Book


Feed a passion, gift just the right coffee-table book

KNOW a book lover with a coffee table and a passion? Then you’re good to go on a gift. Coffee-table books aren’t usually high on the self-purchase priority list but they can make great holiday gifts ...

November 19, 2017, Sunday


Book revisits divisive president

AS he began work on what became a thousand-page biography of Ulysses S. Grant, Ron Chernow knew he was joining a very old argument. “I wanted to retire three chief myths about Grant: That he was a crude ...

October 22, 2017, Sunday


Obama love letters to be made public

A young Barack Obama questioned his place in the world and his racial identity, agonized over whether he’d make enough money as a community organizer, and lamented his incompatibility with his ex-girlfriend ...

October 22, 2017, Sunday


Authors tackling gender norms

FROM a transgender teddy bear to a fearless girl pirate, children’s authors are tackling gender norms like never before, as debate rages about what it means to be a boy or girl. Visitors at this week’s ...

October 15, 2017, Sunday


New Ivana book lifts lid on Trump life

A new book from Donald Trump’s first wife pulls the curtain back on a tumultuous period of the president’s life, including the divorce that was splashed across New York’s tabloids for weeks. Ivana Trump, ...

October 15, 2017, Sunday


Capturing a bygone era of Brooklyn

ALICE McDermott’s stunning new novel, “The Ninth Hour,” does for contemporary literature what “Call the Midwife” has done for public television. Both recall an earlier era when women in religious orders ...

September 24, 2017, Sunday


Alone, a fitting salute to Dunkirk

INTEREST in the 1940 cross-channel evacuation of British soldiers amid the French collapse in World War II has sprung to life this summer, thanks to Christopher Nolan’s movie “Dunkirk.” On its heels comes ...

September 24, 2017, Sunday


The Blinds, a penitentiary town

THE prison system — and how to treat incarcerated criminals — has always been problematic, no matter the plan. Adam Sternbergh’s imaginative “The Blinds” doesn’t solve the problem but offers an alternative: ...

August 6, 2017, Sunday


A dark narrative to captivate readers

M.J. Rose takes readers on a journey to 1925, where a post-war environment invoked a sense of passion and new opportunities in “The Library of Light and Shadow.” Delphine Duplessi has left Paris and the ...

August 6, 2017, Sunday


Author spells out social media danger

AUTHOR Rob Reid examines the world of social networking and how intrusive it can become in our daily lives in his latest sci-fi endeavor, “After On.” A network called Phluttr seems harmless at first and ...

August 6, 2017, Sunday




 

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