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Hi all --
Now that it appears that 2011 is here to stay, if you had to pick your Book of 2010, what would it be?
The Heretic's Daughter.
She evokes a sense of touch, smell and emotion that few authors capture. The story line is based on the Salem witch trials. Who were we 300 years ago? Read this book to find out.
Welcome to the Worth Reading clan and thanks for the recommendation about The Help. As I glance at the library's holdings of The Help in all its various formats (regular print, large print, recorded book on CD, and downloadable audio), we've had 623 people check out the book so far. With another 26 in line for the next available copies...
One of my favorite reads of 2010 was The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. It a somewhat cryptic tale that was tough to start, but really got rolling several chapters in.
I also read a book called The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay. This piece of fiction is not new, but was recommended to me by a friend. It is about a caucasian South African coming of age during Apartheid. It was a great read.
I'm just starting Margaret Atwood's "MaddAddam" series. I've finished Oryx & Crake, and starting book two. I love Atwood for the mix of modern novel with a syfy twist. I'm never disappointed. I gobbled up Steig Larsson last year, and hope the fourth book, his long time partner is finishing, arrives soon. In my bedside stack is Jess Walter's Zero. I've finished all of his work, but this one. I'm holding back; I don't want to be done. What a gem of a writer to have in our neighborhood. I so love recognizing Spokane local, natives, and sensibility. Even when he writes about California or New York, he totally delivers a sense of place that you instantly recognize.
I couldn't agree more with your Jess Walter sentiments. I don't know if there is a similar sized metropolitan area that can claim the likes of Jess Walter, Timothy Egan and Sherman Alexie. That's some literary firepower!