Critical Notes

Colson Whitehead, William Giraldi and Patient H.M.

By Elizabeth Taylor

Board member Colette Bancroft reviews Colson Whitehead’s Underground Railroad for the Tampa Bay Times.

Mike Lindgren reviews William Giraldi’s The Hero’s Body for the Washington Post

Julia M. Klein reviews Luke Dittrich's Patient H.M. for the Boston Globe.

Joe Peschel reviews A. S. Byatt's Peacock & Vine for the News & Observer.

Frank Freeman reviews Germaine de Stael: A Political Biography by Biancamaria Fontana for Washington Free Beacon.

Rachel Mack reviews Bull and Other Stories by Kathy Anderson for Necessary Fiction.

Rayyan Al-Shawaf reviews Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue for the San Francisco Chronicle. 

In her series of Second Acts essays, Lisa Russ Spaar writes about books by Linda Gregerson and Rachel Richardson for the Los Angeles Review of Books.

For the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Lauren LeBlanc reviews Chronicle of a Last Summer by Yasmine El Rashidi and Riverine by Angela Palm.

In other news, Fred Setterberg's Sam Maloof:  36 Views of a Master Woodworker (Heyday Books) has been selected as a finalist for the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association 2016 Glenn Goldman Award for Art, Architecture, and Photography books.


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