New York Times Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Through Her Lens Darkly: Diane Arbus’s Life Was as Raw as Her Work

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:42
A biography of Diane Arbus links her charged imagery to an often fraught personal life.
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Fiction: Their Grief Counselor Is a Crow. It’s Fiction.

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:42
A tough-talking bird brings relief to a mourning family.
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Fiction: In Terry McMillan’s New Novel, a Middle-Aged Optometrist Decides to Give Her Life a Makeover

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:41
A middle-aged optometrist decides to remake her life.
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Fiction: Growing Up in Radicalized Nigeria: A New Novel Shows the Gritty Reality

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:41
A Muslim boy witnesses radical Islam’s rise in Nigeria.
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Fiction: The Filmmaker Neil Jordan Has a New Novel. It’s Got a Missing Girl.

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:40
In Neil Jordan’s story, a British detective’s search for a long-missing girl in an Eastern European city takes a supernatural turn.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:39
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:38
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Inside the List

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:37
Nancy Isenberg, whose “White Trash” is No. 8 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says “Electoral politics has always encouraged con artists.”
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 10:37
Readers respond to recent reviews of Annie Proulx’s “Barkskins,” Laurent Linn’s “Draw the Line” and more.
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By the Book: Geoff Dyer: By the Book

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 06:00
The novelist, essayist, critic and author, most recently, of “White Sands” says reading William Finnegan’s “Barbarian Days” made him realize his whole life has been pretty much a waste. “I suspected this anyway.”
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Nonfiction: Ian Frazier Is a Master of the Essay. Here Are Some of His Best.

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 04:30
Frazier approaches the world with curiosity and enthusiasm.
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Roving Eye: French Feminist Pulp That Spares No Pain

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 04:30
Virginie Despentes’s feminist pulp, gory and marked by sexual violence, looks to the lives of women unwilling to make nice or play along.
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Children’s Books: ‘Alpha, Bravo, Charlie’ and ‘Daytime Visions’

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 07:00
Two new alphabet books are examples of a thriving and increasingly sophisticated genre.
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Nonfiction: The Good, the True, the Beautiful and Chuck Klosterman

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 04:30
Klosterman wonders whether our cherished certainties will look foolish to later generations.
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Fiction: A. B. Yehoshua’s ‘The Extra’ Pits the Secular Against the Ultra-Orthodox

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 04:30
A woman puts her music career on hold and confronts clashing identities in a novel set in Jerusalem.
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Nonfiction: A Look at America’s Long and Troubled History of White Poverty

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 10:04
The history of white poverty in America takes in race and class, stereotype and exploitation.
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Open Book: Adichie on Mrs. Trump

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 04:38
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie says, “Fiction can remind us . . . that the players in politics are first human beings.”
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‘The Arrangements’: A Work of Fiction

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 04:00
The New York Times Book Review asked the acclaimed novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to write a short story about the American election.
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Nonfiction: The Problem With Modern Policing, as Seen From the Right and From the Left

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 15:02
Two books offer opposing arguments on crime and law enforcement.
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Author’s Note: When You Write a Memoir, Readers Think They Know You Better Than They Do

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 15:02
After my second memoir, people stopped asking me questions. They thought they had the answers.
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