Book Reviews

Match Book: Books for Adults That Channel the Back-to-School Spirit

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:00am
In time for the new academic year, novels set in elite boarding schools contain heartwarming coming-of-age tales and twisted adolescent dramas alike.
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Children’s Books: You Can’t Teach Kids Empathy, but These Picture Books Inspire It

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 5:30pm
These authors and illustrators use a light touch to depict all kinds of children and families living, working and playing in peace and harmony.
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Essay: The Making and the Breaking of the Legend of Robert E. Lee

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 3:52pm
Historians have long debated Lee’s place in American history, and that battle continues today.
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Open Book: Stories and Slurpees

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 12:21pm
Kristen Arnett will celebrate the publication of her debut short-story collection at her local 7-Eleven.
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In Conversation: Spies Like Us: A Conversation With John le Carré and Ben Macintyre

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 11:24am
Sarah Lyall interviews two masters of espionage on the page.
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Nonfiction: A Journalist Abroad Grapples With American Power

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:00am
In “Notes on a Foreign Country,” Suzy Hansen argues that “Americans were in active denial of their empire even as they laid its foundations.”
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Fiction: In This Beautiful Debut, a Boy Takes Flight in a Bleak World

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:00am
In Jesús Carrasco’s “Out in the Open,” a young boy tries to survive tormentors who are unrelentingly cruel.
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Children’s Books: Alphabet Books for Kids: ABCs, 123s, Laughs and a Hero’s Quest

New York Times Book Reviews - Sat, 08/26/2017 - 11:12pm
High-spirited new picture books make learning letters and numbers an adventure.
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The Long View: A Racist World, Described by Those Who Knew It

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 6:09pm
Rereading Maya Angelou, Richard Wright and other mid-20th-century writers is to see anew that Appomattox was as much a beginning as an end.
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Inside the List: A B-Movie Actor Makes It Big on the Best-Seller List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 12:20pm
As the star of cult films like “The Evil Dead” and “Army of Darkness,” Bruce Campbell has built a loyal audience.
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Children’s Books: Forget My Bar Mitzvah, What About Getting Nuked?

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 11:29am
The 12-year-old bicultural protagonist of “This Is Just a Test” confronts threats, from the specter of a Soviet atomic bomb to his warring grandmothers.
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Children’s Books: Just Be Yourself? In Middle School, It’s More Complicated

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 11:17am
In Kat Yeh’s refreshing “The Way to Bea,” a 12-year-old learns from harsh experience that self-revelation can lead to trouble.
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Open Book: Sharpen Your Pencils

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 11:15am
“Vanity Fair’s Schools for Scandal” dishes the dirt on campus cases ranging from the deeply disturbing to the famously shrouded.
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The Book Review Podcast: The Joys of Children’s Literature

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 11:03am
Bruce Handy talks about “Wild Things,” and Adrian Owen discusses “Into the Gray Zone.”
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Children’s Books: These Tales Get Excited for School Days

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 10:46am
A boy who can’t find his stuff, a mom who can’t say goodbye, a teacher who can’t get a rude hippo out of the classroom, and more in new back to school picture books.
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Children’s Books: He’s a Bookworm. That Doesn’t Mean He Likes School.

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 9:43am
In Andrew Clements’s “The Losers Club,” a sixth grader must trade the peaceful, solitary world of books for the horrors of after-school activities.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 9:31am
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, 08/25/2017 - 9:10am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: the voice of John le Carré.
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Nonfiction: ‘No Apparent Distress’ Tackles the Distress of the Sick, Poor and Uninsured

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 5:00am
Rachel Pearson’s med-school memoir describes her experiences trying to help the uninsured poor.
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Nonfiction: A Grown-Up’s Travels Down the Rabbit Hole of Children’s Literature

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 5:00am
Bruce Handy’s “Wild Things” takes us on a revelatory romp through books meant for childhood, but which often reveal even more about growing up.
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