Roundup: Karl Ove Knausgaard, Susan Mizruchi, and remembering Nadine Gordimer

by Eric Liebetrau | Jul-15-2014

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David Cooper reviews In the Illuminated Dark: Selected Poems of Tuvia Ruebner.

Meredith Sue Willis' latest novel is Love Palace from Irene Weinberger Books.

Clea Simon reviews A.X. Ahmad's The Last Taxi Ride. She also reviews Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng.

In the Chicago TribuneLisa Guidarini reviews Michael Cunningham's latest novel.

Heller McAlpin reviews The Mockingbird Next Door by Marja Mills.

NBCC board member Tom Beer also reviews Mills' book.

Marion Winik interviews Francisco Goldman for The Nervous Breakdown and reviews Jojo Moyes and John Waters for Newsday.

NBCC board member Steven G. Kellman reviews The Zhivago Affair.

Julia M. Klein reviews Susan Mizruchi's Brando's Smile for the Boston Globe. Klein also reviews Jean Kwok's Mambo in Chinatown.

NBCC board member Walton Muyumba reviews Tiphanie Yanique's debut novel.

Julie Hakim Azzam reviews late reporter Michael Hastings' novel about the Iraq War media coverage, The Last Magazine.

NBCC board member Carolyn Kellogg remembers Nadine Gordimer.

For the Christian MonitorGrace Bello reviews Emily Gould's Friendship.

Morris Dickstein reviews My Cousin Harry: A Jewish Story of the Greatest Generation.

NBCC board member Gregg Barrios reviews The Book of Unknown Americans.

Jim Ruland reviews Brandon Hobson's Deep Ellum.

"The Thrill Is Gone," by Robert Birnbaum. And just in time for the All-Star break, Birnbaum takes a look at a few baseball books.

"The Poetry of Non-Poetry," by Michael Leong.

In her BBC column, NBCC board member Jane Ciabattari examines "F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edith Wharton, Somerset Maugham, authors who created the shady side of the French Riviera."

LISTEN: Dan Kois, David Haglund, and New York Times Book Review editor Parul Sehgal discuss My Struggle: Book One, the Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard’s autobiographical epic.

Linda Wolfe's latest Fab Over Fifty column.

"Stuart Dybek’s stories occupy a territory somewhere between Vladimir Nabokov and Nelson Algren." NBCC board member David Ulin reviews Dybek's stories.

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