Book Reviews

The Long View: A Racist World, Described by Those Who Knew It

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:37pm
Rereading Maya Angelou, Richard Wright and other mid-20th-century writers is to see anew that Appomattox was as much a beginning as an end.
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Books News: Teaching Kids Coding, by the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:07pm
The growing emphasis on teaching kids computer literacy and programming skills has started to shape children’s fiction.
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Fiction: ‘Motherest’ Wrestles With the Contradictions of Parental Love

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:00am
The narrator of Kristen Iskandrian’s novel, “Motherest,” hoped college would be an escape from an unhappy home. Now she must make a home for her baby.
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Nonfiction: An Educator Makes the Case That Higher Learning Needs to Grow Up

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:00am
In “The New Education,” Cathy N. Davidson argues that colleges must do more to adjust to social and economic realities.
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What to Read Before You Head to Botswana

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 6:11am
Three books on the land, people and culture of the region.
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Fiction: Inside Lizzie Borden’s House of Horror

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:00am
In her novel, “See What I Have Done,” Sarah Schmidt turns the story of Lizzie Borden and the Fall River murders into a grisly exploration of madness.
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Nonfiction: A Pioneering Neuroscientist Reports From ‘the Border of Life and Death’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:00am
In “Into the Gray Zone,” the neuroscientist Adrian Owen describes finding signs of consciousness in the brains of vegetative patients.
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Nonfiction: In ‘Campus Confidential,’ a Professor Laments That Teaching Is Not the Priority of Teachers

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:00am
Jacques Berlinerblau, a professor at Georgetown, explains that at colleges and universities, you don’t get what you pay for.
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Match Book: Dear Match Book: Where Can I Find Brotherhood Through Books?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:00am
A brotherless reader seeks the fraternal bond through fictional works starring male siblings with fierce and complex attachments.
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Nonfiction: Don’t Panic, Liberal Arts Majors. The Tech World Wants You.

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 4:00am
George Anders’s “You Can Do Anything” and Randall Stross’s “A Practical Education” argue for the value of a liberal education in today’s economy.
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Fiction: Three Deadly Days: One Town’s Experience of the Holocaust

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 4:00am
Rachel Seiffert’s novel “A Boy in Winter” probes the bonds and betrayals in a Ukrainian town as it succumbs to Hitler’s armies.
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When Self-Criticism Was an Order, These Portraits Were Revolutionary

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 2:33am
“Cultural Revolution Selfies,” a new book by Wang Qiuhang, includes subversive images, taken during China’s Cultural Revolution, of the photographer himself.
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The Book Review Podcast: Analyzing Freud

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:31pm
George Prochnik discusses Frederick Crews’s “Freud,” and Nancy MacLean talks about “Democracy in Chains.”
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Sketchbook / Graphic Review: Jillian Tamaki on ‘The Sky Is Falling’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 2:50pm
Jillian Tamaki revisits “The Sky Is Falling,” the children’s classic about British children evacuated to Canada during World War II.
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Open Book: Updating DNA’s Life Story

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 2:23pm
An updated edition of James D. Watson’s “DNA: The Story of the Genetic Revolution” includes new material on the progress in cancer research and the latest in personal genomics.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 9:50am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: the legacy of Roland Barthes.
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Inside the List: A Science Writer Embraces Buddhism as a Path to Enlightenment

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 9:44am
Robert Wright, whose book “Why Buddhism Is True” is a best seller, has been a spiritual seeker for a long time.
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Fiction: When Selling Out Brings Cash but Not Happiness

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 9:40am
A writer finds commercial success in Scott Spencer’s novel “River Under the Road,” but at what cost to his self-esteem and his marriage?
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Fiction: Money, Murder and a Missing Heir in a Thriller Set in Greece

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 9:29am
In Christopher Bollen’s new literary thriller, “The Destroyers,” a young playboy vanishes on the Greek island of Patmos.
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The Shortlist: Disappearing Acts: Thrillers Stalk Women With Deadly Secrets

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:00am
In three new thrillers the search is on: for a missing best friend, a possibly dead mom and a really angry stalker.
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