New York Times Book Reviews

Critic’s Take: Literature of the Forever War

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 12:09
Are we ready to view our own wars without clear winners or losers?
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Inside the List

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 12:06
David Cay Johnston, whose “The Making of Donald Trump” is No. 15 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says Trump has “seriously damaged his brand.”
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Paperback Row

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 12:05
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Shortlist: French Lit

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 11:56
Newly translated books by Michèle Audin, Adrien Bosc, Marguerite Duras and Michèle Halberstadt.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Book Review Podcast: Colson Whitehead and Jeffrey Toobin Talk About Their New Best Sellers

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 11:52
Colson Whitehead talks about his new novel, “The Underground Railroad,” and Jeffrey Toobin discusses his new book about the fascinating case of Patty Hearst.
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Nonfiction: God, Realigned: The Era of Reformation

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 11:23
In “Reformations,” the Yale historian Carlos M. N. Eire looks at the religious turmoil of the era of Reformation.
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What the Maid Saw. A Novel Imagines the Demise of Thomas Hardy.

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 11:15
Damien Wilkins’s “Max Gate” is a novel about the end of Thomas Hardy’s life.
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Fiction: A Suspense Novel Sets Killers Loose in a Luxury Hotel

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 11:06
In Gina Wohlsdorf’s debut novel, “Security,” surveillance cameras follow two masked killers in a hotel.
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Fiction: Alexander McCall Smith Fills in the Lives Behind Five Vintage Photographs

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 10:17
Alexander McCall Smith’s stories in “Chance Developments” were suggested by five anonymous images of the past.
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Fiction: A Noir Novel Sends a Bleeding-Heart Doctor to a Gentrifying Los Angeles

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 10:17
A man struggles to keep his Los Angeles clinic afloat in Peter Spiegelman’s “Dr. Knox.”
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Open Book: Parade’s End

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 10:14
The editor Terry McDonell writes fondly about James Salter, Richard Ford and other literary friends in “The Accidental Life.”
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Fiction: A Comic Novel of Love and Delusion During the Bosnian War

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 10:13
A laborer follows his infatuation to the war-torn Balkans in Jesse Armstrong’s debut novel, “Love, Sex and Other Foreign Policy Goals.”
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Fiction: A Novel Sends Its Child Spies on the Trail of Neighborhood Secrets

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 10:13
Two girls set out in search of God and a missing neighbor in Joanna Cannon’s “The Trouble With Goats and Sheep.”
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Fiction: In a Debut Thriller, Suspicion Mars an Upper-Crust Engagement

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 10:13
In Swan Huntley’s “We Could Be Beautiful,” an affluent woman thinks she’s found the ideal mate, but her lingering suspicions say otherwise.
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Editors' Choice: Nine New Books Worth Reading This Week

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 04:00
Recommended reading by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
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Otherworldly: The Latest in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 04:30
Planetary destruction and other uses of mathematics in a far-future society; women in geekdom; and shapeshifters who prey on humans in the Mughal Empire, and today.
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Fiction: Jules Feiffer Noir: Union-Busting, Communism, Jews and Hollywood

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 04:30
Jules Feiffer’s new graphic novel, “Cousin Joseph,” features a strange collection of characters: unionists, head honchos, dirty cops, bums, lackeys.
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By the Book: Amy Schumer: By the Book

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 04:20
The comedian, actress, producer and author of “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo” reads everything by Elena Ferrante. “But not right before bed, because I have furious nightmares.”
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Nonfiction: The Run of Her Life: Jeffrey Toobin on the Odyssey of Patty Hearst

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 04:30
Jeffrey Toobin’s “American Heiress” revisits the strange story of Patty Hearst’s kidnapping and career as an urban guerrilla.
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Nonfiction: Jesmyn Ward’s Anthology of Race Builds on the Legacy of James Baldwin

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 04:30
“The Fire This Time,” an anthology of poems, columns and essays edited by Jesmyn Ward, looks at the joy and the pain of being black in America.
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