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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Lisa Randall’s ‘Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs’

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 14:51
Randall talks about her new book, and Louisa Lim discusses five memoirs about fleeing North Korea.









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Inside the List

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 08:54
Richard Paul Evans, whose novel “The Mistletoe Inn” is No. 9 on the hardcover fiction list, once heard from his fourth-grade teacher: “Your parents lied to you. There is no Santa.”









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100 Notable Books of 2015

Fri, 11/27/2015 - 07:00
The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.









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Editors’ Choice

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 19:21
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Paperback Row

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 19:17
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Author’s Note: Highly Unlikely

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 18:49
We’ve arrived at a point where not only is reality stranger than fiction, but we don’t allow our fiction to be even close to how strange real life is every day.









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2015 Books Gift Guide

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 18:39
Art books, graphic novels, and fiction and nonfiction.









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Mary Gaitskill’s ‘The Mare’

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:17
An emotionally electric triangle of a woman, a girl and a horse is mutually transformative.









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John Irving’s ‘Avenue of Mysteries’

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:17
Irving’s latest novel chronicles the rise of a child genius from a trash heap in Mexico to literary stardom.









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‘The Evolution of Everything,’ by Matt Ridley

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:17
Ridley argues that the emergence of big ideas has little to do with top-down direction.









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‘India at War,’ by Yasmin Khan

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:17
India contributed a huge, though badly treated, army to the Allied cause in World War II.









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Kevin Barry’s ‘Beatlebone’

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:17
A novel centered on an island actually owned by a Beatle is fashioned on what we know and think we know about him.









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Margaret Atwood: By the Book

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:17
The author, most recently, of “The Heart Goes Last” met Günter Grass at a Cold War literary festival in Finland: “He thought I was either the secretary or the floozy, I’m not sure which.”









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The Shortlist: Fleeing North Korea

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:17
Five new memoirs about escaping North Korea.









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‘The Big Green Tent,’ by Ludmila Ulitskaya

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:17
Three friends drawn into the dissident movement use art and activism to oppose the Soviet regime.









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Letters: Draft Dodgers

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 12:43
Readers respond to a recent review of Jon Meacham’s “Destiny and Power” and more.









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‘Workshops of Empire,’ by Eric Bennett

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 12:30
A look at the graduate writing programs that enshrined a literature of American values.









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Open Book: Paths to Peace

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 10:01
“The Smith Tapes” collects interviews with Jerry Garcia, Andy Warhol and dozens of other stars from 1969 to 1972.









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Children’s Books: It’s Sort of Good to Be the King

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 13:24
A picture book in the tradition of “The Little Prince” delivers minimalist philosophical lessons on power.









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Ian Kershaw’s ‘To Hell and Back: Europe, 1914-1949’

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:44
The first volume of a new history of modern Europe covers two world wars and the troubled years between them.









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