New York Times Book Review

The Shortlist: International Thrillers Favor Trysts over Treason

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 03:00
Three fall novels take readers across the globe on missions in which the espionage takes a back seat to the characters’ personal lives and liaisons.
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Nonfiction: She Breaks Rules While Expecting Students to Follow Them

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 03:00
In “The Education of Eva Moskowitz,” the controversial founder of Success Academy Charter Schools sets out to defend her pedagogical approach and settle scores.
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Fiction: The Future Is Now, and Dark, in T. Coraghessan Boyle’s Stories

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 03:00
The characters in Boyle’s new collection, “The Relive Box,” battle modern problems badly.
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Inside the List: A Tom Clancy Fan Continues Tom Clancy’s Series

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 03:00
The thriller writer Marc Cameron is the latest novelist invited to channel Clancy, who died in 2013.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 03:00
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 03:00
Readers respond to recent reviews by connecting new literature to old.
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Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:37
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Paris Review Editor Resigns Amid Inquiry Into His Conduct With Women

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:39
Lorin Stein apologized in letters he sent the board Wednesday, saying his behavior had been hurtful and degrading.
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Nonfiction: A Memoir of a Year on the International Space Station

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 03:00
The NASA astronaut and naval pilot Scott Kelly put his “Endurance” to the test, both on Earth and beyond.
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By the Book: Richard Lloyd Parry: By the Book

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 03:00
The journalist and author of “People Who Eat Darkness” and, most recently, “Ghosts of the Tsunami” avoids “lad lit” even more assiduously than he avoids “chick lit.”
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Nonfiction: Language Rules for the Digital Age

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 03:00
The BuzzFeed copy chief Emmy J. Favilla recounts her mission to set tone, grammar and style codes for a generation determined to break them.
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Nonfiction: What the People of Appalachia Want

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 03:00
Steven Stoll’s “Ramp Hollow” looks at the history of deprivation in the region.
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Match Book: Dear Match Book: Daddy’s Little Girl

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 13:26
Books that traverse the vast terrain of father-daughter relationships, from the stormy to the sunny, in fiction and memoir.
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Fiction: David Ferry Won the National Book Award in His 80s. In His 90s, He Has Translated Virgil.

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 03:00
Ferry’s “Aeneid” sometimes prunes lines from the Latin original, turning his translation into more of a paraphrase.
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Fiction: A Version of Homer That Dares to Match Him Line for Line

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 03:00
Emily Wilson’s landmark translation of the “Odyssey” matches the original’s line count while drawing on a spare, simple and direct idiom.
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New & Noteworthy

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 03:00
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Nonfiction: Rolling Merrily Along With Hal Prince

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 14:38
In his new memoir, “Sense of Occasion,” Hal Prince reports on his many hits, and also his failures.
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Books News: A Final Work by Sam Shepard Reveals His Struggle With Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 12:07
The celebrated playwright spent the last months of his life working tirelessly on a final book, an intimate and philosophical look at his protagonist’s — and his own — health struggles.
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Nonfiction: A Last Glimpse Into the Mind of Oliver Sacks

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 03:00
Nicole Krauss reviews “The River of Consciousness,” a book of Sacks’s essays covering his favored topics, like the evolution of life and the workings of memory.
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Nonfiction: The Ku Klux Klan’s Surprising History

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 03:00
Linda Gordon’s “The Second Coming of the KKK” recounts an ugly chapter of the American past.
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