Book Reviews

Children’s Books: Love and Other Ties That Bind in This Fall’s Y.A. Novels

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 2:00pm
A pregnant 16-year-old finds her own birth family, a high school senior is roughed up by the police, a brother and sister fall for the same girl, and more.
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Books of The Times: A Frisky Debate Between Friends About Growing Old

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:49pm
In “Aging Thoughtfully,” Martha C. Nussbaum and Saul Levmore discuss the merits of planned retirement communities, cosmetic surgical procedures and more.
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Nonfiction: The Women Who Helped America Crack Axis Codes

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 4:00am
Liza Mundy’s “Code Girls” goes behind the scenes of America’s national security apparatus in World War II, and finds it was heavily populated by women.
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Fiction: A Novel of the French Revolution, Enacted in British Parlors

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 4:00am
Helen Dunmore’s “Birdcage Walk” imagines the turbulent life of an 18th-century British woman whose political writings have vanished from history.
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Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Miami During the Cocaine Boom

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 11/05/2017 - 9:00am
Roben Farzad’s “Hotel Scarface” recounts the wild years at the Mutiny, a hotel and club in Miami where celebrities, criminals and police all spent time during a drug-fueled era.
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The Book Review Podcast: The American Revolution in Six Lives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 1:49pm
Russell Shorto talks about “Revolution Song,” and Richard Aldous discusses his new biography of Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
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Children’s Books: Gorgeous Picture Books That Reveal the Power of the Pencil

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:55pm
Malala Yousafzai’s first picture book and new works by Allen Say and Suzy Lee show how drawing and writing can turn the ordinary magical and give voice to the silent.
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Inside the List: A Photo Book From the Man Who Shot Prince for 20 Years

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:34am
As the star’s personal photographer, Afshin Shahidi took everything from concert footage to passport photos. “Prince: A Private View” is on the best-seller list.
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New & Noteworthy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 9:40am
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:05am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. on America as a nation of relativism.
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The Shortlist: Five Poets Explore the Intersection of Self and Other

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:00am
Stephanie Burt reviews recent collections by Rosa Alcalá, Chrstopher Kempf, Anthony Madrid, Shane McCrae and Erin Moure.
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Nonfiction: When Democracy Dies Not in Darkness but in Dysfunction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:00am
In “Democracy and Its Crisis,” A.C. Grayling describes the current challenges facing representative government and issues a dire warning.
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Fiction: Daniel Handler’s Coming-of-Age Novel Offers ‘All the Dirty Parts’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:00am
In a world where pornography is everywhere, Handler traces the desires and sexual awakenings of a typical straight adolescent boy.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:00am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Nonfiction: Oriana Fallaci, Right or Wrong

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:00am
A new biography by Cristina De Stefano tries to rehabilitate the controversial journalist’s reputation.
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Otherworldly: Magic and Moon Life: What’s New in Science Fiction and Fantasy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:00am
N.K. Jemisin reviews Andy Weir’s follow-up to “The Martian,” along with new novels by Kat Howard, Axie Oh and Stephen R. Donaldson.
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Nonfiction: Fleur Jaeggy’s Portraits of Past Lives

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:00am
The underappreciated Swiss Italian writer has two newly translated books in her ruminating, elliptical style.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:00am
Readers respond to Martin Amis’s essay and expound on Kurt Vonnegut’s time in public relations.
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Editors’ Choice: 11 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:53pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Children’s Books: The Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2017

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 1:30pm
Here are the winners of The New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books Awards for 2017.
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