New York Times Books

Editors’ Choice: 11 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu 01-11-2018, 2:17 pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Profile: How the Astro Poets Lit Up the Internet

Thu 01-11-2018, 11:30 am
Their popular Twitter account draws over 230,000 followers, with fans including Lorde and Michelle Branch. Next up: the book version.
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Books of The Times: Will Democracy Survive President Trump? Two New Books Aren’t So Sure

Thu 01-11-2018, 5:44 am
David Frum’s “Trumpocracy” takes aim at the president and those who empower him, and “How Democracies Die,” by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, reads at times like a sly subtweet of the Republican Party.
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North Korea Praises ‘Fire and Fury’ Book on Trump Administration

Thu 01-11-2018, 12:32 am
The popularity of the book, which chronicles dysfunction in the White House, “foretells President Trump’s political demise,” North Korean state media said.
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Rewind: Outside Cuba’s Revolution, Looking In

Thu 01-11-2018, 12:00 am
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s “Memories of Underdevelopment” is based on a novel that is an ambivalent account of life in Castro’s Cuba.
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By the Book: Niall Ferguson: By the Book

Thu 01-11-2018, 12:00 am
The historian, biographer and author talks about the books he reads and re-reads, and the ones he is very happy not to read.
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Inside the Battle for Arthur Miller’s Archive

Wed 01-10-2018, 6:53 am
After a discreet tug-of-war with the playwright’s estate and Yale, the University of Texas has acquired the papers, including an “Aladdin’s cave” of unpublished material.
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Nonfiction: Real Worlds, Possible Worlds and Fantasy Worlds

Wed 01-10-2018, 12:00 am
In “The Origins of Creativity,” E.O. Wilson argues for a different relationship between the humanities and both the practical and theoretical sciences.
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‘Fire and Fury’ From Canada: It’s Not About Trump. Or Michael Wolff.

Tue 01-09-2018, 5:21 pm
A scholarly analysis by a Canadian professor of World War II bombing of Germany has found new life because it shares part of the title of the political best seller.
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Nonfiction: At a Public School in Denver, Refugee Children Find Hope and Frustration

Tue 01-09-2018, 12:29 pm
In “The Newcomers,” Helen Thorpe documents a class of immigrant teenagers while the Trump campaign stirs up nativist resentment.
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Books of The Times: Two Classic American Novels About the Madness and Beauty of Race

Tue 01-09-2018, 10:05 am
George S. Schuyler’s “Black No More” and Nella Larsen’s “Passing” have been reissued in time for Black History Month.
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Nonfiction: The War That Never Goes Away

Tue 01-09-2018, 8:27 am
Max Boot’s “The Road Not Taken” looks at one American’s role in Vietnam.
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Introducing the PBS NewsHour-New York Times Book Club

Tue 01-09-2018, 6:39 am
An exciting new partnership in which every month we’ll discuss a work of fiction or nonfiction that helps us make sense of today’s world. Join us!
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Now Read This: Discussion Questions for ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing’

Tue 01-09-2018, 6:29 am
Jesmyn Ward’s novel is our first pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, “Now Read This.”
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On ‘Black Lightning,’ a Superhero Takes On Race, Justice and the Real World

Tue 01-09-2018, 6:00 am
Based on the DC crime fighter, this new CW series takes on present-day issues of race and social justice directly and unambiguously.
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New & Noteworthy

Tue 01-09-2018, 5:13 am
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Front Burner: Looking at Picasso Through a Cook’s Eyes

Tue 01-09-2018, 12:00 am
A novel exploring a troubled time in the artist’s life is up for discussion at the 92nd Street Y.
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Nonfiction: What Life in Confinement Meant for Ezra Pound’s Work

Tue 01-09-2018, 12:00 am
In “The Bughouse,” Daniel Swift explores the relationship between Pound’s mental state and his poetic genius.
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Match Book: Dear Match Book: We Want to Change the World

Tue 01-09-2018, 12:00 am
Books that will inspire the philanthropist in all of us.
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Q&A: Publisher Defied Trump to ‘Defend the Principles of the First Amendment’

Mon 01-08-2018, 2:55 pm
John Sargent, the executive behind Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury,” discusses his decision to fight the president’s attempt to quash the book.
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