New York Times Book Reviews

By the Book: Philip Kerr: By the Book

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 07:00
The author, most recently, of “The Other Side of Silence” thinks heroes are “always too heroic to be real. Or wholly sympathetic. James Bond is nicely flawed. Sadistic. Sexist. Bitter. I like that.”
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‘At the Existentialist Café,’ by Sarah Bakewell

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 04:30
An examination of the careers of existentialist thinkers clarifies their philosophy and its influence.
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‘The Lady With the Borzoi: Blanche Knopf, Literary Tastemaker Extraordinaire’

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 04:30
The publisher Alfred A. Knopf annexed the achievements of his wife, Blanche.
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‘Ghetto,’ by Mitchell Duneier

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 15:55
The notion of the ghetto as both a physical space and an embodiment of power and restriction.
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‘John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit,’ by James Traub

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 13:54
A new biography of the sixth president takes full advantage of the 14,000-page journal he kept.

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Children’s Books: Beverly Cleary Turns 100

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:30
A look back The Times’s coverage of the author and her work.
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Bookends: Which Subjects Are Underrepresented in Contemporary Fiction?

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 09:46
Ayana Mathis and Siddhartha Deb discuss joy, class and other subjects missing from too much fiction these days.
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‘The Regional Office Is Under Attack!’ by Manuel Gonzales

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 04:30
A high-concept satire with female superheroes and foes, amid a pop-culture landscape.
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Colm Toibin Reviews ‘The North Water’ by Ian McGuire

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 04:30
Colm Toibin says Ian McGuire’s riveting novel about the voyage of a whaling ship recalls the work of Joseph Conrad and Cormac McCarthy.
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Continued Growth at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 13:46
The fair holds a unique place in the world of books as a hybrid marketplace, conference, art show and prestigious prize-giving operation.

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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: The Life of Louisa Adams

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 12:46
Louisa Thomas talks about “Louisa,” and Hope Jahren discusses “Lab Girl.”

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The New York Times Book Review – Times Insider Giveaway

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 12:42
Official rules.

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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 12:02
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.

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Paperback Row

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 11:54
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Children’s Books: Deborah Zemke’s ‘My Life in Pictures,’ and More

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 11:45
In three new chapter-book series, a friend leaves the country, a cave girl seeks a loyal pet and young mice join the Scouts.

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‘Catastrophic Happiness,’ by Catherine Newman

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 11:34
Essays about raising children and a mother’s identity.

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