04:30
Two books examine why we like what we like, and what makes us authentic.
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Fiction: ‘The Noise of Time,’ by Julian Barnes

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 04:30
Julian Barnes channels Shostakovich’s inner turmoil under Communist blacklisting and coercion.
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The Shortlist: New York Novels

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 04:30
New books by Maureen Sherry, Kristopher Jansma, Camille Perri, Molly Prentiss and Rachel Cantor.
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