Critical Notes

Roundup: Per Petterson, Kyung-sook Shin, Barry Day, Ha Jin, Marja Mills, and more

By Eric Liebetrau

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Elaine F. Tankard reviews Per Petterson's forthcoming novel, “I Refuse.”

NBCC board member Eric Liebetrau reviews Molly Guptill Manning's “When Books Went to War.”

Jack Sullivan reviews Annegret Fauser's “Sounds of War.”

NBCC board member Jane Ciabattari's top 10 books of 2014 for her BBC column.

“What Accounts for Our Current — or Recurrent — Fascination With Memoir-Novels?” Leslie Jamison and Daniel Mendelsohn discuss.

Thomas Devaney reviews Trevor Winkfield's “How I Became a Painter” and  “Georges Braque & Others: The Selected Art Writings of Trevor Winkfield” for Hyperallergic Weekend.

Heather Scott Partington reviews Cameron Pierce’s “Our Love Will Go the Way of the Salmon.”

NBCC board member Steven G. Kellman reviews “The Mockingbird Next Door,” by Marja Mills.

Joe Peschel reviews Barry Day's “The World of Raymond Chandler” in the Boston Globe.

Priscilla Gilman reviews Ha Jin's “A Map of Betrayal.”

Natalie Bakopoulos reviews “I'll Be Right There” by Kyung-sook Shin.