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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Summer reads '09 NPR's Tom Ashbrook -Jamil Zaidi

2010 Picks from Booksellers' Picks:
Big Machine: A Novel, by Victor LaValle
Anthropology of an American Girl: A Novel, by Hilary Thayer Hamann
Vanishing Point: Not a Memoir, by Ander Monson
Welcome to Utopia: Notes from a Small Town, by Karen Valby
Alice I Have Been: A Novel, by Melanie Benjamin
The Kingdom of Ohio, by Matthew Flaming
The Lonely Polygamist: A Novel by Brady Udall
The Postmistress, by Sarah Blake
The Prince of Mist, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Day for Night: A Novel, by Frederick Reiken
The Tortoise and the Hare, by Elizabeth Jenkins
Yarn: Remembering the Way Home, by Kyoko Mori

NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook featured "Summer reads '09," with recommendations from Liesl Schillinger of the New York Times Book Review, Laurie Hertzel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Jamil Zaidi, manager at the Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, Wash.

Jamil's picks:

The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet by Reif Larsen
The Way Through Doors by Jesse Ball
Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell
The Dark Side of Love by Rafik Schami
The Given Day by Dennis Lehane
Wonderful World by Javier Calvo
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith
The Dark Volume by Gordon Dahlquist
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Drood by Dan Simmons
Wanting by Richard Flanagan
The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl

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