Critical Notes

November, 2016

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 »

August, 2016

Critical Notes: Colson Whitehead, William Giraldi and Patient H.M.

by Elizabeth Taylor | Aug-29-2016

Board member Colette Bancroft reviews Colson Whitehead’s Underground Railroad for the Tampa Bay Times. Mike Lindgren reviews William Giraldi’s The Hero’s...read »

Critical Notes: Jacqueline Woodson, Colson Whitehead, Jessica Valenti, and more

by Michele Filgate | Aug-22-2016

Newsday books editor and NBCC board president Tom Beer interviews Jacqueline Woodson about Another Brooklyn, her new novel for adults. For her weekly Lit Hub...read »

Helen Gurley Brown, Teju Cole and Romance of Latin

by Elizabeth Taylor | Aug-15-2016

Post-conventions, mid-Olympics, pre-Labor Day, and plenty of time for summer reading. Board member Carmela Ciuraru has been surveying a set of smart readers,...read »

July, 2016

Critical Notes: Carolyn See, Jade Sharma, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Pamela Erens, and more

by Michele Filgate | Jul-25-2016

Author and former NBCC board member Carolyn See passed away at the age of 82.   Tom Beer, Newsday books editor and NBCC board president, reviewed cancer...read »

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