2013 Finalists: 30 Books

March, 2014

30 Books 2013: Gregg Barrios on Frank Bidart’s ‘Metaphysical Dog’

by Gregg Barrios | Mar-09-2014

In the weeks leading up to the March 13 announcement of the 2013 NBCC award winners, Critical Mass highlights the thirty finalists. Today, NBCC board member...read »

30 Books 2013: Karen R. Long on Alice McDermott’s ‘Someone’

by Karen R. Long | Mar-08-2014

In the weeks leading up to the March 13 announcement of the 2013 NBCC award winners, Critical Mass highlights the thirty finalists. Today, NBCC board member...read »

30 Books 2013: Elizabeth Taylor on Sheri Fink’s ‘Five Days at Memorial’

by Elizabeth Taylor | Mar-07-2014

In the weeks leading up to the March 13 announcement of the 2013 NBCC award winners, Critical Mass highlights the thirty finalists. Today, NBCC board member...read »

30 Books 2013: Jane Ciabattari on Chimamanda Adichie’s ‘Americanah’

by Jane Ciabattari | Mar-07-2014

 In the weeks leading up to the March 13 announcement of the 2013 NBCC award winners, Critical Mass highlights the thirty finalists. Today, NBCC board member...read »

30 Books 2013: Anne Trubek on Franco Moretti’s ‘Distant Reading’

by Anne Trubek | Mar-06-2014

In the weeks leading up to the March 13 announcement of the 2013 NBCC award winners, Critical Mass highlights the thirty finalists. Today, NBCC board member...read »

30 books 2013: Karen R. Long on Amy Wilentz’s ‘Farewell, Fred Voodoo’

by Karen Long | Mar-06-2014

In the weeks leading up to the March 13 announcement of the 2013 NBCC award winners, Critical Mass highlights the thirty finalists. Today,  NBCC board member...read »

30 Books 2013: Eric Banks on Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy’s ‘Whitey Bulger’

by Eric Banks | Mar-06-2014

 In the weeks leading up to the March 13 announcement of the 2013 NBCC award winners, Critical Mass highlights the thirty finalists. Today, NBCC board member...read »

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