2012 Finalists: 30 Books

February, 2013

30 Books: Marcela Valdes on Michael Gorra’s biography “Portrait of a Novel”

by Marcela Valdes | Feb-28-2013

In the weeks leading up to the February 28 announcement of the 2012 NBCC award winners, Critical Mass highlights the thirty finalists. Today in our series,...read »

30 Books: John Reed on Lucia Perillo’s “On the Spectrum of Possible Deaths”

by John Reed | Feb-27-2013

In the weeks leading up to the February 28 announcement of the 2012 NBCC award winners, Critical Mass highlights the thirty finalists. Today in our series,...read »

30 Books: Laurie Muchnick on Andrew Solomon’s “Far From the Tree”

by Laurie Muchnick | Feb-26-2013

In the weeks leading up to the February 28 announcement of the 2012 NBCC award winners, Critical Mass highlights the thirty finalists. Today in our series,...read »

30 Books: Marcela Valdes on Tom Reiss’s “The Black Count”

by Marcela Valdes | Feb-26-2013

In the weeks leading up to the February 28 announcement of the 2012 NBCC award winners, Critical Mass highlights the thirty finalists. Today in our series,...read »

30 Books: Carolyn Kellogg on Daniel Mendelsohn’s “Waiting for the Barbarians”

by Carolyn Kellogg | Feb-25-2013

In the weeks leading up to the February 28 announcement of the 2012 NBCC award winners, Critical Mass highlights the thirty finalists. Today in our series,...read »

30 Books: Gregg Barrios on Zadie Smith’s “NW”

by Gregg Barrios | Feb-25-2013

In the weeks leading up to the February 28 announcement of the 2012 NBCC award winners, Critical Mass highlights the thirty finalists. Today in our series,...read »

30 Books: Elizabeth Taylor on Leanne Shapton’s “Swimming Studies”

by Elizabeth Taylor | Feb-22-2013

In the weeks leading up to the February 28 announcement of the 2012 NBCC award winners, Critical Mass highlights the thirty finalists. Today in our series,...read »

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