Saturday, February 28, 2015
New York Times Book Reviews
By KAZUO ISHIGURO
Neil Gaiman reviews Kazuo Ishiguro's "The Buried Giant," a quest narrative set in a mythical time of ogres, sprites and dragons.
The musician and author of the memoir "Girl in a Band" is a fan of Joan Didion: "How cool is it that Céline chose her for their new ad campaign? I want those sunglasses."
By ROSE TREMAIN
Rose Tremain's stories of transgressive love, unfulfilled desires and souls laid bare.
By T. GERONIMO JOHNSON
College students head South to stage a misbegotten intervention in this darkly comic novel.
By BRUCE HOFFMAN
An American scholar asks whether the Jews or the Arabs forced the British to leave Palestine.
By ELLIOT ACKERMAN
A young soldier from Afghanistan narrates this first novel by an American who served several tours of duty there.
By JIM HARRISON
An outlaw clan terrorizes a town in the Upper Peninsula, and Jim Harrison's hapless detective is caught in the crossfire.
By JOHN HOOPER
The Economist's Italy correspondent explains the confounding inner workings of the Bel Paese.
By JORIE GRAHAM
Jorie Graham's career-spanning selected poems show how she moved the art form forward.
By DANIEL HANDLER
A father and daughter pursue riches in the music world and on the open water in Daniel Handler's comic novel.
By LAURA VAN DEN BERG
Laura van den Berg's heroine picks her way across an American wasteland, searching for the mother who abandoned her.
By AI-JEN POO with ARIANE CONRAD
Changing how society deals with caregiving.
By RICHARD RHODES
Richard Rhodes offers an anecdotal - and technological - history of the Spanish Civil War.
By IRVINE WELSH
Irvine Welsh's tale of abduction and mutual obsession.
By MORRIS DICKSTEIN
A memoir mixes biography and intellectual history.
By ELISA ALBERT
A novel traces the changes brought by a baby's arrival.
New novels by Lene Kaaberbol, Bryan Reardon, William Shaw and S. D. Sykes.