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"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see."

—John Burroughs (1837-1921) American naturalist, writer


New York Times Book Reviews

ArtsBeat: Biography of Jimmy Carter Is in the Works 
  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:13:23 GMT 
    Kai Bird, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will write a biography of former President Jimmy Carter for Crown Publishing Group.

Ann Beattie: By the Book 
  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:46:15 GMT 
    The author, most recently, of “The State We’re In” reads more novels and stories than anything else — “except, maybe, cookbooks. I avoid mysteries, since I never understand what happens.”

Critic’s Take: Closing the Book 
  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:45:29 GMT 
    A writer struggles to read while grieving for her parents.

‘Paradise of the Pacific,’ by Susanna Moore 
  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:00:02 GMT 
    The novelist Susanna Moore explores the history and culture of Hawaii.

‘The Story of the Lost Child,’ by Elena Ferrante 
  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:00:02 GMT 
    In the fourth and final installment of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan series, we have arrived at the 21st century and Elena, its narrator, is growing old.

ArtsBeat: Among Friends: Linda Rosenkrantz on ‘Talk’ 
  Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:28:31 GMT 
    Ms. Rosenkrantz discusses her recently reissued 1968 book, which is made up of candid conversations about psychoanalysis, sex and art.

Bookends: Do We Mistake Inaccessibility for Brilliance? 
  Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:00:01 GMT 
    Zoë Heller and Leslie Jamison discuss whether we overvalue difficulty in literature.

Eli Gottlieb’s ‘Best Boy’ 
  Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:00:19 GMT 
    An autistic man hatches a plan to escape his confinement in a care facility.

‘Give Us the Ballot,’ by Ari Berman 
  Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:00:02 GMT 
    A narrative history of the continuing efforts to weaken the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

ArtsBeat: ‘Puppies’ Unrewarded at Sci-Fi Book Awards 
  Mon, 24 Aug 2015 23:21:18 GMT 
    This year’s Hugo Awards had turned into a test of the genre’s politics.

Letters: New Orleans, 10 Years Later 
  Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:51:57 GMT 
    Readers respond to a recent essay by Walter Isaacson and more.

‘We Believe the Children,’ by Richard Beck 
  Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:42:36 GMT 
    The fantasy of Satanic abuse at preschools in the 1980s.

‘Speak,’ by Louisa Hall 
  Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:00:01 GMT 
    A poet’s novel is a meditation on robots, artificial intelligence, fairy tales and the human spirit.

‘The Incarnations,’ by Susan Barker 
  Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:00:01 GMT 
    A hard-luck Beijing driver comes across a series of letters describing his past lives.

Mario Vargas Llosa’s ‘Notes on the Death of Culture’ 
  Sun, 23 Aug 2015 19:43:11 GMT 
    A Nobel laureate weighs in on the diffusion of culture and the loss of common referents.

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