New York Times Book Reviews

Crime: A Roundup of New Crime Fiction

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 03:00
Ace Atkins’s “The Innocents,” Peter Lovesey’s “Another One Goes Tonight” and more.
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Nonfiction: Stench Soup and Stink Bombs: Mary Roach on the Soldier’s Life

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 03:00
Mary Roach turns her not-for-the-squeamish gaze onto the soldier’s life.
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Nonfiction: Two Books Recount How Our Postal System Created a Communications Revolution

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 03:00
Two histories of the Postal Service, once a mainstay of communication, now a system under threat.
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The Shortlist: Memoirs

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 03:00
New books by Betsy Lerner, Isabel Vincent and Lee Smith.
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Fiction: A Novel Tracks a Friendship Through Breakdowns, Infidelity and Psychic Visions of the Future

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 03:00
Jean Thompson’s latest considers an old friendship, a failing marriage and a woman having visions of the future.
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Fiction: Stories Exploring the Misguided, the Unrequited and the Mortified

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 03:00
All of the stories in this stark and cutting collection grapple with our failure to communicate.
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Fiction: A Novel Follows Gen-Xers Through Their Boom-or-Bust Post-College Lives

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 03:00
Gen X friends face success and regret in the decades after college.
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Nonfiction: Jack Shafer Reviews Gay Talese’s Controversial New Book About Voyeurism

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 13:50
Gay Talese’s “The Voyeur’s Motel” seems to be full of inaccuracies.
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Nonfiction: What It Is Actually Like to Be in the Engine Room of the Start-Up Economy

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:51
An account of success and failure — and the relationship between them — in the tech industry.
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Nonfiction: Libya’s Prisons Were Emptying. But Hisham Matar’s Father Was Nowhere to Be Found.

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:45
Hisham Matar’s account of trying to learn the fate of his father, an imprisoned Libyan dissident.
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Letters to the Editor

Sat, 07/09/2016 - 23:00
Readers respond to recent reviews of “The Way Back: Restoring the Promise of America” and more.
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Inside the List

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 11:09
The nature writer Terry Tempest Williams enters the monthly travel list with her look at America’s national parks, “The Hour of Land,” new at No.3.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 06:40
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 06:40
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Open Book: Fall in Fear, Rise in Interest

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 06:00
A list of recommended reading about criminal justice.
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Bookends: Which Books Deserve a Sequel?

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 23:00
Alice Gregory and Thomas Mallon on works that deserve follow-ups.
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Fiction: Deborah Shapiro Puts an Oedipal Spin on Female Intimacy in ‘The Sun in Your Eyes’

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 00:00
A novel about female friendship examines those unresolved relationships we’re trying to outgrow.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Hogs Wild’

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 11:12
Ian Frazier talks about his new essay collection, “Hogs Wild”; and Barry Friedman on two new books about law enforcement.
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Nonfiction: In America’s Long History of Slavery, New England Shares the Guilt

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 11:00
A history examines the deep roots of slavery in 17th-century New England.
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The Shortlist: New England Lit

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:43
New novels by Ramona Ausubel, Ann Leary and Elizabeth Kelly.
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