February, 2007

A Breakthrough Memoir—Alison Bechdel’s FUN HOME

by Heather McAlpin | Feb-05-2007

Today's posts will focus on Alison Bechdel's FUN HOME, a finalist for the 2006 NBCC award in autobiography.   ARE MEMORIES predominantly visual or...read »

My Brother Is Getting Arrested Again

by Marcela Valdes | Feb-05-2007

Today's posts will focus on "My Brother is Getting Arrested Again" by Daisy Fried (University of Pittsburgh Press), which is a finalist for the 2006...read »

The Girls Who Went Away

by Steve Weinberg | Feb-02-2007

"The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade" by Ann Fessler (The Penguin...read »

NBCC Finalist: Terri Jentz’s Strange Piece of Paradise

by Jane Ciabattari | Feb-01-2007

Today's post looks at a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in the autobiography category, Terri Jentz's memoir Strange Piece of...read »

January, 2007

James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon

by Jennifer Reese | Jan-30-2007

Julie Phillip's "James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon" is a finalist for the 2006 NBCC Award in Biography. SHE IS REMEMBERED, when she...read »

Why “The Occupation” isn’t just another Iraq book

by John Freeman | Jan-27-2007

Until the November election last, it seemed like there was a new book about Iraq published every month, from Thomas E. Rick's "Fiasco" to the Iraq Study...read »

Beyond Thunderdome

by Lev Grossman | Jan-27-2007

Today's posts will address former NBCC winner Cormac McCarthy's latest novel, "The Road," a finalist for the 2006 NBCC prize for fiction.  How cool...read »

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