Critical Notes

Douglas Brinkley, Charles Bock, Dana Spiotta, and more

By Carmela Ciuraru

Your reviews seed this roundup; please send items, including news about recent publications and honors, to (Current members only.) Please send links that do not require a subscription or username and password.

Bob Hoover reviews “Rightful Heritage” by Douglas Brinkley for the Dallas Morning News.

David Cooper reviews “Modern Girls” by Jennifer S. Brown and “Alice and Oliver” by Charles Bock for the New York Journal of Books.

Rebecca Hussey on Maggie Nelson's “The Red Parts” for Open Letters Monthly.

Jim Carmin profiles Peter Rock in The Oregonian.

Michael Magras reviews Dana Spiotta's “Innocents and Others” for the Iowa Review.

Joe Peschel reviews “Seven Brief Lessons on Physics” by Carlo Rovelli for the News & Observer.

Karl Wolff reviews “Tom House: Tom of Finland in Los Angeles” by Michael Reynolds for the New York Journal of Books.

NBCC Board member Laurie Hertzel reviews “Dimestore” by Lee Smith and interviews Kate DiCamillo for the Star Ttribune.