New York Times Book Reviews

Bookends: Which Books Have Been Unfairly Maligned?

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 06:00
Benjamin Moser and Charles McGrath discuss books with undeserved bad reputations









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‘The Association of Small Bombs,’ by Karan Mahajan

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 04:30
A novel insists that we consider — and possibly even like — the people who are drawn to terrorism.









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‘The Highest Glass Ceiling,’ by Ellen Fitzpatrick

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 04:30
The stories of three women who set their sights on the White House.









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‘The Syrian Jihad,’ by Charles R. Lister

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 04:27
A study of the Syrian civil war offers a guide to jihadi factions: how they are organized, why people join them.









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‘In Other Words,’ by Jhumpa Lahiri

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 04:30
Jhumpa Lahiri, a prize-winning novelist in English, now writes in Italian.









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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: ‘The Profiteers’

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 11:31
Sally Denton talks about “The Profiteers,” and Jack Viertel discusses “The Secret Life of the American Musical.”









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Author’s Note: Drawing Inspiration

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:22
For some artists the melding of writing and drawing is integral to their process — and a perfect solution to creative difficulties.









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The Shortlist: The Brontës

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:22
New books include “Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by ‘Jane Eyre.’ ”









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Children’s Books: ‘The Night Gardener,’ ‘Tokyo Digs a Garden’ and ‘Stories From Bug Garden’

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:22
In three new picture books, you never know what might crop up in the natural world.









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‘Sudden Death,’ by Álvaro Enrigue

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:19
Caravaggio plays tennis and Cortés conquers Mexico in Álvaro Enrigue’s far-ranging novel.









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‘Innocents and Others,’ by Dana Spiotta

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:12
In Dana Spiotta’s novel, two women who grew up together remain in each other’s lives and art.









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Open Book: Kafka’s Odds and Ends

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:09
A new book collects pieces of trivia and ephemera by and about Kafka.









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Children’s Books: ‘Forest of Wonders,’ by Linda Sue Park

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:09
An apothecary’s cure for an injured bat also gives it the ability to speak.









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Children’s Books: ‘The Girl in the Well Is Me,’ by Karen Rivers

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:09
Trapped by a freakish accident, a girl reconsiders her priorities and her family’s travails.









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Children’s Books: ‘Anna and the Swallow Man,’ by Gavriel Savit

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:09
Orphaned by the Nazis, a young girl survives by wandering the countryside with a mysterious, possibly magical stranger.









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Inside the List

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:07
“Seven Brief Lessons on Physics,” No. 5 on the hardcover nonfiction list, outsold “Fifty Shades of Grey” in its author Carlo Rovelli’s native Italy.









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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:06
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.









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Paperback Row

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:06
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.









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Letters: Why Convert?

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 11:46
Readers respond to recent reviews of Susan Jacoby’s “Strange Gods,” Sue Klebold’s “A Mother’s Reckoning” and more.









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Roving Eye: New Ways of Being

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 07:00
The literature of immigration is not as fashionable as it once was,but readers are still interested. Two new novels about migrants tell a dark story.









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