New York Times Books

Ban on Book About Mass Incarceration Lifted in New Jersey Prisons After A.C.L.U. Protest

Mon 01-08-2018, 1:21 pm
The ban on the best-selling book “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” was “ironic, misguided and harmful,” the A.C.L.U. said.
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Fiction: A Stylistically Daring Novel Considers Fundamental Questions

Mon 01-08-2018, 11:31 am
In Mike McCormack’s “Solar Bones,” an engineer reflects on the fractured contemporary world and the life he left behind.
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Nonfiction: From ‘Fire and Fury’ to Political Firestorm

Mon 01-08-2018, 9:36 am
Michael Wolff has everyone talking about a possibly dysfunctional president.
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Books of The Times: Ali Smith’s Seasonal Cycle Turns to a Dreamy ‘Winter’

Mon 01-08-2018, 8:44 am
In the second novel of Smith’s projected quartet, four characters in a big rambling house in England have at each other.
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Scanning an Ancient Biblical Text That Humans Fear to Open

Mon 01-08-2018, 6:51 am
Pioneers of new software for reading damaged parchment and scrolls are now deploying a CT scanner at the Morgan Library, hoping to recover Coptic writings dating back at least to 600 A.D.
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Nonfiction: Before Glitter and Glue Sticks, ‘Craeft’

Mon 01-08-2018, 12:00 am
In his new book, Alexander Langlands wants readers to appreciate what it meant to make things with your hands, as our ancestors did for millenniums.
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Reader’s Notebook: Total Recall: A Reader’s Guide to Memory Gain

Sun 01-07-2018, 5:46 pm
There are a host of recent books on battling forgetfulness. Just in time for the new year — and a fresh start — our writer spent a month testing out some of their solutions.
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Op-Ed Contributor: I Did the Strand

Sat 01-06-2018, 6:06 am
Tom Verlaine remembers working for the late Fred Bass at the Strand bookstore — his first job in New York.
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It’s Emily Brontë’s Party. Can Lily Cole Host It if She Wants To?

Fri 01-05-2018, 1:50 pm
The former model’s involvement in the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the novelist’s birth spurred an author to pen a scathing attack.
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The Book Review Podcast: What to Read About North Korea

Fri 01-05-2018, 8:18 am
Nicholas Kristof discusses the best books about the secretive country, and Tui Sutherland talks about the graphic novel edition of “Wings of Fire.”
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Inside the List: Before Sue Grafton Was a Star

Fri 01-05-2018, 5:23 am
Grafton’s private eye heroine, Kinsey Millhone, was a fixture of the best-seller lists. But it took eight years and six books to get there.
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How ‘The Alienist’ Finally Found a Screen

Fri 01-05-2018, 4:50 am
Nearly 24 years after it was published, the historical thriller is appearing onscreen, as a TNT series beginning Jan. 22.
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The Shortlist: A Trove of Continental Fiction Explores Loss

Fri 01-05-2018, 12:00 am
Novels written by authors from across Europe traverse the vast terrains of human grief and resilience.
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Nonfiction: An Unconventional History of Texas, From a Writer With the State in His Veins

Fri 01-05-2018, 12:00 am
Roger D. Hodge’s “Texas Blood” traces seven generations of his family through some of the borderland’s least forgiving terrain.
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Children’s Books: For the Love of Malt Shop Novels

Fri 01-05-2018, 12:00 am
The plots were formulaic. The characters lacked psychological complexity. Even the titles were repetitive. But as a pre-teen I was transfixed — and with new editions out, I still am.
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Nonfiction: The Presidential Election That America Lost

Fri 01-05-2018, 12:00 am
Lawrence O’Donnell’s “Playing With Fire” retells the story of the 1968 presidential election and sees parallels with today.
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Fiction: A Debut Novelist’s Elegy for Post-Katrina New Orleans

Fri 01-05-2018, 12:00 am
“The Floating World,” by C. Morgan Babst, follows a survivor and her family through the ruined city.
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Nonfiction: Throwing a Poolside Cocktail Party for ‘The Graduate’

Fri 01-05-2018, 12:00 am
Beverly Gray’s “Seduced by Mrs. Robinson” looks back at a classic American movie, half a century later.
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Fiction: Three Floors, Three Different Israeli Stories

Fri 01-05-2018, 12:00 am
Eshkol Nevo has a new book, three linked novellas of pain and desire in one apartment building.
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Sketchbook: Writer’s Retreat

Fri 01-05-2018, 12:00 am
A how-to guide for the hibernating author.
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