• December 11, 2017
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Book Review

  • Syrian graphic novelist Hamid Sulaiman, the author of Freedom Hospital, on dealing with the trauma of war in exile, the late friend his book is dedicated to, and why he still has hope
  • Smile by Roddy Doyle review
    Dec 06, 2017 Reviewed by J. Robert Lennon
    In Roddy Doyle’s new novel, a stranger from the past throws the protagonist’s life off balance
  • Winter by Ali Smith review
    Nov 29, 2017 Reviewed by Stephanie Merritt
    A fraught family Christmas in Cornwall is the setting for the second part of Ali Smith’s seasonal quartet
  • Joe Biden on his new memoir, Promise Me, Dad
    Nov 29, 2017 By Philip Galanes
    It is all about time — the American politician has written about the ticktock of minutes and hours when our backs are against the wall
  • Rosie the cryptographer
    Nov 29, 2017 Reviewed by Meryl Gordon
    Women were central to America’s ability to crack axis codes during the Second World War
  • Mayhem through the centuries
    Nov 29, 2017 Reviewed by Gary J. Bass
    After a lifetime studying wars, Lawrence Freedman doesn’t expect to see an end to them
  • A crime story on the waterfront
    Nov 22, 2017 Reviewed by Dwight Garner
    Jennifer Egan updates the old-fashioned pageturner in her fifth novel Manhattan Beach
  • A portrait of suburbia
    Nov 22, 2017 By Paul Laity
    Celeste Ng, the bestselling American author on family, fitting in and giving a voice to those without power in her new book, Little Fires Everywhere
  • Italy’s agent provocateur
    Nov 22, 2017 Reviewed by Nina Burleigh
    A new biography of the controversial journalist Oriana Fallaci tries to rehabilitate her reputation
  • Righteous by Joe Ide review
    Nov 15, 2017 Reviewed by Janet Maslin
    A stand-up sleuth investigates his brother’s murder
  • A new book by Miranda Kaufmann opens a window on the hitherto unknown part played by black people in 16th-century England
  • Most meat animals are raised with the assistance of daily doses of antibiotics. By 2050, antibiotic resistance will cause a staggering 10 million deaths a year
  • The gruesome history of surgery
    Nov 08, 2017 By Sian Cain
    Medical historian Lindsey Fitzharris is obsessed with mortality — and her new book examines the work of early surgeons
  • Sugar Money by Jane Harris review
    Nov 08, 2017 Reviewed by Leone Ross
    Based on a true story, this tale of slaves smuggling slaves in the 18th-century Caribbean brings too light a tone to a brutal subject
  • Robert Langdon’s Spanish adventure
    Nov 01, 2017 Reviewed by Somshankar 
Bandyopadhyay Senior Pages Editor
    Dan Brown’s latest thriller is a paradoxical interplay between science and religion
  • Langdon returns with an AI friend in tow
    Nov 01, 2017 Reviewed by Janet Maslin
    Entire belief systems are thrown into jeopardy