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‘The War I Finally Won’ Tells One English Girl’s Survival Story

Photo THE WAR I FINALLY WON By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley 385 pp. Dial. 16.99. Readers of Kimberly Brubaker Bradley’s last novel, “The War That Saved My Life,” will already be familiar with the terrible particulars of Ada Smith’s childhood:...

Some Assembly Required – The New York Times

Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play Music In The New York Times Book Review, Michael Bierut reviews Alexander Langlands’s “Craeft: An Inquiry Into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts.” Bierut writes: Photo In “Craeft,” Langlands neither jumps aboard...

So Much to Take In

JANUARY 12, 2018 SECRET BODY: Erotic and Esoteric Currents in the History of Religions, conceived of as an academic memoir, is the latest, bravest, and most accessible book by Jeffrey J. Kripal. Both ambitious and substantial, Secret Body addresses...

Letters to the Editor – The New York Times

Handel’s Masterpiece To the Editor: In his review of “Messiah” by Jonathan Keates (Dec. 24), Leon Botstein notes that audiences are “brought to their feet by the ‘Hallelujah’ chorus.” For the origin of that tradition, I refer interested readers...

Notes From the Book Review Archives

This week’s issue includes a review of a new book about Ezra Pound’s 12-year stay at a federal psychiatric center. In 1922, long before his commitment, Richard Le Gallienne reflected on the polarizing poet and his collection, “Poems 1918-21,...

Picture Books About Kindness, Compassion and Peace in a Turbulent World

Loren Long’s illustrations for “Love,” collaged and painted monoprints, corroborate a child’s paradoxical, simultaneous confusion and clarity. A large family stands in the glow of the TV. Something horrific has happened, again. The adults are processing the bad event...

Desolation on the Border – The New York Times

Kevin Pyle is a graphic novelist, artist and illustrator, and the co-author, most recently, of “Migrant: Stories of Hope and Resilience” and “Bad for You: Exposing the War on Fun.” Follow New York Times Books on Facebook and Twitter...

A Presidential Fury Propels Wolff Book to No. 1

THE OUTSIDER: Presidential endorsements can help writers bigly. President Kennedy declared his love of the James Bond spy series, and brought Ian Fleming to this country’s attention. President Reagan enthused about the first novel to be published by the...

What Does It Take to Overcome Adversity?

Photo Credit Cécile Gariépy SUPERNORMAL The Untold Story of Adversity and Resilience By Meg Jay, Ph.D. 387 pp. Twelve Books, $28 One of the many disputes currently roiling American culture is just how psychologically strong we mortals are. Can...

‘The World Goes On’ — and So Do the Sentences

This new collection of stories, like all of Krasznahorkai’s work, consists mostly of the searching, capacious sentences for which he has become known, each additional clause circling the unutterable like “a merry-go-round, around the thing itself,” as the narrator...