New York Times Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Robert F. Worth’s ‘A Rage for Order’

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 04:30
Robert F. Worth reports on developments in the Middle East following the Arab Spring.
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Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: ‘Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide’

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 17:20
This week, Michael Kinsley, Eric Fair and Viet Thanh Nguyen.
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‘Door to Door,’ by Edward Humes

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:37
Making the case that vehicles, drivers and pedestrians could be made safer but for lack of will.
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Inside the List

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 11:36
Annette Gordon-Reed, at No. 16 in nonfiction with a new book about Thomas Jefferson, says this political season raises “questions about the fundamental nature of democracy in the United States.”
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 11:33
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 11:30
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Shortlist: Poetry

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 11:15
New books by Helen Macdonald, Ron Rash and Kevin Young.
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‘Hardly War,’ by Don Mee Choi

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:57
An immigrant’s poems pose troubling questions of dislocation.
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Freely Rhymed: ‘All the Poems of Stevie Smith’

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:31
Stevie Smith was so odd that even other poets, most of whom are fairly odd themselves, have never been sure what to do with her.
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‘The Whole Harmonium: The Life of Wallace Stevens,’ by Paul Mariani

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:16
The poet Wallace Stevens often tinkered with drafts on his way to the insurance office.
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‘The Houseguest,’ by Kim Brooks

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:07
In 1941, an actress fleeing Europe perturbs her host family.
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Open Book: Early Flutters

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 09:43
In “Crush,” authors reflect on their first infatuations with celebrities.
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Jay McInerney Reviews ‘Hystopia’ by David Means

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 09:38
In this novel within a novel, a program to erase the memories of Vietnam War veterans has some unintended results.
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Maria Popova Reviews Janna Levin’s ‘Black Hole Blues’

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 15:59
In “Black Hole Blues,” Janna Levin tells the story of science’s attempt to listen to the cosmos.
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Letters to the Editor

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 15:18
Readers respond to a recent review of “Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble” and more.
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By the Book: Andy Cohen: By the Book

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 06:00
The talk-show host, producer and author of “The Andy Cohen Diaries” is a “Fountainhead” fan: “I like to think of myself as a Howard Roark type, but then I realize I’m the ‘Housewives’ guy.”
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Tracy Chevalier’s ‘At the Edge of the Orchard’ and Jane Hamilton’s ‘The Excellent Lombards’

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 04:30
Two novels center on the drama of the orchards.
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‘Dodgers,’ by Bill Beverly

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 04:30
A drug lord in training heads to the Midwest to kill a witness.
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Children’s Books: ‘Bob the Artist,’ by Marion Deuchars

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 11:23
A beautifully produced picture book tells the story of a bird teased for his extra-long and extra-skinny legs.
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Lauren Groff Reviews Charles Bock’s ‘Alice & Oliver’

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 04:30
In Charles Bock’s autobiographical novel, a man and woman deal with her leukemia.
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