New York Times book reviews

Inside The New York Times Book Review: Celebrating 10 Years

6 hours 2 min ago
On this special episode of the podcast, Pamela Paul, Sam Tanenhaus, Dwight Garner and Gary Shteyngart discuss the history of the show, which started in 2006.
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Roving Eye: Remade by Terror

8 hours 26 min ago
How does fiction handle terrorism? The Lebanese novelist Rabee Jaber points to the mundane nature of brutality.
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Open Book: A Rare DeLillo Sighting

8 hours 50 min ago
Don DeLillo made a rare public appearance to read from his new novel, “Zero K.”
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Children’s Books: Kate DiCamillo’s ‘Raymie Nightingale’

10 hours 46 min ago
Three baton-twirling girls, traumatized by adults, develop a friendship and teach a lesson about trust.
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Children’s Books: Il Sung Na’s ‘The Opposite Zoo,’ and More

10 hours 48 min ago
Four picture books explore the many varieties of words: opposites, puns, collective nouns, names.
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Fiction: ‘Ladivine,’ by Marie NDiaye

10 hours 49 min ago
A novel tracks four generations of women and the uncanny parallels among them.
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Children’s Books: Alison McGhee’s ‘Tell Me a Tattoo Story,’ and More

10 hours 50 min ago
Four picture books feature grown-ups and kids defining and prizing the bonds between them.
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‘Cry, Heart, but Never Break,’ and More

10 hours 52 min ago
Four books offer different takes on the challenging subjects of death and mourning.
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Children’s Books: ‘The Great American Whatever,’ by Tim Federle

10 hours 57 min ago
The aspiring screenwriter-protagonist of Tim Federle’s young adult novel learns about loss, and about dating.
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Children’s Books: Kwame Alexander’s ‘Booked’

11 hours 11 sec ago
Kwame Alexander’s latest novel in verse follows a young soccer player who discovers the power of vocabulary.
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Children’s Books: ‘Rescued,’ by Eliot Schrefer

11 hours 13 min ago
A boy tries to protect the orangutan he raised when his father wants to sell him to a sketchy zoo.
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Children’s Books: ‘Wolf Hollow,’ by Lauren Wolk

11 hours 17 min ago
In this middle-grade novel, a girl struggles to find a moral course when countering a bully.
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Children’s Books: ‘Samurai Rising,’ by Pamela S. Turner

11 hours 27 min ago
A biography of a shrewd and brutal samurai whose forces roiled 12th-century Japan.
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By the Book: Nick Offerman: By the Book

11 hours 46 min ago
The actor, woodworker, musician and author, most recently, of “Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom With America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers” reads for solace during air turbulence.
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Children’s Books: John Corey Whaley’s ‘Highly Illogical Behavior’

12 hours 6 min ago
In this young adult novel, a boy with agoraphobia becomes a draw for a girl who plans to write her college essay about him.
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‘Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts’ and ‘Waylon!’

12 hours 20 min ago
In two new books, children live happily without parents in a car, and a boy uses science to see the magic around him.
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Children’s Books: ‘The Nameless City,’ by Faith Erin Hicks

13 hours 2 min ago
A tale of two teenagers from the conqueror and conquered classes hints at real-world dynamics.
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Letters to the Editor

May 4, 2016 - 1:13pm
Readers respond to recent reviews of Charles Bock’s “Alice & Oliver,” Stevie Smith’s poems and more.
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Children’s Books: ‘I Am Pan!’ by Mordicai Gerstein

May 4, 2016 - 4:00am
A new book from the Caldecott Medalist Mordicai Gerstein stars the boisterous Pan, that most un-godlike of ancient Greek gods.
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Author’s Note: Also Known As

May 4, 2016 - 1:30am
My nom de plume protects me from enemies as numerous as they are mysterious.
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