Tag Archive: Rabih Alameddine

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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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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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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