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Why are 90% of the books reviewed by the New York Times Book Review from white authors? What's going on behind the scenes to create such an unrepresentative body of reviews for an increasingly diverse nation of consumers?

The best book covers of the year, as chosen by the art director of The New York Times Book Review.

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The New York Times Book Review, May 23, 2010

The year’s best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

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