so noted, the 2011 Notable Books List

January 14, 2011


Sno-Isle’s Terry Beck and the rest of her committee survived a grueling year of reading literature’s best to create the 2011 Notable Books List, also from RUSA.

FICTION:

Nashville Chrome” by Rick Bass
Room: A Novel” by Emma Donoghue
A Visit from the Goon Squad” by Jennifer Egan
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter” by Tom Franklin
Freedom” by Jonathan Franzen
Next” by James Hynes
The Surrendered” by Chang Rae Lee
Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War” by Karl Marlantes
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet: A Novel” by David Mitchell
Skippy Dies” by Paul Murray
The Lotus Eaters” by Tatjana Soli
The Lonely Polygamist: A Novel” by Brady Udall

NONFICTION:

Washington: A Life” by Ron Chernow
The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family’s Century of Art and Loss” by Edmund de Waal
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea” by Barbara Demick
Travels in Siberia” by Ian Frazier
The Price of Altruism: George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness” by Oren Harman
Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition” by Daniel Okrent
Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour” by Lynne Olson
The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn” by Nathaniel Philbrick
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot
Just Kids” by Patti Smith
The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival” by John Vaillant
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” by Isabel Wilkerson

POETRY:

Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty: Poems” by Tony Hoagland
Wait: Poems” by C.K. Williams

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