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    Beatrice Szymkowiak
    published a review on June 15, 2021

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    Edna Bonhomme
    published a review on June 1, 2022

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    Dan Kubis
    published a review on September 12, 2022

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    Jake Cline
    published a review on May 31, 2021

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    During virtual happy hours, NBCC members share resources, tips, and book recommendations, and connect with other members across the country passionate about criticism and the literary world.
    Freelancer’s Guide
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