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Thursday, February 26 2015

Okey Ndibe’s ‘Arrows of Rain’ Splits Its Powerful Message

This is a strange and at times unwieldy book. It's also smart and often deftly written, a parable of power and the humanity it strips away.


Wednesday, February 25 2015

‘Sophia’ Is a Fascinating Story of a Princess Turned Revolutionary

This former socialite once made the papers after throwing herself at the car of Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith while holding a banner reading, “Give women the vote!”


Tuesday, February 24 2015

Secret Conflicts Shape a Family in Sandip Roy’s ‘Don’t Let Him Know’

At its best, Don’t Let Him Know merges — or, more fundamentally, presents — the clash between Indian and American, traditional and tolerant sensibilities.


Wednesday, February 18 2015

New Books by Marco Rubio and Mike Huckabee Hint at Directions for Potential Presidential Campaigns

Marco Rubio clearly hopes to balance his relative inexperience, while Mike Huckabee seems content to rally his core supporters.


Monday, February 16 2015

Nick Hornby’s ‘Funny Girl’ Is Sedate Despite Its Swinging ‘60s London Setting

Funny Girl is at its best in its evocation of shifting sands of normalcy, the ever-expanding notion of what propriety will bear.


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