Red Winter is a NYT New & Noteworthy Book

“New & Noteworthy” / New York Times / Honor Jones / February 27, 2018

DON’T CALL ME PRINCESS By Peggy Orenstein. (Harper, paper, $16.99.) Known for her wide-ranging feminist writing about everything from princess culture to breast cancer, Orenstein presents a collection of her essays that are both striking and timely (like “How to Be a Man in the Age of Trump”). BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ By Alfred Döblin. (New York Review Books, paper, $18.95.) A new English translation of Döblin’s masterpiece about life in Weimar Berlin captures the decadence and splendor of the period. It’s the story of Franz Biberkopf, pimp and petty thief, who is determined to turn himself into an honest man. ORBAN By Paul Lendvai. (Oxford, $29.95.) Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister, has become infamous for his ruthless crackdown on refugees and embrace of an unabashed nationalism. This first English-language biography of Orban captures how he turned himself into one of the most successful populist autocrats of our times. RED WINTER By Anneli Furmark. (Drawn & Quarterly, $21.95.) Furmark’s graphic novel is a love story that takes place against the darkness of winter in 1970s Sweden. An affair between a mother of three and a young Communist bursts forth in hues of blue and orange. A KILLING FOR CHRIST By Pete Hamill. (Akashic Books, $27.95.) Hamill is better known as one of our greatest chroniclers of New York City. In this, his first novel, rereleased on its 50th anniversary, he goes all hard-boiled noir, telling the story of a disaffected American priest and a plot to kill the pope.

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