Heading into a holiday weekend, NBCC Past President and current VP/Online Jane Ciabattari selects 10 new beach reads for her Between the Lines columnn for BBC.com. And for her weekly LitHub column, she includes books by Ramona Ausubel, Ian Frazier, and Nancy Isenberg.
Lori Feathers reviews Annie Proulx’s Barkskins at The Rumpus.
And also for The Rumpus, Angie Jabine reviews Movieola! by John Domini
Chuck Twardy reviews Voyager by Russell Banks for Las Vegas Weekly.
For the Wall Street Journal, Carl Rollyson reviews William Tecumseh Sherman: In the Service of My Country by James Lee McDonough, and he also reviews Josephine Tey: A Life by Jennifer Morag Henderson.
Fred Volkmer reviews Roger Rosenblatt’s novel Thomas Murphy for 27East.
Judy Krueger reviews LaRose by Louise Erdrich for Litbreak.
NBCC board member Gregg Barrios writes an essay for the Texas Observer about working with theatre students who created and produced a Chicano sci-fi rock musical based on David Bowie’s music.
Finally, NBCC award winning critic Cynthia Ozick in conversation in the New York Times Magazine.
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