New York Times Book Reviews

Children’s Books: A New Technology Age: When the Technology Is Books, and the Age Is 3 to 7

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:47pm
Picture books may be the best way to tell stories about modern, computer-saturated childhoods.
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The Book Review Podcast: Lost at Sea

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:59pm
Rachel Slade talks about “Into the Raging Sea,” and Clemantine Wamariya talks about “The Girl Who Smiled Beads.”
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Reader’s Notebook: ‘Assume the Worst’: This Isn’t Your Ordinary Graduation Speech

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:50pm
In today’s commencement addresses, as evidenced by recent books, inspiration is sometimes superseded by skepticism.
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New in Paperback: ‘Augustown,’ ‘The Storied City’

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:35am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Inside the List: Think Things Look Bad in This Country Right Now? We’ve Been Here Before, Jon Meacham Says

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:43am
In “The Soul of America,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning author examines the history of partisan fury.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:09am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: J.D. Scott reviews “The Old Boys.”
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Sketchbook: A Love Letter to Italo Calvino, and to New York City

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:00am
Reading “Invisible Cities” allowed the graphic artist Aude White to see her own surroundings in a new light.
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Audiobooks: An Audiobook Gives New Life to the Haunting Memoir of a Waco Survivor

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:00am
A horrific account by David Thibodeau, one of the few Branch Davidians to survive both their leader’s doctrine and the F.B.I.’s bungled “rescue” attempt.
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Nonfiction: Did the Crusade for Human Rights Lead to More Inequality?

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:00am
In “Not Enough,” the Yale professor Samuel Moyn argues for a global solution to material inequality.
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The Shortlist: There’s More to Italian Fiction Than Elena Ferrante

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:00am
Domenico Starnone offers his own Neapolitan novel while Paolo Cognetti goes to the Alps and Edgardo Franzosini probes the life of a troubled sculptor.
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Nonfiction: Two Dudes With a Camera

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:00am
In their first book, “Like Brothers,” the indie filmmaker siblings Jay and Mark Duplass recount their unlikely path to Hollywood and tell readers how to follow suit.
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Nonfiction: When Misery Becomes a Subject for Art

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:00am
In her final work, “Misère,” the late art historian Linda Nochlin finds in depictions of poverty in 19th-century art echoes of the miseries of the present.
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Nonfiction: How Rampant Globalization Brought Us Trump

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:00am
Robert Kuttner’s latest book, “Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?,” looks at the backlash against markets unconstrained by national interest.
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Nonfiction: From Don DeLillo to Marilyn Monroe: Lorrie Moore’s First Essay Collection

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:00am
“See What Can Be Done” collects pieces on everything from Alice Munro’s fiction to the Lewinsky scandal to “O.J.: Made in America.”
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Audiobooks: For ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Fans, an Audiobook That Celebrates Madeleine L’Engle

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:00am
L’Engle’s granddaughters, Lena Roy and Charlotte Jones Voiklis, narrate “Becoming Madeleine,” a biography they wrote for the middle-grade set.
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Fiction: Mother of All Decisions: Sheila Heti’s New Novel Weighs Whether to Have a Child

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:00am
In “Motherhood,” a childless woman in her late 30s consults friends, psychics, the I Ching and her own conscience on the pros and cons of procreation.
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Audiobooks: Tiffany Haddish and Vivica A. Fox — Who Narrate Their Memoirs With Snap and Spirit — Have Some Advice for You

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:00am
Though their stories are quite different, the underlying message in “The Last Black Unicorn” and “Every Day I’m Hustling” is the same.
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Nonfiction: Why Libya Continues to Burn

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:00am
In “The Burning Shores,” Frederic Wehrey traces Libya’s troubles from the beginning of the revolution to its current upheavals.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:00am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Nonfiction: Is the System Rigged Against Democrats?

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 2:00pm
In “It’s Time to Fight Dirty,” David Faris lays out a strategy for structural changes to level a skewed electoral playing field.
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