Book Reviews

Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:00
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:00
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Shortlist: Memoirs

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:00
New books by Rob Spillman, Wendy Lawless, Jean McNeil and Alex Abramovich.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Morning They Came for Us,’ by Janine di Giovanni

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:00
Harrowing reports from a divided and besieged Syria.
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Nonfiction: ‘The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History, 1962-1976,’ by Frank Dikotter

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:00
Ordinary citizens have traded their memories of the Cultural Revolution for greater prosperity, this history claims.
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Fiction: ‘The Good Life,’ by Marian Thurm

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:59
An executive’s missteps catch up with him on a family vacation.
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Fiction: ‘A Perfect Life,’ by Eileen Pollack

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:59
Genetics complicates the love life of a novel’s biologist.
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Fiction: ‘Imagine Me Gone,’ by Adam Haslett

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:28
A novel centers on a mentally ill man and the siblings who orbit around him.
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Fiction: ‘Eleven Hours,’ by Pamela Erens

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:28
A novel follows an about-to-be-mother and a maternity nurse through a long labor.
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:27
The Dutch primatologist Frans de Waal, whose new book is No. 15 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says: “We have this long tradition of downplaying what animals do.”
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'The Girl on the Train' gains new steam thanks to trailer

USAToday Books - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 15:54

Paula Hawkins' thriller and Dr. Seuss's 'Places' make USA TODAY's best-seller list.

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review: Celebrating 10 Years

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:43
On this special episode of the podcast, Pamela Paul, Sam Tanenhaus, Dwight Garner and Gary Shteyngart discuss the history of the show, which started in 2006.
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Roving Eye: Remade by Terror

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:20
How does fiction handle terrorism? The Lebanese novelist Rabee Jaber points to the mundane nature of brutality.
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Open Book: A Rare DeLillo Sighting

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:55
Don DeLillo made a rare public appearance to read from his new novel, “Zero K.”
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Children’s Books: Kate DiCamillo’s ‘Raymie Nightingale’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:00
Three baton-twirling girls, traumatized by adults, develop a friendship and teach a lesson about trust.
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Children’s Books: Il Sung Na’s ‘The Opposite Zoo,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:58
Four picture books explore the many varieties of words: opposites, puns, collective nouns, names.
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Fiction: ‘Ladivine,’ by Marie NDiaye

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:56
A novel tracks four generations of women and the uncanny parallels among them.
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Children’s Books: Alison McGhee’s ‘Tell Me a Tattoo Story,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:56
Four picture books feature grown-ups and kids defining and prizing the bonds between them.
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Children’s Books: ‘Cry, Heart, but Never Break,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:54
Four books offer different takes on the challenging subjects of death and mourning.
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Children’s Books: ‘The Great American Whatever,’ by Tim Federle

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:49
The aspiring screenwriter-protagonist of Tim Federle’s young adult novel learns about loss, and about dating.
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