New York Times Book Reviews

Letters to the Editor

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 09:56
Readers respond to recent reviews of “JFK and the Masculine Mystique,” “Egyptomania” and more.
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Nonfiction: For Better or Worse: New Books Forecast the Next Technologies

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 09:27
What do futurists see on the horizon? In “The Signals Are Talking,” Amy Webb argues that tomorrow’s trends will come from today’s fringe. In “Whiplash,” Joi Ito and Jeff Howe outline specific categories of change.
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Nonfiction: Multimediated Lives: An Erudite Tour of Digital Culture

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 09:27
In “The Four-Dimensional Human,” the young British critic Laurence Scott ponders the ways technology is changing individuals and cultures.
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By the Book: Bernard-Henri Lévy: By the Book

Thu, 12/29/2016 - 06:00
The author of “The Genius of Judaism” believes the current political situation in the United States is best illuminated by Philip Roth’s “The Plot Against America.”
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Help Desk: And a Thinner New Year: Five New Books About Food and Diets

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 04:00
Time to avoid cheese, avoid sugar, trick your brain into making you feel less hungry, and learn to love yourself instead of dieting.
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Nonfiction: A History of U.S. Foreign Affairs in Which Grandiose Ambitions Trump Realism

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 04:00
Presidents tend to fall prey to a “utopian temptation,” says Walter A. McDougall in “The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy.”
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Nonfiction: Thinking in the Deep: Inside the Mind of an Octopus

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 04:00
In “Other Minds,” Peter Godfrey-Smith shows how the abilities of the octopus offer insight into the evolution of animal intelligence.
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Nonfiction: Ladies Who Launch: Women Who Opened the Door to Space Exploration

Mon, 12/26/2016 - 04:00
Dava Sobel’s “The Glass Universe” and Margot Lee Shetterly’s “Hidden Figures” uncover the role of women at critical points in the history of science.
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The Book Review Podcast: What Dozens of Notable People Read in 2016

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 13:50
Editors at the Book Review discuss what many notable people were reading this year, and Will Schwalbe talks about “Books for Living.”
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9 New Books We Recommend This Week

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 10:23
Suggested reading by editors at The New York Times.
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 10:10
In response to reader concerns, Janet Evanovich has toned down the swearing in some of her books — but not the Stephanie Plum series. “Turbo Twenty-Three,” the latest, is No. 9 in hardcover fiction.
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Nonfiction: Ariel Dorfman on an American Martyr: El Salvador, 1980

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 09:54
In “A Radical Faith,” Eileen Markey examines the life of an American churchwoman ruthlessly murdered in El Salvador in 1980.
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Nonfiction: Lessons on How to Live, in 26 Books

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 09:54
In “Books for Living,” Will Schwalbe writes about what he’s learned from some of his favorite books.
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Critic’s Take: In Trying Times, the Balm of Jane Austen

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 09:54
The predictability of “Pride and Prejudice” was the perfect escape from a grim passage.
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The Shortlist: Dynasty: Three New Books About England’s Tudors

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 09:53
New books by Tracy Borman, Suzannah Lipscomb and Nicola Tallis.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 09:53
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 09:53
Readers respond to the 100 Notable Books of 2016 and more.
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On Poetry: The Best Poetry of 2016

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 17:18
The Book Review’s On Poetry columnist picks his favorite books of the year.
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Nonfiction: Painting Damnation: Celebrating 500 Years of Bosch

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 11:48
A wave of appraisal marks the 500th anniversary of Hieronymus Bosch’s death.
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Notebook: The Best Photo Books of 2016

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 06:00
Across the spectrum of photo books published this year are pleasures to be discovered. Here are 10 of the best.
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