And great news - one of Nancy's recommended books I've already checked out. Never mind that it's overdue. Our fabulous library system never charges a fine and they don't even put a block on my account until it's more than one week past due. By my calculations, I'll have 8 more days to read The Tragedy of Arthur before I'm forced to return it and other overdue books. Yay!
If you missed today's event, here's Nancy's list for 2011.
On Canaan's Side by Sebastian Barry
In Zanesville by Jo Ann Beard
The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal
Erasure by Percival Everett
Next to Love by Elen Feldman
A World on Fire by Amanda Foreman
The Memory of Love by Amanita Forna
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
Blind Sight by Med Howrey
The Arrogant Years: One Girl's Search for Her Lost Youth, from Cairo to Brooklyn by Lucette Lagnado
The Apothecary by Maile Meloy (young adult novel)
The Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard
To Be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal
The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips
Summer of the Bear by Bella Pollen
A Pet for Petunia by Paul Schmid (children's picture book)
There But For The by Ali Smith
By George by Wesley Stace
Vaclav & Lena by Haley Tanner
In the course of her talk, and during the question-and-answer period afterwards, the following were also suggested as being worthy.
The Brothers K by David James Duncan
Must You Go by Antonia Fraser
As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto by Joan Reardon
Tempest Tost by Robertson Davies
Stone Arabia by Dana Spiotta
Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by Susan Orlean
The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean
The True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
Cloudstreet by Tim Winton
Dirt Music by Tim Winton
Divergent by Veronica Roth (young adult novel)
Legend by Marie Lu (young adult novel)
And a personal recommendation Nancy gave me in the lady's room...
Witches on the Road Tonight by Sheri Holman
It always pays to go to the bathroom.
Off to read I go. Maybe I'll have pizza for dinner and read my book at the table.
So glad I had parents who let me read at the dinner table. Fond memories...