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Imperial (Hardcover)

by William T. Vollmann

Is Big Back? 23

A mini-boom in big books would seem to complicate our assumptions about the Incredible Shrinking Attention Span.

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists Announced 3

The fiction list includes four books by women, three of which have already gotten some award love from the National Book Award and the Booker Prize.

A Year in Reading: David L. Ulin 2

What connects all of these books is the depth of their observation, their tendency to nuance and detail, the way they have of slowing down the moment so that we can see it fresh.

The Millions Top Ten: November 2009 1

Dave Eggers opens and closes the list. Franzen debuts. And Atwood returns.

The Millions Top Ten: October 2009 0

Eggers, BolaƱo, and a mix of old and new.

The Millions Top Ten: September 2009 0

Four books move on to the Hall of Fame and six books debut on the list.

Most Anticipated: Rounding Out 2009, An Epic Year for Books 26

Most Anticipated: 2009 May Be a Great Year for Books 12