It's early yet, but so far in '07 Chuck has the hot hand spotting the new stuff. On his say so,
I'm running through Sigrid Nunez's new book at the moment, and it's quite good. I read her first one years ago and it's kinda stayed with me.
Sigrid Nunez is a born storyteller, and she just makes great characters. The dirty laundry of the late Sixties is well trodden ground, but the mix of old money and political posturing on the Columbia campus powers her novel along until Anne is convicted of murder in 1976.
The Last of Her Kind is the kind of book where one gets to page 50 almost right away and then you cancel your plans for the rest of the day.
Powells has a Nunez essay as well.
Posted by Dave