Saturday, January 25, 2014
Book reviews in The New York Times
By REBECCA MEAD
In her book about George Eliot's masterpiece, "Middlemarch," Rebecca Mead combines criticism and biography with the intimate tone of autobiography.
The author of "On Such a Full Sea" has been rereading the classics he tackled in college - "big, complex works which I found arresting and difficult then and find arresting and difficult now."
The author remembers when looks started to matter in publishing.
By RACHEL URQUHART
In this novel, a girl left with the Shakers begins to see angels.
By BEN MARCUS
Navigating the terrors of adulthood, the characters in Ben Marcus's story collection resort to extreme survival strategies.
By SCOTT STOSSEL
Scott Stossel examines the painful mystery of anxiety.
By VALERIE MARTIN
Valerie Martin's novel explores the enduring enigma of a 19th-century ship found floating in the Atlantic without captain or crew.
By SUE MONK KIDD
Two women, white and black, strive for freedom in Sue Monk Kidd's novel.