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13 Nov 2016

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  • Fiction: Zadie Smith’s New Novel Takes on Dance, Fame and Friendship
    Thu, 10 Nov 2016 17:31:23 GMT
    As two girls grow up, and apart, in Zadie Smith’s “Swing Time,” subtle distinctions in family structure and class magnify over time.
  • War Stories: Thomas Ricks on the Season’s Military History
    Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:39:49 GMT
    New books about military history include looks at firearms and Native Americans, Pax Romana, Pearl Harbor and more.
  • Books of The Times: Review: Megyn Kelly Tells Tales Out of Fox News in Her Memoir, ‘Settle for More’
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 18:47:03 GMT
    The anchor has emerged as this presidential election’s unlikely feminist heroine, pressing Donald J. Trump about his disrespectful comments about women, and paying the price for those questions.
  • By the Book: Megyn Kelly: By the Book
    Thu, 03 Nov 2016 21:51:14 GMT
    The Fox News anchor and author of “Settle for More” says “Bridget Jones’s Diary” reads “like my own journals from pretty much every phase of my life and made me laugh so hard I cried.”
  • Children’s Books: The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2016
    Thu, 03 Nov 2016 17:29:40 GMT
    Here are the winners of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books Awards for 2016.
  • Nonfiction: How Do Dogs Recognize Us? And Why Do We Love Cats Anyway?
    Tue, 08 Nov 2016 10:30:01 GMT
    Alexandra Horowitz’s “Being a Dog” focuses on olfactory skills; Abigail Tucker’s “The Lion in the Living Room” is about how cats behave.
  • Nonfiction: They’ll Blame Us: Growing Up Muslim After 9/11
    Mon, 07 Nov 2016 10:00:01 GMT
    Amani Al-Khatahtbeh’s memoir “Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age” should both enlighten and shame Americans who read it.
  • 9 New Books We Recommend This Week
    Thu, 10 Nov 2016 20:40:18 GMT
    Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.
  • Bookshelf: Civic Masterpieces, and Nightmares, Unrealized
    Sat, 12 Nov 2016 01:00:36 GMT
    A new book presents a catalog of dashed dreams and dodged nightmares once planned for the New York landscape.
  • Johnny Cash, the Poet in Black
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 20:57:48 GMT
    A collection of poems by Mr. Cash, edited by the poet Paul Muldoon, means to establish the country singer as a significant American literary figure.
  • Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: War Stories
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 17:32:43 GMT
    Thomas Ricks discusses “Thundersticks” and several other new military history books, and Maria Russo talks about the season’s best new children’s books.
  • Children’s Books: How Do You Explain the Refugee Crisis to Children? New Picture Books Can Help
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 17:16:16 GMT
    The creators of four new books have taken on a difficult task with courage and compassion in stories of children forced to leave home.
  • Children’s Books: ‘Hundred Percent’: A Middle-Grade Book About Friendship, Loyalty and Self-Awareness
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 17:12:01 GMT
    Karen Romano Young’s new novel, “Hundred Percent,” brilliantly captures the hemmed-in feeling of early adolescence.
  • Children’s Books: The Author of the Mysterious Benedict Society Series Creates a New World
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 17:05:52 GMT
    Trenton Lee Stewart’s “The Secret Keepers” boasts a peculiar timepiece and an incredibly shy boy.
  • Children’s Books: Grimm Brothers Remix: Riffs on ‘Snow White’ and Other Tales
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 17:05:29 GMT
    “Snow White” and other stories take new forms in two books, one with minimal verse, the other set in 1920s New York.
  • Paperback Row
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 16:52:16 GMT
    Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
  • The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 16:36:00 GMT
    Michael Connelly, whose “The Wrong Side of Goodbye” is No. 2 on the hardcover fiction list, says: “I really wanted to go back to my elders with this book — the private eye novels and writers that inspired me.”
  • Children’s Books: The Latest in Y.A. Fantasy
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 15:19:32 GMT
    A Victorian-era girl who can burst into flames and defeat monsters; a teenager who gets to meet her future selves; and more.
  • Children’s Books: The Latest in Realistic Fiction for Young Adults
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 15:11:22 GMT
    A postmodern spin on “Romeo and Juliet”; a suspenseful revenge tale; a gentle love story from the author of “Thirteen Reasons Why”; and more.
  • Children’s Books: Jennifer Weiner Writes a Middle-Grade Novel
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 15:04:06 GMT
    Jennifer Weiner’s first novel for children, “The Littlest Bigfoot,” explores the pain of feeling rejected by one’s peers.
  • Children’s Books: Laurie Halse Anderson Brings Her Revolutionary War Trilogy to a Close
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 15:01:22 GMT
    Laurie Halse Anderson’s “Ashes” is the last of a trilogy about young slaves’ flight to freedom across the Revolutionary War’s treacherous landscape.
  • Children’s Books: War Stories for Kids: A Pastor for Peace and a Nagasaki Survivor
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:56:26 GMT
    The lives of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and a Nagasaki survivor point to the power of witness and resistance.
  • Children’s Books: Some Review! Adam Gopnik on an E.B. White Biography for Kids
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:46:04 GMT
    Melissa Sweet’s “Some Writer!” is a middle-grade biography of E.B. White, the New Yorker writer who was the author of classics like “Charlotte’s Web.”
  • Children’s Books: Kids Roam the Streets Barefoot in Depression-Era Key West in This Middle-Grade Novel
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:46:01 GMT
    A boy and his family struggle to get by in Jennifer L. Holm’s “Full of Beans.”
  • Children’s Books: Across the Generations: Four New Picture Books Celebrate the Power of Grandparents
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:45:43 GMT
    In these picture books, grandparents (and grandparent figures) show children how to take in the world around them.
  • Children’s Books: Black Lives Didn’t Matter: New Children’s Books Tell Slaves’ Real Stories
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:45:39 GMT
    Three new books tell the truth about slavery with sensitivity and historical accuracy.
  • Children’s Books: Magic and Myth in Imperial China in a National Book Award Finalist
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:44:59 GMT
    Chinese folk tales thread through “When the Sea Turned to Silver,” Grace Lin’s middle-grade novel about a girl’s bid to rescue her grandmother.
  • Children’s Books: Is Life Fair? Four Picture Books Say No
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:44:52 GMT
    Accomplished complainers take the stage in these four new picture books.
  • The Shortlist: L.G.B.T. Fiction
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:44:12 GMT
    New books by Rabih Alameddine, Sjon, Lucy Jane Bledsoe and Tim Murphy.
  • Letters to the Editor
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:43:55 GMT
    Readers respond to recent reviews of new thrillers, Otto Penzler’s By the Book interview and more.
  • Open Book: Chatting With Bowie
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:42:38 GMT
    A collection of interviews with David Bowie finds the rock star talking about literature, flashy clothes and Scientology.
  • Nonfiction: Chicago’s Other Writer
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:41:21 GMT
    Mary Wisniewski’s biography of Nelson Algren, who is known more for his affair with Simone de Beauvoir than for his novels about the down-and-out.
  • Nonfiction: The Jewish Roots of Esperanto
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:41:08 GMT
    Esther Schor’s “Bridge of Words” is a social and political history of Esperanto, and its Jewish roots.
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