Book Reviews

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Michael Lewis and Arianna Huffington

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 14:21
Michael Lewis discusses “The Undoing Project”; and Arianna Huffington talks about “Rest,” by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang.
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Children’s Books: Two New Chapter Books for Rookie Readers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 12:21
In two books for early readers, lessons on the necessity and rewards of communication.
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Children’s Books: Four Exceptional Picture Books Bring On the Snow

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 12:16
Wintry weather sets the scene for the adventures of children and animals in four picture books.
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Roving Eye: After Brexit, Will the Novel Suffer?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 12:08
Why should we suppose that literature and political liberalism are mutually sustaining? Four authors discuss.
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Crime: The Best and Latest in Crime Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 12:04
There’s a perverse symmetry to the way things work in Federico Axat’s mind-bending psychological thriller “Kill the Next One.”
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Fiction: A Historical Novel Recounts the Agony of Queen Anne

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:55
Joanne Limburg’s “A Want of Kindness” is built on a monarch’s letters and 18 stillbirths.
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Fiction: Edward Hoagland’s New Novel Draws on His Own Blindness

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:46
A soaring protagonist is brought low by degenerating vision in Edward Hoagland’s “In the Country of the Blind.”
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Nonfiction: Siri Hustvedt Views the Human Condition Through Art and Science

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:40
In the essays in “A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women,” Siri Hustvedt contemplates art, sex and science.
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Nonfiction: A New History Looks at a Time When Europe Came Together

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:34
Richard J. Evans’s “The Pursuit of Power” argues that nineteenth-century Europeans shared similar experiences but with strong local variations.
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A primer on writing from a gifted novelist

USAToday Books - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:22

Charles Johnson's new book is called 'The Way of the Writer.'

        
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:11
In “The Book of Joy,” No. 14 in hardcover nonfiction, the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu conclude: “The human drama is often a comedy, and laughter is the saving grace.”
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:03
Readers react to recent reviews of David France’s “How to Survive a Plague,” John Lewis’s “March Trilogy” and more.
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Fiction: A Novel of Infidelity in a Fast-Changing India

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:03
A wife meets her younger lover on the Delhi Metro in Ratika Kapur’s “The Private Life of Mrs. Sharma.”
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Nonfiction: The Conquerers: A New 19th-Century History Focuses on American Imperialism

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:02
Steven Hahn’s “A Nation Without Borders” identifies conquest at home and abroad as a major theme in our history.
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Nonfiction: Reefer Gladness: An Enthusiast’s Guide to the Marijuana Boom

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:02
“Brave New Weed,” by Joe Dolce, is a loving rethink of the care and consumption of marijuana.
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8 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/15/2016 - 18:32
Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.
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By the Book: Steven Johnson: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/15/2016 - 14:24
The author of “Wonderland” says that for a long period, he concentrated on science and technology. “But right around when I turned 40, I found myself needing the companionship of novels.”
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Open Book: Hank’s Long Suffering

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 12/15/2016 - 10:12
“Hank: The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams” is a timely biography, though its subject died nearly 64 years ago.
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Nonfiction: The Eerie Tragedy of Emmett Till’s Father, Told by John Edgar Wideman

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/14/2016 - 14:51
In “Writing to Save a Life,” John Edgar Wideman tells the tragic story of a forgotten father.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 12/14/2016 - 13:33
Readers react to a recent essay by Calvin Trillin and more.
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