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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 12:00
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 11:51
Readers respond to recent reviews of Marjorie Ingall’s “Mamaleh Knows Best,” Ben Lerner’s “The Hatred of Poetry” and more.
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Nonfiction: Jon Ronson Reviews a New Book About Bad Digital Behavior

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 11:45
Why for many of us does our behavior change while in the digital world? Mary Aiken’s “The Cyber Effect” considers the possibilities.
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Nonfiction: The Depression Radically Changed the Way Americans Ate

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 11:40
“A Square Meal,” by Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe, is an engaging, moving history of how the Depression changed the way Americans thought about food.
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Mark Thompson’s ‘Enough Said’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 11:29
Mark Thompson discusses “Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong With the Language of Politics?”; and Kati Marton talks about “True Believer: Stalin’s Last American Spy.”
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Open Book: A Different View of London

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 11:08
Jack London is best known for classics like “The Call of the Wild,” but he also took remarkable photographs during his travels around the world.
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Poetry: A Poet With an Ear for the World Around Her

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 10:59
Bernadette Mayer’s collection “Works and Days” offers a portrait of a poet attuned to the world and still following her own rules.
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Nonfiction: What Exactly Did We Learn During the Age of Reason?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 10:29
Anthony Gottlieb’s “The Dream of Enlightenment” is a look at the major figures of a key period in the development of modern thought.
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Children’s Books: Monsters, Odd and Terrifying Humans, and a Boy Out to Save His Father

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 09:58
A reluctant hero sets out on a perilous quest to slay a terrifying (sea) dragon in Martin Stewart’s “Riverkeep.”
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Children’s Books: A Middle-Grade Adventure Teems With Schooners, Frigates and Brigs

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 09:50
Kids on a privateer dodge French frigates and a phantom ship in a bid to defeat Napoleon in Kate Milford’s “The Left-Handed Fate.”
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Children’s Books: An Outcast Girl Searches for Her Missing Father in ‘Furthermore’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 09:42
An outcast girl and a companion seek her missing father in a topsy-turvy land in Tahereh Mafi’s new middle-grade fantasy, “Furthermore.”
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Children’s Books: Two Illustrated Books Re-Examine Legends of the Wild West

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 09:30
“Presenting Buffalo Bill” and “The Wolves of Currumpaw” provide opportunities for young readers to critically explore the Wild West.
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Nonfiction: Designing Men: The Art of William Morris and Mariano Fortuny

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 09:19
A.S. Byatt celebrates the work of two pillars in the world of design.
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Nonfiction: How an American Spy for Russia Wound Up in a Hungarian Jail

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 09:19
Kati Marton’s “True Believer” tells the story of an American who worked for the O.S.S. as well as the K.G.B.
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Fiction: Jonathan Safran Foer’s New Novel Wrestles With the Demands of Jewish Identity

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 09:15
Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Here I Am” is a four-generation family saga about American Jews.
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 09:13
Tom Wolfe, whose new book about the evolution of language is No. 14 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says picking fights is “a lot better than not being noticed at all.”
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First transgender star The Lady Chablis dies at 59

USAToday Books - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 06:17

Transgender icon gained fame from best-selling 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.'

        
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Fiction: An Unborn Baby Overhears Plans for a Murder in Ian McEwan’s Latest Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 04:00
Ian McEwan’s compact, captivating new novel, “Nutshell,” is about murderous spirals and lost messages between fathers and unborn sons.
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Fiction: Hillary’s First 100 Days

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 03:00
A speculative political fiction by the showrunner of “Veep.”
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Editors’ Choice: 9 Great Books to Start Off September

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 16:12
New books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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