Critical Notes

December, 2016

Critical Notes: Awards and honors! Reviews galore! A little rock and roll. And Rudolph!

by Laurie Hertzel | Dec-26-2016

During this darkest time of the year, we celebrate the light cast by wise reviews of good books. But first, some good news: Hearty congratulations to NBCC...read »

Critical Notes: Michael Lewis, Armando Lucas Correa, Michael Tisserand, and more

by Carmela Ciuraru | Dec-12-2016

Your reviews seed this roundup. Please send items, including news about recent publications and honors, to NBCCCritics@gmail.com. (Current members only.)...read »

Critical Notes: Michael Chabon, Kathleen Collins, and A New National Anthem by Ada Limón

by Michele Filgate | Dec-06-2016

Your reviews seed this roundup. Please send items, including news about recent publications and honors, to NBCCCritics@gmail.com. (Current members only.)...read »

November, 2016

Critical Notes: Moonglow, Black Elk and More Swing Time

by Elizabeth Taylor | Nov-27-2016

Reception for Michel Chabon’s Moonglow have been glowing. Heller McAlpin reviews the novel for NPR.  She also reviews Zadie Smith’s Swing Time for the San...read »

Critical Notes: Susan Faludi, T.C. Boyle, Zadie Smith and Candice Millard (and more)

by Laurie Hertzel | Nov-14-2016

  It's been a week, hasn't it? Books keep us going. Here are your reviews for the last week. And some good news: voting for the #NBCCLeonard award for best...read »

Critical Notes: Post-Halloween Special, with Francine Prose, T.C. Boyle, Margaret Atwood, and more

by Laurie Hertzel | Nov-01-2016

Your reviews seed this roundup. Please send items, including news about recent publications and honors, to NBCCCritics@gmail.com. (Current members only.)...read »

October, 2016

Ann Patchett, Monet, Banned Books and More

by Elizabeth Taylor | Oct-04-2016

Autumn brings a bounty of books, and reviews. Ann Patchett’s Commonwealth has been reviewed widely. Eileen Weiner reviews Patchett's novel for the Pittsburgh...read »
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