New York Times Book Review

Nonfiction: Underneath Romain Gary’s Many Masks

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 03:00
Two newly published books by the French author who pulled off one of the most elaborate literary deceptions of all time.
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Nonfiction: Propane, Peapods and Perplexities

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 03:00
In “Vacationland,” John Hodgman wrestles with the comic trials of home ownership in Maine and Massachusetts, along with the indignities of middle age.
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New & Noteworthy

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:55
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Nonfiction: Are the American West’s Wildfires Inevitable?

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:43
Michael Kodas’s “Megafire” and Edward Struzik’s “Firestorm” analyse the misguided history and dire results of America’s wildfire management policy.
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Nonfiction: Making Citizens’ Lives Better

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 03:00
David Goldfield’s “The Gifted Generation” explains the importance of government.
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Fiction: Lives Other Than His Own

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 03:00
In Jenny Erpenbeck’s timely novel, a retired classics professor finds his routine existence transformed when he befriends a group of African refugees.
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Match Book: Dear Match Book: Reading about Reading

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 03:00
Seeking books about other books and about the people who contribute to, live and breathe the world of literature.
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Nonfiction: The Hand of the Comic Artist

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 03:00
Manohla Dargis reviews two new books that examine the aesthetics and the business of comics, from Superman to R. Crumb.
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Nonfiction: The Comic Strip’s Heyday in ‘Cartoon County’

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 03:00
Cullen Murphy recounts his coming-of-age among the elites of American illustration.
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Profile: Eluding Censors, a Magazine Covers Southeast Asia’s Literary Scene

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 21:08
Mekong Review’s contributors include some of the best-known authors, journalists and academics who follow the region.
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The Book Review Podcast: ‘The Second Coming of the KKK’

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:09
Linda Gordon talks about “The Second Coming of the KKK”; Scott Kelly discusses “Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery”; and editors from the Book Review talk about our 10 Best Books of 2017.
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Books News: Jacqueline Woodson to Explore Belonging in Two Upcoming Books

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:56
A middle-grade novel and a picture book, to be published in 2018, explore what being American really means.
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Children’s Books: Your Kid Just Learned to Read. What Books Come Next?

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 09:51
These beautifully illustrated chapter books for brand new readers are very short — and very, very good.
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Sketchbook | Graphic Review: Reading ‘Catcher in the Rye’ Today

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 03:00
An illustrated review of J. D. Salinger's classic from a 21st-century perspective.
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Nonfiction: Anti-Fascism With a Human Face

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 03:00
In “A Bold and Dangerous Family,” Caroline Moorehead continues her Resistance Quartet with the story of Amelia, Carlo and Nello Rosselli.
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Nonfiction: Great Art, Repugnant Politics

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 03:00
“Growing Up With the Impressionists,” the childhood diary of Julie Manet, daughter of Berthe Morisot and Eugene Manet, reveals some unsavory views.
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Fiction: ‘I Am the Kind of Woman I Would Run From’

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 03:00
The journalist heroine of Anthony Quinn’s novel “Freya” is both headstrong and ambitious. Neither will be assets in post-World War II Britain.
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Nonfiction: From Working for Jesse Helms to Writing ‘Tales of the City’

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 03:00
In “Logical Family,” Armistead Maupin describes a conservative upbringing before he became a beloved author and L.G.B.T. activist.
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Nonfiction: Franklin Roosevelt’s Story Is Worth Telling Again and Again

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 03:00
Robert Dallek’s “Franklin D. Roosevelt” examines both the public and the private man.
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Nonfiction: Yearning for an Earlier Era of American Diplomacy

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 03:00
Jeffrey A. Engel’s “When the World Seemed New” recounts the last spasm of Republican internationalism.
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