Critical Notes

Roundup: Richard Ford, Eric Lichtblau, Jill Lepore, Harold Holzer, and more

By Eric Liebetrau

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NBCC board member Karen Long reviews Christine Kenneally's “The Invisible History of the Human Race.”

“Rediscovering Regina Derieva,” by Cynthia Haven.

Michelle Newby reviews “A Distant Father” by Antonio Skarmeta.

NBCC board member Steven Kellman reviews Richard Ford's latest novel.

Julia M. Klein reviews Eric Lichtblau's “The Nazis Next Door” for the Chicago Tribune

“Angry Optimist: The Life and Times of Jon Stewart,” reviewed by Barry Wightman.

Robert Birnbaum chats with George Scialabba about his 40-year struggle with depression and the mental health community.

In her latest Between the Lines column for, NBCC board member Jane Ciabattari examines how the fall of the Berlin Wall and end of the Cold War changed spy fiction.

Alexis Burling reviews Malcolm Brook's “Painted Horses.”

NBCC board member Colette Bancroft reviews Jill Lepore's book on Wonder Woman.

At the Daily Beast, Scott Porch interviews Harold Holzer on “Lincoln and the Power of the Press.”

Kai Maristed reviews “F: A Novel” by Daniel Kehlmann. Maristed also examines the work of Patrick Modiano.