New York Times Book Reviews

Letters : Letters to the Editor

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 15:00
Carlo Rovelli responds to Lisa Randall’s review of “Reality Is Not What It Seems” and readers suggests reading for the Trump era.
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Introducing Match Book, a New Literary Advice Column

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:57
Nicole Lamy will connect readers with book suggestions based on their questions, their tastes, their literary needs and desires.
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Nonfiction: Tinkers and Tailors: Three Books Look to the Biomedical Frontier

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 06:00
New books take on fraught issues in biomedical ethics, analyzing the technified body and innovation’s influence on mortality and heredity.
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By the Book: Chris Hayes: By the Book

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 06:00
The author of “A Colony in a Nation” says his ideal literary dinner would include Walt Whitman and Hannah Arendt. And “James Baldwin is a no-brainer. (I’d let him smoke inside.)”
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Crime: The Latest and Best in Crime Fiction

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 04:00
Heroic Belgians, thoroughbred horses, 19th-century streetwalkers and Appalachian drug dealers are among the victims in Marilyn Stasio’s crime column.
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Readers Share Their Love for ‘The Outsiders’

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 14:12
S. E. Hinton’s classic novel and its 1983 film adaptation continue to inspire fans.
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Fiction: In This Thriller, an Israeli Doctor Can’t Escape His Irresponsibility

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 06:00
In Ayelet Gundar-Goshen’s thriller, “Waking Lions,” an Israeli doctor pays big-time for a clandestine crime.
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Nonfiction: Opposing Views on What to Do About the Data We Create

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 04:00
Andreas Weigend, in “Data for the People,” and Kevin Mitnick, in “The Art of Invisibility,” are alarmed about data mining and the loss of privacy.
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10 New Books We Recommend This Week

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 17:20
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Nonfiction: Tell Me What You See: The Rorschach Test and Its Inventor

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 08:00
“The Inkblots” by Damion Searls is a biography of Hermann Rorschach and a cultural history of his famous test.
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Nonfiction: Ray Kurzweil on How We’ll End Up Merging With Our Technology

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 06:00
Two new books from Luke Dormehl and Richard Yonck on the history, future and consequences of artificial intelligence.
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Essay: Margaret Atwood on What ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Means in the Age of Trump

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 10:40
Atwood on whether her dystopian classic is meant as a “feminist” novel, as antireligion or as a prediction.
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Nonfiction: The Future of Humans? One Forecaster Calls for Obsolescence

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 04:00
In “Homo Deus,” Yuval Noah Harari suggests the natural end of the scientific revolution might be human obsolescence.
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Nonfiction: Biographies of Cecil the Lion and Others in ‘Animals Strike Curious Poses’

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 04:00
Elena Passarello’s essays offer meditative portraits of eminent animals from Cecil the Lion to Dürer’s rhinoceros to Mozart’s pet starling.
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Distinguished Writers Debate Sense of ‘Mission’ in Trump Era

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 17:20
Five writers talked on Wednesday night about the role of journalism and literature under the presidency of Donald J. Trump.
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The Book Review Podcast: Points of No Return

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 15:52
Mohsin Hamid talks about his new novel, “Exit West,” and Gillian Thomas discusses Marjorie J. Spruill’s “Divided We Stand.”
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In the Kitchen With Joanne Fluke, Author of the Hannah Swensen Culinary Mysteries

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 12:08
Joanne Fluke, whose “Banana Cream Pie Murder” is new at No. 3, recalls some cooking disasters.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 11:47
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Fiction: Size Matters in Fay Weldon’s Novel of Aristocratic Manners

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 10:00
Fay Weldon’s novel “Before the War” hinges on a quirky marriage of convenience.
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Nonfiction: Jackboot Germany: A New History of the Gestapo

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 10:00
“The Gestapo” by Frank McDonough profiles one of the most dreaded organizations of the Third Reich.
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