New York Times Book Reviews

Letters to the Editor

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 12:04
Readers respond to Zadie Smith’s By the Book interview and more.
Categories: Book Reviews

Open Book: The Bright Side of 2016

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 11:51
Boldface names and bold debuts are among those on this year’s list of 100 Notable Books.
Categories: Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Carrie Fisher Has More to Say About Her Life in ‘Star Wars’

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 11:33
In “The Princess Diarist,” Carrie Fisher dishes about her life inside the “Star Wars” industrial complex. SPOILER ALERT!
Categories: Book Reviews

Roundup: This Season’s Best Books on Hollywood

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 11:05
New books by and about movie stars include a collection of photos and writing by Alan Cumming, a memoir by Tippi Hedren, “The Tao of Bill Murray” and more.
Categories: Book Reviews

Roundup: Itineraries Await in the Season’s Best Travel Books

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 10:23
New travel books include “The Timbuktu School for Nomads” and “The Humorless Ladies of Border Control.”
Categories: Book Reviews

Nonfiction: The Rise of Glam Rock

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 12:26
Simon Reynolds’s “Shock and Awe” covers the glory days of glam rock and its pioneers, including T. Rex, David Bowie, Alice Cooper and Roxy Music.
Categories: Book Reviews

Nonfiction: A New Biography of Joan Rivers

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 09:43
Leslie Bennetts’s “Last Girl Before Freeway” revisits milestones in Joan Rivers’s life, like her childhood, marriage and famous break with Johnny Carson.
Categories: Book Reviews

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Thomas Friedman on ‘Thank You for Being Late’

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 11:31
Thomas Friedman talks about his latest book, and David France discusses “How to Survive a Plague.”
Categories: Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Say It Loud: Two New Books Look Back at Black Power

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 11:12
The roots of Black Lives Matter in the Black Power movement and the Black Panthers.
Categories: Book Reviews

Nonfiction: Good at Skipping Ads? No, You’re Not

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 10:59
Mara Einstein’s “Black Ops Advertising” is about the increasing trickery of “stealth advertising” and branded entertainment.
Categories: Book Reviews

Fiction: Deprivation: A Childhood in 1960s Hungary

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 10:52
The Hungarian writer Szilard Borbely created fiction about the village past and poetry about the urban present.
Categories: Book Reviews

The Shortlist: Space

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 10:44
An astronaut’s memoir, an astronomer’s guide to the solar system and a search for evidence of alien life.
Categories: Book Reviews

Author’s Note: Calvin Trillin on the Scariest Word

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 10:24
The author on the word that fills him with dread.
Categories: Book Reviews

Paperback Row

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 10:02
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
Categories: Book Reviews

9 New Books We Recommend This Week

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 10:01
Suggested reading by editors at The New York Times Book Review.
Categories: Book Reviews

The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 10:00
In “Our Revolution,” No.3 on the hardcover nonfiction list, Bernie Sanders recaps the successes of his underdog run and emphasizes that he’s still fighting for populist causes.
Categories: Book Reviews

Letters to the Editor

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 09:58
Readers respond to recent reviews of “The Earth Is Weeping,” “Algren: A Life” and more.
Categories: Book Reviews

Open Book: A Laugh Factory Looks Back

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 09:58
“The Best of The Harvard Lampoon” collects pieces from the satirical magazine’s 140-year history.
Categories: Book Reviews

Fiction: A Messy Marriage Frames a Franco-Era Mystery

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 09:58
Javier Marías’s new novel, “Thus Bad Begins,” is the story of a bad marriage and the unraveling of a Franco-era crime.
Categories: Book Reviews

Fiction: Humans and Polar Bears Share Dreams in This Novel

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 09:58
Yoko Tawada’s “Memoirs of a Polar Bear” connects human and nonhuman characters.
Categories: Book Reviews