New York Times Book Reviews

Editors' Choice: 9 Books for Back-to-School That Times Editors Think You Should Read

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 15:36
New books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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By the Book: Daniel Silva: By the Book

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 05:00
The author of the Gabriel Allon thrillers, including the latest, “The Black Widow,” loves F. Scott Fitzgerald and named his son Nicholas after Nick Carraway from “The Great Gatsby.” But his daughter is Lily — “not Daisy or Jordan or Myrtle.”
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Fiction: An Immigrant Family Encounter the 1 Percent in a Debut Novel

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 03:30
In Imbolo Mbue’s “Behold the Dreamers,” immigrants from Cameroon are drawn into a banker’s family as the financial crisis deepens.
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Nonfiction: Sorry, Mom and Dad: You’re Not So Important After All

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 03:30
In “Do Parents Matter?,” the married anthropologists Robert A. LeVine and Sarah LeVine explain why parenting styles aren’t nearly as important as we imagine.
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Nonfiction: The End of Intervention: Two Books Explore the American Catastrophe in the Middle East

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 03:30
Lawrence Wright’s “The Terror Years” and J. Kael Weston’s “The Mirror Test” examine the effects of terrorism in the Middle East and the American obsession with it.
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Fiction: A Novel’s Exiles Flee North Korea: Now What?

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 03:30
Exiles define their lives outside North Korea in Krys Lee’s debut novel, “How I Became a North Korean.”
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Bookends: Why Do Debut Novels Command So Much Attention?

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 13:02
Leslie Jamison and Ayana Mathis discuss the hype behind first novels.
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Nonfiction: Attica, Attica: The Story of the Legendary Prison Uprising

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 03:30
Heather Ann Thompson’s “Blood in the Water” is about the Attica prison uprising of 1971, its aftermath, and the continuing quest for justice.
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Nonfiction: A Book Examines the Curious Case of a Man Whose Memory Was Removed

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 03:30
In “Patient H.M.,” the journalist Luke Dittrich questions his grandfather’s role in an infamous case of a patient with permanent amnesia.
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Fiction: Noah Hawley on a Thriller in Which Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse Face Off

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 03:30
Graham Moore’s “The Last Days of Night” is inspired by Edison’s efforts to drive Westinghouse out of business.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘ADHD Nation’

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 13:28
Alan Schwarz talks about “ADHD Nation”; Raina Telgemeier discusses “Ghosts”; and Nicholson Baker talks about “Substitute.”
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Inside the List

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:39
Colson Whitehead, whose “The Underground Railroad” is No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list, cites “The Twilight Zone” as a key influence.
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:18
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:05
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Nonfiction: Imagine Your Substitute Teacher Is Nicholson Baker. For These Kids, He Was.

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:04
In “Substitute,” Nicholson Baker fills in at school in Maine to find out what’s really going on in class.
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Nonfiction: The Co-Founder of n+1 Is ‘Against Everything’

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 09:57
In the essays in “Against Everything,” Mark Greif brings an intellectual arsenal to bear on materialistic desperation and market culture.
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Children’s Books: Why Kids Will Love Raina Telgemeier’s New Graphic Novel

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 09:51
Raina Telgemeier extends her skills as a storyteller into the magic-realist realm in “Ghosts.”
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The Shortlist: New York History

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 09:51
New books about New York City and the Hudson River Valley during the American Revolution and more.
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Author’s Note: Kwame Alexander on Children’s Books and the Color of Characters

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 09:50
My students all believe I am writing about them. Why is race so much harder for the grown-ups?
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Children’s Books: A Kids’ Novel About That One Teacher Who Changes Everything

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 09:49
Three troubled sixth graders and one amazing teacher who changes everything, in John David Anderson’s “Ms. Bixby’s Last Day.”
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