New York Times Book Reviews
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Mark Whitaker discusses his new biography of Bill Cosby, and Jeff Hobbs talks about “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace.”
A picture book about an African-American regiment in World War I that confronted racists as well as the German Army.
In this middle-grade novel, a girl finds a way forward after the loss of her mother.
Students at a therapeutic boarding school discover a way to return to the past, before their personal traumas.
Swallowing their fears, these adventuresome characters set off down unfamiliar streets and explore unknown worlds.
Disguised as a man, Laird Hunt’s heroine joins the Union Army.
A child psychologist is troubled by her own adolescence.
The etiquette of borrowing, recommending and reshelving books.
Ian McEwan, whose novel “The Children Act” is No. 4 on the hardcover fiction list, keeps a tally on his website of academic dissertations and theses discussing his work.
New picture books include Mac Barnett’s “Sam and Dave Dig a Hole.”
In two books, Deborah Levy explores exile, estrangement and the deferral of desire.
In Sarah Waters’s novel of illicit love in 1920s London, a widow and her spinster daughter take a young couple into their home.
An Irish woman leaves behind a sick brother and an abusive home life in this coming-of-age novel.
There’s plenty of life left in the aging protagonists of Margaret Atwood’s “tales.”
New books by Raffaella Barker, Elizabeth Gaffney, Jennie Rooney and Jacqueline Winspear.
Readers respond to recent reviews of Robert Timberg’s “Blue-Eyed Boy,” William Giraldi’s “Hold the Dark” and more.
Laird Hunt learned about his Civil War-era ancestors while doing research for his novel “Neverhome.”