Friday Evening Book Reviews

Melissa Maerz gives Toni Morrison’s latest, Home, an A-, noting that is  told “in the stark, economical tone of a short story, with all the philosophical heft of a novel.” (

Alec Russell discovers an “impassioned account of Bosnia’s divided and violent past” in The War is Dead, Long Live the War: Bosnia, the Reckoning by Ed Vulliamy. (Financial Times)

Martin Ruben says that to read Nobel Laureate Nadine Gorimer’s latest, No Time Like the Present, is to “plunge into the caldron that is South Africa today, a chaotic now which cannot avoid the dark shadow of a heavy past…” (Chicago Tribune)

With the weekend coming up, check out Jimmy So’s “Hot Reads” of the week. (The Daily Beast)

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