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The Book Review

The Book Review

The world's top authors and critics join host Pamela Paul and editors at The New York Times Book Review to talk about the week's top books, what we're reading and what's going on in the literary world.


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From the Archives: Colson Whitehead and Jeffrey Toobin

Whitehead discusses ?The Underground Railroad,? and Toobin talks about ?American Heiress.?

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From the Archives: Robert Caro on How He Does It

The acclaimed biographer of Lyndon Johnson and Robert Moses talks about his book ?Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing.?

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From the Archive: Michael Lewis and Tana French

Lewis discusses "The Fifth Risk," and French talks about "The Witch Elm."

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James McBride Talks About ?Deacon King Kong?

McBride discuss his latest novel, and Rebecca Solnit talks about ?Recollections of My Nonexistence.?

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The Ties That Bind Deutsche Bank and Donald Trump

David Enrich discusses "Dark Towers," and Kiran Millwood Hargrave talks about "The Mercies."

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Unjust America

Adam Cohen talks about ?Supreme Inequality,? and Madeline Levine discusses ?Ready or Not.?

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A History of Seduction

Clement Knox talks about ?Seduction,? and Elisabeth Egan discusses Amina Cain?s ?Indelicacy.?

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Leslie Jamison on Jenny Offill?s ?Weather?

Jamison talks about Offill?s new novel, and Courtney Maum talks about ?Before and After the Book Deal.?

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The Paradoxes of Nuclear War

Fred Kaplan discusses ?The Bomb,? and Sarah Lyall talks about new thrillers.

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Andrea Bernstein on 'American Oligarchs'

Bernstein discusses her new book about the Trumps and Kushners, and David Zucchino talks about ?Wilmington?s Lie.?

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Americans on a Financial 'Tightrope'

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn talk about their new book, and Daniel Susskind discusses ?A World Without Work.?

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Life in Tech?s ?Uncanny Valley?

Anna Wiener discusses her new memoir, and Elisabeth Egan talks about Group Text, a new monthly feature from the Book Review.

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Medicine in the Middle Ages

Jack Hartnell talks about ?Medieval Bodies,? and Matt Dorfman talks about his work as the Book Review?s art director.

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Ralph Ellison?s Life in Letters

Saidiya Hartman talks about Ellison?s correspondence, and Olaf Olafsson discusses his new novel, ?The Sacrament.?

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Times Critics Talk About Their Year-End Lists

Dwight Garner, Parul Sehgal and Jennifer Szalai on the top books of 2019.

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Poems About the Challenges of Life After Prison

Reginald Dwayne Betts talks about ?Felon,? and Jung Chang discusses ?Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister.?

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The Life of Mike Nichols

Ash Carter and Sam Kashner discuss their new oral history of the director, and Alexandra Jacobs talks about her biography of Elaine Stritch.

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10 Best Books of 2019

On a special episode of the podcast, taped live, editors from The New York Times Book Review discuss this year?s outstanding fiction and nonfiction. Read more details about the books discussed on this episode here.

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The Authorized Life of the Iron Lady

Charles Moore discusses the final volume of his biography of Margaret Thatcher, and Adrienne Brodeur talks about her memoir, ?Wild Game.?

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Revisiting Baldwin vs. Buckley

Nicholas Buccola talks about ?The Fire Is Upon Us,? and Saeed Jones discusses ?How We Fight for Our Lives.?

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Among the Trolls

Andrew Marantz talks about ?Antisocial,? and Gail Collins discusses ?No Stopping Us Now.?

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The Life of Thomas Edison

David Oshinsky talks about Edmund Morris?s ?Edison,? and Tina Jordan discusses new memoirs by Demi Moore, Julie Andrews and Carly Simon.

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John Lithgow on His Satirical Poems

The actor talks about "Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse," and Leigh Bardugo discusses "Ninth House."

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Thomas Chatterton Williams on ?Unlearning Race?

Williams talks about his new memoir, ?Self-Portrait in Black and White,? and Stephen Kinzer discusses ?Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control.?

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Are Cheap Clothes Ruining the Planet?

