Tag Archive: National Book Critics Circle Award

Nov 06

Book Review: An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine

Rabih Alameddine’s National Book Award nominated novel, An Unnecessary Woman, begins with a beguiling opening sentence: You could say I was thinking of other things when I shampooed my hair blue, and two glasses of red wine didn’t help my concentration. Blue hair and two glasses of wine hints at comedy shenanigans and New York style neuroses.  What …

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Nov 02

Book Review: Lila by Marilynne Robinson

Lila is the third novel in a trilogy of books that began with Gilead and was followed by Home. The previous two novels were lavished with awards, nominations and appeared in best of lists in their respective years. So it’s probably no surprise that Lila has also been honored with a nomination on the National …

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