Book Reviews

Critic’s Take: Subversive Pleasure

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:27
Angela Carter died in 1992, and many of the elements of her stories have become commonplace in fiction and popular culture.







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‘The Familiar,’ by Mark Z. Danielewski

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:27
Mark Z. Danielewski’s experimental novel — the first in a planned 27-part series — unfolds on the same rainy day in May.







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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:27
Paperback books of particular interest.







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‘The Distant Marvels,’ by Chantel Acevedo

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:27
Waiting out a hurricane, an old woman recounts her family’s history in Cuba.







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‘Gutshot,’ Stories by Amelia Gray

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:27
These stories test the reader’s ability to accept dark desires.







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Open Book: Start of a Long Trip

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:27
Mark Z. Danielewski’s visually stylized novel “The Familiar” is the first in a planned series of 27 books.







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Letters: The Undead Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 16:59
Readers respond to recent reviews of Kate Atkinson’s “A God in Ruins,” David K. Shipler’s “Freedom of Speech” and more.







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Edna O’Brien: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:59
The author, most recently, of “The Love Object” says Joyce staked his claim on Dublin, and it was left to Yeats, J. M. Synge and Beckett “to give us the landscape of the country in all its beauty, savagery, ghostliness and loneliness.”







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‘Do No Harm,’ by Henry Marsh

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 04:30
A neurosurgeon’s account combines biography, descriptions of operations and considerations of policy.







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Barbra Streisand writing her memoirs

USAToday Books - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 13:02

The legendary singer's book will arrive in 2017.

        
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Margulies to publish a kids' book

USAToday Books - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:42

'Three Magic Balloons' is adapted from a story written by her ad man dad.

        
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Reese fave 'Luckiest Girl' is a hit

USAToday Books - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:40

Jessica Knoll's debut thriller is being compared to 'Gone Girl.'

        
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ArtsBeat: Laszlo Krasznahorkai Wins Man Booker International Prize

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 09:55
Mr. Krasznahorkai, the author of “Satantango,” is the sixth winner of the award.







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ArtsBeat: Barbra Streisand Memoir Coming in 2017

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 08:00
Viking has acquired the memoir by the actor, singer and director.







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‘The Rocks,’ by Peter Nichols

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 04:30
A novel traces a couple’s long estrangement, then their courtship.







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‘England and Other Stories,’ by Graham Swift

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 04:30
The stories in Graham Swift’s collection find Englishmen at vulnerable points in their lives.







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ArtsBeat: MacDowell Colony Establishes Fellowship for Diversity

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 14:15
An anonymous $200,000 gift has helped create the Charlotte Sheedy Fellowship, named for a longtime literary agent.







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Bookends: Should There Be a Minimum Age for Writing a Memoir?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 08:45
Leslie Jamison and Benjamin Moser debate whether someone should reach a certain age before writing a memoir.







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‘God Is Not Here,’ by Bill Russell Edmonds

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 04:30
A former military adviser in Iraq struggles to adjust to postwar life after enduring the moral complexities of combat.







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‘Man in Profile: Joseph Mitchell of The New Yorker,’ by Thomas Kunkel

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 04:30
A biography of Joseph Mitchell attempts to explain one of literary history’s “greatest disappearing acts.”







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