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New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 4:00am
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Match Book: Horse and Writer: What to Read to a Recuperating Pet

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 4:00am
Books that both animal lovers and their equine companions can enjoy.
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Nonfiction: Did He Really Say That? On the Perils and Pitfalls of Translation

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 5:50pm
In “This Little Art,” Kate Briggs, a translator of Roland Barthes, ponders the challenges and mysteries of rendering an author’s words in a foreign language.
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Nonfiction: Remembering Obama and Hoping to Win Again

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 3:17pm
Dan Pfeiffer, a senior adviser to President Obama, has written “Yes We (Still) Can,” a memoir of his years in the White House, with prescriptions for the future.
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By the Book: Ottessa Moshfegh: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 11:51am
Ottessa Moshfegh, author most recently of the novel “My Year of Rest and Relaxation,” would invite Edith Wharton, Ralph Ellison and Charles Bukowski to dinner: “I’d ... want to know what it’s like to be dead, and whether writing great books has earned them any merit in the afterlife.”
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Children’s Books: Bob Dylan and Will Smith: Children’s Authors?

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 4:00am
Publishers are churning out picture books of pop music lyrics. But a good song and a good book may be two different animals.
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Profile: Australians Can’t Get Enough of the Barefoot Investor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 8:10pm
The all-time, best-selling nonfiction book in Australia is, somewhat surprisingly, a personal finance guide. And its 39-year-old author, Scott Pape, is a national celebrity.
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The Book Review Podcast: The Latest in Cyberwarfare

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 3:22pm
David E. Sanger talks about “The Perfect Weapon,” and Stacy Horn discusses “Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad & Criminal in 19th-Century New York.”
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Fiction: A Buzzworthy Debut About a Mysterious and Secluded Artists’ Retreat

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 9:32am
In Harriet Alida Lye’s “The Honey Farm,” creative individuals hail from all walks of life to take part in an eerie bee colony-slash-cult.
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Children’s Books: Brief Tales for New Readers and Little Listeners From Philip Stead and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 4:00am
A bighearted toad, a cool fox, a daredevil younger sister and other larger-than-life characters fill these very short story collections.
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Revisiting Simone de Beauvoir’s ‘The Second Sex’ as a Work in Progress

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 4:00am
The typewritten page, bearing the influential feminist thinker’s intimate thoughts and revisions, reveals the inner workings of an avant-garde mind.
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Inside the List: As Their Publicists Cringe, Best-Selling Authors Enter the Political Fray

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 4:00am
In the past you rarely knew where your favorite writers stood on political and social issues. That’s changed.
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Essay: Should We Worry About Trump’s Fawning Admiration of the Military?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 4:00am
Rather than becoming partisan instruments of any president, American soldiers have more reason than ever to heed Huntington’s call to neutral public service.
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New in Paperback: ‘Sapiens,’ ‘Men Without Women’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 4:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 4:00am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Patrick Chamoiseau’s “Solibo Magnificent.”
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 4:00am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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Editors’ Choice: 9 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 10:50am
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Nonfiction: Writing as Drag: Alexander Chee’s Essays Consider the Novelist’s Craft

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 9:59am
In “How to Write an Autobiographical Novel,” a new essay collection, the author of “The Queen of the Night” argues that writing fiction involves allowing yourself to become someone else.
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Nonfiction: A Dumping Ground for the Poor, the Criminal and the Mad

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 4:00am
In “Damnation Island,” Stacy Horn traces the appalling history of the East River institutions where 19th-century New York exiled its undesirables.
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Bookshelf: ‘Central Park Love Song’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 4:00am
Reading Stephen Wolf‘s combined guidebook and autobiography of his time spent in Manhattan’s largest green space is the next best thing to being there.
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