New York Times Books

Michael Bliss, Historian Who Dispelled Myths of Insulin’s Discovery, Dies at 76

Thu 05-25-2017, 2:18 pm
Professor Bliss unraveled the story behind the discovery of the hormone, which transformed diabetes from a death sentence into a manageable condition.
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Summer Pages: Summer Reading Recommendations, From 6 Novelists Who Own Bookstores

Thu 05-25-2017, 11:57 am
Here’s what Emma Straub, Ann Patchett, Jonathan Lethem, Louise Erdrich, Judy Blume and Jeff Kinney are reading and recommending to bookstore customers.
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12 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu 05-25-2017, 11:47 am
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Summer Pages: Books to Breeze Through This Summer

Thu 05-25-2017, 11:34 am
It’s a weird new world for readers, and here is a list for navigating it: 16 books to look out for, in no particular order.
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Big City Book Club: Eddie Joyce’s ‘Small Mercies’

Thu 05-25-2017, 11:31 am
Need some Memorial Day weekend reading? Crack open Eddie Joyce’s debut novel and join our columnist Ginia Bellafante for a live discussion online on Tuesday evening.
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Bookshelf: Guides for Exploring New York

Thu 05-25-2017, 11:07 am
From the changing demographics of the No. 7 train to the ruins of Jewish resorts in the Catskills, new publications reveal the metropolitan area.
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Summer Pages: A Novelist’s Meditation on Loss and Identity

Thu 05-25-2017, 10:44 am
In “What We Lose,” Zinzi Clemmons explores the aftermath of a mother’s death.
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Summer Pages: An African Novelist Poised for Recognition in the U.S.

Thu 05-25-2017, 10:43 am
Alain Mabanckou’s latest novel, “Black Moses,” captures life in his homeland, the Congo Republic.
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Summer Pages: Neanderthals: They’re Just Like Us

Thu 05-25-2017, 10:38 am
Claire Cameron’s new novel, “The Last Neanderthal,” imagines the life of a Cro-Magnon girl struggling to survive some 40,000 years ago.
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Summer Pages: ‘Chemistry’ Is an Anti-Coming-of-Age Story

Thu 05-25-2017, 10:37 am
Weike Wang drew on her experience at a Harvard lab to write her debut novel.
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In ‘Trophy Son,’ Fictional Character Accuses Real Tennis Stars of Doping

Thu 05-25-2017, 6:47 am
A trainer in Douglas Brunt’s new novel levels accusations against Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and others that are likely to leap off the pages into a public debate.
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Paperback Row: Paperback Row

Thu 05-25-2017, 6:17 am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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A Memoir From David Hallberg on Ballet, the Bolshoi and His Injury

Thu 05-25-2017, 6:01 am
The memoir, “A Body of Work: Dancing to the Edge and Back,” which will be published on Nov. 7, will cover Mr. Hallberg’s career as a star dancer.
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Nonfiction: A Hemingway Tell-All Bares His Tall Tales

Wed 05-24-2017, 11:00 pm
With “Ernest Hemingway: A Biography,” Mary V. Dearborn becomes the first woman to tackle a full-scale life of that hypermasculine writer.
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Critic’s Take: Martha Gellhorn’s Greatest Novel Is Essential Reading for Today

Wed 05-24-2017, 11:00 pm
In “The Stricken Field,” the American journalist Martha Gelhorn confronted a simmering refugee crisis.
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By the Book: Al Franken: By the Book

Wed 05-24-2017, 11:00 pm
The author of “Al Franken: Giant of the Senate” has at least one Congressional Research Service report on his night stand. “But it’s under Carl Reiner’s book on ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show.’”
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Books of The Times: ‘Aliens’ Asks: If the Universe Is So Vast, Where Is Everybody?

Wed 05-24-2017, 12:48 pm
In this eccentric collection of essays, edited by the theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili, scientists consider our search for extraterrestrial life.
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Newsbook: 3 Books That Help Make Sense of Cyberwar

Wed 05-24-2017, 8:10 am
On the heels of a global cyberattack, these books explain the real threat of cyber war and the implications for the United States.
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Tech We're Using: With a Bazaar of Gizmos and Apps, Tackling Readers’ Tech Questions

Wed 05-24-2017, 5:51 am
The New York Times’s Tech Tips columnist describes the arsenal of gadgets at her disposal, and her special love for iPhone.
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Nonfiction: The Colorado River and Its Unnatural World

Tue 05-23-2017, 11:00 pm
“Where the Water Goes” By David Owen looks at the permanent mark people make on the planet.
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