New York Times Book Review

Nonfiction: Three 18th-Century Revolutions and Why They Matter in 2017

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 06:00
In “The Unruly City,” Mike Rapport revisits Paris, London and New York to learn lessons from three different 18th-century revolutions.
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Otherworldly: Ghosts, Warring Gods and the Apocalypse: The Best of New Science Fiction and Fantasy

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 04:00
New science fiction and fantasy includes ghosts and warring gods, a desert apocalypse, a cloned messiah and the quest for light-speed travel.
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By the Book: Jeffrey Tambor: By the Book

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 02:00
The actor and author of “Are You Anybody?” loves to watch younger people browse in his bookstore: “The millennials, Xers and Yers are off their equipment and opting for paper, I’m here to tell you!”
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Books of The Times: ‘The End of Eddy’ Captures a Savage Childhood and a Global Movement

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:26
Édouard Louis’s deeply autobiographical novel recounts growing up gay among the white underclass in rural France.
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Audiobooks: The Sound of Sherlock: Stephen Fry Voices the Master Sleuth

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 04:00
The noted British actor narrates Arthur Conan Doyle’s tales of a certain obsessive detective.
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Nonfiction: The Value and Virtue of Good Writing (Rule No. 7: Don’t Be a Bore)

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 02:00
In “Do I Make Myself Clear?,” Harold Evans, editor par excellence, explains why good writing is a moral issue.
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Books of The Times: ‘Shake It Up’ Aims to Put Rock Writing in the Pantheon

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 14:36
This collection of rock criticism includes thoughts on hazing, lyrics, death and so much more.
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Children’s Books: New Picture Books for Young Vehicle Lovers

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 14:27
Nine new picture books take adventurous children out for a ride.
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Fiction: Scott Turow’s New Thriller Investigates a Massacre in Bosnia

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 13:29
Scott Turow’s latest novel, “Testimony,” swaps the American courtrooms of previous books for the International Criminal Court after the Bosnian war.
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Match Book: This Boy’s Life, Reflected in Picture Books

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 06:51
“I’m looking for books in which the main character is a young boy of color. I want him to be doing the normal, funny things that kids do.”
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Graphic Lives: Writers Recount Stories of Grief and Joy in Illustrated Panels

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 06:00
New graphic memoirs and a biography capture the toll of illness, a guilty mother and the rise of Mama Cass.
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Fiction: Migration, a Makeshift Family, and Then a Disappearance

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 04:00
In “The Leavers,” Lisa Ko tells the story of a Chinese-American boy who struggles with his mother’s disappearance.
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Nonfiction: For Better, for Worse: Three Memoirs Report From Marriage Country

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 02:00
From their own diverse vantage points, Dani Shapiro, Ada Calhoun and Claire Dederer bear witness to that two-person catastrophe in motion.
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Children’s Books: An Aspiring Bluesman Faces the Loss of his Grandfather

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 10:41
The young hero of Rita Williams-Garcia’s “Clayton Byrd Goes Underground,” an aspiring bluesman, faces the loss of his larger-than-life grandfather.
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Children’s Books: A Knight’s Epic Quest, and the Perils of Chivalry

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 09:50
“Yvain the Knight of the Lion,” a graphic novel written by M.T. Anderson, retells a medieval epic, raising questions about honor, fate and society.
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Nonfiction: To Make America Great Again, Give Your Kids Chores

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 09:00
In “The Vanishing American Adult,” Senator Ben Sasse offers a solution for moral decline: Get tough on your offspring.
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Audiobooks: The Story of Thor, in the Voice of Neil Gaiman

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 04:00
In “Norse Mythology,” Neil Gaiman brings visceral voice to the ancient and weird tales that have so deeply informed the otherworlds of his fiction.
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Newsbook: 3 Revelatory Books About the F.B.I.

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 11:26
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is shrouded in secrecy. Here are three books that offer insider knowledge.
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Inside the List: A Different Kind of Sports Novel

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 12:19
Hockey, long frozen out of the fiction best-seller list, gets its due in Fredrik Backman’s “Beartown.”
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Children’s Books: Bookshelf: Friendships and Fables Soar in New Children’s Books

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 09:52
New picture books about birds include the tale of a pigeon in the subway, a history of falconry and the hopeful story of a bird-loving Syrian refugee boy.
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