What I'm Looking Forward to Reading

December, 2007

Preview 2008: Kathryn Harrison’s “While They Slept”

by admin | Dec-12-2007

The following is excerpted from "While They Slept: An Inquiry into the Murder of a Family" by NBCC member and Balakian award finalist Kathryn...read »

Preview 2008: John Reed’s “All the World’s a Grave: A New Play by William Shakespeare”

by Jane Ciabattari | Dec-06-2007

This excerpt is from NBCC member John Reed's forthcoming "All the World's a Grave:A New Play by William Shakespeare," to be published by Penguin/Plume in...read »

November, 2007

Preview 2008: Honor Moore’s “The Bishop’s Daughter”

by Jane Ciabattari | Nov-29-2007

This excerpt is from the Prologue to "The Bishop’s Daughter," a memoir by the poet Honor Moore, to be published in May 2008 by W.W. Norton. It is Easter,...read »

Preview 2008: “Temporary People” by Steven Gillis

by Jane Ciabattari | Nov-24-2007

The following is excerpted from the first chapter of "Temporary People: A Fable," a novel by Steven Gillis to be published in April 2008 by Black Lawrence...read »

Preview 2008:“Salvation” by Lucia Nevai

by Jane Ciabattari | Nov-17-2007

This excerpt is from "Salvation" by Lucia Nevai, to be published in June 2008 by Tin House Books.  With abject, slavish desire, with off-hand, sloppy...read »

October, 2007

Preview 2008: Maureen Freely’s Novel “Enlightenment”

by Jane Ciabattari | Oct-27-2007

This excerpt is from "Enlightenment," the novel by Maureen Freely, who is Orhan Pamuk's translator; it is coming out in May 2008, from Overlook Press. I...read »

What to Read This Fall (Some Unpredictable Choices)

by Rigoberto Gonzalez | Oct-08-2007

Fiction or poetry, fiction or poetry, it’s a bit embarrassing that I limit myself to the same two choices as I sift through the piles of books for review....read »

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