Fiction: Zadie Smith’s New Novel Takes on Dance, Fame and Friendship
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 17:31:23 GMT
War Stories: Thomas Ricks on the Season’s Military History
As two girls grow up, and apart, in Zadie Smith’s “Swing Time,” subtle distinctions in family structure and class magnify over time.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:39:49 GMT
Books of The Times: Review: Megyn Kelly Tells Tales Out of Fox News in Her Memoir, ‘Settle for More’
New books about military history include looks at firearms and Native Americans, Pax Romana, Pearl Harbor and more.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 18:47:03 GMT
By the Book: Megyn Kelly: By the Book
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.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 21:51:14 GMT
Children’s Books: The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2016
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.”
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 17:29:40 GMT
Nonfiction: How Do Dogs Recognize Us? And Why Do We Love Cats Anyway?
Here are the winners of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books Awards for 2016.
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 10:30:01 GMT
Nonfiction: They’ll Blame Us: Growing Up Muslim After 9/11
Alexandra Horowitz’s “Being a Dog” focuses on olfactory skills; Abigail Tucker’s “The Lion in the Living Room” is about how cats behave.
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 10:00:01 GMT
9 New Books We Recommend This Week
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh’s memoir “Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age” should both enlighten and shame Americans who read it.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 20:40:18 GMT
Bookshelf: Civic Masterpieces, and Nightmares, Unrealized
Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 01:00:36 GMT
Johnny Cash, the Poet in Black
A new book presents a catalog of dashed dreams and dodged nightmares once planned for the New York landscape.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 20:57:48 GMT
Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: War Stories
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.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 17:32:43 GMT
Children’s Books: How Do You Explain the Refugee Crisis to Children? New Picture Books Can Help
Thomas Ricks discusses “Thundersticks” and several other new military history books, and Maria Russo talks about the season’s best new children’s books.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 17:16:16 GMT
Children’s Books: ‘Hundred Percent’: A Middle-Grade Book About Friendship, Loyalty and Self-Awareness
The creators of four new books have taken on a difficult task with courage and compassion in stories of children forced to leave home.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 17:12:01 GMT
Children’s Books: The Author of the Mysterious Benedict Society Series Creates a New World
Karen Romano Young’s new novel, “Hundred Percent,” brilliantly captures the hemmed-in feeling of early adolescence.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 17:05:52 GMT
Children’s Books: Grimm Brothers Remix: Riffs on ‘Snow White’ and Other Tales
Trenton Lee Stewart’s “The Secret Keepers” boasts a peculiar timepiece and an incredibly shy boy.
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.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 16:52:16 GMT
The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 16:36:00 GMT
Children’s Books: The Latest in Y.A. Fantasy
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.”
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 15:19:32 GMT
Children’s Books: The Latest in Realistic Fiction for Young Adults
A Victorian-era girl who can burst into flames and defeat monsters; a teenager who gets to meet her future selves; and more.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 15:11:22 GMT
Children’s Books: Jennifer Weiner Writes a Middle-Grade Novel
A postmodern spin on “Romeo and Juliet”; a suspenseful revenge tale; a gentle love story from the author of “Thirteen Reasons Why”; and more.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 15:04:06 GMT
Children’s Books: Laurie Halse Anderson Brings Her Revolutionary War Trilogy to a Close
Jennifer Weiner’s first novel for children, “The Littlest Bigfoot,” explores the pain of feeling rejected by one’s peers.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 15:01:22 GMT
Children’s Books: War Stories for Kids: A Pastor for Peace and a Nagasaki Survivor
Laurie Halse Anderson’s “Ashes” is the last of a trilogy about young slaves’ flight to freedom across the Revolutionary War’s treacherous landscape.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:56:26 GMT
Children’s Books: Some Review! Adam Gopnik on an E.B. White Biography for Kids
The lives of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and a Nagasaki survivor point to the power of witness and resistance.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:46:04 GMT
Children’s Books: Kids Roam the Streets Barefoot in Depression-Era Key West in This Middle-Grade Novel
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.”
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:46:01 GMT
Children’s Books: Across the Generations: Four New Picture Books Celebrate the Power of Grandparents
A boy and his family struggle to get by in Jennifer L. Holm’s “Full of Beans.”
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:45:43 GMT
Children’s Books: Black Lives Didn’t Matter: New Children’s Books Tell Slaves’ Real Stories
In these picture books, grandparents (and grandparent figures) show children how to take in the world around them.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:45:39 GMT
Children’s Books: Magic and Myth in Imperial China in a National Book Award Finalist
Three new books tell the truth about slavery with sensitivity and historical accuracy.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:44:59 GMT
Children’s Books: Is Life Fair? Four Picture Books Say No
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.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:44:52 GMT
The Shortlist: L.G.B.T. Fiction
Accomplished complainers take the stage in these four new picture books.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:44:12 GMT
Letters to the Editor
New books by Rabih Alameddine, Sjon, Lucy Jane Bledsoe and Tim Murphy.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:43:55 GMT
Open Book: Chatting With Bowie
Readers respond to recent reviews of new thrillers, Otto Penzler’s By the Book interview and more.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:42:38 GMT
Nonfiction: Chicago’s Other Writer
A collection of interviews with David Bowie finds the rock star talking about literature, flashy clothes and Scientology.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:41:21 GMT
Nonfiction: The Jewish Roots of Esperanto
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.
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.
Copyright 2016 The New York Times Company