The Book Review

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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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100 Notable Books of 2016

December 2nd, 2016

Editors at the Book Review discuss the year's notable books; Ronald H. Fritze talks about "Egyptomania," and Matthew Schneier on "Vanity Fair's Writers on Writers."

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Thomas Friedman discusses "Thank You for Being Late," and David France talks about "How to Survive a Plague."

Michael Chabon discusses his new novel, and Blanche Wiesen Cook talks about the third volume in her biography of Eleanor Roosevelt.

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War Stories

November 11th, 2016

Thomas Ricks discusses new books about military history, and Maria Russo talks about the season's best new children's books.