New York Times Book Reviews

Children’s Books: Notable Children’s Books of 2016

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 17:49
The best in picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction, selected by the children’s books editor of The New York Times Book Review.
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By the Book: Amos Oz: By the Book

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 17:17
The Israeli author, whose most recent novel is “Judas,” would like to meet Chekhov, if only to gossip with him.
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Nonfiction: A Holocaust Historian Digs Into His Own Life

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 16:42
In “Where Memory Leads,” Saul Friedländer writes about his personal, political and scholarly sides.
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100 Notable Books of 2016

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 16:41
The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
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Poetry: Jamaica’s Best New Poet Weighs In

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 14:50
The young poet Ishion Hutchinson looks to the fractured past and teeming life of Jamaica in “House of Lords and Commons.”
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Bookends: Are Domestic Responsibilities at Odds With Becoming a Great Artist?

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 11:45
Siddhartha Deb and Dana Stevens discuss whether family life restricts the ability to do creative work.
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Nonfiction: The Message of Thomas Friedman’s New Book: It’s Going to Be O.K.

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 04:00
Thomas Friedman’s new book, “Thank You for Being Late,” gives you a much better idea of the forces that are upending your world.
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Nonfiction: A New Look at Civilian Life in Europe Under Hitler

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 04:00
In “An Iron Wind,” Peter Fritzsche wants us to see how even apparently peaceful moments during World War II were inflected by war raging elsewhere.
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Nonfiction: Steven Johnson on How Play Shaped the World

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 04:00
Steven Johnson’s “Wonderland” looks at the few degrees of separation between fun and progress.
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William Trevor in The Times

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 17:13
A look back at reviews of Mr. Trevor’s work in The New York Times.
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Paperback Row

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 13:12
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Nonfiction: The AIDS Fight: Andrew Sullivan on a History of the Movement

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:23
David France’s remarkable “How to Survive a Plague” is the prose version of France’s Oscar-nominated documentary of the same name.
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6 Great New Picture Books for Kids

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 15:02
The best of this season’s books for younger readers.
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Fiction: Billy the Kid: The Novel

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 14:08
Ron Hansen’s “The Kid” imagines the character of Billy the Kid.
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 12:58
For a supposedly neglected cohort, the white working class sure has made its presence felt lately on the best-seller list.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Michael Chabon’s ‘Moonglow’

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 12:49
Michael Chabon talks about his new novel, and Blanche Wiesen Cook discusses the third volume of her biography of Eleanor Roosevelt.
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Ivory Tower: Race in America After the Great Migration

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 12:34
New books examine race in America in the time since millions of black migrants moved in hopes of greater opportunity.
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Open Book: ‘The Chosen’ at 50

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 12:19
Chaim Potok’s novel about the friendship between two Jewish boys in 1940s Brooklyn is approaching its 50th anniversary.
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Nonfiction: The American Battle Over War Powers

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 12:11
In “Waging War,” the federal judge David J. Barron looks at how America’s executive and legislative branches check each other.
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Nonfiction: 2,500 Years of Indian History in One Book

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 12:10
Sunil Khilnani’s “Incarnations” is a tour of about 2,500 years of the country’s history, through 50 figures.
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