2018 Finalists: 31 Books

February, 2019

31 Books in 30 Days: Mark Athitakis on Robert Christgau’s ‘Is It Still Good to Ya?’

by Robert Christgau | Feb-15-2019

In the 31 Books in 30 Days series leading up to the March 14, 2019, announcement of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle award winners, NBCC Board Members...read »

31 Books in 30 Days: David Varno on Lacy M. Johnson’s ‘The Reckonings’

by David Varno | Feb-14-2019

In the 31 Books in 30 Days series leading up to the March 14, 2019 announcement of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle award winners, NBCC board members...read »

31 Books in 30 Days; Laurie Hertzel on Richard Beard’s ‘The Day That Went Missing’

by Laurie Hertzel | Feb-13-2019

In the 31 Books in 30 Days series leading up to the March 14, 2019 announcement of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle award winners, NBCC board members...read »

31 Books in 30 Days: Michael Schaub on Jane Leavy’s ‘The Big Fella’

by Michael Schaub | Feb-12-2019

In the 31 Books in 30 Days series leading up to the March 14, 2019 announcement of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle award winners, NBCC board members...read »

31 Books in 30 Days: David Varno on Denis Johnson’s ‘The Largesse of the Sea Maiden’

by David Varno | Feb-11-2019

In the 31 Books in 30 Days series leading up to the March 14, 2019 announcement of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle award winners, NBCC board members...read »

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