Book Reviews

Inside the List: Imagining the Love Between a Master Hacker and a Fed

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 10:58am
The veteran romance writer Julie Garwood turns to computer crime in her latest novel, “Wired,” new on the hardcover fiction list at No. 7.
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Children’s Books: Big Concepts for Little Minds

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 9:23am
Five new books for babies and newly independent readers illustrate the philosophical and the existential.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 5:00am
Readers respond to Don Winslow’s By the Book, Miranda Seymour’s review of Mary Thorp’s diary and more.
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Children’s Books: Two New Novels Evoke the Past and the Future of Fantasy Stories

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 4:00am
A.F. Harrold’s “The Song From Somewhere Else” and James Nicol’s “The Apprentice Witch” play with world-building for middle-grade readers.
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The Shortlist: New Novels Depict Valiant Women of Old America

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 4:00am
Three new novels dealing with history and heroines.
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The Enthusiast: Joan Aiken’s Spinoffs and Sequels Finish the Stories Jane Austen Never Told

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 4:00am
In five companion novels that she called her “Austen entertainments,” Aiken gave second chapters to some of Austen’s most intriguing characters.
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Paperback Row: Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 4:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Otherworldly: Pirates, Drugs and Time Travel: The Best of New Science Fiction and Fantasy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 4:00am
N.K. Jemisin reviews new sci-fi and fantasy adventures by K.J Parker, Nicky Drayden, Brenda Cooper, and Steven R. Boyett and Ken Mitchroney.
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Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 3:15pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Children’s Books: Summer Y.A. Escapes from Sarah Dessen, Andrew McCarthy and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 3:01pm
The heroes of these Y.A. novels bust out and learn to love, in settings from New Jersey to Taiwan to Mars.
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Fiction: A Comic Novel of Infidelity Grapples With Sex and Money

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 1:57pm
Matthew Klam’s debut novel, “Who Is Rich?,” tells the tale of a conflicted adulterer.
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Bookshelf: Set in New York, Fit for the Hammock

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 1:27pm
“The Gargoyle Hunters” by John Freeman Gill is one of several new books featuring New York City as a backdrop.
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Newsbook: 3 Books Take a Deeper Look at the Opioid Epidemic

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 10:11am
Two books help explain the opiate abuse crisis and how we may resolve it, while a novel shows the havoc addiction can wreak.
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By the Book: Allegra Goodman: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 4:00am
The author of “The Chalk Artist” admires Mary Garth in “Middlemarch”: “She is not only brave and witty, but totally sane. That’s hard to write. Madness is easy. A character with good sense is a tour de force.”
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Children’s Books: Whimsical New Picture Books with a Spotlight on Wordplay

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 4:00am
In these frisky new picture books, complex play with language sparks curiosity.
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Nonfiction: A British Expat in Norway Gets Beyond the Scandinavian Stereotypes

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 4:04am
Robert Ferguson’s “Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North” offers an engaging, layered look into a complex culture.
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Nonfiction: Jane Austen’s Stuff, and What We Learn From It

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 4:02am
In “Jane Austen at Home,” the BBC presenter Lucy Worsley traces the writer’s life through the places and possessions that mattered most to her.
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Nonfiction: On Thoreau’s 200th Birthday, a New Biography Pictures Him as a Man of Principle

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 4:00am
Asked once why he was so eternally curious, Thoreau said, “What else is there in life?” In “Henry David Thoreau: A Life,” Laura Dassow Walls explores his vision.
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Nonfiction: The Austen Legacy: Why and How We Love Her, What She Loved

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 4:01am
From the role-playing of modern Janeites to the theatrical performances that inspired Austen’s own work, three books explore her roots and her legacy.
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Nonfiction: Bob Marley Comes Alive in This Collection of Interviews With the People Who Knew Him Best

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 4:00am
In Roger Steffens’s rich new oral biography, “So Much Things to Say,” the life of Jamaica’s most famous son is revealed through a chorus of crucial voices.
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