New York Times Book Review

Fiction: ‘Ferocity’ Brings Florida Noir to Southern Italy

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 03:00
In Nicola Lagioia’s thriller with social-novel ambitions, a beautiful dead woman is the key to an illicit underworld.
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Children’s Books: Fairy Tale Heroines, But With Depth

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 03:00
How much do we really know about the children in the Grimms’ fairy tales? Two authors flesh out familiar characters in revamped versions of the classics.
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 03:00
Readers respond to Martin Amis’s essay and expound on the roles of religion.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 03:00
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Lemony Snicket on the importance of picture books.
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Children’s Books: Bookshelf: Capturing the Magic of Wintertime

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 13:31
Mice that ice-skate, kids who make a snowbear, twins who discover a winter wonderland and more in this season’s best cold-weather picture books.
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Editors’ Choice: 9 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:23
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Children’s Books: Who’s a Hero? Who’s a Villain? It’s Anyone’s Guess in This Fall’s Best Y.A. Fantasy

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 03:00
Teenage bounty hunters in a virtual-reality world, Amazons in New York City, vicious unicorns and other good guys gone bad.
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Children’s Books: Under Siege From a Mysterious Fog

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 03:00
Based on an Oscar-nominated short film, “The Dam Keeper,” a richly drawn graphic novel, tells of a heroic pig who must save his village from a dark and deadly force.
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By the Book: Krysten Ritter: By the Book

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 03:00
The actress and author of a thriller, “Bonfire,” can’t read on the set of “Jessica Jones”: “It is crazy exciting! But it’s not a reading environment.”
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Children’s Books: Learning the Art of the Pickpocket

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 03:00
Colin Meloy’s latest novel follows a wealthy, neglected boy who joins a legendary gang of child grifters. What could go wrong?
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Nonfiction: A Grand Tour of the Crisis in Europe

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 03:00
In “Fractured Continent,” William Drozdiak presents Europe from its various capitals, highlighting the difficult, new reality of the 21st century.
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War Stories: World War II Seen by a Classicist, and Other New Books About Conflict

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 03:00
Thomas E. Ricks surveys 12 new books of military history.
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Profile: In an Age of Fake News, a Historian of the Hoax

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 12:12
Every era gets the chronicler it deserves. Kevin Young, the poetry editor of The New Yorker, tracks the progression of bunk through the ages.
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Children’s Books: A Mark Twain Tale, Brought Back From the Dead

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 08:41
“The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine,” completed and illustrated by Erin and Philip Stead, unites old-fashioned storytelling virtues with a playful modern sensibility.
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Nonfiction: Amid African Extremism, a Writer Finds an ‘Ordinary and Rare Kind of Bravery’

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 03:00
Alexis Okeowo’s book “A Moonless, Starless Sky” profiles regular people living in defiance of extremist movements across the African continent.
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Fiction: The Concealed Weapons of ‘Kiss Me Someone’

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 03:00
Karen Shepard’s short story collection “Kiss Me Someone” vividly demonstrates that a woman can be another woman’s worst enemy.
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Children’s Books: These Kids Never, Never, Never Give Up

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 03:00
In new picture books from Mo Willems, Dan Santat, Lemony Snicket and others, young heroes and heroines get into — and out of — every kind of scrape
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