Book Reviews

‘The Invention of Exile,’ by Vanessa Manko

New York Times book reviews - August 29, 2014 - 6:47am
A Russian immigrant, deported from the United States, attempts to reunite with his family.






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Alessandro Baricco’s ‘Mr. Gwyn and Three Times at Dawn’

New York Times book reviews - August 29, 2014 - 6:46am
A celebrated British author embarks on a strange new career in these linked novellas by Alessandro Baricco.






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Richard Flanagan’s ‘Narrow Road to the Deep North’

New York Times book reviews - August 29, 2014 - 6:45am
A frail humanity survives the unspeakable in Richard Flanagan’s novel of the Burma-Thailand Railway.






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‘Home Leave,’ by Brittani Sonnenberg

New York Times book reviews - August 29, 2014 - 6:45am
A restless executive subjects his family to an itinerant existence on three continents.






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‘Your Face in Mine,’ by Jess Row

New York Times book reviews - August 29, 2014 - 6:45am
A man undergoes a surgical procedure to transform from white to black.






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The Shortlist: Naomi Wood’s ‘Mrs. Hemingway,’ and More

New York Times book reviews - August 29, 2014 - 6:44am
New books by Naomi Wood, Sally O’Reilly, Nina Siegal and Sheila Kohler.






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‘The Animals: Love Letters Between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy’

New York Times book reviews - August 29, 2014 - 6:44am
Letters between Christopher Isherwood and his partner, Don Bachardy, mock the world’s ridiculous spectacle.






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Open Book: Priority Mail

New York Times book reviews - August 29, 2014 - 6:43am
A look at past reviews of the letters of Sylvia Plath, Flannery O’Connor and Saul Bellow.






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Letters: One Nixon

New York Times book reviews - August 29, 2014 - 6:42am
Readers respond to recent reviews of “The Nixon Tapes, 1971-1972,” Elizabeth Pisani’s “Indonesia Etc.” and more.






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‘Suspicious Minds,’ by Joel Gold and Ian Gold

New York Times book reviews - August 28, 2014 - 1:19pm
A psychiatrist and his philosopher brother discuss how mental illness reflects culture.






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‘The Bone Clocks,’ by David Mitchell

New York Times book reviews - August 28, 2014 - 1:10pm
In David Mitchell’s “The Bone Clocks,” a 15-year-old girl runs away from home in 1984 and becomes entrapped in an otherworldly battle between good and evil that will follow her for 60 years.






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Rick Perlstein: By the Book

New York Times book reviews - August 28, 2014 - 6:00am
The author, most recently, of “The Invisible Bridge,” would like Chekhov to write his life story. “Sometimes I think he knows me better than I know myself, even when he’s ostensibly writing about Russian ladies over a hundred years ago.”






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