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"Learning is acquired by reading books; but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading man, and studying all the various editions of them."

—Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield (1694-1773) [4th Earl of Chesterfield] English politician, writer


NYT Book News

Editors’ Choice  Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:29:36 GMT
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
Crime: ‘The Forsaken,’ by Ace Atkins, and More  Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:24:54 GMT
In Ace Atkins’s “The Forsaken,”
‘This Blue,’ by Maureen N. McLane  Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:24:42 GMT
From urban pigeons to the Adirondacks, Maureen N. McLane celebrates the intricacies of the natural world.
‘The Great Glass Sea,’ by Josh Weil  Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:24:30 GMT
The lives of Russian twins diverge in the post-Soviet years in this first novel.
Paperback Row  Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:18:41 GMT
Paperback books of particular interest.
‘Bicentennial,’ by Dan Chiasson  Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:58:43 GMT
Dan Chiasson’s new collection evokes the father he never knew.
‘Midnight in Europe,’ by Alan Furst  Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:57:54 GMT
The hero of Alan Furst’s new espionage novel risks his life for the loyalists in the Spanish Civil War.
‘The People’s Platform,’ by Astra Taylor  Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:57:35 GMT
The Internet was hailed as a digital democracy, but has resulted in inequities and concentrations of power.
Gabriel Chevallier’s ‘Fear’  Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:45:56 GMT
Gabriel Chevallier’s autobiographical novel about serving on the front lines of World War I.
Emily Gould’s ‘Friendship’  Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:45:52 GMT
Young women grapple with jobs, men and each other in the blogger Emily Gould’s first novel.