New York Times Books

Paperback Row

Fri 01-05-2018, 12:00 am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Michael Wolff, From Local Media Scourge to National Newsmaker

Thu 01-04-2018, 10:01 pm
A journalist who loved to needle the Manhattan elite enrages the president with his insider account of the year he spent reporting from the West Wing.
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Aharon Appelfeld, Israeli Novelist Haunted by the Holocaust, Dies at 85

Thu 01-04-2018, 1:44 pm
Mr. Appelfeld, a survivor himself, made the plight of Jews during World War II his great subject, but in stories told obliquely, from a seemingly naïve viewpoint.
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Editors’ Choice: 9 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu 01-04-2018, 8:41 am
Suggested reading from editors at The New York Times.
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Fred Bass, Who Made the Strand Bookstore a Mecca, Dies at 89

Thu 01-04-2018, 7:01 am
Building on what his father began, Mr. Bass ultimately oversaw a bustling emporium housing “18 miles of books” in Lower Manhattan, with outposts here and there.
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The Real Nanny Diaries

Thu 01-04-2018, 7:01 am
A writing workshop in Brooklyn helps caregivers explore their role in children’s lives by writing fables.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

Thu 01-04-2018, 5:58 am
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Jean Strouse and Eudora Welty on the “great books” they never finished.
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Books News: Jacqueline Woodson Is Named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Thu 01-04-2018, 12:03 am
Ms. Woodson, a best-selling children’s book author, will travel the country, speaking to kids in schools, libraries, juvenile detention centers and other underserved areas.
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Nonfiction: A City Where East Meets West and the Past Is Always Present

Thu 01-04-2018, 12:00 am
Richard Fidler’s “Ghost Empire” and Bettany Hughes’s “Istanbul” explore the intricate, improbable history of one of the world’s great urban centers.
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Crime: A Gumbo of Crime: From the Bayou to Britain

Thu 01-04-2018, 12:00 am
James Lee Burke and Peter Lovesey dig up murderers while Katherine Hall Page caters a possibly fatal party and Ray Celestin channels Al Capone.
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By the Book: Daniel Mendelsohn: By the Book

Thu 01-04-2018, 12:00 am
Daniel Mendelsohn on his fondness of literary criticism, the classics and books about home decor and haute couture.
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Newsbook: A Literary Journey Underground

Wed 01-03-2018, 11:15 am
Three books delve into mass transit and the creation of the subway.
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Books of The Times: ‘The Woman in the Window’ Nods to Classics Old and New, From Hitchcock to ‘The Girl on the Train’

Wed 01-03-2018, 10:06 am
A. J. Finn’s psychological thriller is about a woman who believes she’s witnessed a crime in a neighboring building.
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Nonfiction: No Light at the End of This Tunnel

Wed 01-03-2018, 12:00 am
Ian Black’s “Enemies and Neighbors” sees no clear solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Nonfiction: What Happens When You Go Under

Wed 01-03-2018, 12:00 am
Two new books by Kate Cole-Adams and Henry Jay Przybylo look at the mysteries of anesthesia.
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Letters to the Editor

Wed 01-03-2018, 12:00 am
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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A Diary From a Gulag Meets Evil With Lightness

Tue 01-02-2018, 10:41 pm
A unique chronicle written from the Gulag emerged after 70 years, requiring dogged detective work to unearth the author’s identity.
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Books News: A Literary Portrait of Richard Avedon Causes Controversy

Tue 01-02-2018, 11:08 am
A book about the photographer by his longtime business manager has drawn criticism from Avedon’s friends and colleagues, who say it is riddled with errors and falsehoods.
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Books of The Times: ‘Neon in Daylight’ Lights Up Ambivalence With Shades of Didion and Others

Tue 01-02-2018, 9:54 am
Hermione Hoby’s first novel is about characters struggling to connect to their desires in the months before Hurricane Sandy hits New York.
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New & Noteworthy

Tue 01-02-2018, 7:24 am
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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