February, 2007

That Henry Ward Beecher, He’s so Hot Right Now

by Ellen Heltzel | Feb-16-2007

Today’s post focuses on "The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher," by Debby Applegate (Doubleday), a finalist for the 2007...read »

NBCC Memoir Finalist: Donald Antrim’s The Afterlife

by Sybil Steinberg | Feb-13-2007

Donald Antrim’s mother, Louanne, dies in the first sentence of his poignant and mordantly funny memoir, The Afterlife. Only a few pages later, in what...read »

Richard Ford and Frank Bascombe’s Talk Therapy

by Art Winslow | Feb-12-2007

Today's posts will focus on Richard Ford's "The Lay of the Land," a finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award for...read »

NBCC Elects Eight New Board Members

by admin | Feb-10-2007

Every year the National Book Critics Circle elects eight critics from within its ranks to serve on our board. It was a squeaker election this year, but it...read »

A Sense of the World

by Steve Weinberg | Feb-09-2007

"A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History’s Greatest Traveler" by Jason Roberts (HarperCollins) is a finalist for the National Book Critics...read »

Miltos Sachtouris’ Poems (1945-1971)

by Kevin Prufer | Feb-07-2007

Today's posts will focus on Miltos Sachtouris' "Poems (1945-1971), a finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry. "Reading...read »

Talking with Chimamanda Adichie

by Jane Ciabattari | Feb-07-2007

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie returned to the US from Nigeria, where she was launching Half of a Yellow Sun in December, to learn the "lovely lovely...read »

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