New York Times Book Reviews

War Stories: Thomas Ricks on the Season’s Military History

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 12:39
New books about military history include looks at firearms and Native Americans, Pax Romana, Pearl Harbor and more.
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Fiction: Zadie Smith’s New Novel Takes on Dance, Fame and Friendship

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 11:31
As two girls grow up, and apart, in Zadie Smith’s “Swing Time,” subtle distinctions in family structure and class magnify over time.
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Critic’s Take: Throwing Anna Under the Train

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 04:00
A letter to Tolstoy about his appropriation of Anna Karenina’s experience.
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Fiction: Ha Jin’s Latest Novel Shows Off His Funny Side

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 04:00
In Ha Jin’s “The Boat Rocker,” a reporter investigating his former wife’s blockbuster novel exposes himself to accusations of jealousy.
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Fiction: Yan Lianke’s Novel Assesses the Moral Cost of China’s Growth

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 04:00
Yan Lianke’s “The Explosion Chronicles” takes stock of China’s economy and its collective social conscience.
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Nonfiction: Unbury My Heart at Wounded Knee: A New Look at the Indian Wars

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 04:30
Peter Cozzens’s “The Earth Is Weeping” is a new look at the Indian wars that presents the Army point of view.
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Nonfiction: How Do Dogs Recognize Us? And Why Do We Love Cats Anyway?

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 04:30
Alexandra Horowitz’s “Being a Dog” focuses on olfactory skills; Abigail Tucker’s “The Lion in the Living Room” is about how cats behave.
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Nonfiction: They’ll Blame Us: Growing Up Muslim After 9/11

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 04:00
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh’s memoir “Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age” should both enlighten and shame Americans who read it.
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Nonfiction: They’ll Blame Us: Growing Up Muslim After 9/11

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 04:00
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh’s memoir “Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age” should both enlighten and shame Americans who read it.
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Fiction: Paulette Jiles’s National Book Award Finalist Reviewed

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 04:00
An old man and a child travel across post-Civil War Texas in Paulette Jiles’s “News of the World.”
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Fiction: Paulette Jiles’s National Book Award Finalist Reviewed

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 04:00
An old man and a child travel across post-Civil War Texas in Paulette Jiles’s “News of the World.”
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Fiction: A Widow Uncovers Her Husband’s Paris Past in a Lauded New Novel

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 04:00
In David Constantine’s “The Life-Writer,” a dying husband recalls a former love, sending his grieving wife deep into his younger days.
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The Shortlist: Debut Novels

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 12:12
New novels include Alix Hawley’s “All True Not a Lie in It,” a tongue-in-cheek fictional portrait of Daniel Boone.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 12:03
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Crime: The Latest and Best in Crime Fiction

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:46
Michael Connelly continues to think up creative ways to keep his old war horse Harry Bosch on the job.
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:40
Pat Conroy’s “A Lowcountry Heart,” a posthumous essay collection that includes some material from his charmingly capricious blog, is No. 11 on the hardcover nonfiction list.
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Fiction: Caroline Leavitt’s New Novel Takes a Dark Departure

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:34
A teenage girl has a crush that goes frighteningly wrong in Caroline Leavitt’s “Cruel Beautiful World.”
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Fiction: A New Novel Stars Astronomer in the 1700s

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:34
John Pipkin’s “The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter” is a many-stranded tale of wide-eyed astronomers in the 1700s.
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Letters : Letters to the Editor

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:22
Readers respond to recent reviews of Marie Ponsot’s “Collected Poems,” Gareth Stedman Jones’s “Karl Marx” and more.
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Open Book: Look It Up

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:15
John Simpson was hired by the Oxford English Dictionary when he was 22 years old. He became the O.E.D.’s chief editor.
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