Best of 2010
It's that time of year again. Various publications are featuring titles they think fall into the “Best Books of 2010”category. Included among Publisher's Weekly's "favorites" are the titles below. Try some, or all, of them and perhaps you’ll find something you’d like to share with fellow book lovers.
About a Mountain John
D'Agata 979.31 D
Beginning with the proposal to store nuclear waste in Las Vegas, D’Agasta examines a myriad of topics from the modern city, linguistics to Munch’s painting, “The Scream.”
Beneath the Lion's Gaze Maaza Mengiste FIC
The lives and fortunes of the members of a physician’s family are forever changed during the 1974 revolution in Ethiopia.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot B
Science journalist Skloot recreates the intimate story of the woman whose cancerous and noncancerous cell samples originated the HeLa cell line and how her cells came to be used for research and ultimately to save lives.
Let's Take the Long Way Home Gail Caldwell B
A deep and loving friendship begins when two women bond over a simple act – walking their dogs.
The Lonely Polygamist Brady Udall FIC UDA
Golden Richards has three wives, 28 children and is trying desperately to keep his life together in the midst of it all.
Man in the Woods Scott
Spencer FIC SPE
An encounter with an abusive dog owner changes the course of Paul Phillips’ life. Now he must deal with the consequences of his actions.
The Surrendered Chang-Rae Lee FIC LEE
Three lives intertwine when they meet at an orphanage in Korea. As they move on, their connections remains a vital factor in each of their lives.
To the End of the Land David Grossman FIC GRO
A young man’s reenlistment in the Israeli Army devastates his mother who had planned a camping trip with him through Galilee.