Library Programs & Events

Juan Gabriel Vásquez: By the Book

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 6:00am
The author, most recently, of “Lovers on All Saints’ Day” says the toughest thing about translating is being unfaithful to the original: “Doing a little violence to a sentence you love is hard, and many sleepless nights can be caused by it.”









‘Out of Ashes,’ by Konrad H. Jarausch

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 3:00am
A historian tracks Europe’s course through one of its most tumultuous eras.









ArtsBeat: Marilynne Robinson and Anne Tyler Among Booker Prize Nominees

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 1:50pm
There were five American writers among the 13 nominees for the literary award.









‘The Dying Grass,’ by William T. Vollmann

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 3:00am
William T. Vollmann’s novel looks to the 1870s as westward expansion ignites the Nez Percé War.









Bookends: Who Should Be Kicked Out of the Canon?

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 6:00am
James Parker and Francine Prose discuss which writers should be ejected from the literary canon.









‘The Conservative Heart,’ by Arthur C. Brooks

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 3:00am
Arthur C. Brooks says Republicans should revise their rhetoric and speak in moral terms.









‘Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War,’ by Susan Southard

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 3:00am
What happened in Nagasaki after the second atomic bomb.









‘The Complete Stories,’ by Clarice Lispector

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:00am
Clarice Lispector’s “Complete Stories” is proof that she was one of the true originals of Latin American literature.









‘Let Me Tell You,’ by Shirley Jackson

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:00am
A new collection of work by Shirley Jackson includes short stories, humorous bits of family memoir, and essays and talks, many of them in print for the first time.









ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Dr. Seuss’ ‘What Pet Should I Get?’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:48pm
Maria Russo and Alexandra Alter discuss Dr. Seuss, and Jill Ciment talks about “The Hand That Feeds You.”









ArtsBeat: Rediscovered Pablo Neruda Poems to Be Published

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:07pm
Copper Canyon Press will publish a collection of 20 poems that were found by archivists last year.









‘The Loved Ones,’ by Mary-Beth Hughes

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:00am
After an inescapable loss, a cosmetics executive moves his family to London.









Christian Kracht’s ‘Imperium’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:00am
In this Swiss novel, a German vegetarian in the early 1900s tries to found a colony in the South Seas.









‘The Hand That Feeds You,’ by A.J. Rich

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:00am
A heroine learns her dead fiancé was an impostor.









‘A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me,’ by David Gates

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:00am
The characters in David Gates’s stories engage in festivals of bad decisions.









‘The End of Plenty,’ by Joel K. Bourne Jr.

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:00am
A journalist looks at the challenges involved in keeping the world from going hungry.









Editors’ Choice

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:00am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









Open Book: An Unfinished Library

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:00am
“The Greatest Books You’ll Never Read” is a new survey of books that are “unfinished, unbegun or lost, and today exist as only suggestive fragments or not at all.”









The Shortlist: Summer Fiction

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:00am
New books by Candace Bushnell, Caroline Zancan, Jules Moulin, and Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus.









‘A Cure for Suicide,’ by Jesse Ball

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:00am
After a life-threatening illness, a man known as the claimant is reintroduced to human behavior.









Syndicate content