Thursday, February 25, 2010

More on the Tournament of Books 2010

In early February, I noted Mark Movic's lead on the Tournament of Books for 2010. I actually discovered this (also on Mark's lead) a year ago and thought that we had a blog entry for it--but I haven't been able to find it ... so that was a blog entry I apparently dreamed. This time I am going to go ahead and list the short list for 2010. If you are interested in the long list, you can also find that at the Tournament of Books site. To all readers, I recomment that you take at least a few minutes to browse through the long list as well as the short list below.

The 2010 Tournament of Books Shortlist

The Year of the Flood, by Margaret Atwood (available at Burling Library)
The Anthologist, by Nicholson Baker
Fever Chart, by Bill Cotter
Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth, by Apostolos Doxiadis
The Book of Night Women, by Marlon James
The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver (3rd floor Burling, PS3561.I496 L33 2009)
Big Machine, by Victor Lavalle
Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann (Smith Memorial PR6063.C335 L47 2009)
Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel (soon to be available, Smith Memorial, Burling)
A Gate at the Stairs, by Lorrie Moore (Smith Memorial, PS3563.O6225 G37 2009)
Miles from Nowhere, by Nami Mun
That Old Cape Magic, by Richard Russo
Burnt Shadows, by Kamila Shamsie (Burling, 3rd Floor PR9540.9.S485 B87x 2009)
The Help, by Kathryn Stockett (Burling, 3rd Floor PS3619.T636 H45 2009)
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned, by Wells Tower (Smith Memorial, PS3620.O927 E93 2009)
Lowboy, by John Wray (Smith Memorial, PS3573.R365 L69 2009)

Have you read any of these? If so, please let the Book Review know what you think. We always welcome reviews as long as one sentence or a full page ... or more.

All books are at Grinnell College Libraries or on order.

R. Stuhr

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