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Sunday, July 15, 2018

9 New Books We Recommend This Week | Book Review - New York Times

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Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times by Gregory Cowles, Senior Editor, Books.

With diplomacy and world affairs dominating the front page lately (or the home page, as we are gradually learning to think of it), this week’s list of recommended titles has a decidedly international cast. East meets West to unhappy effect in Stephen R. Platt’s “Imperial Twilight,” about Britain’s humiliation of China during the Opium War, and again in Michael McFaul’s memoir “From Cold War to Hot Peace,” about the author’s career as an American ambassador in Putin’s Russia. Masih Alinejad’s memoir, “The Wind in My Hair,” details her political struggles in Iran and her support for Muslim women after she ended up in the United States. And Akil Kumarasamy’s debut story collection, “Half Gods,” traces the aftershocks of the Sri Lankan civil war through her characters’ lives. Closer to home, we have a look at the continuing water crisis in Flint, Mich., as well as poetry, fashion, and new fiction from Ottessa Moshfegh and A. M. Homes.
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Source: New York Times