Publishers Weekly weighs in on their favourites for the year.
Nice job on the fiction (O'Hagan, Junot Diaz) and I was happy to see the Charles Taylor-related nonfiction title get a nod. In YA terms, Peter Cameron's Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You, which Chris is raving about, made the cut.
PW also had a bit of fun.
"The Bigger They Are...
The Almost Moon
Alice Sebold (Little, Brown)
Expectations were high for Sebold's follow-up to The Lovely Bones, but the book—about a woman who kills her aging, infirm mother—is...not good.
Rhonda Byrne (Atria)
An assist from Oprah made this goofy riff on the power of positive thinking a fixture on bestseller lists"
That's not necessarily so.
I saw one good review for Almost Moon and they doyenne of the trade loves it. So you know, it's gotta be good, right?
Another long list, with some Canadians on it, for awhile at least is here.
Posted by Dave