Book Reviews

Poetry: A New Poetry Collection Proves Gerald Stern Is Still Hungry at 92

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 5:00am
In “Galaxy Love,” as in Stern’s earlier books, an appetite for the world and its riches is his driving force.
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Children’s Books: Sorry, Mom, I’m an Aspiring Punk Rocker

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 5:00am
The Ramones-loving, guitar-playing heroine of “The First Rule of Punk” is up against school dress codes, mean girls and a disapproving Mexican mother.
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Fiction: ‘The Locals’ Explores the Tensions Between Townies and Weekenders

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 5:00am
When a hedge fund titan moves to the Berkshires in Jonathan Dee’s new novel, life for the residents begins to change.
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Critic’s Take: The Invisible Forces That Make Writing Work

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 5:00am
What goes into a finished piece of writing? Many things we writers cannot see.
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Children’s Books: Get Thee to Middle School! A Ren Faire Heroine Meets the Real World

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 5:00am
In Victoria Jamieson’s brilliant new graphic novel, “All’s Faire in Middle School,” the rules of school are even more complex than the rules of swordplay.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 5:00am
Readers respond to “Chief Engineer,” parenting and more.
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The Shortlist: How to Speak Perfect Emoji, and Other Language Lessons

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 4:00am
Four new books explore the constantly evolving — and playful — side of language: slang, puns and emojis.
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Children’s Books: Running for Their Lives in Two Middle-Grade Novels About Track Teams

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 4:00am
Novels from Jason Reynolds and Diana Harmon Asher feature runners who must push themselves into unfamiliar ground.
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Ivory Tower: The Chirps and Ripples in the Universe That Prove Einstein Was Right

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 4:00am
Three books on a major recent development in astronomy confirming relativity theory.
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Essay: Sally Hemings, Thomas Jefferson and the Ways We Talk About Our Past

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 6:12pm
Why the words we use to describe Sally Hemings matter.
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Fiction: Misfit Creatures, Otherwise Known as Kids Today

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 5:11pm
Gabe Hudson’s “Gork, the Teenage Dragon” and Jomny Sun’s “Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too” star anxious heroes navigating unfamiliar planets.
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Essay: How I Rebuilt My Childhood Library, Book by Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 3:52pm
A novelist and new mother recreates her book collection for the next generation.
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Editors' Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 2:59pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Essay: Tasting the Sweetness of Summer, Berry by Berry

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 1:07pm
Berries clothe seeds and fertilize them when they drop to the ground, and one summer they taught a young woman to savor time.
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The Enthusiast: In Praise of Barbara Pym

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 11:47am
However remote her themes may seem beneath the gentle surfaces of her novels is a slow-building comedy, salt wit in a saline drip.
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Newsbook: Trump Is Afraid We’ll Forget These Men. Should We?

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:32am
Three books delve into the minds of Thomas Jefferson, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.
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By the Book: Louise Penny: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 4:00am
The author of mystery novels, most recently “Glass Houses,” recommends reading her fellow Canadian writer Margaret Atwood: “And I don’t just say that because the government compels me to.”
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Nonfiction: How Chester B. Himes Became the Rage in Harlem, and Beyond

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 4:00am
Lawrence P. Jackson’s biography, “Chester B. Himes,” traces the seminal crime novelist’s path from prison to international success.
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Nonfiction: A Parent Confronts Conformity in the Classrooms of China

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 4:00am
In “Little Soldiers,” Lenora Chu investigates both the roots of the Chinese education system and its effects on children, including her own.
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Bookends: Is Free Speech an Absolute Right, or Does Context Matter?

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 4:00am
The writers Adam Kirsch and Francine Prose discuss what free speech means in the context of Charlottesville and beyond.
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