Books Reviewed

Oceanic by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

The Rub of Time: Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump: Essays and Reportage, 1994-2017 by Martin Amis

Spring by Karl Ove Knausgaard

Neruda: The Poet’s Calling by Mark Eisner

The Overstory by Richard Powers

Extra Hidden Life, among the Days by Brenda Hillman

The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

Last Stories by William Trevor

The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst

Kudos by Rachel Cusk

Black Sea by David Yezzi

The Neighborhood by Mario Vargas Llosa

Love by Hanne Ørstavik

A Memory of the Future by Elizabeth Spires

Stumbling Blocks by Karl Kirchwey

Works and Days, translated by A. E. Stallings by Hesiod

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

Eon by T. R. Hummer

Freya by Anthony Quinn

Don’t Call Us Dead by Danez Smith

The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume 1: 1940-1956, ed. by Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil by Sylvia Plath

Mouths Don’t Speak by Katia D. Ulysse

James Wright: A Life in Poetry by Jonathan Blunk

Hotel Silence by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir

Grant by Ron Chernow

The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson by Homer

Drinks With Dead Poets: A Season of Poe, Whitman, Byron, and the Brontës by Glyn Maxwell

Bitterroot: The Life and Death of Meriwether Lewis by Patricia Tyson Stroud

Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time by Hilary Spurling

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Mokusei! A Love Story by Cees Nooteboom

Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich

The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk

The Aeneid, translated by David Ferry by Virgil

Like a Fading Shadow by Antonio Muñoz Molina

Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck

Henry David Thoreau: A Life by Laura Dassow Walls

Debriefing: Collected Stories, ed. by Benjamin Taylor by Susan Sontag

Winter by Ali Smith

semiautomatic by Evie Shockley

Doting by Henry Green

Elmet by Fiona Mozley

The Golden House by Salman Rushdie

The Genius of Jane Austen: Her Love of Theatre and Why She Works in Hollywood by Paula Byrne

Let Us Watch Richard Wilbur: A Biographical Study by Robert Bagg and Mary Bagg

Jane Austen’s Names: Riddles, Persons, Places by Margaret Doody

Goethe: Life as a Work of Art, trans. by David Dollenmayer by Rüdiger Safranski

Jane Austen, the Secret Radical by Helena Kelly

The Drowning Boy’s Guide to Water by Cameron Barnett

Jane Austen: The Banker’s Sister by E. J. Clery