Monday, February 23, 2015
New York Times Book Reviews
By HELEN MACDONALD
In "H Is for Hawk," Helen Macdonald recounts her efforts to train a notoriously difficult bird of prey in the wake of her beloved father's sudden death.
The author of "Clockers" and, as Harry Brandt, "The Whites" regrets reading "Sophie's Choice" in 1982: "Never ever read a powerful novel when you're trying to write a novel of your own."
Written and illustrated by NINA BUNJEVAC
How the actions of the author's father, a violent Serbian nationalist, shaped her family's life.
By NICK HORNBY
Nick Hornby's ingénue pursues her dream of fame in 1960s London.
By ANDREW MARR
A darkly comic tale of deception and skullduggery at 10 Downing Street.
By STEWART O’NAN
Stewart O'Nan imagines Fitzgerald in Hollywood.
Two books about Mark Twain and his masterpiece explore his continuing relevance.
By PETER CAREY
Peter Carey's political thriller centers on cyber-saboteurs and the Australian left.
By DAVID J. MORRIS
An analysis of PTSD and how the culture responds to it shows effects that extend well beyond the individual sufferer.