New York Times Book Reviews

Nonfiction: ‘Sex Object: A Memoir’ and ‘Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman’

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 04:30
Two books examine sexism’s double standards and the rise of online harassment.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘First Dads’

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 12:57
Joshua Kendall talks about “First Dads,” and Judith Warner discusses“The End of American Childhood.”
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Nonfiction: ‘First Dads,’ by Joshua Kendall

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 12:45
An assessment of all 43 presidents, as dads.
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‘First Dads’

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 12:17
A look at presidents and their children through the years.
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Fiction: ‘Smoke,’ by Dan Vyleta

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 10:00
Boys at an English boarding school live in a world where dark thoughts are made visible.
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Fiction: Stephen King’s ‘End of Watch’

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 10:00
A retired police detective sees the return of his nemesis in this suspense story with a supernatural twist.
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Crime: David Swinson’s ‘The Second Girl,’ and More

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:59
In “The Second Girl,” a private investigator with a drug habit agrees to look for a missing teenager.
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The Shortlist: Oil

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:59
New books by Gary Sernovitz, Mason Inman and Meg Jacobs.
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Open Book: Portrait of a Mentor

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:55
A new movie, “Genius,” centers on the relationship between the editor Maxwell Perkins and the novelist Thomas Wolfe.
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Fiction: ‘The Sport of Kings,’ by C. E. Morgan

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:55
The lives of Kentucky aristocrats and a slave’s descendants converge in a novel about racial tensions and horse racing.
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Poetry: ‘Aeneid Book VI,’ by Seamus Heaney

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:55
Seamus Heaney’s Virgilian translation follows Aeneas to the underworld in search of his father.
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Fiction: ‘Goodnight, Beautiful Women,’ by Anna Noyes

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:54
The girls and women in this debut collection of stories confront the bleak realities of their lives.
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Fiction: ‘The Book of Esther,’ by Emily Barton

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:54
A Jewish teenager seeks out kabbalistic magic to save her people.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Big Picture,’ by Sean Carroll

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:54
Assessing the nature of human existence as our knowledge of the world’s workings grows.
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Nonfiction: ‘Helping Children Succeed,’ by Paul Tough

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:53
Paul Tough believes character is the key to success.
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Nonfiction: ‘The End of American Childhood,’ by Paula S. Fass

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:53
Current practices mark a break with 200 years of child rearing, a historian writes.
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Nonfiction: ‘Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years,’ by John Guy

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:53
A new biography of Elizabeth I focuses on the underexamined later decades of her life.
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Nonfiction: ‘Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner?’ by Katrine Marçal

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:53
Women are often left out of economics, a new book argues.
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Nonfiction: ‘In Praise of Forgetting,’ by David Rieff

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:52
David Rieff argues that the way we remember our shared past can be fraudulent, even dangerous.
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Nonfiction: ‘The New Arab Wars,’ by Marc Lynch

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:52
A study of conflicts in the Middle East shows how local battles became global ones.
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