The New York Times August 28, 2009 Books Update

August 29, 2009 at 11:09 am | Posted in Lifescape | 2 Comments
Tags: , , , , , , ,

On the Cover of Sunday’s Book Review

By LORRIE MOORE
Reviewed by JONATHAN LETHEM

Lorrie Moore’s new novel, about a Midwestern college student who hires on as a nanny for a brainy couple, brandishes its big material about war and racism in a resolutely insouciant key.

Book News & More Reviews »

ADVERTISEMENT

Also in This Week’s Book Review

By J. M. G. LE CLÉZIO
Reviewed by ELIZABETH HAWES

Nomads driven from the desert into city slums are the subject of the French Nobel winner’s novel of colonialism.

By TRACY KIDDER
Reviewed by RON SUSKIND

An account of a medical student’s escape from the slaughter in Burundi in 1994, his precarious existence in New York and his eventual return home.

By ROBERTO BOLAÑO
Reviewed by WYATT MASON

Three likely suspects in a woman’s murder narrate this short, exquisite novel, the first of Roberto Bolaño’s to see print.

By JENNY DISKI
Reviewed by ELSA DIXLER

A British writer recalls her experience of the era, sometimes hilariously, but emphasizes its ideas — on drugs, sex, education and, to a lesser extent, politics.

By JULIE MYERSON
Reviewed by DOMINIQUE BROWNING

A British writer struggles with a teenage son ensnared by a potent form of marijuana.

By KATE CAMBOR
Reviewed by MIRANDA SEYMOUR

Three intertwined French literary dynasties illuminate the burdens of inherited grandeur.

By LOUISE GLÜCK
Reviewed by WILLIAM LOGAN

In her latest poems, Louise Glück adopts a looser style while hewing to her signature desolation.

By LYANDA LYNN HAUPT
Reviewed by LIESL SCHILLINGER

Everything you always wanted to know about crows but were afraid to ask.

By DONALD E. WESTLAKE
Reviewed by MARILYN STASIO

In Donald E. Westlake’s final novel, his blundering criminal crew hits reality TV.

By CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE
Reviewed by JESS ROW

Stories reflecting an immigrant’s experiences in Africa and the United States.

By RICHARD SLOTKIN
Reviewed by MARK LEWIS

A history of a division of black troops scapegoated for a Union debacle.

By LUCINDA ROSENFELD
Reviewed by LAURIE WINER

A novel of an Everywoman’s love for her more glamorous pal.

By JIM LYNCH
Reviewed by PHILIPP MEYER

A dyslexic giant is an effective though bumbling Border Patrol agent in this novel set in sleepy Blaine, Wash.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

2 Comments »

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

  1. […] See the rest here:  The New York Times August 28, 2009 Books Update […]

  2. […] The New York Times August 28, 2009 Books Update « My Green Meadows Share and […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.

%d bloggers like this: