New York Times Book Reviews

Paperback Row

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:02
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Shortlist: Southern Fiction

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:02
New books by J. Bradford Hipps, John Gregory Brown, Lee Clay Johnson and Matthew Neill Null.
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Fiction: Joy Williams’s Micro-Fictions Are a Trove of God’s Bafflements

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 09:59
“Ninety-Nine Stories of God,” by Joy Williams, is informed by a learned yet half-feral Christianity.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 09:54
Readers respond to a recent review of Gay Talese’s “The Voyeur’s Motel” and more.
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Fiction: In Colson Whitehead’s Latest, the Underground Railroad Is More Than a Metaphor

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 04:30
In “The Underground Railroad,” his new novel about American slavery, Colson Whitehead courageously opens his eyes where the rest of us would rather look away.
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Ed Talk: Wasting Time on the Internet? Not Really

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 04:00
The poet and professor Kenneth Goldsmith talks about the magic of spending time together online.
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Editors' Choice: 9 Thrillers (One True) That Times Editors Think You Should Read This Summer

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 22:00
New books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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By the Book: Jeffrey Toobin: By the Book

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 06:00
The author of “The Nine,” “The Run of His Life” and, most recently, “American Heiress” wrote his senior thesis about Samuel Adams: “Musical rights to this work are still available.”
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Nonfiction: The Great Outdoors: Camping in It, Writing About It

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 04:30
Dan White’s “Under the Stars” offers a hands-on historical guide to camping, and Robert Macfarlane’s “Landmarks” looks at the words we use to talk about nature.
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Nonfiction: Michael Gross’s Latest Investigation in the World of Fashion Photography

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 04:30
“Focus,” by Michael Gross, looks at the glamour and grit of fashion photography’s golden age.
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Fiction: A Novel Looks at the Flip Side of Life in Jamaica’s Montego Bay

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 23:06
Nicole Dennis-Benn’s first novel, “Here Comes the Sun,” looks past the opulent hotels of Jamaica’s tourist industry.
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Nonfiction: A Memoir by the Daughter of Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 22:58
Nadja Spiegelman’s “I’m Supposed to Protect You From All This” recounts generations of cruel mothering.
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Bookends: Why Do So Many Contemporary American Authors Send Their Characters Abroad?

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 06:00
Siddhartha Deb and Charles McGrath discuss the impulse for fiction writers to send their characters to distant places.
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Fiction: In Delia Ephron’s ‘Siracusa,’ Relationships Fall Apart Under the Sicilian Sun

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 04:30
Relationships unravel and a child manipulates her elders as two couples share a Sicilian holiday in Delia Ephron’s new novel, “Siracusa.”
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Fiction: In ‘Hot Milk,’ a Woman Struggles to Break Free of Her Hypochondriacal Mother

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 04:30
In Deborah Levy’s new novel, “Hot Milk,” a woman brings her hypochondriacal mother to a clinic in Spain.
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Nonfiction: Ask Polly, and Heather Havrilesky Will Answer

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 04:30
Life tips and a shoulder to cry on in Heather Havrilesky’s “How to Be a Person in the World.”
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Fiction: Tribes of TriBeCa: Jay McInerney’s Latest Downtown Novel

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 04:30
In Jay McInerney’s third novel about them, “Bright, Precious Days,” Russell and Corrine Calloway struggle with their marriage and the economy.
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Fiction: A Debut Novel Grapples With Work, Marriage and Fertility

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 04:30
Jessica Winter’s “Break in Case of Emergency” is a funny and moving commentary on that point in a woman’s life when everything seems to come into question.
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Fiction: A Thriller for Fans of ‘The Girl on the Train’ and ‘Gone Girl’

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 18:42
In Flynn Berry’s “Under the Harrow,” a woman is determined to find her sister’s murderer.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Megan Abbott’s ‘You Will Know Me’

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 11:14
Megan Abbott discusses her new murder mystery, and Marilyn Stasio talks about several new true-crime books.
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