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‘A Most Imperfect Union,’ by Ilan Stavans

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:37am
America’s true story lies with “its most overlooked and marginalized peoples,” this book argues.






Crime: Tom Bouman’s ‘Dry Bones in the Valley,’ and More

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:36am
In Tom Bouman’s “Dry Bones in the Valley,” an elderly recluse finds a stranger dead on his property in northeastern Pennsylvania.






‘American Crucifixion,’ by Alex Beam

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:35am
The life, and death by lynch mob, of Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism.






Edan Lepucki’s ‘California’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:35am
In an apocalyptic future, a couple seek a stable community as they prepare for the birth of their baby.






‘Whistler,’ by Daniel E. Sutherland

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:32am
A portrait of the complex, quarrelsome, distinctive artist James McNeill Whistler.






Smith Henderson’s ‘Fourth of July Creek’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:31am
An overburdened social worker becomes involved with a nearly feral boy and his survivalist father in 1980 Montana.






‘Fridays at Enrico’s,’ by Don Carpenter

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:31am
Don Carpenter’s posthumous novel follows four aspiring writers during the early, heady days of the Beat scene.






‘Big Money,’ by Kenneth P. Vogel

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:31am
With no cap on campaign contributions, political organizations target elite donors seeking insider access.






Editors’ Choice

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:06am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






Paperback Row

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:06am
Paperback books of particular interest.






Open Book: The State of the Union’s Books

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:04am
Prominent political figures who have assumed the critic’s role for the Book Review include Henry Kissinger and Bill Clinton.






The Shortlist: Peter Eichstaedt’s ‘The Dangerous Divide,’ and More

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:03am
New books by Peter Eichstaedt, Aviva Chomsky, and Lou Dobbs and James O. Born.






Letters: ‘The Letters of Robert Frost’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:12am
Readers respond to recent reviews of “The Letters of Robert Frost,” Aharon Appelfeld’s “Suddenly, Love” and more.






‘Uncertain Justice’ and ‘Scalia’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 8:49am
The judicial philosophy of originalism, pioneered by Antonin Scalia, has become a hallmark of the Roberts court.






‘Our Declaration,’ by Danielle Allen

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 8:31am
A political theorist scrutinizes the Declaration of Independence, and see it as a clarion call for equality.






Lynne Cheney: By the Book

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 8:30am
The author of “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered” says the last book to make her cry was Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree”: “I have to steel myself before I read it to my grandchildren.”






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