Roundup: The NBCC on Tumblr, Ghost Stories, Jacques Barzun, and More

by Mark Athitakis | Oct-29-2012

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David Varno reviews Laird Hunt’s novel Kind One for the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.

David L. Ulin reviews Chris Ware's graphic novel Building Stories for the Los Angeles Times.

David Biespiel, the Rumpus’ poetry columnist, discusses the work of Lucille Clifton at the Oregonian.

Julia M. Klein reviews Jill Lepore’s essay collection The Story of America for the Los Angeles Times.

Eileen Weiner reviews A.M. Homes’ novel May We Be Forgiven for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Mary Ann Gwinn interviews Otto Penzler, editor of The Big Book of Ghost Stories, for the Seattle Times.

Carolyn Kellogg interviews Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell for the Los Angeles Times.

D.G. Myers recalls the work of Jacques Barzun, who died last week a 104, at Commentary.

Chelsey Philpot reviews the latest Lemony Snicket book, Who Could That Be at This Hour?, for the Boston Globe.

Craig Seligman reviews Tom Wolfe’s novel Back to Blood for BloombergBusinessWeek.

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