Since the Detroit Free Press didn’t deem necessary the inclusion of their top literary picks in today’s section, The Year in Review 2010: Arts & Entertainment, I quickly compiled a “2010 Top Ten” list (in no particular order) on behalf of Night Light Revue. For those of us in the metro area who do, in fact, consider the written word to be both Art and Entertainment, this entry is for you.
*Beneath the Lion’s Gaze by Maaza Mengiste
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
*Eden Springs by Laura Kasischke
The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley
The Devil’s Star by Jo Nesbo
*The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer
*The Blind Contessa’s New Machine by Carey Wallace
*The Hanging Tree by Bryan Gruley
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet by David Mitchell
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
Most Fabulous Book I Read Overall This Year: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
*denotes a Michigan author or tie to the state of Michigan
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-Post by Megan Shaffer