Tag Archive: Lily King

Feb 21

Who Should Win the National Book Critics Circle Award?

These were the novels nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.   Click on the links to read my entertaining but always insightful reviews. Rabih Alameddine, An Unnecessary Woman (Grove Press) Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings (Riverhead Books) Lily King, Euphoria (Atlantic Monthly Press) Chang-rae Lee, On Such a Full Sea (Riverhead …

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Feb 18

Book Review: Euphoria by Lily King

What’s It About Set for the most part in 1930s New Guinea, American anthropologist Nell Stone and her Australian husband Fen meet Andrew Bankson, an English anthropologist, who introduces them to the Tam, an artistic, spiritual and female dominated tribe.  As the three anthropologists become absorbed in their investigation of the Tam, their relationship grows increasingly complicated, …

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Jan 21

The National Book Critics Circle Finalists Have Been Announced

The National Book Critics Circle have announced this year finalists ranging from criticism, to poetry, to biography to fiction.  I’m only interested in the fiction category so here are the five nominees. Rabih Alameddine, An Unnecessary Woman (Grove Press) Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings (Riverhead Books) Lily King, Euphoria (Atlantic Monthly Press) Chang-rae …

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