New York Times Book Reviews

Letters to the Editor

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 14:38
Readers respond to a recent review of Julian Barnes’s “The Noise of Time” and more.
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Children’s Books: ‘The Thank You Book,’ by Mo Willems

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 14:01
The author and illustrator Mo Willems wraps up his long-running, beloved Elephant & Piggie series.
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By the Book: Nathaniel Philbrick: By the Book

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 07:00
The author of “Valiant Ambition” has always wanted to meet Hawthorne: “Something profoundly disturbing must have happened to him at an early age. I’d like to know what that was.”
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Fiction: ‘Sweetbitter,’ by Stephanie Danler

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:31
A hard-partying woman reinvents herself in the world of New York fine dining.
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Nonfiction: ‘Jane Doe January’ and ‘I Will Find You’

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:16
Two women write books piecing together decades-old sexual attacks.
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Bookends: Who Gets to Tell Other People’s Stories?

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:06
Anna Holmes and James Parker debate the line between empathy and exploitation.
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Nonfiction: ‘East West Street,’ by Philippe Sands

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 04:30
The story of two ideas about international justice and the men who brought them to life.
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Nonfiction: ‘Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World,’ by Timothy Garton Ash

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 13:38
Ten guiding tenets frame a call for “more and better free speech.”
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Sunday Routine: How Emma Straub, Novelist, Spends Her Sundays

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 18:29
Ms. Straub, whose book “Modern Lovers” comes out this month, wakes up early with her husband and two young kids, watches cheesy television and always keeps a good mozzarella on hand for pizza.
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Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: ‘The Romanovs’

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 11:11
Simon Sebag Montefiore discusses his new history of the Romanovs, and Laura Miller talks about new audiobooks of childhood favorites.
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Fiction: ‘A Country Road, a Tree,’ by Jo Baker

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:14
Jo Baker’s novel focuses on Samuel Beckett’s years in wartime France, on the run from the Gestapo.
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Fiction: ‘The Seed Collectors,’ by Scarlett Thomas

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:14
Botany and desire intertwine in a novel about relatives who receive a curious inheritance.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Discovery of Chance,’ by Aileen M. Kelly

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:13
A biography of Alexander Herzen, the 19th-century Russian socialist writer.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Edge of the Empire,’ by Bronwen Riley

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:12
Bronwen Riley paints a picture of a distant Roman colony by reconstructing the travels of an imperial officer.
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The Shortlist: Adventurers

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:12
New books by Misha Glenny, Timothy Egan and John Boessenecker.
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Open Book: Listening and Playing

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:11
New books about jazz.
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Nonfiction: ‘Unforbidden Pleasures,’ by Adam Phillips

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:10
Essays centering on the nature of human desires, forbidden and otherwise.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:10
Readers respond to recent reviews of Don DeLillo’s “Zero K,” Angela Duckworth’s “Grit” and more.
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Nonfiction: Nathaniel Philbrick’s ‘Valiant Ambition’

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:08
A history of the Revolutionary War offers a complex portrait of Benedict Arnold.
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 10:07
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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