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Steven G. Kellman reviews J.C. Hallman's “B & Me: A True Story of Literary Arousal.”
Joe Peschel also reviews Hallman's book.
“Our drug policy and its costs, scrupulously researched.” Bill Williams reviews Johann Hari's “Chasing the Scream.”
Clifford Garstang reviews Craig Bernier's “Your Life Idyllic.”
“An offbeat mishmosh of memoir, cultural history, genealogical detective story and paranormal investigation.” Maureen Corrigan on Hannah Nordhaus' new book, “American Ghost.” Corrigan also discusses Clive James' “Poetry Notebook.”
Marion Winik on James Hannaham's “Delicious Foods.”
Cynthia-Marie Marmo O'Brien reviews “Signs Preceding the End of the World” by Yuri Herrera.
NBCC board member Colette Bancroft reviews Helen Macdonald's “H Is for Hawk.”
Meredith Maran reviews “Unabrow” by Una LaMarche.
David Cooper reviews Alexis Landau’s cinematically descriptive, character-driven debut novel,” “The Empire of the Senses.”
Jan Alexander reviews Jane Smiley's “Some Luck.”
Kimberly Chrisman Campbell reviews Patricia Rieff Anawalt's “Shamanic Regalia in the Far North.”
Andrew Ervin reviews “Country of Ice Cream Star” by Sandra Neman.
Carol Iaciofano analyzes Sloan Wilson's 1955 novel, “The Man in Gray Flannel Suit.”
In her BBC.com Between the Lines column (now visible in the UK), NBCC board member Jane Ciabattari picks Renata Adler, Brad Gooch, Mary Morris, Toni Morrison, Ann Packer, Tracy K. Smith and other books to read in April.
Mythili G. Rao reviews “The Upstairs Wife” by Rafia Zakaria.
“Writing Out of Turn: Female Rock Critic Tells Experts Where to Put Their Advice.” An interview with Jessica Hopper, by Kyrsten Bean.
Michael Magras reviews Máirtín Ó Cadhain's “The Dirty Dust.”
Karl Wolff reviews “All the Happiness You Deserve” by Michael Piafsky at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography.
Steven Kellman reviews “Words Without Music,” by Philip Glass.