Sunday, April 26, 2015

The New York Times Sunday Book reviews

'My Struggle: Book 4'

Jeffrey Eugenides reviews Karl Ove Knausgaard's "My Struggle: Book 4," which centers on the author's yearlong stint as a sexually frustrated young teacher in northern Norway.
Per Petterson

'I Refuse'

Per Petterson's new novel is about lost parents and the unexpectedly divergent paths of childhood friends who meet again as adults.
Asne Seierstad

'One of Us'

"One of Us" explores a dark side of contemporary Scandinavia through the life and crimes of Anders Behring Breivik, a mass murderer who killed 77 people, most of them teenagers.
Olen Steinhauer

Olen Steinhauer: By the Book

The author, most recently, of "All the Old Knives" says the best espionage stories "not only ask questions about how spying is performed, but they also question the value of the job itself."
Teatime at Faringdon House, home to Lord Berners, far right, and his lover, Robert Heber-Percy.

'The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me'

In the 1930s and '40s, a resplendent English estate was the home of a most unconventional family.
David Brooks

'The Road to Character'

David Brooks contrasts marketplace skills and the drive toward self-promotion with inner character.
The barbed wire of the Manzanar camp, secretly photographed.

'Infamy' and 'The Train to Crystal City'

Two books about the internment of Japanese- (and sometimes German-) Americans during World War II.

'Lurid & Cute'

A loafer lapses into a hedonistic, drug-hazed life.

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