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The New York Times 10 Best Books of - Penguin Random House EducationIt narrates the relationship between Alice, a book editor and aspiring writer in her mids, and Ezra Blazer, a brilliant, geriatric novelist who is partly modeled on Philip Roth. Read the review Read our profile of Lisa Halliday. Empathetic without being sentimental, her novel amply earned its place among the contenders for the Booker Prize and the National Book Award. Fiction Viking. Read the review.
The New York Times 10 Best Books of 2018
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Read review. His urge to live all he can is matched by his eloquence. Bauer is a generous narrator with a nice ear for detail, and his colleagues come across as sympathetic characters, with a few notable exceptions. By the end, Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others. What it does argue is that psychedelic-aided therapy, properly conducted by trained professionals—what Pollan calls White-Coat Shamanism—can be personally transformative, helping with everything from overcoming addiction to easing the existential terror of the terminally ill. Last month, former President Barack Obama continued his annual tradition of sharing his summer reading list on his Facebook Page, and many of his selections are published by Penguin Random House imprints. Obama begins.
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The editors of The Times Book Review choose the best fiction and nonfiction titles this year.
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By Katy Waldman. I am criminally behind on the books I want to read, and my job consists of reading books, so I can only imagine how most readers feel. Meanwhile, in , our politics further devolved into a baying theatre of horror. How do you read when the world is burning? To me, each of the titles below represents an energizing alternative to the ripped-apart illogic of our contemporary reality. Even the most disorienting novel is a reminder that you are more than a frayed nerve ending flailing across the Internet—that you, a somewhat coherent person, exist. A slim valedictory coda binds the two sections together.