Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Recommended List

The National Book Critics Circle recommends these books most from among their 500+ membership.

Fiction
Tree of Smoke*Denis Johnson.
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao*Junot Diaz.
Diary of a Bad Year*J.M. Coetzee.
People of the Book*Geraldine Brooks.
Zeroville*Steve Erickson.

Nonfiction
The Rest Is Noise*Alex Ross.
Brother, I'm Dying*Edwidge Danticat.
In Defense of Food*Michael Pollan.
Musicophilia*Oliver Sacks.
The Shock Doctrine*Naomi Klein.

Poetry
Elegy*Mary Jo Bang.
Time and Materials*Robert Hass.
Gulf Music*Robert Pinsky.
The Collected Poems, 1956–1998*Zbigniew Herbert.
Sharp Teeth*Toby Barlow.

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