Book Reviews

‘All My Puny Sorrows,’ by Miriam Toews

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:09
In Miriam Toews’s novel, a writer travels to a Winnipeg hospital to spend time with her sister, who has attempted suicide.
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Nuruddin Farah’s ‘Hiding in Plain Sight’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:09
The terrorist killing of a Somali U.N. official brings strife to his family in Nuruddin Farah’s novel.
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‘Something Rich and Strange,’ by Ron Rash

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:09
Ron Rash’s stories portray the Appalachian landscape in all its brutal, exquisite complexity.
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‘A Chosen Exile,’ by Allyson Hobbs

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:09
A cultural history of passing examines individual stories and questions the meaning of racial identity.
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Children's Audiobooks: ‘The Port Chicago 50’ and ‘The Family Romanov’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:09
Two audiobooks for young readers tell stories about the past.
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‘The Chain,’ by Ted Genoways

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:09
In the tradition of “The Jungle,” a journalist investigates the hidden costs — animal, human, environmental — of cheap meat.
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Children's Audiobooks: Jason Segel Reads ‘Nightmares!’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:09
Twelve-year-old Charlie must confront his own fears to save his brother from the netherworld.
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Audiobooks: ‘Gravity’s Rainbow,’ Read by George Guidall

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:09
A skilled audiobook performance brings new life to “Gravity’s Rainbow” at age 41.
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Audiobooks: Dan Stevens Reads Homer Translations

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:09
Dan Stevens reads Robert Fitzgerald’s classic translations of Homer.
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Audiobooks: ‘Fahrenheit 451,’ Read by Tim Robbins

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:09
Is “Fahrenheit 451” a parable about censorship or an indictment of the cultural distraction of technology?
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‘Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life,’ by Hermione Lee

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:59
Hermione Lee’s latest biography is of the English novelist Penelope Fitzgerald, a late bloomer who published her first book at 58 and became famous at 80.
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The Shortlist: Val Wang's 'Beijing Bastard,' and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:20
New books by Val Wang, Xiaolu Guo, Tim Clissold and Liu Zhenyun.
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Open Book: A ‘No Wing’ Author

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:08
Carolyn Chute is as unclassifiable and unruly in her books as she is in person.
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Carolyn Chute’s ‘Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:06
Some residents of Egypt, Maine, fear a communal settlement and its enigmatic leader; others are irresistibly attracted.
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Letters: ‘This Changes Everything’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:02
Readers respond to recent reviews of Naomi Klein’s “This Changes Everything,” Denis Johnson’s “The Laughing Monsters” and more.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:02
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 09:57
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 09:52
Richard Ford, whose latest Frank Bascombe book is on the extended hardcover fiction list, had originally named his character Frank Slocum.
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ArtsBeat: The New Republic’s Party Includes Bill Clinton, Toasts and Whispers of Unease

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 09:50
Chris Hughes, the owner, gives a speech about looking toward the future and embracing experimentation. The editors talk about protecting the past.






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ArtsBeat: The New Republic’s Party Includes Bill Clinton, Toasts and Whispers of Unease

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 09:50
Chris Hughes, the owner, gives a speech about looking toward the future and embracing experimentation. The editors talk about protecting the past.






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