New York Times Book Reviews

Audiobooks: ‘The Omnivore’s Dilemma,’ ‘Unbroken’ and More, Adapted for Young Readers

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 04:30
Checking out the in-car-entertainment value of nonfiction best sellers adapted for young readers.
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Audiobooks: ‘Zero to One,’ ‘Good Profit’ and ‘Team of Teams’

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 04:30
Listening in as three movers and shakers offer advice on taking companies to the top.
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Audiobooks: Gillian Flynn on Emma Thompson Reading ‘The Turn of the Screw’

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 04:30
The mendacious children in a Henry James ghost story lean toward danger.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Politicians and the Egalitarians,’ by Sean Wilentz

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 04:30
Sean Wilentz argues that politicians serve the country best when they compromise.
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Nonfiction: ‘Paper,’ by Mark Kurlansky

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 04:30
A look at human history through the lens of a simple, indispensable material.
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Fiction: ‘LaRose,’ by Louise Erdrich

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 04:30
Louise Erdrich’s latest novel asks a deceptively simple question: Can a person “do the worst thing possible and still be loved”?
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Nonfiction: ‘The Romanovs: 1613-1918,’ by Simon Sebag Montefiore

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 04:30
A vast chronicle of the Romanovs’ three centuries of rule is essentially a family story.
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Nonfiction: ‘Sex With Shakespeare,’ by Jillian Keenan

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:47
Shakespeare’s plays help a woman come to terms with a fetish.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Book Review Podcast: ‘The Gene: An Intimate History’

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 11:42
Siddhartha Mukherjee talks about “The Gene,” and Jennifer Szalai discusses two books about taste.
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Crime: Clare Mackintosh’s ‘I Let You Go,’ and More

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:17
Clare Mackintosh’s first novel is a cunning psychological thriller that opens at Christmastime with a hit-and-run accident.
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:17
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:17
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Boys in the Bunkhouse,’ by Dan Barry

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:16
An account of workers who were exploited for three decades.
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Nonfiction: ‘Beer Money,’ by Frances Stroh

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:16
A scion of a beer-making dynasty traces its fall.
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Nonfiction: ‘Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea,’ by Teffi

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:16
A popular Russian writer describes her flight from the Bolsheviks.
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Fiction: ‘The High Places,’ by Fiona McFarlane

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:15
A sense of queasy anticipation runs through a collection of short stories.
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Nonfiction: ‘Street of Eternal Happiness,’ by Rob Schmitz

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:15
A foreign correspondent up close with residents caught between old and new.
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Nonfiction: ‘We Were Feminists Once,’ by Andi Zeisler

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:14
A look at marketplace feminism and its blithe platitudes.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir,’ by D. Watkins

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:14
An educator looks to his early years in the East Baltimore drug trade.
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Nonfiction: ‘A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849,’ by Sidney Blumenthal

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:11
The first book in a multivolume biography of Lincoln examines his early influences.
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