Book Reviews

‘Falling Out of Time,’ by David Grossman

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:27
David Grossman’s book in verse is an intimate study of grief and mourning.






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Dr. Seuss is on the loose again in new collection

USAToday Books - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:09

Four 'largely forgotten' magazine stories from the 1950s.

        
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:09
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:57
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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‘The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:35
Elia Kazan’s letters underscore his central importance in the maturing of American film and theater at midcentury.
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Tim Winton’s ‘Eyrie’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:34
Tim Winton’s hero, a disgraced and despairing activist in Western Australia, is called to help a childhood friend.
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‘Lucian Freud,’ by Phoebe Hoban

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:33
A biography of the painter who crossed paths with everyone from Kate Moss to the Kray brothers.
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‘The Golden Age Shtetl,’ by Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:33
A history of Jewish life in the villages of Eastern Europe before the period familiar to American Jews.
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‘All the Rage,’ by A. L. Kennedy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:32
Cruelty and lust predominate in A. L. Kennedy’s stories.
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‘Take This Man,’ by Brando Skyhorse

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:32
Brando Skyhorse’s turbulent childhood was built on myth.
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Howard Norman’s ‘Next Life Might Be Kinder’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:31
This novel’s protagonist cannot surmount his grief over his wife’s murder.
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‘Liberalism,’ by Edmund Fawcett

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:31
A history of liberalism, told through the lives and ideas of a dynamic group of European and American thinkers.
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‘The Essential Ellen Willis’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:30
Ellen Willis, who emerged in the 1960s, asked serious questions about culture and politics.
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‘Snow in May,’ by Kseniya Melnik

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:30
These stories portray women’s lives in Magadan, Russia, a town known as an entryway to gulag labor camps.
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‘Closed Doors,’ by Lisa O’Donnell

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:29
A boy in a remote Scottish town tries to understand the terrible thing that has happened to his mother.
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‘Stuff Matters,’ by Mark Miodownik

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:29
Why do paper clips bend? What makes elastic stretchy? A scientist examines the ubiquitous substances we take for granted.
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:29
Marja Mills, whose “Mockingbird Next Door” is No. 4 on the hardcover nonfiction list, spent ample time observing Harper Lee going about her ordinary daily life.
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The Shortlist: Lee Upton’s ‘Tao of Humiliation,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:28
New books by Lee Upton, Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski, David James Poissant and Adam Wilson.
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Open Book: Captivating and Repellent

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:21
Ben Macintyre says Kim Philby’s writings are “completely unreliable, which makes sifting fact from fiction a real challenge, but a hugely enjoyable one.”
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‘The Transcriptionist,’ by Amy Rowland

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:18
Amy Rowland’s solitary heroine is unhinged by a harrowing stream of disembodied words.
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