March, 2007

Michael Pollan’s “The Omnivore’s Dilemma”

by Laura Miller | Mar-02-2007

Today's posts will focus on Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma" (Penguin Press), which is a finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award...read »

February, 2007

Dave Eggers’ What is the What

by Celia McGee | Feb-28-2007

Today's posts will focus on Dave Eggers' novel, "What is the What," a finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. War, famine...read »

Critical Outtakes: Elif Shafak on Language

by admin | Feb-24-2007

Last month, Viking published Turkish writer Elif Shafak's latest novel, "The Bastard of Istanbul," the story of an Armenian family and a Turkish Muslim...read »

NBCC Finalist: Simon Schama’s “Rough Crossing”

by admin | Feb-23-2007

Today's posts will focus on Simon Schama's "Rough Crossings" (HarperCollins), which is a finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award for...read »

Flaubert: A Biography

by Art Winslow | Feb-22-2007

Today's posts will focus on "Flaubert: A Biography" by Frederick Brown (Little, Brown), which is a finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award...read »

Bruce Bawer on How and Why Europe Slept

by J. Peder Zane | Feb-21-2007

Today's posts will focus on Bruce Bawer's "While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within," a finalist for the 2006 NBCC prize in...read »

At Canaan’s Edge

by Elizabeth Taylor ed | Feb-20-2007

Today's posts will focus on "At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years 1965-68" by Taylor Branch (Simon & Schuster), which is a finalist for the 2006...read »

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