Dana Thomas discusses ?Fashionopolis,? and Steven Greenhouse talks about ?Beaten Down, Worked Up.?

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Ben Lerner's New Novel and the Politics of Language

Garth Risk Hallberg talks about Lerner's "The Topeka School," and Bari Weiss discusses "How to Fight Anti-Semitism."

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Samantha Power on What She's Learned

Power talks about her new memoir, "The Education of an Idealist," and Craig Johnson discusses his Longmire mysteries.

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Two Times Reporters on ?The Education of Brett Kavanaugh?

Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly discuss their new book, and Tim Winton talks about his most recent novel, ?The Shepherd?s Hut.?

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Bringing Down Harvey Weinstein

Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey talk about their new book, ?She Said,? and Ian Urbina discusses ?The Outlaw Ocean.?

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Trump, TV and America

James Poniewozik discusses ?Audience of One,? and Bina Venkataraman talks about ?The Optimist?s Telescope.?

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The Ruining of the American West

Christopher Ketcham talks about ?This Land,? and Gretchen McCulloch discusses ?Because Internet.?

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The Politicization of Academic Life

Anthony Kronman talks about ?The Assault on American Excellence,? and Christopher Benfey discusses ?If,? his new book about Rudyard Kipling.

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Jia Tolentino on Life With the Internet

Tolentino talks about ?Trick Mirror,? and John Taliaferro discusses ?Grinnell,? his biography of a pioneering conservationist.

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Toni Morrison's Legacy

Wesley Morris, Parul Sehgal and Dwight Garner talk about Morrison?s career, and Sarah M. Broom talks about her debut memoir, ?The Yellow House.? 

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The Fight for the Supreme Court

Carl Hulse talks about ?Confirmation Bias,? and De?Shawn Charles Winslow discusses ?In West Mills.?

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Fiction About Unprecedented Situations

Ted Chiang talks about ?Exhalation,? and Helen Phillips discusses ?The Need.?

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Colson Whitehead Talks About 'The Nickel Boys'

The Pulitzer Prize winner discusses his new novel, and Jon Gertner talks about ?The Ice at the End of the World.?

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George F. Will on Conservatism?s Homelessness

Will discusses ?The Conservative Sensibility,? and David Maraniss talks about ?A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father.?

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Picking the Best Memoirs Since 1969

The Times?s book critics talk about choosing the best 50 memoirs of the past 50 years, and Daniel Okrent discusses ?The Guarded Gate.?

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Taffy Brodesser-Akner Talks About Her First Novel

Brodesser-Akner discusses ?Fleishman in Trouble,? and Katherine Eban talks about ?Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom.?

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Jill Lepore on the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Lepore discusses several new books about the Apollo 11 mission, and Julie Satow talks about the history of the Plaza Hotel.

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The World's Far Corners and Deepest Depths

Robert Macfarlane talks about "Underland," and Julia Phillips discusses "Disappearing Earth."

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Rethinking the Epidemic of Domestic Violence

Rachel Louise Snyder talks about ?No Visible Bruises,? and Josh Levin discusses ?The Queen.?

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Thrillers for Summer

Vanessa Friedman talks about this season?s notable thrillers, and Liesl Schillinger discusses new books about travel.

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A Trilogy About the American Revolution Begins

Rick Atkinson talks about ?The British Are Coming,? and Brenda Wineapple discusses ?The Impeachers.?

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Harper Lee's Unwritten True-Crime Book

Casey Cep discusses "Furious Hours," and Eliza Griswold talks about "Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America."

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The Real Life of a Diplomat, Told Like a Novel

George Packer talks about ?Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century,? and Lori Gottlieb discusses ?Maybe You Should Talk to Someone.?

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Laila Lalami on 'The Other Americans'

Lalami discusses her latest novel, and Jenny Odell talks about "How to Do Nothing."

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Connecting the Dots Between Reconstruction and Jim Crow

Henry Louis Gates Jr. talks about ?Stony the Road? and ?Dark Sky Rising,? and David Wallace-Wells discusses ?The Uninhabitable Earth.?

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Robert Caro on How He Does It

The acclaimed biographer of Lyndon Johnson and Robert Moses talks about his new book, "Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing."

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