New York Times Books

20 Years of L.G.B.T.Q. Lit: A Timeline

Fri 06-23-2017, 12:47 pm
From “The Vagina Monologues” to “The End of Eddy,” here are 25 books by and about L.G.B.T.Q. individuals that have shaped the genre.
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Nonfiction: How Uber and Airbnb Became Poster Children for the Disruption Economy

Fri 06-23-2017, 12:30 pm
Three books reckon with pioneers of the sharing economy; a fourth considers their dark side.
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For These Collaborators, There’s No ‘I’ in ‘Best Seller’

Fri 06-23-2017, 8:16 am
Neal Stephenson and the novelist Nicole Galland have teamed up on a fantasy story, “The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.,” at No. 11 in hardcover fiction.
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Open Book: Class Ed.

Fri 06-23-2017, 7:17 am
In a new book, Joan C. Williams says progressives have a strategic and ethical responsibility to try to understand the white working class.
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sketchbook / graphic review: ‘The Better Angels of Our Nature’

Fri 06-23-2017, 6:34 am
A graphic review of Steven Pinker’s book about the dramatic decline of violence in human affairs over history.
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The Book Review Podcast: ‘The Boy Who Loved Too Much’

Fri 06-23-2017, 6:11 am
Jennifer Latson talks about “The Boy Who Loved Too Much”; Daniel Menaker discusses two new books about how to understand others and make ourselves understood.
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Nonfiction: A Trip to Southern Italy to Shed Light on a Family Scandal

Fri 06-23-2017, 4:20 am
Helene Stapinski has been haunted by the thought of her “criminal genes.” In “Murder in Matera,” she investigates her family’s past.
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Nonfiction: Why Did Lincoln Move So Slowly to Abolish Slavery? Because He Was a Racist, This Book Argues.

Thu 06-22-2017, 11:00 pm
Fred Kaplan’s “Lincoln and the Abolitionists” emphasizes the distance between them.
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Nonfiction: Where Do Babies Come From? And Why Did It Take Scientists So Long to Find Out?

Thu 06-22-2017, 11:00 pm
For centuries, the mysteries of egg and sperm eluded even the greatest minds, Edward Dolnick writes in “The Seeds of Life.”
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The Shortlist: Four New Collections of Omnivorous Literary Criticism

Thu 06-22-2017, 11:00 pm
These writers range widely, giving free play to their personal aesthetics and their avid curiosity.
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Nonfiction: What a World Tour of Tax Codes Can Teach the U.S. About How to Reform Its Own

Thu 06-22-2017, 11:00 pm
In “A Fine Mess,” T. R. Reid cites examples from Estonia to New Zealand of how tax redesigns can drive economic success.
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Fiction: Fathers and Sons — and Maybe Two More Sons

Thu 06-22-2017, 11:00 pm
Susan Rieger’s novel “The Heirs” pits an upper-crust New York family against two young men claiming a piece of the patriarch’s estate.
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Fiction: When the Fox Becomes a Friend

Thu 06-22-2017, 11:00 pm
In Paula Cocozza’s hypnotic first novel, “How to Be Human,” a lonely woman strikes up a relationship with a feral fox.
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Nonfiction: 26 Missing Genes and the Exuberant Affections They Lead To

Thu 06-22-2017, 11:00 pm
Jennifer Latson’s “The Boy Who Loved Too Much” follows the story of a child with Williams syndrome, a genetic condition, who meets the world with unshakeable affection.
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Fiction: A Nuanced Novel Examines the Mystery of Radicalization

Thu 06-22-2017, 11:00 pm
Laleh Khadivi’s novel “A Good Country” poses the question: How does a studious American boy, the child of prosperous Iranian immigrants, fall into radical Islam?
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Crime: Unmasking Magic and Murder in the Best New Crime

Thu 06-22-2017, 11:00 pm
Alchemists and archaeologists are among the characters in this week’s mystery column. Also crooked cops and a very sad, very dead homeless man.
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Paperback Row

Thu 06-22-2017, 11:00 pm
Six new paperbacks of interest this week.
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Letters to the Editor

Thu 06-22-2017, 11:00 pm
Readers respond to Senator Al Franken’s memoir, whether the internet is turning users “lonelier and lonelier” and debate the cultural appropriation.
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Books of The Times: In ‘Memory’s Last Breath,’ Remembering Life, Before It’s Too Late

Thu 06-22-2017, 10:35 am
Gerda Saunders tries to analyze her dementia as dispassionately as possible in her new book.
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9 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu 06-22-2017, 9:38 am
Suggested reading from editors at The New York Times.
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