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December 10, 2013
As I've claimed to be an aficionado of the art of the narrative, it probably comes to no surprise that I'm a lover of books.
And so I paid attention yesterday when The Atlantic released a list of their favorite books of the year, with a mix of history (The Deserters: A Hidden History of World War II by Charles Glass), short stories (Tenth of December by George Saunders) misadventure/memoir--or however you'd label David Sedaris's work (Let's Explore Owls with Diabetes) travel (Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo by Tim Parks), a slew of novels, and a lot more.
There's even a "turducken" of a book: S. by J. J. Abrams and Doug Dorst, a genre-defying combo of novel/footnotes/fake memorabilia.
(Note to self: write topic on turducken).
Interesting, not all of the choices are new: Alice Munro's early collection The Beggar Maid makes the list, presumably in the wake of the Pulitzer Prize announcement.
My 2014 reading list has just grown a lot longer.
And I hope it will grow longer still when each of you stop by to leave your recommendations.
What was the best book you read in 2013?
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