New York Times Book Reviews

Children’s Books: ‘Bob the Artist,’ by Marion Deuchars

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 11:23
A beautifully produced picture book tells the story of a bird teased for his extra-long and extra-skinny legs.
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Lauren Groff Reviews Charles Bock’s ‘Alice & Oliver’

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 04:30
In Charles Bock’s autobiographical novel, a man and woman deal with her leukemia.
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‘Consequence,’ by Eric Fair

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 04:30
A former civilian contractor in Iraq is haunted by his actions.
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‘Disraeli: The Novel Politician,’ by David Cesarani

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 04:30
David Cesarani offers a new interpretation, skeptical of Disraeli’s interest in Jewish issues.
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Otherworldly: The Latest in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:30
A multicultural world of humanized monsters, trouble on the highway to hell, an epidemic of spontaneous combustion and a journey toward the self.
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Author’s Note: Chorus Lines

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:30
Those years in the theater’s wings taught me a great deal about where to find stories, and how to tell them.
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Michael Kinsley’s ‘Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide’

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 04:30
Michael Kinsley predicts a tsunami of memoirs about disease as the boomer generation ages.
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‘The Universe in Your Hand’ and ‘Seven Brief Lessons on Physics’

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 04:30
Two new books about physics address the science’s competing “rule books” for reality.
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Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: ‘At the Existentialist Café’

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 13:01
Sarah Bakewell discusses her new book about the existentialists, and Liesl Schillinger talks about a new biography of Blanche Knopf.
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:12
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:12
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Crime: ‘The Butcher Bird’ by S. D. Sykes, and More

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:11
In S. D. Sykes’s sequel to “Plague Land,” England is ruled by mob violence in the wake of a devastating pandemic.
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The Shortlist: Superpowers

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:11
New books by David Kilcullen, Paul R. Pillar, and Ray Takeyh and Steven Simon.
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‘Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built,’ by Duncan Clark

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:10
An account of the growth of Alibaba, the huge digital marketplace.
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‘America’s War for the Greater Middle East,’ by Andrew J. Bacevich

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:10
How myths about the efficacy of American military power lead us to ignore its harmful consequences.
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‘The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts,’ by Laura Tillman

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:10
A journalist investigates the case of a couple who decapitated their three children in 2003.
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‘The Stopped Heart,’ by Julie Myerson

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:10
A grieving couple move to a cottage where the ghostly presence of past residents remains.
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‘A Woman of Property,’ by Robyn Schiff

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:10
Robyn Schiff’s poems circle worlds of worry in arriving at uncommon connections.
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‘The Translation of Love,’ by Lynne Kutsukake

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:09
A novel of exhaustion and uncertainty in 1947 Japan.
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Open Book: Ireland vs. Empire

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:05
Several new books commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising.
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