Book Reviews

Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:00am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Lemony Snicket on the importance of picture books.
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Children’s Books: Bookshelf: Capturing the Magic of Wintertime

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 2:31pm
Mice that ice-skate, kids who make a snowbear, twins who discover a winter wonderland and more in this season’s best cold-weather picture books.
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Editors’ Choice: 9 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 1:23pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Children’s Books: Who’s a Hero? Who’s a Villain? It’s Anyone’s Guess in This Fall’s Best Y.A. Fantasy

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:00am
Teenage bounty hunters in a virtual-reality world, Amazons in New York City, vicious unicorns and other good guys gone bad.
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By the Book: Krysten Ritter: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:00am
The actress and author of a thriller, “Bonfire,” can’t read on the set of “Jessica Jones”: “It is crazy exciting! But it’s not a reading environment.”
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Children’s Books: Under Siege From a Mysterious Fog

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:00am
Based on an Oscar-nominated short film, “The Dam Keeper,” a richly drawn graphic novel, tells of a heroic pig who must save his village from a dark and deadly force.
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Children’s Books: Learning the Art of the Pickpocket

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:00am
Colin Meloy’s latest novel follows a wealthy, neglected boy who joins a legendary gang of child grifters. What could go wrong?
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Nonfiction: A Grand Tour of the Crisis in Europe

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:00am
In “Fractured Continent,” William Drozdiak presents Europe from its various capitals, highlighting the difficult, new reality of the 21st century.
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War Stories: World War II Seen by a Classicist, and Other New Books About Conflict

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:00am
Thomas E. Ricks surveys 12 new books of military history.
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Profile: In an Age of Fake News, a Historian of the Hoax

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 1:12pm
Every era gets the chronicler it deserves. Kevin Young, the poetry editor of The New Yorker, tracks the progression of bunk through the ages.
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Children’s Books: A Mark Twain Tale, Brought Back From the Dead

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 9:41am
“The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine,” completed and illustrated by Erin and Philip Stead, unites old-fashioned storytelling virtues with a playful modern sensibility.
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Nonfiction: Amid African Extremism, a Writer Finds an ‘Ordinary and Rare Kind of Bravery’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:00am
Alexis Okeowo’s book “A Moonless, Starless Sky” profiles regular people living in defiance of extremist movements across the African continent.
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Fiction: The Concealed Weapons of ‘Kiss Me Someone’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:00am
Karen Shepard’s short story collection “Kiss Me Someone” vividly demonstrates that a woman can be another woman’s worst enemy.
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Children’s Books: These Kids Never, Never, Never Give Up

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:00am
In new picture books from Mo Willems, Dan Santat, Lemony Snicket and others, young heroes and heroines get into — and out of — every kind of scrape
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Children’s Books: Masters of Illustration Bring Breathtaking Art to These Seafaring Stories

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 3:09pm
Tales of sailing the high seas, rescuing a whale and emulating Robinson Crusoe from Mordecai Gerstein, Peter Sis, the Fan brothers and more.
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Open Book: New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 2:00pm
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Nonfiction: An Acclaimed Biographer Takes On Her Grandfather, the Atomic Scientist James B. Conant

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 4:00am
Jennet Conant’s “Man of the Hour” explores the life of James B. Conant, Cold Warrior scientist and administrator of the Manhattan Project.
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Children’s Books: Two New Wonderlands, Richly Imagined and Full of Peril

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 4:00am
These tales deliver enchantment and suspense: A creature who’s half boy, half fox is in grave danger. A mystical alligator controls people’s fates.
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Match Book: Dear Match Book: In Search of Works That Will Inspire the Artist in Me

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 4:00am
Biographies, memoirs, novels and conversations about the creative process, by some of the world’s most daring artists.
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Nonfiction: Between the Presidency and Him

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 4:36pm
The poet Kevin Young on Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “We Were Eight Years in Power.”
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