New York Times Book Reviews

Fiction: Caroline Leavitt’s New Novel Takes a Dark Departure

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:34
A teenage girl has a crush that goes frighteningly wrong in Caroline Leavitt’s “Cruel Beautiful World.”
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Fiction: A New Novel Stars Astronomer in the 1700s

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:34
John Pipkin’s “The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter” is a many-stranded tale of wide-eyed astronomers in the 1700s.
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Letters : Letters to the Editor

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:22
Readers respond to recent reviews of Marie Ponsot’s “Collected Poems,” Gareth Stedman Jones’s “Karl Marx” and more.
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Open Book: Look It Up

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:15
John Simpson was hired by the Oxford English Dictionary when he was 22 years old. He became the O.E.D.’s chief editor.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: John Grisham on ‘The Whistler’

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:00
This week, John Grisham talks about his latest novel, and Ben Macintyre discusses “Rogue Heroes.”
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By the Book: Megyn Kelly: By the Book

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 15:51
The Fox News anchor and author of “Settle for More” says “Bridget Jones’s Diary” reads “like my own journals from pretty much every phase of my life and made me laugh so hard I cried.”
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10 Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 12:24
Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Children’s Books: The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2016

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 11:29
Here are the winners of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books Awards for 2016.
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Nonfiction: Why English Keeps On, Like, Totally Changing

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 09:45
John Simpson’s “The Word Detective” and John McWhorter’s “Words on the Move” look at the progress of the English language.
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By the Book: Trevor Noah: By the Book

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 05:00
The “Daily Show” host and author of “Born a Crime” travels a lot, but doesn’t read when he flies: “I can’t stay awake when I try to read on a plane. Planes are for watching movies based on books.”
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Nonfiction: How a Philosophy Professor Found Love in a Hidden Library

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 04:00
In “American Philosophy,” the professor John Kaag writes about a discovery that gave him a new sense of self and transformed his notions about life.
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Nonfiction: I’m Not the Nanny: Multiracial Families and Colorism

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 04:00
Lori L. Tharps’s “Same Family, Different Colors” is an urgent and honest unveiling of how color operates in the most intimate spaces of American families.
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Fiction: A Town’s Secret Propels ‘The Mothers,’ a Lauded Debut Novel

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 04:00
A mother’s suicide and her daughter’s pain drive Brit Bennett’s “The Mothers.”
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Help Desk: Roads to Happy

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 04:00
If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, new books suggest working hard and playing nice; taking it a few steps at a time; watching your pocketbook; and just not trying so much.
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Nonfiction: The Story of the S.A.S., Britain’s First Special Operations Unit

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 04:00
Ben Macintyre’s “Rogue Heroes” is a history of Britain’s — and the world’s — first special operations unit.
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Fiction: He’s Not O.K., and Neither Is She: A Romance

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 04:00
A. L. Kennedy’s “Serious Sweet” considers whether two people with crippling anxieties can take any real comfort in each other.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Thrillers and True Crime

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 13:37
Charles Finch talks about the season’s thrillers; and Marilyn Stasio discusses new true-crime books.
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Fiction: A Corrupt Judge. The Mob. Indian Casinos. The Latest Thriller From John Grisham.

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 04:03
Set in the Florida panhandle, John Grisham’s “The Whistler” centers on an elaborate conspiracy.
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Fiction: A Powerful Story of Cuban Exiles Has Classical Overtones

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 04:00
The protagonist of Derek Palacio’s debut novel, “The Mortifications,” is a Cuban-American named Ulises.
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Nonfiction: New York Values: How Immigrants Made the City

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 04:00
“City of Dreams,” Tyler Anbinder’s history of New York’s immigrant past and present, shows the city’s rich heritage.
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