Book Reviews

Tech We're Using: With a Bazaar of Gizmos and Apps, Tackling Readers’ Tech Questions

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:51am
The New York Times’s Tech Tips columnist describes the arsenal of gadgets at her disposal, and her special love for iPhone.
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Nonfiction: The Colorado River and Its Unnatural World

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 4:00am
“Where the Water Goes” By David Owen looks at the permanent mark people make on the planet.
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Egos: New in Memoir: The Intersex Body, the Dead Body, the Body in Grief

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 4:00am
Three books cast the human body in a new light, says our memoir columnist, Meghan Daum.
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Essay: 50 Years On, Stories of the Six Day War and What Came After

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:32pm
On the anniversary of the Six Day War, writers assess the perpetual limbo that followed, through the prisms of language, history and politics.
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Nonfiction: Nor Any Drop to Drink?: Why the Great Lakes Face a Murky Future

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 4:00am
“The Death and Life of Great Lakes” by Dan Egan looks at the uncertain future of Earth’s largest surface freshwater system.
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Nonfiction: Critical Thinkers: The Ties That Bind Orwell and Churchill

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 4:00am
Apparently they never met. But the common cause of George Orwell and Winston Churchill resonates powerfully today, Thomas Ricks writes in this dual biography.
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Match Book: Dear Match Book: What Should I Read on My Summer Vacation?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 4:00am
In a special travel edition of Match Book, our columnist offers recommendations geared toward discovery and self-discovery.
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Fiction: A 17th-Century Witch Hunter and His Campaign of Terror

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:00am
Beth Underdown’s novel, “The Witchfinder’s Sister,” retraces a frightening reign of terror in the history of 17th-century England.
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Open Book: A Guide to Writing Guides

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:41am
Editors at The Times discuss some of their favorite books about how to write well.
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From Condoleezza Rice, Tales of Diplomacy and Unrequited Love

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:29am
Condoleezza Rice’s “Democracy” offers sober, high-minded rhetoric about America’s role in the world. It also notes Qaddafi’s schoolboy crush on her.
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The Book Review Podcast: Joshua Ferris on ‘The Dinner Party’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:29am
Ferris talks about his new collection of stories, and Jonathan Taplin discusses “Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy.”
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Audiobooks: Fairy Tales, Gently Fractured

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:35am
Audiobooks of Garth Nix’s “Frogkisser!” and Chris Colfer’s “The Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales” offer kids spit-shined versions of Grimm Brothers’ classics.
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Audiobooks: W. Kamau Bell on Being a ‘Semi-Prominent’ Black Comedian

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:31am
Listening to a memoir read by the author is like being the sole patron in a comedy club while he performs a marathon routine.
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Crime: Scots on the Rocks and Jo Nesbo’s Latest: The Best New Crime Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 8:00am
Marilyn Stasio’s crime column takes us on a Glasgow bender and into the mind of a Norwegian serial killer. For relief, there’s a trip to rural France.
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Nonfiction: The American Revolution: A History of Violence

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 6:00am
“Scars of Independence” reminds readers that the United States took shape not just in stately rooms but in brutal, devastating combat.
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The Shortlist: Stories

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 6:00am
Four story collections, united by whimsy, daring and the everyday surreal.
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Fiction: Fleeing a Fictional World of Despots and Drones

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 6:00am
In the Pakistan of Nadeem Aslam’s novel “The Golden Legend” the rule of law is a distant memory.
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Fiction: Why Does a Young Writer Fall in Love with a Misogynist Bully?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 6:00am
Gwendoline Riley’s novel “First Love” depicts a volatile marriage of opposites whose savage jousts are full of comic malice and exasperated affection.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 6:00am
Readers respond to “Democracy,” supply more information on the numbers and celebrate new writing tools.
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Nonfiction: The Civil Rights Stories We Need to Remember

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 4:00am
S. Jonathan Bass’s “He Calls Me by Lightning” examines the conviction of a black youth in the 1957 killing of a policeman, and the 44-year legal saga that followed.
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