All those book critics – the ones who devour several books a week – what did they like best last year? Here's your chance to find out. The National Book Critics Circle Awards are sort of the Golden Globes of the book world – lower profile, perhaps, than the National Book Awards but very prestigious, nonetheless. The winners will be announced in March.
How an idealistic GI – newly home from World War II – found his calling making marbles and fighting racism.
Louise Erdrich pours heart and soul into this powerful, sensitive portrait of the final months of a destructive marriage.
Novelist Jonathan Lethem’s ambition and talent outstrip his focus in this provocative tale of urban life.
A novel from Louise Erdrich, inspired by the German side of her family.