New York Times Book Review

Open Book: Star-Struck

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 09:50
Julie Klam’s new book is a mostly lighthearted and far-ranging look at our obsession with celebrities.
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The Book Review Podcast: The World of Jane Austen Fans

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 09:45
Deborah Yaffe talks about “Among the Janeites,” and Robert Ferguson discusses “Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North.”
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Inside the List: Imagining the Love Between a Master Hacker and a Fed

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 08:58
The veteran romance writer Julie Garwood turns to computer crime in her latest novel, “Wired,” new on the hardcover fiction list at No. 7.
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Children’s Books: Big Concepts for Little Minds

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 07:23
Five new books for babies and newly independent readers illustrate the philosophical and the existential.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 03:00
Readers respond to Don Winslow’s By the Book, Miranda Seymour’s review of Mary Thorp’s diary and more.
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Children’s Books: Two New Novels Evoke the Past and the Future of Fantasy Stories

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 02:00
A.F. Harrold’s “The Song From Somewhere Else” and James Nicol’s “The Apprentice Witch” play with world-building for middle-grade readers.
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The Shortlist: New Novels Depict Valiant Women of Old America

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 02:00
Three new novels dealing with history and heroines.
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The Enthusiast: Joan Aiken’s Spinoffs and Sequels Finish the Stories Jane Austen Never Told

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 02:00
In five companion novels that she called her “Austen entertainments,” Aiken gave second chapters to some of Austen’s most intriguing characters.
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Paperback Row: Paperback Row

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 02:00
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Otherworldly: Pirates, Drugs and Time Travel: The Best of New Science Fiction and Fantasy

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 02:00
N.K. Jemisin reviews new sci-fi and fantasy adventures by K.J Parker, Nicky Drayden, Brenda Cooper, and Steven R. Boyett and Ken Mitchroney.
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Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 13:15
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Children’s Books: Summer Y.A. Escapes from Sarah Dessen, Andrew McCarthy and More

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 13:01
The heroes of these Y.A. novels bust out and learn to love, in settings from New Jersey to Taiwan to Mars.
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Fiction: A Comic Novel of Infidelity Grapples With Sex and Money

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:57
Matthew Klam’s debut novel, “Who Is Rich?,” tells the tale of a conflicted adulterer.
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Bookshelf: Set in New York, Fit for the Hammock

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:27
“The Gargoyle Hunters” by John Freeman Gill is one of several new books featuring New York City as a backdrop.
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Newsbook: 3 Books Take a Deeper Look at the Opioid Epidemic

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 08:11
Two books help explain the opiate abuse crisis and how we may resolve it, while a novel shows the havoc addiction can wreak.
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By the Book: Allegra Goodman: By the Book

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 02:00
The author of “The Chalk Artist” admires Mary Garth in “Middlemarch”: “She is not only brave and witty, but totally sane. That’s hard to write. Madness is easy. A character with good sense is a tour de force.”
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Children’s Books: Whimsical New Picture Books with a Spotlight on Wordplay

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 02:00
In these frisky new picture books, complex play with language sparks curiosity.
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