NYTBR 23 August 2009: New Memoirs and Biographies, Among Other Things

Books self is interested in reading after perusing the 23 August 2009 Issue of The New York Times Book Review:

1. After reading Dominique Browning’s review of Times food writer Frank Bruni’s Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater:

2. After reading Fernanda Eberstadt’s review of Benjamin Moser’s Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector:

3. After reading Jacob Heilbrunn’s review of Graham Swift’s Making an Elephant: Writing From Within, a collection of his essays, interviews and poems:

  • Graham Swift’s Booker-Prize-winning novel, Last Orders
  • Graham Swift’s Making an Elephant: Writing From Within

4. After reading Neil Gordon’s review of Eduardo Galeano’s Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone:

  • Galeano’s Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
  • Galeano’s memoir, Days and Nights of Love and War
  • Galeano’s Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone

5. After reading John Haskell’s review of Jim Krusoe’s novel, Erased:

  • Jim Krusoe’s Erased

6. After reading Nancy Kline’s review of Anita Brookner’s latest novel, Strangers:

  • Anita Brookner’s Strangers

7. After reading Tom LeClair’s short reviews in the Fiction Chronicle:

  • James Lasdun’s story collection, It’s Beginning to Hurt
  • Christine Lehner’s novel, Absent a Miracle

8. After reading Roy Hoffman’s review of Pat Conroy’s new novel, South of Broad:

  • Pat Conroy’s The Prince of Tides
  • Pat Conroy’s Beach Music

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