Barbara’s Picks, Jan. 2014, Pt. 4: Elisabeth de Waal, Alan Lightman, Gary Shteyngart, & More

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  de Waal, Elisabeth. The Exiles Return. Picador. Jan. 2014. 336p. ISBN 9781250045782. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781250045799. LITERARY/HISTORICAL FICTION Like Irène Némirovsky and Hans Keilson, de Waal bore witness to the tragedy of World War II; as her grandson recounts in his best-selling The Hare with Amber Eyes, their Jewish banking family’s possessions were appropriated […]

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, July 19, 2013

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From The Sports Gene to an essential Complete Guide to Special Needs Planning to Gentleman Bankers, and Kertész’s Dossier K. Nonfiction titles for all readers.

Nonfiction, Nov. 2013, Pt. 3: A Dozen Arts Titles, from Mozart to Norman Rockwell to the Spider-man Musical

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Berger, Glen. The Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History. S. & S. Nov. 2013. NAp. ISBN 9781451684568. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781451684582. MUSICALS Chosen by Julie Taymor to collaborate on the book of the Spider-man musical, Emmy Award–winning television and theater writer Berger saw the entire musical unfold […]

Arts & Humanities Reviews | April 1, 2013

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Reviews of One Place, Jonathan Goldberg’s Strangers on a Train, and Elizabeth Winder’s Pain, Parties, Work, plus full list of arts and humanities reviews from the Apr. 1 issue.

Video Reviews | April 1, 2013

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Reviews of Universal Classic Monsters, Sholem Aleichem, and Give Me the Banjo, plus a full list of video reviews from the Apr. 1 issue.

Barbara’s Picks, Oct. 2013, Pt. 2: Nonfiction from Robert Dallek, Richard Dawkins, Jonathan Franzen, Daniel Lieberman, & John W. Pilley

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Dallek, Robert. Camelot’s Court: Inside the Kennedy White House. Harper: HarperCollins. Oct. 2013. 576p. ISBN 9780062065841. $32.50. lrg. prnt. HISTORY Attorney General Robert Kennedy, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, Secretary of State Dean Rusk, National Security Adviser McGeorge Bundy, and aides Ted Sorensen and Arthur Schlesinger: these were the courtiers of Camelot, the smart and […]

Arts & Humanities Reviews | March 15, 2013

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Reviews of Lucien Jaume’s Tocqueville, Thomas Doherty’s Hollywood and Hitler, and Greg Bellow’s Saul Bellow’s Heart, plus a full list of Arts and Humanities reviews in the Mar. 15 issue.

Arts & Humanities Reviews | March 1, 2013

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Reviews of Living with Shakespeare, Jonathan Cott’s Days That I’ll Remember, and Ian Condry’s The Soul of Anime, plus a full list of arts and humanities reviews in the Mar. 1 issue.

Arts & Humanities Reviews | February 15, 2013

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Reviews of Blake Bailey’s Farther & Wilder, Carol Burnett’s Carrie and Me, and Donald Lopez Jr.’s From Stone to Flesh, plus a full list of arts and humanities reviews in the Feb. 15 issue.

Best Sellers: Literature, February 7, 2013

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