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Peter Andreas’ memoir explores a “childhood chasing the revolution” as the son of an impulsive, self-centered political radical who cloaked her narcissism behind pro-Marxist rhetoric.

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After 2016’s Losses, Elizabeth Warren Tells Democrats: ‘Shame On Us’


The story the Massachusetts senator tells about the election and America’s anxieties is curiously one-dimensional.

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The Financial Diaries


A new book explores the lives of families dealing with financial uncertainty and volatility.

Posted on Apr 14, 2017 READ MORE

The Best We Could Do


I thought graphic novels were kid stuff—and there is no better book to prove me wrong than this turbulent memoir of a Vietnamese family.

Posted on Apr 7, 2017 READ MORE

Poems From the Pond


Peggy Freydberg’s sharp sense of humor and observation are at odds with this book’s presentation.

Posted on Mar 31, 2017 READ MORE

I Am Brian Wilson


The musician we meet in this book looks back on his mid-’70s Beach Boys caricature with sympathy and dread. As his gentle voice emerges from the pages, a more definitive picture takes shape.

Posted on Mar 17, 2017 READ MORE

Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty


A granddaughter of the journalist and founder of the Catholic Worker Movement explores the relationship between Day and her only child.

Posted on Mar 3, 2017 READ MORE

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In his new novel, Paul Auster manages to conjoin gimmickry and genius, as readers find their perspective radically altered by a detail unveiled at the end.

Posted on Feb 27, 2017 READ MORE

Hell No


A posthumously published book by political activist Tom Hayden offers lessons from the Vietnam era for our own time.

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 READ MORE

What We Do Now


Two new books published in the days leading up to Donald Trump’s inauguration purport to show a path forward for liberals.

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 READ MORE

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