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Jan Alexander reviews David Adams Cleveland's Love's Attraction.
Meganne Fabrega highlights summer fiction titles in “Five novels you must read–and then ten more” for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Nicole Rudick reviews Bough Down, by Karen Green, who recently won the Believer Poetry Award.
In the Wall Street Journal, Robert K. Landers reviews Fred Kaplan's John Quincy Adams.
“A successful poem enlivens awareness of the world and unlocks the energy of life.” NBCC board member David Biespiel's latest Poetry Wire.
NBCC board member Jane Ciabattari's Between the Lines column for BBC.com gives a booklovers' guide to Brazilian literature in honor of the World Cup. Ciabattari also finds Lily King's Euphoria “atmospheric and sensual, with startling images throughout…an intellectually stimulating tour de force.”
David Cooper reviews Boris Fishman's A Replacement Life.
“There's so much mystery around Charles Portis that we're not even clear whether he’s alive.” Jay Jennings on the American author.
At BN.com, Daniel Asa Rose talks with Dyer about his new book.
NBCC board member Colette Bancroft reviews Tom Robbins' Tibetan Peach Pie.
Barbara Hoffert rounds up the responses to the passing of Maya Angelou.
“The colorful world of comics,” from Jan Gardner.
Rayyan Al-Shawaf reviews Tom Rachman's The Rise & Fall of Great Powers.