New York Times Book Reviews

The Shortlist: Religion

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 03:00
New books include “Putting God Second” and “Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto.”
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Applied Reading: Can’t Get Through ‘Ulysses’? Digital Help Is on the Way.

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 03:00
Technically diverse artists have taken up the challenge of freshly interpreting “Ulysses” to make it more accessible to a wider audience.
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Help Desk: Roads to Fabulous

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 02:00
Celebrities (and Stanley Fish) hold forth on health, happiness and winning arguments.
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Children’s Books: ‘Macavity’ Reintroduces T.S. Eliot’s Beloved Feline Creation

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 14:28
Just in time for the return of “Cats” to Broadway, a new picture book series features T.S. Eliot’s many-lived creatures.
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Fiction: Lionel Shriver Imagines Imminent Economic Collapse, With Cabbage at $20 a Head

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 12:45
Lionel Shriver’s novel “The Mandibles” is a searing example of a new genre that could be called dystopian finance fiction.
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Nonfiction: A New Biography Says George W. Bush Really Was the Decider

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 04:30
Time and again, Jean Edward Smith argues, Bush failed to meet the challenges of his office.
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Nonfiction: The Dark History of the Olympics

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 04:30
David Goldblatt’s “The Games” recalls unflattering aspects of the Olympics long before doping and gender testing.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 02:48
Moira Weigel discusses two new biographies of Brown; and Juliet Nicolson talks about “A House Full of Daughters.”
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Open Book: Journals of the Plague Years

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 00:53
“The deal was 30,000 words in 30 days,” Donald G. McNeil Jr. said of his new book, “Zika: The Emerging Epidemic.”
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Editors’ Choice

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 00:00
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Paperback Row

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 00:00
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Letters to the Editor

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 00:00
Readers respond to a recent work of fiction by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and more.
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Fiction: Missing ‘Downton Abbey’? Julian Fellowes’s New Novel Is Set in Victorian London.

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 23:02
Julian Fellowes’s “Belgravia” devises a story of two families, one aristocratic, the other aspiring.
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Inside the List

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 09:43
“Seinfeldia,” No. 13 on the hardcover nonfiction list, goes behind the scenes of the groundbreaking sitcom about nothing.
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Children’s Books: Three Picture Books About Family Trips, in Time for Summer Travel

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 10:00
Three picture books approach family trips with humor and imagination.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘You’ll Grow Out of It’

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 12:54
Jessi Klein talks about her new book of essays, and Antonio García Martinez discusses “Chaos Monkeys.”
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Nonfiction: A Biographer of Robert Kennedy Reconciles ‘Good Bobby’ and ‘Bad Bobby’

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 06:00
Larry Tye’s new biography of Robert Kennedy examines a career cut short.
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Nonfiction: Mychal Denzel Smith Connects the Black Millennial Experience to the African-American Literary Tradition

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 06:00
A young black journalist both narrates and interrogates his coming-of-age.
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Nonfiction: Should We Still Listen to Prozac? Peter D. Kramer Jumps Back Into the Antidepressant Debate

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 06:00
Do antidepressants work? More often than not, argues the author of “Listening to Prozac.”
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By the Book: Cynthia Ozick: By the Book

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 06:00
The author, most recently, of “Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, and Other Literary Essays” leans to “Nabokov rather than Hemingway. If less is more, it is nevertheless also loss.”
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