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From the Critical Mass blog

A Free Hand With History, and Whitehead’s ‘Great American Novel’

A historical novel and a nonfiction narrative each put their own stamp on the past with mixed results, according to NBCC member critics. In a review

Colson Whitehead’s stellar return and more books coverage

At the Washington Post, Ron Charles reviews Colson Whitehead's new novel The Nickel Boys, writing that "it shreds our easy confidence in the triumph

Marie Ponsot remembered and a stack of new book reviews

Poet Marie Ponsot, whose 1998 collection The Bird Catcher won the NBCC award in poetry, died Friday July 5 at age 98. NBCC Board member Tess Taylor

Critical Notes: A quiet week, but lots to read

Alexis Burling reviewed three nonfiction books for the San Francisco Chronicle, in honor of Pride week: Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True