Book Reviews

Nonfiction: American Jews Face a Choice: Create Meaning or Fade Away

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 2:42pm
Five new books touch on American Jewish identity and what will sustain it into the future.
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Audiobooks: Neil deGrasse Tyson Explores the Symbiosis Between War and Astrophysics

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 1:15pm
In “Accessory to War,” the astrophysicist offers a history of space exploration and the ways it has been aided and abetted by warfare and its needs.
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Further Reading: Christopher Lehmann-Haupt’s Most Memorable Book Reviews

New York Times Book Reviews - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 9:00am
From 1969 to 1995, he tackled two or three books a week, making and breaking literary careers.
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Books News: In Her New Book, Michelle Obama Denounces Trump’s Sexism and His Promotion of the ‘Birther’ Conspiracy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 5:33pm
In “Becoming,” she talked about suffering a miscarriage, relying on IVF to conceive and the challenges of being the first African-American first lady.
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New in Paperback: ‘Winter,’ ‘Ten Restaurants That Changed America’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 3:24pm
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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From Our Archives: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 3:09pm
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Robert Scholes’s on Sylvia Plath’s “The Bell Jar.”
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Children’s Books: Y.A. Novels That Explore Love in Many Forms

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 3:04pm
A cross-cultural romance, a love triangle, a fake relationship and a girl in search of her birth mom in the latest realistic Y.A. fiction.
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Children’s Books: Great New Children’s Books About Animals

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 3:02pm
Why do critters feature in so many memorable kids books? Novels by Sharon Creech, Carl Hiaasen and more show once again how animals help us understand the world.
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Children’s Books: Picture Books to Make Your Kid — and You — Giggle and Guffaw

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 2:52pm
The latest from Jon Agee, Matthew Cordell and more present table-turning children, pants-wearing vegetables and even a touch of gastrointestinal humor.
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The Book Review Podcast: Big New Biographies of Two Big American Lives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 2:51pm
David W. Blight talks about “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom,” and Bob Spitz talks about “Reagan: An American Journey.”
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Children’s Books: Picks of the Litter: Dog Picture Books for Every Child — and Grown-Up

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 1:54pm
Finding and losing, playing and working, caring and staying true — dog books teach us about all those things while tugging at our heartstrings.
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Children’s Books: Picture Book Biographies to Dazzle a Fact-Loving Child

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 1:35pm
Beautifully illustrated and closely researched, these books tell fascinating stories about heroes, unsung and otherwise.
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Children’s Books: Can a Simple, Classic European Fantasy Win Over Jaded American Kids? This One Just Might

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 12:33pm
“The Letter for the King,” by the Dutch author Tonke Dragt, gets a new English edition 56 years after it first appeared. It’s a straightforward story with buckets of charm on its side.
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Children’s Books: Picture Books About Cars, Trucks and Other Things That Clank, Roar and Move Fast

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 12:09pm
These books for young vehicle lovers have it all: size, strength, speed — even kindness. And a dog.
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Children’s Books: These Sequels Will Keep Your Young Reader Hooked

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 11:23am
Take note, parents! If a kid likes a book, it’s almost a guarantee he’ll like the sequel. Here are new ones from Jennifer L. Holm, Tim Federle and more.
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Children’s Books: Showing the Indelible, Imperiled Bonds Between Animals and People

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 10:33am
“Tales From the Inner City,” by the acclaimed Shaun Tan, uses weird, striking images to tell stories about how we share the earth with creatures.
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Children’s Books: These Books Let Kids Fight Their Own Battles

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 10:19am
Parents are no help at all as the young protagonists in new books by Matt Phelan, Kenneth Oppel and more battle dinosaurs, mutant cats and other foes.
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Children’s Books: A Father’s Tribute to His Son With Down Syndrome

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 10:05am
The artist Gusti has created a picture book about how he came to embrace the richness of life with his special-needs son. Adults and children alike will be moved by “Mallko and Dad.”
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Children’s Books: In These Stunning Picture Books, Children Navigate a Big, Wide World

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 10:00am
Knockout illustrations and storytelling elevate inspiring books by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson, Laura Lippman and Kate Samworth and more.
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How T.S. Eliot Went From Neurotic Banker to Neurotic Worldwide Literary Hero

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:00am
A graphic retelling of the American poet’s ascent to stardom.
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