Critical Notes

Sandra Gilbert, David Lipsky, David Ulin, Leila Chudori, Rick Moody, and more

By Eric Liebetrau

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Jan Alexander's new  novel, “Ms. Ming's Guide to Civilization,” is now appearing in weekly installments on SparkLit Media.

Rebecca Hussey reviews Leila Chudori's “Home.”

“Three memoirs seek transformation out of illness, addiction, loss”: from Diane Scharper.

Michael Magras reviews “Like Family,” the elegiac new novella by Paolo Giordano. Magras also reviews David Drake's “Paris At War: 1939-1944.”

At Harrisburg Magazine, Harvey Freedenberg reviews “The Last Flight of Poxl West” by Daniel Torday.

Michael Lindgren reviews Kevin Barry’s “Beatlebone” in the Washington Post.

Angie Jabine reviews “Eating Words: A Norton Anthology of Food Writing,”edited by Sandra M. Gilbert and Roger J. Porter.

LISTEN: Former NBCC board David Ulin discusses his new book, “Sidewalking.”

Karl Wolff reviews “Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace,” by David Lipsky.

Michelle Newby reviews Toni Sala's “The Boys.”

“Rick Moody's 'Hotels of North America': Sweet, sad, screwball magic,” by John Domini

Linda Simon reviews Lillian Ross' “Reporting Always.”

Michael Leong reviews Aaron Kunin's latest poetry book “Cold Genius.”

Former NBCC board member Steven Kellman reviews Oscar Hijuelos' latest book.

Erens Pamela reviews two New Yorker-themed books for the New York Times Sunday Book Review.