Book Reviews

For These Collaborators, There’s No ‘I’ in ‘Best Seller’

New York Times Book Reviews - 7 hours 22 min ago
Neal Stephenson and the novelist Nicole Galland have teamed up on a fantasy story, “The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.,” at No. 11 in hardcover fiction.
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Open Book: Class Ed.

New York Times Book Reviews - 8 hours 21 min ago
In a new book, Joan C. Williams says progressives have a strategic and ethical responsibility to try to understand the white working class.
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sketchbook / graphic review: ‘The Better Angels of Our Nature’

New York Times Book Reviews - 9 hours 4 min ago
A graphic review of Steven Pinker’s book about the dramatic decline of violence in human affairs over history.
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The Book Review Podcast: ‘The Boy Who Loved Too Much’

New York Times Book Reviews - 9 hours 27 min ago
Jennifer Latson talks about “The Boy Who Loved Too Much”; Daniel Menaker discusses two new books about how to understand others and make ourselves understood.
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Nonfiction: A Trip to Southern Italy to Shed Light on a Family Scandal

New York Times Book Reviews - 11 hours 18 min ago
Helene Stapinski has been haunted by the thought of her “criminal genes.” In “Murder in Matera,” she investigates her family’s past.
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Nonfiction: Why Did Lincoln Move So Slowly to Abolish Slavery? Because He Was a Racist, This Book Argues.

New York Times Book Reviews - 16 hours 38 min ago
Fred Kaplan’s “Lincoln and the Abolitionists” emphasizes the distance between them.
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Nonfiction: Where Do Babies Come From? And Why Did It Take Scientists So Long to Find Out?

New York Times Book Reviews - 16 hours 38 min ago
For centuries, the mysteries of egg and sperm eluded even the greatest minds, Edward Dolnick writes in “The Seeds of Life.”
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The Shortlist: Four New Collections of Omnivorous Literary Criticism

New York Times Book Reviews - 16 hours 38 min ago
These writers range widely, giving free play to their personal aesthetics and their avid curiosity.
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Fiction: When the Fox Becomes a Friend

New York Times Book Reviews - 16 hours 38 min ago
In Paula Cocozza’s hypnotic first novel, “How to Be Human,” a lonely woman strikes up a relationship with a feral fox.
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Fiction: A Nuanced Novel Examines the Mystery of Radicalization

New York Times Book Reviews - 16 hours 38 min ago
Laleh Khadivi’s novel “A Good Country” poses the question: How does a studious American boy, the child of prosperous Iranian immigrants, fall into radical Islam?
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Nonfiction: What a World Tour of Tax Codes Can Teach the U.S. About How to Reform Its Own

New York Times Book Reviews - 16 hours 38 min ago
In “A Fine Mess,” T. R. Reid cites examples from Estonia to New Zealand of how tax redesigns can drive economic success.
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Fiction: Fathers and Sons — and Maybe Two More Sons

New York Times Book Reviews - 16 hours 38 min ago
Susan Rieger’s novel “The Heirs” pits an upper-crust New York family against two young men claiming a piece of the patriarch’s estate.
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Nonfiction: 26 Missing Genes and the Exuberant Affections They Lead To

New York Times Book Reviews - 16 hours 38 min ago
Jennifer Latson’s “The Boy Who Loved Too Much” follows the story of a child with Williams syndrome, a genetic condition, who meets the world with unshakeable affection.
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Crime: Unmasking Magic and Murder in the Best New Crime

New York Times Book Reviews - 16 hours 39 min ago
Alchemists and archaeologists are among the characters in this week’s mystery column. Also crooked cops and a very sad, very dead homeless man.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - 16 hours 39 min ago
Six new paperbacks of interest this week.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - 16 hours 39 min ago
Readers respond to Senator Al Franken’s memoir, whether the internet is turning users “lonelier and lonelier” and debate the cultural appropriation.
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Books of The Times: In ‘Memory’s Last Breath,’ Remembering Life, Before It’s Too Late

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 3:35pm
Gerda Saunders tries to analyze her dementia as dispassionately as possible in her new book.
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9 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 2:38pm
Suggested reading from editors at The New York Times.
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Newsbook: 3 Books That Help Explain American-Cuban Relations

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:18am
Here are three books that help explain the United States’ fraught historical relationship with Cuba.
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By the Book: Emma Straub: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 4:00am
The author of “Modern Lovers” keeps her youth on a shelf: “There are books I loved in my teens and 20s that I would not love now, but it’s still nice to see them there, as a reminder of a person I used to be.”
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