NYT Book Review; Bolaño & Best Illustrated

The cover of the NYT BR is Roberto Bolaño’s 2666, reviewed by Jonathan Lethem:

Roberto Bolaño’s posthumous novel is not only a capstone to his own vaulting ambition, but a landmark in what’s possible for the form in our increasingly, and terrifyingly, post-national world.

Childrens books get attention, with a special section of reviews and the Times selection of the best illustrated children’s books of 2008, presented online in a slide show.

Of the adult titles reviewed, the following two show high reserve to copy ratios in several large library systems:

Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China

Leslie T. Chang

  • Hardcover: $26; 432 pages
  • Publisher: Spiegel & Grau (October 7, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0385520174
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385520171

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The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga

  • Hardcover: $24; 288 pages
  • Publisher: Free Press;  (April 22, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1416562591
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416562597
  • Audio CD;  Unabridged; 7 Audio CDs (Library Binder Pkg), $55.99
  • Publisher: Tantor Media; (April 22, 2008)
  • Narrator: John Lee
  • ISBN-13: 9781400136650
  • Paperback: $14; 304 pages
  • Publisher: Free Press (October 14, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1416562605
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416562603

 

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