I only mention this because it confirms my good taste. I wrote about my experience with the book back in early September.
I thank the Amery (WI) Public Library for making it available to me. I thank Graywolf Press in Minneapolis for publishing it. And I thank all those teachers who helped me learn to read and to like books.
From the New York Times: The 10 Best Books of 2007
- MAN GONE DOWN By Michael Thomas
- OUT STEALING HORSES By Per Petterson; translated by Anne Born
- THE SAVAGE DETECTIVES By Roberto Bolaño; translated by Natasha Wimmer
- THEN WE CAME TO THE END By Joshua Ferris
- TREE OF SMOKE By Denis Johnson
- IMPERIAL LIFE IN THE EMERALD CITY: Inside Iraq's Green Zone By Rajiv Chandrasekaran
- LITTLE HEATHENS: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression By Mildred Armstrong Kalish
- THE NINE: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court By Jeffrey Toobin
- THE ORDEAL OF ELIZABETH MARSH: A Woman in World History By Linda Colley
- THE REST IS NOISE: Listening to the Twentieth Century By Alex Ross