• May 29, 2017
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Book Review

  • The President’s Gardens by Muhsin Al Ramli
    May 24, 2017 Reviewed by Robin Yassin-Kassab
    An affirmation of the importance of friendship amid oppression, this vivid epic of life in a war zone is woven from true stories
  • ‘I think all my novels are self-portraits’
    May 24, 2017 By Claire Armitstead
    Maylis de Kerangal, the French author and winner of the 2017 Wellcome prize for writing, on grief, heart surgery and surfing
  • A sympathetic view of the heir
    May 24, 2017 Reviewed by William Boyd
    In Sally Bedell Smith’s biography, Prince Charles emerges as a complex man, somewhat troubled, but sincere
  • Off the wall
    May 17, 2017 Reviewed by Sana Krasikov
    A painting stolen first by the Nazis, then by persons unknown, dominates this novel
  • Letters to his beloved wife
    May 17, 2017 By Aditi BhaduriSpecial to Weekend Review
    Whispers of War by Masood Khalili, Afghanistan’s ambassador to Spain, is a personal account of the search for peace in a country ravaged by a war
  • Seeking the job you love
    May 17, 2017 Reviewed by Somshankar BandyopadhyaySenior Pages Editor
    Charlie Raymond’s Hired, Fired, Fled is a sometimes comic, often tragic, but nonetheless engaging read
  • A bigger seat at the table
    May 17, 2017 Reviewed by Michelle Cottle
    David Callahan’s The Givers asks if the new megadonors are distorting society
  • Successfully tracing the footsteps of history
    May 10, 2017 By Nathalie Farah, Special to Weekend Review
    Mohammad Hassan Alwan, who won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, aims to provide his readers with an immersive experience
  • A dive into murky skulduggery
    May 10, 2017 Reviewed by Janet Maslin
    Into the Water by Paula Hawkins chugs off to a slow, perplexing start, but it develops a head of steam at an unlikely moment
  • Hanif Kureishi on Brexit Britain, collaborating with his sons and seeing his seventh novel as a B movie
  • Murder, memory loss and nuclear secrets
    May 03, 2017 Reviewed by Justin Huggler
    Sand is the dazzling final work of a novelist who died young
  • We Know All About You by Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones
    May 03, 2017 Reviewed by Ian Cobain
    A readable history of snooping in Britain and US argues that private spying organisations have done as much harm as the state
  • The Enemy Within by Sayeeda Warsi review
    May 03, 2017 Reviewed by Leila Aboulela
    The first Muslim woman to serve in a British cabinet makes a powerful case against the government’s anti-terrorism policy
  • ‘Mohe pir paayo, Nizamuddin Auliya...’: The saint and his grace
  • Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin review
    Apr 26, 2017 Reviewed by Chris Power
    This addictive first novel in which a woman’s life speeds towards doom is haunted by the bleak landscape of rural Argentina
  • Eight reasons Trump could be impeached
    Apr 26, 2017 By Peter W. Stevenson
    Allan Lichtman predicted the US president’s win. In a new book, he lays out eight ways that Trump could get in trouble