New York Times Book Reviews

Children’s Books: A Knight’s Epic Quest, and the Perils of Chivalry

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 11:50
“Yvain the Knight of the Lion,” a graphic novel written by M.T. Anderson, retells a medieval epic, raising questions about honor, fate and society.
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Nonfiction: To Make America Great Again, Give Your Kids Chores

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 11:00
In “The Vanishing American Adult,” Senator Ben Sasse offers a solution for moral decline: Get tough on your offspring.
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Audiobooks: The Story of Thor, in the Voice of Neil Gaiman

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 06:00
In “Norse Mythology,” Neil Gaiman brings visceral voice to the ancient and weird tales that have so deeply informed the otherworlds of his fiction.
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Newsbook: 3 Revelatory Books About the F.B.I.

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 13:26
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is shrouded in secrecy. Here are three books that offer insider knowledge.
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Inside the List: A Different Kind of Sports Novel

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 14:19
Hockey, long frozen out of the fiction best-seller list, gets its due in Fredrik Backman’s “Beartown.”
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Children’s Books: Bookshelf: Friendships and Fables Soar in New Children’s Books

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 11:52
New picture books about birds include the tale of a pigeon in the subway, a history of falconry and the hopeful story of a bird-loving Syrian refugee boy.
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Children’s Books: Bookshelf: Clothes Get Kids Acting Out

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 11:35
Kids act up in new picture books about wearing a gorilla suit, refusing to change your pants, and the joy of not wearing clothes at all.
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Children’s Books: Kids Face Down a Panoply of Threats

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 11:32
In three new graphic fantasy novels for young readers, kids face down threats including an overheating planet, a toxic spill and anthropod aliens.
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Children’s Books: A Moving Holocaust Memoir for Younger Readers, and Older Ones Too

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 11:27
“Survivors Club,” by Michael Bornstein and his daughter, Debbie Bornstein Holinstat, tells a harrowing and moving Holocaust story for young readers
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The Book Review Podcast: Elizabeth Warren on Fighting for the Middle Class

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 11:15
Elizabeth Warren talks about “This Fight Is Our Fight,” and Doree Shafrir discusses her debut novel, “Startup.”
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Children’s Books: New Children’s Books Explore the World in the Woods

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 09:43
Four new picture books take young readers on adventures in gorgeously illustrated forests.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 07:00
Readers respond to the idea that writers’ workshops can be isolating environments and more.
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Children’s Books: The Perils of Social Life Begin in Kindergarten

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 06:00
The popular girls and mean girls of “Real Friends” distress the author of this middle-grade graphic memoir from Shannon Hale.
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Applied Reading: New Apps Provide a World of Literature, One Chapter at a Time

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 05:00
Ten years into the Age of the Smartphone, “mobile fiction” offers a new way of reading based on an old way of writing.
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Children’s Books: The First Book in English from China’s Most Popular Author for Children

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 05:00
In “Bronze and Sunflower,” two lonely kids form a lifesaving friendship in a tale from one of China’s most popular authors, Cao Wenxuan.
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Children’s Books: Fracking Threatens a Beloved Forest in This Middle-Grade Novel

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 05:00
As a new industry arrives to lift a struggling town, in “The End of the Wild” by Nicole Helget, a young forager weighs its heavy costs.
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Fiction: Elizabeth Strout’s Follow-Up to ‘Lucy Barton’ Is a Master Class on Class

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 05:00
Strout’s new novel, “Anything Is Possible,” is profound in its rendering of the stories we hide, and the ways we save, or fail to save, one another.
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Fiction: An Immigrant Story of Going Against Type —and Its Costs

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 04:00
In “No One Can Pronounce My Name,” three Indian-Americans struggle to maintain ties to their community while breaking free of its strictures.
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Nonfiction: Hemispheric Pressure: As Asian Powers Rise, How Should the West Respond?

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 04:00
In “Easternization,” Gideon Rachman explores an international transfer of power.
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The Shortlist: Mothers and Sons

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 04:00
New memoirs recall tumultuous relationships between mothers and sons.
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