NBCC Reads

November, 2007

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 »

The Long, Long List for Nonfiction

by John Freeman | Nov-28-2007

It would be silly to act as if the Best Recommended List encapsulated everyone's taste. To do that we'd need a list nearly a thousand books long. But in the...read »

Introducing the NBCC’s Best Recommended

by admin | Nov-28-2007

BEFORE the internet, book recommendations traveled at the rate of sound. You had to talk to someone to pass on word about what to read. Or read it in a...read »

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