NBCC Reads

November, 2007

The Long, Long Long List for Poetry

by John Freeman | Nov-28-2007

It would be silly to act as if the five titles on the Best Recommended List encapsulates everyone's votes -- to do that we'd need a very long list. But to...read »

Among the Voters….

by admin | Nov-28-2007

In addition to the NBCC's member critics, we threw the net out to all of our former finalists and winners to vote in the Best Recommended. Here are the...read »

What Did You Vote For David Leavitt & Charles Solomon?

by admin | Nov-28-2007

You can find novelist David Leavitt's votes over at NBCC member Mark Sarvas' blog, "The Elegant Variation," along with those of former NBCC finalist Charles...read »

What Did You Vote for Chauncey Mabe?

by Chauncey Mabe | Nov-28-2007

I had always avoided Edwidge Danticat as a "vegetable writer," someone you were supposed to read because it was good for you. But this recent memoir,...read »

What did you Vote for Julia Alvarez?

by admin | Nov-28-2007

Peter Cameron's SOME DAY THIS PAIN WILL BE USEFUL TO YOU (Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2007) Billed as a young adult book, Peter Cameron's SOMEDAY THIS PAIN...read »

What Did You Vote for Gish Jen?

by Gish Jen | Nov-28-2007

The Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly — a harrowing account of life in Burmese prison. All too relevant to the situation in Myanmar and frustratingly little...read »

What Did You Vote for Amy Bloom?

by Amy Bloom | Nov-28-2007

Coming soon, April 2008, just read the advance copy--Lee Martin's River of Heaven whose portrait of Sam Brady, a man in fear of his life and crippled by it,...read »

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