New York Times book reviews

Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Secondhand Time’

May 27, 2016 - 9:23am
Adam Hochschild talks about Svetlana Alexievich’s “Secondhand Time”; Stephanie Danler discusses her debut novel, “Sweetbitter”; and Jojo Moyes on the film adaptation of her novel “Me Before You.”
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Editors’ Choice

May 27, 2016 - 8:43am
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Paperback Row

May 27, 2016 - 8:35am
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Shortlist: Shadows of War

May 27, 2016 - 7:52am
New books by Chris Cleave, Alison Love, Martha Hall Kelly and Simon Mawer.
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Critic’s Take: Moscow’s Magic Realism

May 27, 2016 - 7:44am
In “The Master and Margarita,” Moscow is visited by the Devil himself, trailed by a giant cat fond of vodka and guns.
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Inside the List

May 27, 2016 - 7:34am
Siddhartha Mukherjee’s “The Gene,” which enters the hardcover nonfiction list at No.1, is the latest in a string of recent science-themed hits.
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Open Book: On Deck

May 27, 2016 - 7:33am
New books about baseball include Ron Darling’s “Game 7, 1986” and Jeff Passan’s “The Arm.”
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Fiction: ‘The Mirror Thief,’ by Martin Seay

May 27, 2016 - 7:33am
A novel with three plots, various Venices, inscrutable passages and deep meaning (or none).
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‘Amateurs,’ by Dylan Hicks

May 27, 2016 - 7:33am
A novel tracks the lives of a group of chronic underachievers.
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Nonfiction: ‘Farewell Kabul,’ by Christina Lamb

May 27, 2016 - 7:32am
A journalist’s account of the conflict in Afghanistan details the cascading failures of the West.
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Nonfiction: ‘Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering,’ by David A. Kessler

May 27, 2016 - 7:32am
Examining the root of behaviors like obsession and addiction.
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Nonfiction: ‘Secondhand Time,’ by Svetlana Alexievich

May 27, 2016 - 7:32am
Svetlana Alexievich speaks with Russians who cannot recognize their post-1991 homeland.
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Nonfiction: Sebastian Junger’s ‘Tribe’

May 27, 2016 - 7:23am
Viewing post-traumatic stress disorder as more of a cultural problem than a medical one.
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Nonfiction: ‘Anatomy of Malice,’ by Joel E. Dimsdale

May 27, 2016 - 7:13am
Psychological evaluations of the Nuremberg defendants.
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Nonfiction: ‘An American Genocide,’ by Benjamin Madley

May 27, 2016 - 7:12am
The slaughter of the California Indians.
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Nonfiction: ‘From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime,’ by Elizabeth Hinton

May 27, 2016 - 7:11am
How decades of discriminatory policies and flawed studies led to an age of mass imprisonment.
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Letters to the Editor

May 26, 2016 - 11:38am
Readers respond to a recent review of Julian Barnes’s “The Noise of Time” and more.
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Children’s Books: ‘The Thank You Book,’ by Mo Willems

May 26, 2016 - 11:01am
The author and illustrator Mo Willems wraps up his long-running, beloved Elephant & Piggie series.
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By the Book: Nathaniel Philbrick: By the Book

May 26, 2016 - 4:00am
The author of “Valiant Ambition” has always wanted to meet Hawthorne: “Something profoundly disturbing must have happened to him at an early age. I’d like to know what that was.”
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