Sunday Books: coverage for July 3, 2011

Critic's Notebook: Under the influence of Hemingway

July 3, 2011

Critic's Notebook: Under the influence of Hemingway

On the 50th anniversary of the literary giant's death, a critic questions the writer's relevance today but not the effect his style and authority have had on other writers.

'The Kid' by Sapphire

July 3, 2011

'The Kid' by Sapphire

The novel follows Precious' son Abdul through foster care, a Catholic boys' school where he is the victim of and then perpetrator of sexual abuse, a dance career and institutionalization.

Book Review: 'To End All Wars'

July 3, 2011

Book Review: 'To End All Wars'

Adam Hochschild's beautifully written and compellingly narrated story of World War I Great Britain focuses on 'divided families.'

Book review: 'Witches of East End'

July 3, 2011

Book review: 'Witches of East End'

Melissa de la Cruz, known for her Young Adult series 'Blue Bloods,' hopes to cast a spell on grownups too with her racy new series about a family of witches.

Book review: 'For the Love of Physics'

July 3, 2011

Book review: 'For the Love of Physics'

MIT's Walter Lewin takes the average person on a fascinating trip through physics and his adventures in the classroom.

Book Review: 'Ten Thousand Saints' by Eleanor Henderson

July 3, 2011

Book Review: 'Ten Thousand Saints' by Eleanor Henderson

The novelist details hippies' children who lead troubled, disoriented lives.

Discoveries

July 3, 2011

Discoveries

Reviewed: 'Lightning' by Jean Echenoz, 'True Things About Me' by Deborah Kay Davies and 'The Seamstress and the Wind' by Cesar Aira.

Word Play: Where the Wild Things still are

July 3, 2011

Word Play: Where the Wild Things still are

An assortment of picture books provide young readers with a vivid, lively introduction to eco-awareness.

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