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New York Times Sunday Book Review
Updated: 4 hours 54 min ago
Marvel is celebrating the New York roots of its heroes in May with New York-themed covers on 15 series.
The musician and author of the memoir “Girl in a Band” is a fan of Joan Didion: “How cool is it that Céline chose her for their new ad campaign? I want those sunglasses.”
Neil Gaiman reviews Kazuo Ishiguro’s “The Buried Giant,” a quest narrative set in a mythical time of ogres, sprites and dragons.
Ayana Mathis and Pankaj Mishra discuss Baldwin’s indictment of “Native Son,” which was published 75 years ago.
Vicki Constantine Croke discusses Helen Macdonald’s “H Is for Hawk,” and John Williams talks about Nick Hornby’s “Funny Girl.”
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
The protagonist of David Duchovny’s debut novel is a talking cow who sets out for India.
For Gail Hareven’s heroine, an abusive relative’s return to Jerusalem stokes a desire for retribution.
In Simenon’s non-Maigret “thrillers,” the central character is lured from the cocoon of himself into a wider world of sexual and philosophical peril.
In the stories in Jonathan Lethem’s third collection, the everyday conceals the absurd.
In Tom McCarthy’s novel, a ‘corporate anthropologist’ takes on the habits of homogenized global consumers.
Mathias Énard’s novel follows an anguished young Moroccan coming of age during the Arab uprisings of 2011.
A former journalist and adviser in Afghanistan says corruption is undermining American foreign policy and breeding insurgency.
A look at memoirs that explore the complicated relationships between humans and animals.
New books by Sarah Gerard, Norman Manea, Joe Amato and Mark Doten.
How the actions of the author’s father, a violent Serbian nationalist, shaped her family’s life.
A journalist working in conflict zones becomes overwhelmed by the traumas she reports.
An analysis of PTSD and how the culture responds to it shows effects that extend well beyond the individual sufferer.