New York Times book reviews

‘The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu,’ by Joshua Hammer

April 28, 2016 - 1:52pm
The story of the man who defied Al Qaeda to protect his nation’s cultural heritage.
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By the Book: Louise Erdrich: By the Book

April 28, 2016 - 6:15am
The author of “The Round House” and, most recently, “LaRose” thinks President Obama “deserves a diverting literary read filled with witchy sex, brutal greed, dark gods and innocence.”
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‘My Struggle: Book 5,’ by Karl Ove Knausgaard

April 27, 2016 - 9:59am
In the fifth volume of his autobiographical novel, Karl Ove Knausgaard struggles with shame and fear of failure.
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Bookends: Can a Book With Bad Politics Be a Good Book?

April 26, 2016 - 8:15am
Adam Kirsch and Zoë Heller discuss whether books can be judged by their politics.
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Lydia Millet’s ‘Sweet Lamb of Heaven’

April 26, 2016 - 7:29am
After giving birth, a woman starts hearing a mysterious interior monologue.
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‘Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?’ and ‘The Genius of Birds’

April 26, 2016 - 7:24am
Two books turn to recent revelations in the study of animal cognition.
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‘Listen, Liberal’ and ‘The Limousine Liberal’

April 26, 2016 - 7:05am
Two new books address the disconnect between the lives of liberal elites and the people they supposedly serve.
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