Book Reviews

Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/15/2015 - 14:41
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/15/2015 - 14:37
Paperback books of particular interest.









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Letters: ‘Reclaiming Conversation’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/15/2015 - 11:18
Readers respond to recent reviews of Sherry Turkle’s “Reclaiming Conversation” and Niall Ferguson’s “Kissinger.”









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Matt Ridley: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 10/15/2015 - 06:00
The author, most recently, of “The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge” mostly reads nonfiction. “Fiction, unless it is truly great, feels too much like playing tennis without the net.”









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ArtsBeat: Ai Weiwei to Publish a Memoir in 2017

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/14/2015 - 13:21
The book will cover the artist’s life as well as China’s cultural history.









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ArtsBeat: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Hanya Yanagihara Among National Book Award Finalists

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 10/14/2015 - 07:01
Mr. Coates’s “Between the World and Me” and Ms. Yanagihara’s novel “A Little Life” are among the shortlisted nominees.









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ArtsBeat: Rushdie Condemns Censorship as Iranians Boycott Frankfurt Book Fair

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 11:32
Iran said it would not take part in the book fair if Salman Rushdie’s opening speech was allowed to proceed.









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Bookends: Should Art Be Timeless or Should It Speak to Something More Current?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 06:00
Adam Kirsch and James Parker discuss whether art should aspire to timelessness.









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‘The Arab of the Future,’ by Riad Sattouf

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 03:30
Riad Sattouf, born in France, recreates his difficult childhood in Libya and Syria.









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Richard McGuire’s ‘Here’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/12/2015 - 03:30
An artist conjures the changes that occur over billions of years in his childhood living room.









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‘SuperBetter’ and ‘The State of Play’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 10/12/2015 - 03:30
A program uses the principles of play for self-improvement, and essays trace the evolution of video-game intellectual culture.









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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 13:48
Kate Clifford Larson discusses the life of Rosemary Kennedy, and Larissa MacFarquhar talks about “Strangers Drowning.”









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‘Changing the Subject,’ by Sven Birkerts

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 10:23
In these impassioned essays, Birkerts warns that the power of language and literature to sustain the self is under threat from “the tidal inrush of digitized living.”









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‘Painting Death,’ by Tim Parks

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 09:54
A serial killer attempts to mount an exhibition on the theme of violent death.









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Critic’s Take: Trollope Uncut

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 09:54
A new, restored version of Trollope’s 1880 novel “The Duke’s Children” is a fuller, richer book.









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‘The Thing About Jellyfish,’ by Ali Benjamin

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 09:54
A grieving middle schooler’s natural curiosity sends her on a scientific adventure to explain her used-to-be friend’s drowning.









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‘The Nest,’ by Kenneth Oppel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 09:54
Sinister wasps seem set to exchange their own creation for a sickly infant, and only a big brother stands in the way.









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M. T. Anderson’s ‘Symphony for the City of the Dead’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 09:54
The story behind one of Dmitri Shostakovich’s greatest symphonies, composed as the assault on Leningrad unfolded.









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‘Leaving Orbit,’ by Margaret Lazarus Dean

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 09:54
A history of the shuttle era and the waning of the space program.









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Bonnie Jo Campbell’s ‘Mothers, Tell Your Daughters’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 09:54
In stories sprung from the rural Midwest, women draw on their deepest strengths.









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