New York Times Book Reviews

Crime: The Latest and Best in Crime Fiction

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 10:18
New books by Thomas Mullen, Lotte and Soren Hammer, Julia Keller, and E.S. Thomson.
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The Shortlist: Stories by Helen Phillips, Rebecca Schiff, Mark Haddon and Patrick Ryan

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 10:18
Four new collections, including Schiff’s slim, ice-pick stories about sex and death.
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Fiction: A Novel’s Mother and Daughter Struggle Over Divergent Dreams

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 10:17
A protagonist makes critical choices to go against her mother in Dianne Warren’s “Liberty Street.”
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Fiction: Four Stories on What It Means to Be Chinese in America

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 10:17
Peter Ho Davies’s four-part novel “The Fortunes” summons key faces and events in the Chinese-American story.
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Fiction: A New Story Collection Offers Windows Onto Intimate Moments

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 10:16
Leopoldine Core’s story collection, “When Watched,” offers vignettes of intimate moments.
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Fiction: A New Novel Tells the Story of a Family Who Lost Everything

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 10:16
Siblings and parents with artistic pretensions fight one another over their declining funds in Julian Tepper’s “Ark.”
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Open Book: If It Ain’t Broke

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 10:07
“The Book” is a lovingly designed and illustrated deep history of “the most powerful object of our time.”
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 10:06
Readers respond to recent reviews of Tom Wolfe’s “The Kingdom of Speech” and Caleb Carr’s “Surrender, New York.”
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Paperback Row

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 10:06
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Nonfiction: John Dickerson Tracks Winners and Losers on Campaign Trails Past

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 10:05
“Whistlestop,” by John Dickerson, shows that some shine, many stumble on the presidential campaign trail.
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Nonfiction: Famous Painters as Frenemies: Four Brushes With Bromance

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 10:05
In “The Art of Rivalry,” Sebastian Smee writes about four art-world friendships that blended inspiration and ire.
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Inside the List: The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 06:30
Margot Lee Shetterly, whose “Hidden Figures” is No. 7 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says when she was growing up, “the face of science was brown like mine.”
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Editors’ Choice: 9 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 17:29
Suggested reading by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
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Fiction: Ann Patchett’s Latest Novel Follows Six Siblings Over 50 Years

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 04:00
Ann Patchett’s “Commonwealth” follows two semi-connected families, as the children become adults and the grown-ups become old.
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By the Book: Paula Hawkins: By the Book

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 04:00
The author of “The Girl on the Train” steers away from a couple of popular genres: “I have (shamefully) never read any sci-fi, and I tend to avoid horror because I’m a wimp.”
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Nonfiction: Lauren Collins’s Memoir on Falling in Love in French

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 04:00
An American woman falls for a French speaker and miscommunication follows, in Lauren Collins’s “When in French.”
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Nonfiction: A Victory for Press Freedom in 1735 Set an Important Precedent

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 04:00
Richard Kluger’s “Indelible Ink” tells the story of an 18th-century case that tested official tolerance of an unfettered press.
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Nonfiction: Maureen Dowd’s Latest Book on Everything Hillary and Donald

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 04:00
Maureen Dowd’s “The Year of Voting Dangerously” presents the characters behind this election’s dramas.
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Nonfiction: John le Carré’s Memoir About His Journey From Spy to Novelist

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 04:00
In “The Pigeon Tunnel,” John le Carré traces his fascination with spycraft to his early life with his father, a con man.
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Nonfiction: A Nazi, a Fascist, a Communist, a Novelist, a Countrywoman, a Duchess — All Mitford Sisters

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 04:00
Laura Thompson’s “The Six” is a group biography of the notorious Mitford sisters.
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