February, 2007

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 »

What AreYou Reading in Brooklyn?

by Donna Brook | Feb-06-2007

I recently finished Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iwealaand point out that, when he mentions his favorite books in the back, he singles out The Famished...read »

Found in The Lost: Daniel Mendelsohn’s powerful memoir

by Ellen Heltzel | Feb-06-2007

Today's post focuses on "The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million," by Daniel Mendelsohn (HarperCollins), a finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics...read »

A Breakthrough Memoir—Alison Bechdel’s FUN HOME

by Heather McAlpin | Feb-05-2007

Today's posts will focus on Alison Bechdel's FUN HOME, a finalist for the 2006 NBCC award in autobiography.   ARE MEMORIES predominantly visual or...read »

My Brother Is Getting Arrested Again

by Marcela Valdes | Feb-05-2007

Today's posts will focus on "My Brother is Getting Arrested Again" by Daisy Fried (University of Pittsburgh Press), which is a finalist for the 2006...read »

The Girls Who Went Away

by Steve Weinberg | Feb-02-2007

"The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade" by Ann Fessler (The Penguin...read »

NBCC Finalist: Terri Jentz’s Strange Piece of Paradise

by Jane Ciabattari | Feb-01-2007

Today's post looks at a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in the autobiography category, Terri Jentz's memoir Strange Piece of...read »

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